Nature’s Toothbrush

FANGTALES

These days we are becomingly increasingly interested in reducing waste and finding more environmentally friendly solutions in daily life. When it comes to brushing our teeth, the Jamaicans win hands down in this department. The “toothbrush plant” grown on the island has been used by the indigenous population as a “natural” toothbrush, after cutting it in pieces and fraying the ends. Additionally, the dried stems of the plant are pulverised into a tooth powder…

Source: Huon and Derwent Times, Thurs 28 Dec, 1939

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