Avocado oil may an ingredient in your next bottle of mouthwash. Authors of a study published in the June 2010 issue of the journal “Revue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale.” Natural extracts from some plants provide antiseptic and immune-boosting effects that offer an alternative to synthetic mouthwash ingredients. Other plants or plant extracts on the list of useful mouthwash ingredients include manuka oil, propolis oil, grapefruit seed extract, pycnogenol, aloe vera, coenzyme Q10 and green tea. Analgesic and healing properties are also benefits of these compounds, and technology that allows for time-released effects may make longer-lasting mouthwash products possible.
Avocado oil may prevent periodontal disease by decreasing inflammation in the gums, according to a study published in the December 2001 issue of the “Journal of Periodontology.” In the tissue culture study, low doses of avocado oil were more effective than high doses at inhibiting tissue-degrading enzymes. Soy oil also tested well as a natural product for use in treating gum disease in this study.,,,
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