Salvadora persica

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Salvadora persica or the toothbrush tree is a small evergreen tree native to India, the Middle East and Africa.[1] Its sticks are traditionally used as a natural toothbrush called miswak and are mentioned by the World Health Organization for oral hygiene use.[1][2]

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Salvadora persica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Salvadoraceae
Genus: Salvadora
S. persica
Binomial name
Salvadora persica
Shrub with berries
Birds and pilu shrub in India

Other names include arak, jhak, pīlu, and mustard tree.[1]