Toothbrush Tree, Mustard Tree

Toothbrush Tree, Mustard Tree

Sanskrit name: Piluh, Peelu, Pilu, Meswak,
Botanical name: Salvadora persica
Habitat: It is native to India.





  • Rasa (taste): Bitter, Sweet, Pungent
  • Virya (action): Heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
  • Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta

General information

Meswak twigs have been used as a toothbrush for dental hygiene. Tannins present in miswak possess astringent properties which help in treating plaque. It helps with bad breath and toothache. Essential Oils extracted from this herb is used for various therapeutic benefits.


No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.

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