Collier and Lee Counties Edition
Bookmark and Share Email this page Email Print this page Print Feed Feed

Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

Natural Oral Health Treatment

pilipphoto/Shutterstock.com

Research from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, in Khartoum, Sudan, tested the efficacy of ginger, cinnamon and a combination of both in reducing root canal infections.

The study tested infections associated with 50 teeth involved in root canals. They were divided into five groups. One was treated with a paste of extract of ginger, another of cinnamon, and another with both of them. The final two groups were divided into a positive control group treated with calcium hydroxide with iodoform paste, and a negative control group was left untreated.

The researchers recorded the number of colony forming units (CFU) of bacteria—individual bacteria units capable of growing into a colony—before and after the treatments. The extract of ginger group showed the most effectiveness, with a reduction from 83 CFUs to 26.5, suggesting that ginger may help treat or prevent root canal infections. The cinnamon group saw their status reduced slightly, to 77.8 CFUs, and the combination caused a decrease to 49.7.


This article appears in the June 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Be Well Clinic Offers IN.FORM System

With the goal of changing 100 lives this summer, the Be Well Natural Health Clinic, in Naples, is hosting free events to reach people that struggle to maintain their health.

Edulis Designs Offers Discounted Landscaping Services

The rainy season is an ideal time to plant fruit trees and edible tropical perennials, and Edulis Designs is providing an economical way to help customers select the best varieties, pick the best site and get planting assistance.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Receives Image Award

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, in Naples, was recently given an Image Award for its public affairs campaign The Ripple Effect by the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Chapter.

Experiential Stress Reduction Workshop in Fort Myers

As a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, Sharon Plover will present an Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction experiential workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 17, at the Beacon Manor Executive Suites, in Fort Myers.

Special Offer for New Clients at Yollo Wellness

Yollo Wellness, in Fort Myers, is offering new client consultations for $99 ($299 value) through the end of the month.

Add your comment: