How to use adhatodai leaves to cure pain in gums and bleeding

Pain in gums and gum bleeding can be very irritating and painful. Gum pain and bleeding is also called periodontal disease. When people don’t follow and practice dental hygiene techniques regularly, bacteria are formed on the teeth in the form of plaque. This slowly affects the gums and causes inflammation. This inflammation may cause redness, bleeding and swelling externally. For some people, it is not painful, when the condition worsens, you need treatment to relieve pain. Eating food and drinking fluids will become difficult over a period of time. When timely treatment is not done, it leads to tooth loss and weak gums.

The symptoms of gum disease are as follows:

  1. Red, swollen and soft/tender gums
  2. Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth over a period of time
  3. Shaking or loose teeth
  4. Visible bleeding while or after brushing
  5. Visible white plaques on the teeth

When these symptom are ignored, it leads to severe disease called Periodontitis. Practicing good oral hygiene will help you avoid all this trouble. When you have pain in gums and bleeding, there are many over the counter medicines and ointments available to treat it. But treating the disease naturally with herbal ingredients is one of the best options as there are no side effects.

Adhatoda leaves, also called as Malabar nut, is a herb that treats gum pain and bleeding very effectively. This herb is anti-bacterial by nature, which helps to eliminate harmful bacteria from the body. This leaf can be consumed internally and applied externally to treat diseases. Adhatoda leaves are anti-inflammatory too, which helps to reduce inflammation internally and externally. This herb also treats cough, cold, phlegm, fever, tuberculosis, scabies, asthma and many more.

Research evidence(s)

Evidence 1

It (Adhatoda) is also prescribed commonly for bleeding due to idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, local bleeding due to peptic ulcer, piles, menorrhagia. Its local use gives relief in pyorrhea and in bleeding gums.


Amin AH, Mehta BR. Bronchodialator alkaloid (vasicinone) from Adhatoda vasica. Nature. 1959; 184:1317.

Evidence 2

…patients with pyorrhea, bleeding gums and pus discharge were asked to apply Adhatoda vasica leaf extract on the gums for 3 weeks….. The scores came down to 1.7, 1.5, and 1.3 every week showing significant reduction in all the three weeks offering great relief to the patients, with reduction in bleeding, pus and halitosis.


Premila, M. & Tyler, V. M., 2012. Ayurvedic herbs: A Clinical Guide to the Healing Plants of Traditional Indian Medicine. s.l.:Routledge.

This DIY explains how to use Adhatoda leaves (malabar nut) to cure pain in gums and stop bleeding. Continuous usage of this herb on the affected area will prevent infections in the future.

How to use Adhatoda leaves (Malabar nut) to relieve pain in gums and cure bleeding – Recipe

  • 1 or 2 Adhatoda leaves ((Malabar nut))
  • 10 ml Water
  1. To relieve pain in gums, you need Adhatoda leaves.
  2. Clean the leaves and chop it finely.
  3. Add the cleaned leaves to a blender.
  4. Add little water and blend it well to make a fine paste.
  5. Ready for use.

Directions for use:

Apply this paste continuously on the affected area until you find relief.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.