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Monday, 9 April 2012

Siwak @ Bersugi

Last Friday, I just attend MIHAS (Malaysia International Halal Showcase) at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. First product that attract me a lot and makes me want to buy it is siwak stick.

When I saw it for the first time, I asked the person in-charge how to use it. She seem so helpful and show me how that stick works. Without any doubt and what Rasulullah s.a.w just said keeps coming in my mind (when she told me a few benefits of it), I just bought it. I know siwak stick is Rasulullah s.a.w. sunnah but information about its benefits is so little for me.

When I'm back, I surf the website about this siwak stick produce by this company to know more about it. And, Alhamdulillah, here I am, to share it with you its benefits and scientific research done by the company.

Rasulullah s.a.w said: "Had I not thought it difficult to my ummah, I would have commanded them to use the siwak (tooth-stick) before every solah." (Narrated by Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

Siwak is taken from the Arak Tree (Salvadora Persica Tree) aged between two to three years old. Siwak can be dry or green and has a peculiar smell and punk taste.
Arak Tree is similar to the pomegranate tree, its branches are prickly and its leaves are oval and smooth. It's green throughout the year. 

Benefits of Siwak stick:
1. Strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
2. Assists in eliminating toothaches and prevents further increase of decay which has already set in.
3. Creates a fragrance in the mouth.
4. A cure for illness.
5. Eliminates bad odors and improves the sense of taste.
6. Sharpens the memory.
7. A cure for headaches.
8. Creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it.
9. Causes the teeth to glow.
10. Strengthens the eyesight.
11. Assists in digestion.
12. Clears the voice.
13. The greatest benefit of using siwak stick is gaining the pleasure of Allah.
14. The reward of Solah is multiplied 70 times if siwak stick was used before it.

Scientific Research:
1. Recent laboratory researches indicate that Siwak prepared from and contains a large portion of (gall), an anti-mildew substance and an antiseptic astringent that stops bleeding of gum and strengthens it. It is of severe odor and acrid taste that kills bacteria. 
2. Researches emphasize that there is a mustard substance called sinnigrin
3. Dr. Tariq Al Khoury affirmed the existence of chloride and silica which increase the degree of whiteness of teeth, and there is a gum substance covering enamel and protects teeth from caries.
4. There is also "methylamine" that helps the recovery of gum and helps it grow properly. It is an antiseptic that can adapt “PH” of the oral cavity in a way that affects “indirectly” in the growth of microbes, researchers found also other quantities of anti-tumor.
5. After scrutinizing the Siwak stick and investigating its components and its medical value, it was found that it contains a good amount of Florin that makes teeth strong and resistent to acid effect of caries, the main role of Florin is clear in the stage of growth and formation of teeth as the element goes strongly into it to replace other atoms that are less reactive such as potassium and sodium in the inner parts of enamel and makes atomic bonds formed by the new substance that are more strong than the bonds of less reactive elements. Moreover, the exposure of enamel to florin at this stage transforms it from “hydroxyapatite” to another strong form that is “fluroapatite”.
6. Other than florin, there is an amount of chlorine that removes tincture , and silica that has a known role in protecting teeth.
7. there is a substance called “silica” of about 4% of Siwak stick that has a characteristic to scrape and remove plaque.
8. Also it is worthy mentioning sodium bicarbonates which teeth healing assembly at American Dental Association recommended adding when healing teeth
9. There is a substance called "silva urea" in Siwak which is known for its ability to prevent caries and necrosis and therefore protects the formation of aforementioned areas of abscess.
10. When analyzing Siwak stick, We found there is an amount of ansinic acid that helps in throwing out phlegm from the chest as well as an amount of ascorbic acid and citocitrol, both can strengthen arterial capillaries of the gum.


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