These raw and unprocessed dried Olive Tree Toothbrush Sticks (Olea europaea) also known as Black Olive Miswak, Zaytoon, Zaitoon, Aswad Miswak, as well as I am sure many other names, gives a natural way to replace plastic toothbrushes and toothpaste. They are great at killing oral bacteria, reducing plaque accumulation, freshening the breath, helping to clean between the teeth and to remineralize the teeth. Tasting pleasantly of olives, with hints liquorice and slightly bitter earthy flavours, these sticks posses broad antimicrobial qualities essential for great natural oral care. Our sticks are sent to you in totally biodegradable and compostable packaging, giving you a fully effective, sustainable and chemical free way of caring for your teeth.
Our Olive Tree Sticks are rich in alkaloids, flavonoids, glycosides, steroids, tannins, terpenoids, amino acids and saponins which may account for their antimicrobial activity, especially against bacterial species such as S. mutans and S. salivarius. Their activity against a range of other oral pathogens: such as S. aureus, S. sanguinis, S. sobrinus, L. acidophilus and especially C. albicans is remarkable too.
On using the sticks, antimicrobial substances that naturally protect plants against various invading microorganisms or other parasites leach out into the oral cavity, protecting users against cariogenic and periodontopathic bacteria. The various benefits of using natural tree toothbrushes are that they acts as an antibacterial agent, astringent and detergent. Furthermore, they have anti-inflammatory qualities, abrasive qualities due to high levels of silica and significantly plaque inhibiting properties. Using stick toothbrushes also enhances salivation, fights caries, and provides nutrients for bone and tooth development, provides a natural way to whiten stains, remove stains and to prevent plaque and cavities.
Olive Tree Sticks (olea europaea) compare well to Miswak (Salvadora persica) roots, but the Olive Sticks are much milder in taste, with a negligible olive-earthy aroma, plus the Olive Sticks are slightly shorter, softer when wet and thinner in diameter. The thin diameter means that by tilting the stick, it is relatively easy to reach to back surface of the rear molars. By contrast, the Miswak sticks are very fresh, sappy, pungent and volatile with its strong mustard-horseradish aroma, longer and thicker. If you are sensitive to strong tastes and aromas then please choose the Olive Tree Sticks!
Using Olive Sticks
Just place a stick in you mouth and rub it against the teeth – you will hear and feel plaque and tartar being scraped off. After a few goes the bristles will form – use it like a conventional toothbrush being sure to reach behind the back molars. Only use the stick on the gums once the bristles are soft. Once the bristles get too long, just trim them with scissors and carry on. Wash the stick if you can after use and wrap in paper, a handkerchief or napkin to keep it clean and make it easy to carry around.
Selecting Olive Sticks
Please use the drop down menu above to select from the following
1 x Olive Stick
3 x Olive Sticks
10 x Olive Sticks
1 of Each (1 x Olive Stick and 1 x Thin Miswak Stick)
If you’d like to read more about the miswak …
This article explains how among 11 species of toothbrush sticks tested, the Olea euroapea produced the greatest inhibition against Candida albicans.