Origin: Meswak, also known as Salvadora persica or the toothbrush tree, is a traditional teeth-cleaning twig used in various parts of the world for oral hygiene. It has been used for centuries in regions such as Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. The meswak twig is obtained from the Salvadora persica tree, which is native to arid regions and is known for its natural oral care properties.


  • Natural Cleansing: Meswak contains natural fibers and bristles that help remove food particles and plaque from teeth.
  • Antibacterial Properties: It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help reduce the growth of harmful oral bacteria, contributing to fresher breath and healthier gums.
  • Abrasiveness: The twig’s fibers have a gentle abrasive action, aiding in the removal of stains and surface debris.
  • Rich in Fluoride: Meswak naturally contains fluoride, which is known to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.

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