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Emerson Healthcare The Natural Dentist™ Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Rinse - Peppermint Twist
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Emerson Healthcare The Natural Dentist™ Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Rinse - Peppermint Twist16.9 fl.oz.
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- Reduces & Prevents Bleeding Gums
- Protects Against Gingivitis
- Reduces Plaque
- Freshens Breath
- No Alcohol or Artificial Ingredients
- Supplement Facts
- Shake well before use .
- Adults and children 12 or older: Rinse with 20 mL (2/3 ounce) twice a day for 30 seconds, then spit out. Do not swallow.
- Children 6-12 years old: Supervise use.
- Children under 6: Consult a doctor or dentist.
Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Calendula, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors (contains cinnamon oil), Grapefruit Seed Extract, Olivamidopropyl Betaine (sourced from olives), Potassium Citrate, Copper Chloraphyllin Color Warning: Keep Out Of Reach Of Children. If more than used for rinsing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center. Do not use if the safety seal is missing or broken. This rinse is not intended to replace brushing or flossing. Ask a dentist if symptoms persist or condition worsens after regular use. Manufactured for/ Distributed by Natural Denist, Inc., Medford, MA 02155 Made in the USA.
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:
Used for Amount WhyIrritable Bowel Syndrome
90 mg of peppermint oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day [3 stars] Taking peppermint oil combined with caraway oil may reduce gas production, ease intestinal cramping, and soothe the intestinal tract.Gingivitis
(Caraway, Chamomile, Clove Oil, Echinacea, Menthol, Myrrh, Sage)
0.5 ml in half a glass of water three times per day swished slowly in the mouth before spitting out [2 stars] A mouthwash containing sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from echinacea, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and caraway oil has been used successfully to treat gingivitis.Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity 90 mg of oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day, for indigestion only [2 stars] A combination of peppermint, caraway, and fennel has been shown to reduce gas and cramping in people with indigestionIrritable Bowel Syndrome
(Caraway Seed, Fennel Seed, Wormwood)
Refer to label instructions [2 stars] A combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in one trial.Irritable Bowel Syndrome 0.2 to 0.4 ml in enteric-coated capsules, three times per day [2 stars] Peppermint oil reduces gas production, eases intestinal cramping, and soothes irritation. It has been reported to help relieve IBS symptoms in two analyses of controlled trials.Postherpetic Neuralgia
2 to 3 drops to the affected area three or four times per day [2 stars] Peppermint oil applied to the affected area may be effective for pain relief.Tension Headache Spread a 10% oil solution across the temples three times over a 30-minute period [2 stars] Peppermint is a soothing oil that appears to have pain-relieving effects when applied topically.Chronic Candidiasis Refer to label instructions [1 star] Volatile oils from peppermint have been shown to have significant antifungal action. Doctors recommend enteric-coated capsules, which break down in the intestines instead of the stomach.Colic Refer to label instructions [1 star] This gas-relieving herb is usually given to the infant as a tea. Peppermint tea should be used with caution in infants, as they may choke in reaction to the strong menthol.Common Cold and Sore Throat Refer to label instructions [1 star] Peppermint, a source of small amounts of menthol, is believed to work by acting on receptors in the nasal mucous membranes, leading to a reduction of nasal stuffiness.Gallstones Refer to label instructions [1 star] In one study, a mixture of essential oils successfully dissolved gallstones. The most effective herb in that mixture is available only by prescription, but peppermint oil is similar to it.Halitosis 0.5 to 8 grams daily [1 star] Volatile oils made from peppermint have antibacterial properties and may be effective in mouthwash or toothpaste form.Low Back Pain Refer to label instructions [1 star] A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil applied directly to a painful area may help by decreasing pain and increasing blood flow to afflicted regions.Poison Oak/Ivy Refer to label instructions [1 star] Cooling essential oils, such as peppermint, have also been used topically to relieve burning pain and itch.
Parts Used & Where Grown
Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was first cultivated near London in 1750. Peppermint is now cultivated widely, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The two main cultivated forms are the black mint, which has violet-colored leaves and stems and a relatively high oil content, and the white mint, which has pure green leaves and a milder taste. The leaves are used medicinally.
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