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Salvadora persica (Arak, Galenia asiatica, Meswak, Peelu, Pilu, Salvadora indica, or toothbrush tree, mustard tree), is a species of Salvadora. Salvadora persica has antiurolithiatic properties. Used for centuries as a natural toothbrush, its fibrous branches have been promoted by the World Health Organization for oral hygiene use. Research suggests that it contains a number of medically beneficial properties including abrasives, antiseptics, astringent, detergents, enzyme inhibitors, and fluoride.
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1. glabrous or pubescent evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Salvadora; twigs are fibrous and in some parts of the world are bound together in clusters and used as a toothbrush; shoots are used as camel fodder; plant ash provides salt
(synonym) toothbrush tree, mustard tree
(hypernym) fruit tree
(member-holonym) Salvadora, genus Salvadora
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