Salvadora persica The Tooth Brush Tree.
The toothbrush tree, Salvadora persica (other names Galenia asiatica, Salvadora indica, "Peelu" or "Pīlu"), is a small tree or shrub with a crooked trunk, seldom more than one foot in diameter, its bark scabrous and cracked, whitish with pendulous extremities. The root bark of the tree is light brown ( sand like colur ) and the inner surfaces are of even lighter shade brown , the odour is like cress and its taste is warm and pungent. Its fibrous branches have been used as toothbrushes by many Islamic communities — miswaks. It was recommended to be used before every prayer:"if it were not too much of a burden then I would tell the believers to use the siwak before every prayer" It has been scientifically proven to be very useful in the prevention of tooth decay even when used without any other tooth cleaning means.
Pack Contains 100 Seeds