Natural Toothache - Herbs and Plants for Pain Relief

Beyond (warm) salt water: other simple, natural herbal toothache medicines or home remedies such as tea tree oil, ginger, garlic, onion, oil of oregano, lavender oil, mint oil, camomile, and cloves.


Ginger (Zingiber officinale) root


Ginger root available at grocery stores reportedly works very effectively and can provide instant toothache relief. Cut/shave off a piece of the ginger root, remove the skin and apply the ginger piece directly to the painful tooth. Bite down on it if at all possible (reportedly the pain leaves immediately, such as with an abscessed tooth). Chew it slowly to swill its juice around the aching tooth. Keep the rest of the ginger root in a container in your refrigerator. Use as needed in case you may have to renew the ginger treatment with a fresh piece. See the following testimonial for someone who was finally relieved of her toothache by using fresh ginger.

A combination remedy suggests to powder green cardamom seeds, dried ginger and liquorice and apply the mix to the tooth that hurts.

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Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil

Tea tree essential oil is a potent antibacterial that is my second best choice as a tooth and gum pain remedy. It has worked extremely well for me with minor tooth and gum aches (applied straight, others use it by soaking a cotton ball). It has the additional advantage of being easily carried along in one’s pocket so it is always available in case of need. Apparently rinsing the mouth with water plus tea tree oil can provide quick relief to inflamed gums. Caveat: use organic tea tree oil whenever possible. According to my information, tea tree oil made from conventionally grown (non-organic) crops retains high levels of toxic pesticide residues. Tea tree oil is supposedly not safe to use internally (personally I have often swallowed some of it with no ill effects but I don't advise doing this). More on tea tree oil (melaleuca alternifolia) at Essential oils for oral care and healing of gums.

Following is a list of more herbal and plant-based toothache remedies others have found helpful & effective.



Onion, green onion & onion flowers


Cut a slice of raw fresh onion, place it in the general area of your mouth where it hurts or directly on the affected tooth/gum. Apparently also works with the white part of green onions: "Bite down and suck out the juices. hurts but it works". Another suggestion is to dice the onion, put it in a handkerchief, crush it and lay it on the cheek.

Comments I have seen: "... works almost immediately", "worked wonders! What 8 Advil and a bottle of Orajel couldn't touch, 1 slice of onion fixed almost instantly!" "...if you begin to feel a little pain again, just very slightly bite into the onion, just enough to let some juice escape. This works great for tooth aches that keep you awake at night or from doing work during the day." "(With tooth abcesses, covering it with a piece of onion) takes away pain and swelling..."

"A spoonful of fresh onion juice, made from spring onions, old white onions, or onion flowers, is beneficial. However, a mixture made from fresh onions and onion flowers has more medicinal value. The fresh onions and the extract from the flowers are rich in sulphur compounds which are bactericidal." Dip a cotton swab in the fresh juice and plug the sore tooth with it. While somewhat pungent and smelly, this will disinfect the inflamed tooth. Rinse with warm water.

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