Thursday, 12 April 2012

Get the Brightest Whitest Teeth with Tumeric

Get the Brightest Whitest Teeth with Tumeric

Yes, it's true. The yellow powder that will stain (almost) everything it touches is the secret ingredient in giving you the brightest whitest teeth possible. Yesterday I came across an article on Examiner.com called "Whiten Teeth Safely with Turmeric" and since turmeric is one off my all time favorite culinary/medicinal herbal cross-overs, I was intrigued. We already know that turmeric is a superstar for cooling inflammation and protecting the brain against aging, as well as being a powerful antiseptic and antibacterial agent, so I wouldn't put it past this great herb to do something else miraculously.

As a side note, turmeric has other beautifying properties as well, and can be taken orally or topically as a mask to shrink the pours on the face, and is used by Indian brides before their wedding day for just this reason.

Anyway, using about a half tablespoon dried organic turmeric powder and a bit of water to make a paste, I gave it a go. You do have to be very careful because anything not inside of your mouth that comes in-contact with it will be dyed bright yellow (including the toothbrush). But, as you might have guessed, it works like a miracle to whiten teeth.

Turmeric would also be great for oral hygiene, not just tooth whitening, because it is such a strong anti-inflammatory, which is good for the gums--since 90% of people over the age of 30 have gum disease, and is also a strong antimicrobial, so it kill all those bag germs causing tooth decay and gum disease (and be sure to take your vitamin K2).

Directions: use 1/2 tablespoon dried organic turmeric root (bulk in any health food store), add just a bit of water to make a thin paste. I use a small--real small--cup for this. Scoop it up with the bristles of your toothbrush (which will become irreversibly stained), and brush like normal. Enjoy!

6 comments:

P Devi said...

I will try this! I must ask you- in the video you posted on YouTube, there is your " logo" at the beginning and end. Is this logo of your own design? What can you tell me about the symbolism? Thank you for sharing all of this great information.

Patrick Queen said...

Hello P Devi. Thank you for commenting. Please do try the recipe and let me know how you get on. I have an updated version which includes the turmeric powder, do check it out at:

http://the-universe-inside-your-mind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/homemade-toothpaste-version-2.html

In regard to my video what is in the logo as I am unsure what you are referring to?

Anonymous said...

Should one use turmeric BEFORE or AFTER cleaning one's teeth with normal "Colgate Optic White" toothpaste?

Patrick Queen said...

I personally avoid all commercial toothpastes due to the questionable ingredients in many such as fluoride. Instead i make my own which includes turmeric as an ingredient. To get the recipe click here http://the-universe-inside-your-mind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/homemade-toothpaste-version-2.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

Does it have to be organic turmeric?

Thank you in advance.

Patrick Queen said...

If you have access to it then yes I would recommend you choose organic turmeric over conventionally grown.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting and do let me know your results. Also do check out the updated and modified version for homemade toothpaste which i posted two comments above.