Sivak — prevention of diseases of the teeth and gums

The state of the teeth and oral health plays an important role in the good functioning of the organism as a whole. That is why it is so important to control the hygiene, the time to clean the teeth and protect the gums from inflammation. Today there are many different media together with that is equally popular and effective methods with a long history. So, stick Sivak, or as it is also called a miswak, one of the best means to control the cleaning of the teeth.

Sivak toothbrush

Sivak in the history

Health issues and dental treatment interest of humanity for many millennia. If today tooth treatment, or even take out – there is almost no problem, a few decades ago, this process was accompanied by excruciating pain and the possibility of complications.

Doctors around the world have worked to the maximum extent possible to facilitate the process of dental treatments, but even more worried about the problem of the prevention of various diseases of the oral cavity. However, in some countries, this problem was solved long before the first drawings of a toothbrush and tooth powder. In the Islamic countries and regions Sivak has been used successfully for several millennia.

Today, the research carried out by doctors and international centers showed that Sivak (the branch of the Arak tree, which grows only on the territory of Saudi Arabia) has irreplaceable prophylactic properties of preventing dental diseases of the oral cavity and its derivatives: prevent the bleeding of the gums, the reinforcement of the structure of the tooth.

Use Sivak

Did you know that Sivak has more of a medicinal and substances antibacterial than any toothpaste in the industrial production. The calculations have shown that it contains 25 natural different treatment components as necessary for the care of our teeth.

In the Sunna of the prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of God, they were more than a hundred of hadiths about the benefits of Sivak. So, the Imam said: "it is Amazing, although in the Sunnah of the prophet peace be upon him contained many hadiths on this topic, the Muslims still ignore them and to not use this means of prevention."

Medieval scholar in his book "the Prophetic medicine" lists the following useful properties Sivak:

  • a fresh breath
  • strengthen the teeth
  • the removal of the mucus
  • the vision improvement (the nerves extending from the roots of the teeth are somehow connected with the adjacent parts of the human face)
  • removal of Tartar (note that it is not removed by ordinary massage with a toothbrush, as you mainly over the neck of the tooth)
  • the effect of the vocal cords
  • promote the digestive process in the stomach
  • raise the General tone of the person
  • the elimination of the lethargy of the body.

We could continue, but please, refer to the latest studies, has concluded that Sivak:

  • good means of prevention and treatment of dental caries of children's teeth, due to the content of specific substances
  • elimination of mottling and poor enamel of the tooth due to the presence of components special
  • teeth whitening because of the content of substances silicic
  • due to the content of sulphur and galvanic substances to prevent bacterial growth at the edges of the teeth
  • benefits and inflammation and the growth of new teeth because of the content of trimethylamine
  • promote the freedom of Smoking.

Obviously, the use Sivak is a perfect prevention of many diseases, and we're talking about the whole body and not just the mouth.

What the science says

use Sivak

In the scientific report and the research of Dr. Rami Muhammad demonstrated the benefits of using a Sivak. It is medicine for the mouth and teeth as opposed to the tobacco, that cause the disease in General, as for the mouth and the body.

Sivak against tobacco

These studies and the theories that are based on the following:

The peculiarity of habit, which is common for people to use them, and to lovers of cigarettes in relation to the physiology and mechanics, as well as the interdependence between the mouth and the hand from the point of view of this habit.

Sivak is a working method in the treatment of addiction to tobacco, and especially the type Sivak, the sharp taste. Beneficial effects Sivak about the health against the harmful effects of tobacco.

Is not prohibited by Islam, and the use of Sivak — is supported and encouraged. If we ignore any of those that we have called Prophet , this place definitely needs a little bit of innovation.

Dr. Rami Muhammad in this work is very detailed and clearly explained everything. In summary, he says, "Sivak, from the point of view of pure science, it is a problem that extends from the section any suspicion and questions suspect that he was surrounded from the beginning by those who used to attack each scientific problem, highlighting the accomplishments of the ancient history of the Muslims."

