Aloe Vera Remedies
Aloe Vera has proven to be very effective in healing skin problems such as minor burns, and scratches. But unknown to many, it has been recently discovered that it is very useful in oral care as well.
Aloe Vera aids in the healing of gum problems. Gum diseases like gingivitis or periodontitis can be treated easily with this herb. Gingivitis caused by bacteria building up between the teeth and gums that cause inflammation and bleeding. It has been proven that Aloe Vera greatly reduces the instances of gum bleeding. With it soothing and healing properties, gums tend to stop the restored to health faster.
Periodontitis is the advanced case of gingivitis. Tooth loss apparent if you have periodontitis. Aloe Vera reduces the swelling of the gums, and the soft tissues in it. Once swelling is reduced, bleeding stops.
Aloe Vera is also known to have antifungal benefits. It prevents denture stomatitis, which is the redness and soreness of the mucous membranes covered permanently by a denture. Not only the teeth but also the mouth is a subject of fungal infections. The cracked corners of the mouths are prone to fungus. With the application of Aloe Vera, fungal growth is prevented.
Aloe Vera also promotes the healing of tooth cavities when placed inside extraction sockets. The gums are almost like the skin, only tenderer. Just like the way aloe helps in treating a wound, it also would in gum abrasions.
Another application would be in root canals as sedative dressing and as file lubricant. The nerve ends in a root canal are very sensitive. Aloe Vera greatly helps to lessen its sensitivity.
Aside from these applications, Aloe Vera is added to toothpaste. It is know to be a whitening agent for the teeth. It is also rich in Vitamin K and provides natural protection for those susceptible teeth and gums.
Dentists and doctors alike have come up with an Aloe Vera activator spray, which is good for certain throat infections. This herb has the capacity to prevent not only fungal but viral infections as well. The same spray is also being used to ease the painful growth of a wisdom tooth and the joint pains that is associated with it.
Aloe Vera is not only for topical applications. It can be drank or ingested. Several pills and juice drinks are being manufactured as dental medicines to promote the healing of dental surgery patients and other similar instances.
Aloe Vera has found its way through dentistry and soon enough, all other fields will be able to find uses for it in more ways than one. Researchers have been working overtime to fully maximize the healing benefits of Aloe Vera. This herb has been tagged as nature’s well-kept secret because its abundance of application has yet to be discovered.
We all should benefit from an Aloe Vera. It’s an all around wonder for the body. It pampers the skin, the hair, and now, the teeth. Aloe Vera has to be enthroned, as nature’s most valuable gift to man as well.
Brand-Name Drugs, Generic Drugs, And Illegal Prescription Drugs
If you've thought about buying prescription drugs on the internet you may have found the whole experience rather confusing.
-- Are generic drugs as good as brand-names?
-- Are drug copies such as "generic viagra" safe to use?
-- Does it matter if a drug is not "FDA approved"?
-- Are you breaking US laws if you buy non-FDA-approved drugs on the internet?
These are just some of the questions many people have about online pharmacies and online drugs. The purpose of this article is to answer some of these questions
1. What is a Generic Drug?
In the US and many other countries, a "generic" drug is a copy of a brand-name drug. It has identical active ingredients as the brand-name version, and so it is the same as the brand-name version in dosage, safety, strength, quality, performance, and intended use.
A generic version of a brand-name drug is not just similar to its brand-name counterpart. It is identical in all its important characteristics. It must not look like the brand-name version, and it may have a different flavor. But the amount of important active ingredients is the same, and therefore it has the same therapeutic characteristics as its brand-name counterpart.
2. Does every Brand-Name Drug have a Generic Counterpart?
No, every brand-name drug does not have a generic counterpart. This is especially the case with newer drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. These brand-name formulations are patent-protected for 20 years from the date of the submission of the patent. That means that no other drug company can introduce a "generic" version of any of these drugs while its patent is in effect. This allows the original developer of the brand-name drug to recover research and development costs.
When the patent for a specific drug expires, other companies -- including the original developer of the brand-name drug -- can apply to the FDA to sell generic versions.
This also explains why legitimate generic drugs are cheaper than their brand-name counterparts. A generic manufacturer does not have to recover research and development costs and can therefore sell them for less. This also has a tendency to drive down the price of the brand-name version as well.
3. Do Generic Drugs have to be FDA-Approved?
Yes, all prescription drugs, including all generic drugs must be FDA approved. In order to be sold to the public, generic drugs must pass the same FDA inspections as their brand-name counterparts. They must be manufactured to the same high standards, and the facilities where they are produced are subjected to the same inspections. In fact, an estimated 50 percent of all generic drugs are produced by the same company that produces the brand-name version of the drug.
4. Is there such a thing as a Non-FDA-Approved Generic Drug?
No, technically speaking, there is no such thing as a non-FDA-approved "generic drug." As outlined above, legitimate "generic" drugs must have the same characteristics as their brand-name counterparts, and must pass through the same FDA approval process in order to be sold to the public.
When an offshore company copies a brand-name drug before its patent expires it cannot get an FDA approval because it is breaking US law.
5. Problems with Offshore Copies of Brand-Name Drugs
There are two major problems with so-called "generic" drugs that are not FDA approved.
-- It is illegal to sell these drugs in the US (and other countries) because buyers and sellers are ignoring US and international patent laws
-- It is dangerous to buy and use these drugs, because they are not subject to inspection and regulation. According to some sources, "many of these generics are created in unsanitary, make-shift labs and over half of these medications tested are cited for being unsafe for consumption." In many cases they are found to contain "little to none or too much of the active ingredient."
6. How Can You Be Sure You are Buying FDA Approved Drugs?
-- The website should say "FDA Approved" or "FDA Approved Pharmaceuticals"
-- Websites offering "generic" versions of newer drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and Propecia are selling non-FDA-approved versions of these drugs. These drugs have not been around long enough for their patent to have expired, so the "generic" copies are illegal copies.
-- Never buy from a website that has no phone number to call or physical address you can verify.
-- The online pharmacy should have knowledgeable licensed consultants able to answer your questions.