[Brought to you exclusively by Absolutely Halal] The miswak is a teeth cleaning twig made from the Salvadora persica tree. A traditional and natural alternative to the modern toothbrush. It has a long, well-documented history and is reputed for its medicinal benefits. It is reputed to have been used over 7000 years ago. The miswak's properties have been described thus apart from their antibacterial activity which may help control the formation and activity of dental plaque, they can be used effectively as a natural toothbrush for teeth cleaning. It also features prominently in Islamic hygienical jurisprudence. In addition to strengthening the gums, preventing tooth decay and eliminating toothaches, the miswak is said to halt further decay that has already set in. It is reputed to create a fragrance in the mouth, eliminate bad breath, improve sensitivity of taste-buds and promote cleaner teeth.