The miswak (miswaak, siwak) is a little teeth cleaning stick made from a twig of the Plant known as Peelo, Khabbar, or Scientifically Salvadora Persica
The Miswak is mostly used by Muslims of Pakistan & India and the middle East. It is said that Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) used it before every prayer to clean teeth.
It is pulled from the root of a Shrub known as peelo which grows in the wilderness in Pakistan and also parts of middle East.
Use of Miswak for teeth has spread from the Middle East to South and South East Asia also, where it is known as ‘Kayu Sugi’ (Malay for ‘chewing stick’).
Miswak has proven to be an effective antiseptic and has great medicinal value for tooth aches too.
Following two images show two vendors of Miswak on streets of Pakistan
Sellers collect Miswak from the country side clean it cut it into different sizes and sell it on streets, in front of Mosques and in shops too.