Even if you are struggling with a dental cavity that is starting to become painful, you will most probably postpone that dental checkup for as long as you can. You don’t want the Novocain shot, and you hate that dreadful drilling machine… not to speak of the annoying dental probing pick!
Cambridge University researchers say that the dentists from across the world could shortly be using a special magic plant from the Amazon in their dental offices, in order to eliminate the need of the numbing injection.
Researchers have published a report in which they reveal that they have created a special medicinal gel containing extract from a plant which is known as the Acmella Oleracea, or spilanthes extract. This special gel could easily substitute the local anesthetic used in dental offices, but the gel might also have several other medicinal uses in the future.
The tests so far have showed very positive results. The researchers say that this gel is particularly effective in the case of the periodontal procedures, such as root planning or root scaling.
Francoise Barbira Freedman, who is a Cambridge University anthropologist says that the indigenous Amazon people have showed her exactly how the miraculous plant works, and how it should be utilized, and the anthropologist says that the people were right. After several lab tests and researches, it has come to light that the magic plant is indeed a very helpful remedy.
Freedman has been treated with the same exact plant for a wisdom tooth pain she suffered back in 1975, when she visited for research purposes an indigenous tribe of Peru.
Back then, she was told to bite down on the miraculous leaf, and the results were fantastic. In that period, the anthropologist has been learning plenty of useful things about the leaves and plants that the tribe members were using as a natural treatment for different diseases.
By studying all these herbal remedies across the years, the anthropologist finally founded a pharmaceutical group, which is currently commercially linked to the Cambridge University. She says that shares from the profits selling the miraculous gel with spilanthia extract will be offered to the indigenous Keshwa Lamas Tribe in Peru.