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Gingivitis Treat it Naturally With Homeopathy

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH

October 8th, 2010  |  21 Comments

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I love those “itis” diseases. You know, the ones that place “itis” after the noun that determines the location of the disease. Since it is means ” inflammation of”, it's easy to determine the disease. Tendonitis = inflammation of the tendons. Tonsillitis=inflammation of the tonsils. Hence, gingivitis=inflammation of the gingiva. By breaking down the word into its components, it not only gives us information, but comfort in knowing that the disease is often not as serious as it sounds.

So it is with gingivitis. Generally, it is not a disease of severity in our world today. There are, however, varying degrees of severity. If it's a mild case, then herbs can be curative.

One of the easiest ways to treat gingivitis is with Myrrh. Yes, the gift given by the king at Jesus' birth. That in itself has value in my book. Another important ingredient is Propolis, which is found in honey. Both are available in high quality toothpaste purchased from a reputable health food store. Having said this, in my estimation, it's always better to make what ever you can at home. (No hidden ingredients for the sake of shelf life or economy.) If you choose this path, both of these herbs can be purchased in tincture form, again from a health food store. Place 10 drops of each in a glass of water, then swish in the mouth 2-3 times per day, more often if the problem is severe.

So, local measures of treatment are important. However, if the gingivitis is of an ulcerative nature with severe erosion and halitosis, the problem needs to be approached with a greater degree of person-specific treatment. Homeopathic remedies have repeated success in treating this bacterial infection without antibiotics. Let's see what is available.

The key homeopathic remedy for gingivitis is Mercurius sol 30. This is of particular value when the tongue is heavily coated. It should be taken thrice daily for one week . Then one week off and then resumed again the following week. Alternate weeks on and off until results are complete, but no longer than over a period of 2 months. If the tongue isn't coated, then use Nitricum acidum 30 thrice daily in the same fashion.

If improvement is noted, but is not complete, it is best to contact a homeopath for an in person or phone appointment. Homeopathy has the ability to address even the most severe cases of mouth disease. It is safe, gentle, effective and carries no side effects. The next time your mouth speaks of illness, consider homeopathy; the world accepted medicine worth spreading the word about.

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21 thoughts on “Gingivitis Treat it Naturally With Homeopathy”

  1. Chery Salisbury says:

    I have been trying to fight gum disease for years. I do not have ulcers or halitosis. I have gums that bleed fairly easily, although that comes and goes. It seems somehow to follow a cycle that I haven’t figured out. Sometimes they don’t bleed much at all when I floss and brush and other times they bleed a good bit. The dentist says I have periodontal pockets. My teeth are not loose at all. I have tried a lot of different natural things since I am determined not to use anything that will cause harm. I have a tooth powder made with baking soda, myrhh gum powder, white oak bark powder, cloves, salt and cinnamon. Would either one of the remedies mentioned be likely to help with this? I really appreciate the articles and helpful information.

    1. These remedies have been known to address these problems and I have seen it in my practice. However, Homeopathy is not pathology specific but person specific that means that the remedy is not the same for every person and only a seasoned Practitioner will be able to choose the correct remedy that will uproot the propensity for this problem.

      1. Chery Salisbury says:

        I know two people here who do a little bit with homeopathy but I would not call them seasoned practitioners. Can you tell me how to find such a person in my area?

  2. Dee says:

    Hi Joette!!!

    Can homeopathy help more advanced periodontal disease?



    1. Dee
      Yes with constitutional care, from a certified classical homoepath

  3. Dee says:

    A homeopath scared the beegeezees out me by telling me if I repeated a 30c remedy more than 6 times, it would cause an aggravation. From what you say above, that doesn’t seem to be true! I would like to try the suggestions above. Could you comment on the repetitions please? It would give me the confidence to try!!!!

    1. Dee,
      Give me some more information. The best is always to stop when you see change. But it is remedy specific. For more personal information.
      Call me – go to my web site and email me and we can talk for 15 minutes

      1. Dee says:

        Thank you for your response Joette!!!! I was asking for my husband… I will let him know… Thanks so much!!!!

  4. Chrissy says:

    Thanks for the tips about gingivitis, but I notice you didn’t start with the basic mechanical removal of the bacteria that causes the inflammation … the plaque! Flossing is the best cure for gingivitis.

    1. Great comment, Thanks

  5. Wendy says:

    When you say coated tongue, does that mean a whiteness-yellow coating? I am actually treating two kittens who have severe gingivitis with red tongues, halitosis, and inflamed gums. Thanks.

    1. Hi Wendy, Mercurius can be indicated when the tongue is red, white or yellow or even simply pale.

  6. martha miller says:

    I am looking for information on tendonitis…elbow and thumb/wrist….couldnt find anything in the archives …any info out there??

    1. Feel free to contact our office : contact@homeopathyworks.net and we’ll be happy to help you further, Martha

  7. Dana Tavares says:

    Would myrrh and propolis be suitable for not antidoting remedies? Been trying to find suitable dental care that won’t affect my remedies.
    Thank you

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      They should have no effect on your remedies.

  8. Pat says:

    Joette, For gingivitis/gum diseases, you mention above to use myrrh and propolis 10 drops each in water and swish 3x/day or more. That would be min of 30 drops per day? That means a bottle wouldn’t last very long so I can’t afford to do that financially. Am I interpreting correctly? Thank you!

  9. Pat says:

    Today I purchased Mercurius sol 30 and started taking it for gum disease but up til today I also have been taking “Mouth Tonic” made by Herbs, etc. which contains Echinacea, goldenseal, myrrh, propolis and bloodroot and alcohol. I’m willing to bet that some of these ingredients are antidotes for my remedy but is it ok to continue with both as long as I wait a certain amount of time in between the remedy and the tonic? I’ve always been confused about whether you can use antidotes as long as you wait long enough. Thanks.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      None of the ingredients in your herbal formula will antidote a homeopathic.

  10. Judy says:

    Do you still recommend the Merc sol 30c 3D with one week off, as well as the Propolis and Myrrh tinctures? A subsequent blog recommends Merc. sol 30 c 2D without any weeks off or the BP of Hep sulph. After listening to your FB Live last night, I’m thinking the Merc sol 30 because of I have sore gums as well as tooth sensitivity.

  11. Judy says:

    Do you still recommend the Merc sol 30c 3D with one week off, as well as the Propolis and Myrrh tinctures? A subsequent blog recommends Merc. sol 30 c 2D without any weeks off or the BP of Hep sulph. After listening to your FB Live last night, I’m thinking the Merc sol 30 because of I have sore gums as well as tooth sensitivity.
    Do you have a favorite brand of Propolis?

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