An Herbal Treatment for Sore Gums

Here's a temporary herbal treatment using sage that will make your sore gums more comfortable.


| August/September 2001



Sage

Sage can be used to quell those aching gums.


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As we get older, we often have problems with gingivitis and minor infections in our gums. Here is a temporary herbal treatment that will make you more comfortable and help fight off minor infections until you can get to a dentist — very important if you must travel some distance for health care. Take a pinch of powdered sage and place it on the affected area, preferably before bedtime so the sage is not washed away by drinking liquids.

You will notice a marked improvement in the morning, with a reduction in pain and swelling. This should provide temporary relief and is generally more palatable than some of the commercial preparations containing clove oil.





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