I truly want to thank my beloved ah ma for giving me a packet of this special plant that has cooling effect. This plant has reduced the swelling on my gum when there was no sign of improvement after taking medicine for more than 1 week T.T
|my dearest Ah Ma|
I should have turned to my ah ma for her advice one week earlier! Then I wont have to suffer for the week, when i'm only allowed to take soft diet, and to chew with only one side of my mouth. T.T
Nvm that already, better late than never, my gum has healed after 4 days of special care. I'm not sure what is the English name for it but in Hokkien it is called "Ban Teih Im" which looks like one in the photo below.
Here's my ah ma's home remedy for swelling gum which is caused by the excessive heat in our body.
Rinse the leaves with water to remove the sand and dirt, then sprinkle just a little pinch of salt on the leaves, and make them into a small ball and place it on the affected area in your mouth, let it 'soaked' there for about 5-10 minutes before you take it out and throw away. I did it twice a day, after waking up and before going to bed.
The leaves that can do wonders and relieve swelling gum or even sorethroat