Kaval Gandoosh in oral health: review on Kaval and Gandoosh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4923

Authors

  • Teena Kumari Ninama PG Scholar, PG Dept. of Shalya Tantra; M.M.M. Govt. Ayurveda College, Udaipur
  • Mahesh Dixit Principal and H.O.D; PG Dept. of Shalya Tantra; M.M.M. Govt. Ayurveda college, Udaipur
  • Hari Mohan Meena . Professor PG Dept. of Shalya Tantra; M.M.M. Govt. Ayurveda College, Udaipur
  • Mukesh Kumar Meena Assistant prof., PG department of Shalya Tantra M.M.M.Govt.Ayurveda college Udaipur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4923

Keywords:

Oral health, COVID-19, Ayurveda, Kaval, Gandoosha, traditional medicine for oral health.

Abstract

Ayurveda includes Dentistry as a subject Shalakya Tantra. Various studies have proven that chewing sticks described in ancient Ayurveda texts have medicinal and anti-cariogenic properties. The practice of oil pulling (Kaval, Gandush) is said to cure oral ailments. Oral cavity is one of the nine opening of physical body according to Ayurveda these opening is opening to impurities since various secretion pass through them day and night and oral cavity exposed to external environmental pollution, cold drinks, tobacco chewing, smoking, alcohol intake etc. So, Ayurveda suggest cleansing them frequently and regular. The Ayurvedic texts mentions kaval gandoosh regular use improved in all oral cavity disorders, excessive salivation tastelessness, nausea etc. For respiratory pathogens oral cavity is a reservoir, and patients with periodontal disease are more prone to develop hospital acquired pneumonia than healthy people.

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Published

2021-10-04

How to Cite

Ninama, T. K., Dixit, M., Meena, H. M., & Meena, M. K. (2021). Kaval Gandoosh in oral health: review on Kaval and Gandoosh: DOI: https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4923. International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 4(9), 188-192. https://doi.org/10.47223/IRJAY.2021.4923