Monthly Archives: April 2020

The SHP Sustainability & Regenerative Practices Toolkit – Sustainable Herbs Program

Please watch this video introduction to the free SHP Toolkit Becoming Better Stewards How can companies sourcing medicinal plants from around the world become better stewards for the people, plants, and ecosystems on which they depend? The SHP Sustainability and Regenerative Practices Toolkit is a collection of practical resources and best practices, specific to the herb and botanical business sectors, that

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Aloe Vera and Tea Tree Oil Mouthwashes as Effective as Chlorhexidine Mouthwash in Reducing Plaque and Gingivitis in Schoolchildren

Dental plaque can lead to dental caries and gingivitis. Streptococcus mutans is a common microorganism that causes dental plaque. Improper tooth-brushing techniques used by some children are inadequate in removing plaque. In children, mouthwashes could help prevent plaque formation and could be an alternative to chlorhexidine and triclosan mouthwashes, which are associated with adverse effects, such as teeth staining and altered taste.

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