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What Is Siwak?

The siwak (or miswak) is a natural toothbrush commonly made from the twigs of the salvadora persica tree. Other trees with bitter roots, such as the walnut or olive tree may also be used. The bark of the siwak is light brown and its inner surfaces are white. It has a warm and pungent taste. The stem bark of the salvadora persica tree, the tree commonly used for siwak, contains chlorides, fluoride, silica, sulfur, Vitamin C and small quantities of tannins, saponins, flavonoids and sterols.

The great scholar Ibn  al-Qayyim  mentioned the numerous benefits  of using the  siwak  (miswak)  in his Prophetic Medicine, and said that it was a commoniy-used and recommended act by the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi sasallam)

"If it were not that I would make it difficult for my community, I would order them to use the siwak before every time of prayer."

Sahih Bukhari

"It is a means of purifying the mouth, pleasing to the Lord."

Sahih Bukhari

Ibn al-Qayyim said that the best kind of siwak was made from the wood of the arak (Salvadora persica) tree and similar woods, and should not be made from an unknown tree, as it may be poisonous. He also said that the best way to use the siwak was moistened with rose water.

Health Properties of the Siwak

A study carried out in Saudi Arabia in 2003 compared the use of miswak with ordinary toothbrushing. The study found:

"It is concluded that the miswak is more effective than toothbrushing for reducing plaque and gingivitis, when preceded by professional instruction in its correct application. The miswak appeared to be more effective than toothbrushing for removing plaque from the embrasures, thus enhancing interproximal health.”


More research from Saudi Arabia found the positive effects of the siwak on the immune system. Extensive research has also been conducted by Dr. Rami Mohammed Diabi on the health effects of miswak, especially its anti-addiction effects on smokers as a curative and preventive measure. Another study showed that the miswak had comparable effects on plague control, when compared to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), one of the best-proven anti-plaque agents.

Mu’min B*Sugi is a new product which consists of gel concentration by more than 90% natural Meswak stick extract produced with the latest technology and innovation. B*Sugi is the first product in the world that can be used as an alternative to replace the Meswak stick to facilitate Muslims use the B * Sugi. Goodness from other B*Sugi include:

  • Prevents tooth decay Strengthens the gums • Avoid bad breath Refreshing

mouth Cleaning the teeth and mouth

B*Sugi is sold in 15ml and 40ml packing easy to carry anywhere and use at any time.

Another quality product from Al-Meswak Mu’min Sdn. Bhd., B*Sugi safe if swallowed.

Salvadora Persica (Miswak Stick) Extract, Hydrated silica, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Mint, sodium Benzoate, sodium Saccarin.

15 ml

40 ml

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