Several years ago, I was suffering from some ongoing dental issues; although it was against my better judgement I had already had one molar root canal, and the Dentist was recommending that I might need to have another in the near future, however at this stage that tooth would be on a ‘watch list;’ while also being advised that I needed to do some work on my receding gums.
Being a herbalist I was sure that there must be something around that would work for my teeth and gums; and there were a few options available but nothing I was 100% happy with. As with anything once I get an idea into my head I spent hour upon hour searching the internet for any viable ideas….
Eventually I did find a product named Padma Basic; the story of Padma Basic is that is based on an ancient Tibetan Formula which was saved from the Communist Chinese Invasion around 1950. Several years later and a Swiss pharmaceutical researcher named Karl Lutz had heard of the power of the formula and has been researching it. His company later patented the formula and began production of the original formula under the name of Padma Basic. The formula is sold through regular pharmacies throughout Europe and is apparently a household name.
In the research by the swiss they found that Padma was effective for treating memory issues, tinnitus, visual problems, arthritic joint pain, dizziness, fatigue, promoting health and longevity.
So, getting back to my own experiment after reading anecdotal experiments online of people using it for success with the microcirculation of the teeth and gums; I purchased Padma from overseas and over the course of around 3 months successfully managed to avoid the 2ndroot canal procedure, my dentist was intrigued at just how well the infection had cleared!
Another Researcher in the United states by the name of Nan Kathryn Fuchs PH. D published her own research in 2004.
Fuchs (2004), says that in her own research she found the formula to be effective for atherosclerosis with cholesterol buildup, controlling bacteria in the lungs which may leads to allergies and asthma; and also, highly effective for ‘heat related’ conditions such as dermatitis, hepatitis, arthritis, thyroiditis, colitis and even Multiple Sclerosis due to the heat -clearing nature of the formula.
As a Registered Herbalist, I can see many similarities in the original formula with those of Chinese medicine. I have created a similar Traditional Tibetan formula for Longevity which embraces the same principals of clearing heat, promoting circulation and supporting the immune function to produce my own formula in Tincture form (alcohol extract) which is both easy to take, and highly effective.
Some of the all-natural ingredients include:
Iceland Moss, Costus root, Cardamon, Sandalwood, Allspice, Bael Fruit, Licorice, knotgrass, galangal, valerian root, lettuce leaf etc.
Fuchs, N.K. (2004) Padma An Ancient Tibetian Herbal Formula. NJ, USA: Basic Health Publications.