The agony of toothache can leave you willing to go to the ends of the earth in search of a cure. But you may need to look no further than the depths of the rainforest.
rare red and yellow plant from the Amazon could offer more effective
pain relief than existing drugs and treatments, scientists have claimed.
The ancient herbal remedy is so potent
that it might even replace uncomfortable anaesthetic injections for
certain procedures – and provide a natural remedy for teething babies.
Cambridge University anthropologist Dr
Francoise Barbira Freedman came across the budded plant more than 30
years ago when living with a secretive Peruvian tribe known for
practising shamanism. During her trip she suffered severe
pain in her wisdom teeth. She was given the remedy by the tribe’s
medicine men and the discomfort ‘went away immediately’.
Source - Daily Mail