Jacobs Journal of Anatomy and Physiology

Trees, Tusks, and Roots Relating to Human Health and Teeth

Published on: 2017-05-22


The gist of this article discusses the effect of trees and roots on human health and teeth. The further people are removed from natural wooded environs, the worse is the prevalence of anti-social behavior in that society. The calming therapeutic effect of nature on mentally disturbed individuals is deconstructed and explained through evolution. Human health and oral hygiene, the miswaak, detergent chews, archaeology and selected animals that use their teeth to survive using trees, are considered. The purpose of this article is two-fold. This article discusses trees and their relationship to human health, and [2] appraises herbivores and selected animals, namely the elephant and the beaver who use their teeth and trees to survive, and considers tree- and other roots in relation to general health, human teeth and oral hygiene.