Okay so recently I've had the lovely adventure of having a tooth pulled. I've had one pulled before but I really don't remember it being anywhere near this painful. It swells and bleeds then after I take what seems to me to be an excess of ibuprofen, it finally goes down only to swell back up and throb in excruciating pain again 4 hours later. I have a medical mouthwash for mouth wounds i'm using morning and at night but in the meantime I wanted to keep it clean when it started throbbing again so I found this in my friends book she had from the 70's.
!/2 cup chopped sage (fresh)
4 cups of water
2 tablespoons salt
get the water to a boil then shut off the heat
add the sage and let it steep for 15-30 minutes (the longer, the stronger)
swish in your mouth for at least 1 minute each time and use as needed throughout the day.