Chemical composition Sivak:

It is shown that the miswak contains over 25 natural substances good for the teeth and the oral cavity:

  • tannic acid
  • bicarbonate of soda
  • cellulose
  • the essential oils
  • fragrant resin
  • alkaloids
  • mineral salts
  • fluoride
  • sulfur substances
  • silicon dioxide
  • vitamin C
  • saponins
  • styrene
  • flavonoids

How to brush your teeth

In order to start using the wand Sivak, it is necessary to prepare it. This process is not costly, and even interesting.

The miswak should be clean, but not all, and from the edge, which is supposed to clean the teeth. Only a sharp knife remove the skin with a Sivak. The very peel can be ejected, and you can eat – which is quite unusual taste, but pleasant and helpful.

In addition to Sivak, the part that we have to clean it, put it in a glass of water. Approximately 1-2 hours, this time is enough to Sivak becomes more smooth.

Thus, the light bites or a little heavy, remove the tip Sivak the state of the broom.

And that when Sivak was as a bit of a beat – it can be used for brushing teeth.

The first procedure

Someone must be brushing your teeth that means to massage their gums should be prepared for the fact that its taste will seem a bit hard, and in the mouth there are a burning sensation, somewhat similar to the one that produces the mustard.

Sivak for the teeth

But this feeling, which creates a fragrant essential oil, is a Testimony of good quality and usefulness of the actions Sivak, and quickly.

It is believed that the massage of the gums and the simultaneous effect of essential oils, that has a little bit of spicy taste, after the active points located in the mouth, which govern the ears, the eyes, the nose, the tongue and throat. These points also regulate the work of the digestive system and the cardiovascular system. The massage of the active points in the oral cavity also contributes to the preservation of a clear mind and memory until the last minutes of life.

Other properties of the tree Arak

The Arak tree is a gift of God to the people and help to maintain the health, because all its parts which contain natural substances that have a therapeutic effect.

A decoction of the young branches against the rush and against the ulcers.

The leaves of the plant, and we had the taste of mustard, the local residents were added to food as a condiment and harvested as fodder for the camels.

The juice of the leaves, having local irritating effect, applied externally as a friction in rheumatism, and thirsty, was considered to be an antidote against poisons of all kinds.

The flowers contain an essential oil that has a stimulating effect. The infusion of dried flowers is recommended as a laxative.

Served as a drug stimulating the nervous system with depression, had diuretic and carminative action.

Sweet flavor, fragrant, edible fruit replaced local caramel, which also had a therapeutic effect.

Resin, which is very secreted at the site of damage to the bark of trees was used as incense and was part of the cosmetics.

When should I use Sivak

Sivak can request at any time of the day or night, because of the General meaning of the words of the Prophet, sallallaahu ' alaihi WA sallam, in the previous hadeeth, 'AA'ishah: "Sivak purifies the mouth and is the cause of the joy of the Lord."

Scientists have explained, in some cases, during the day, the convenience of using a miswak:

1. With a little ablution and the prayer, because the Prophet, sallallaahu ' alaihi WA sallam, said: "If I were not afraid that it will be difficult for my Ummah, then told to apply the Sivak before each prayer," and in another version of the hadith: "every time", as shown above.

2. When he returns home and join his family, as is proven in the hadeeth of 'Aisha, Yes Allah be pleased with her, when she said, "began the messenger of Allah, sallallahu' alayhi WA sallam, when he come home?", he said, "When he entered his house, the first thing you should do is to use Sivak". Hadith hands Muslim (1/220).

3. Immediately after waking up from a dream. Is that – Yes, God is pleased with him – said: "When the prophet, sallallaahu' alaihi WA sallam, got up in the night (for prayer), and the cleaning of the mouth of these media". The hadith was transmitted by al-Bukhari (1/98) and Muslim (1/220). "Clean the mouth" here means: rinse with water and clean this tool.

4. In the case of a change in the smell of the mouth, if the food with strong smell (garlic, onion, etc.) or as a result of prolonged hunger, thirst, etc. Because when they say that Sivak cleaning the mouth, it speaks of the need to use Sivak, when the mouth must be purified.

5. At the entrance to the mosque, because it refers to decoration themselves, that is the order of Allah in every mosque. The Almighty said: "O children of Adam! Clothed in their ornaments to every mosque." And because of the presence in the mosques of the angels and of the Assembly of the faithful.


6. When the reading of the qur'an and the Assembly of those who remember God, during which there are also angels.