Developed with dentists, using natural strengthening extracts from the wild ratanhia root to prevent bleeding gums.
The people of the Andena Mountains in Peru traditionally use Ratanhia root to clean their teeth. Like all things Weleda, we respect that wisdom and build on it for natural health. The sturdy red root is rich in tanning agents which protect and strengthen sore gums, and it contains natural anti-bacterial qualities. We add calming myrrh and refreshing essential oils of peppermint and spearmint, with calcium-based cleansers for a naturally effective toothpaste.
Regular use strengthens and tones gums to prevent bleeding, cleans teeth and prevents plaque build-up. Long-lasting fresh minty taste. Certified natural dental care. Free of sugar, artificial sweeteners, surfactants, synthetic preservatives, flavours, colourants, or raw materials derived from mineral oils. Vegan.
Ratanhia is one plant that’s never going to win a beauty contest. The bushy shrub loves dry and rocky sites and seems unimpressive at first glance.
Ratanhia is one plant that’s never going to win a beauty contest. The bushy shrub loves dry and rocky sites and seems unimpressive at first glance. But, like many plants that are easily overlooked, its inner values are remarkable. It’s native to the foothills of the Andes in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, where indigenous people have always seen the ratanhia as a medicinal plant, especially used for inflammation in the mouth.
Due to growing popularity of the plant, export volumes have increased considerably in recent years, which in turn threatens the very existence of the ratanhia. That’s why, for 40 years, we have been getting our ratanhia from specific locations in Peru, where we are even more committed to sustainable and socially responsible wild collection. The protection of humans and habitat is always at our heart.
Remarkable inner values
The root of the ratanhia plant contains calming tannins, which we have extracted to use in an alcoholic extract in our oral care range for many years. Its characteristic reddish colour persists right through to the finished products. These tannins strengthen and fortify the gums, at the same time relieving irritation in the oral cavity. A healthy mouth with strong teeth is not only beautiful and comfortable, but also an important factor in the health of our entire organism.
How to use
Regular twice-daily brushing keeps gums and mouth in good condition