Barleria prionitis, also known as “Porcupine Flower” or Sanskrit name: Vajradanti (वज्रदन्ती) vajra meaning “diamond” and danti meaning “toothed” or “tusked” is an important Ayurvedic herb for dental care and used in Auromere oral care products for delivering powerful, anti-bacterial properties and fabulous healing for gums, teeth and other sensitive areas of the mouth.


Origin and Properties

Vajardanti is a small spiny shrub native to India, commonly grown in gardens for its attractive yellow flowers and large, expansive presence in the landscape.

In Ayurvedic medical preparations, the leaves and bark are used in concoctions of juice, paste and extractions. Having astringent qualities and offering a diuretic formula high in potassium, Barleria prionitis is also beneficial for reducing or pacifying tendencies of excess kapha.


Common Uses

Among Vajradanti’s many different herbal applications, it is most often used in Ayurvedic herbal formulas for general pain relief and reducing inflammation and swelling. Here it stands out among other herbs of the same kind in its specific action on the teeth and gums, being commonly cited for toothache relief due to various causes and for bleeding or disease of the gums.

Modern research is also investigating the anti-microbial properties of Barleria prionitis and its efficacy in reducing the buildup of oral plaque, and has found it to be “statistically equally effective against dental plaque” in comparison to the “gold standard” of Mouthwash.

For Optimal Oral Hygiene

Being held in such high regard in Ayurveda for promoting oral health (and diamond-like teeth!), Vajradanti naturally finds its place among other important herbs in Auromere’s high-quality dental care formulations, including all varieties of Auromere Ayurvedic Herbal Toothpaste and Auromere Ayurvedic Mouthwash.