Today ,let’s talk about some of the hidden wonders of a very special twig also known as Miswak ,obtained from the branches of Arak Tree.
The Arak tree in Arabic or more commonly Peelu in Urdu, is the bearer of a multi-purpose twig called ‘Miswak’ which is known for its never ending medicinal properties. This nature’s wonder has been around for over 7000 years,dating all the way back to Pharaohs and Babylonians, before becoming widespread in Greek and Roman empires. Ultimately it landed on us Muslims and thus became a feature in our signature
There is no denying that out of all the acts of maintenance, oral hygiene comes in the top five since it is the most essential form of personal upkeep. Thus, the need to adopt a special regimen becomes extremely important. The nutrients found within the Arak tree miswak not only strengthen tooth enamel, but rather the anti-bacterial properties found in it eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath . This is why, our beloved Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him) has been reported to have said that,
“It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it is a way of seeking Allah’s pleasures.” Reported in Sahi-Al Bukhari
It goes without saying that when it comes to our health, our beloved Prophet always directed his Ummah to only those components which have astounding benefits to one’s health. If ancient scriptures were not enough, the use of Siwak/miswak is also backed by both the World Health Organization and the American Dental Association and discussed in various scientific journals .
Furthermore, several studies have been conducted on miswak which made the following observations :
- The Miswak is a natural antiseptic and eliminates harmful microorganisms that cause bad breath, mouth ulcers, and gum diseases etc
- Miswak is far more effective than using any normal toothpaste when it comes to removing plaque and tackling gingivitis.
- It contains silica, which acts as an abrasive material that removes stains and whitens your teeth
We at Marjaan Botanicals feel really honoured to extract all this goodness from the Arak twig and create our very own Twiggy Twig Toothpaste that is 100% natural,fluoride free ,easy to use and contains immense health benefits.
Apart from the Arak twig,another special feature in this amazing toothpaste is the inclusion of Peppermint Essential Oil and Peppermint(Menthol) Extract ,both renowned for their superiority to mouthwashes when it comes to inhibiting cavities.The presence of menthol in the toothpaste not only gives added freshness to your breath but at the same time aids in digestion .Twiggy Twig Toothpaste is a must have in your bath collection if you want to maintain a good oral hygiene, while keeping your dental problems away.