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Dantakasthas (Chewing Sticks) in Ayurveda: A Review

  • Open or Close Siva Panuganti*

    MIT School of Vedic Sciences, India

    *Corresponding author: Siva Panuganti, Assistant Professor, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, MIT-ADT University, Loni, Pune, MH-421201, India

Submission: April 02, 2018; Published: April 13, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/ACAM.2018.02.000536

ISSN: 2637-7802
Volume2 Issue3


The importance of dental health and oral hygiene has been identified through centuries. Traditionally various kinds of Dantakasthas (Chewing Sticks) and herbal leaves are being used for tooth cleansing and mouthwash. Ayurveda, the system of Indic traditional medicine, is having a rich plant economy, whereas the list of chewing sticks so less. Since Charaka to Bhavamishara, the list is not even crossed 50 in number. Similarly, in current times, various kinds of toothpaste products are being appeared in the market on the brand Ayurvedic herbals and became commercialized. Due to various products, it became a bit challenging for customers to identify which one is suitable. So, there is an urgent need to show the exhaust list of chewing sticks mentioned in Ayurveda and correlation with current products regarding the ingredients. In the same way, a method is identified to extend the list, which can be helpful to formulate new kinds of products at cost-effective.

Keywords:Dantakasthas (chewing sticks); Mouthwash; Traditional medicine; Ayurvedic herbals; Toothpaste

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