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Antibacterial activity of aqueous extracts of Indian chewing sticks on dental plaque: An in vitro study.

Rao DS, Penmatsa T, Kumar AK, Reddy MN, Gautam NS, Gautam NR - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Bottom Line: Supra-gingival plaque is cultured and subjected to the antibacterial activity of the aqueous extracts of chewing sticks (Neem, Acacia, Pongamia glabra, Achyranthes aspera, Streblus asper) separately.The antibacterial efficacy of aqueous extracts has antibacterial effects and could be used as a therapeutic agent and therefore, it appears to be potent anti-microbial agents that could be considered as a medicinal plant.Results of this study showed chewing sticks contained antibacterial agents, but the concentration and composition of the active substances differed among the plants.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
The anti-microbial efficacy of aqueous extracts of Indian chewing sticks against different kinds of plaque bacteria in vitro was investigated. Supra-gingival plaque is cultured and subjected to the antibacterial activity of the aqueous extracts of chewing sticks (Neem, Acacia, Pongamia glabra, Achyranthes aspera, Streblus asper) separately. The results of the study demonstrate that all the five chewing sticks under study possess inhibitory potential against bacteria present in dental plaque mainly on aerobes. The antibacterial efficacy of aqueous extracts has antibacterial effects and could be used as a therapeutic agent and therefore, it appears to be potent anti-microbial agents that could be considered as a medicinal plant. Results of this study showed chewing sticks contained antibacterial agents, but the concentration and composition of the active substances differed among the plants.

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Figure 5: Twig of Achyranthes aspera (Uttareni – tel)

Mentions: Five chewing sticks, which are commonly used in India, are selected for in vitro study [Figures 1–5 and Table 1].


Antibacterial activity of aqueous extracts of Indian chewing sticks on dental plaque: An in vitro study.

Rao DS, Penmatsa T, Kumar AK, Reddy MN, Gautam NS, Gautam NR - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Twig of Achyranthes aspera (Uttareni – tel)
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 5: Twig of Achyranthes aspera (Uttareni – tel)
Mentions: Five chewing sticks, which are commonly used in India, are selected for in vitro study [Figures 1–5 and Table 1].

Bottom Line: Supra-gingival plaque is cultured and subjected to the antibacterial activity of the aqueous extracts of chewing sticks (Neem, Acacia, Pongamia glabra, Achyranthes aspera, Streblus asper) separately.The antibacterial efficacy of aqueous extracts has antibacterial effects and could be used as a therapeutic agent and therefore, it appears to be potent anti-microbial agents that could be considered as a medicinal plant.Results of this study showed chewing sticks contained antibacterial agents, but the concentration and composition of the active substances differed among the plants.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, GITAM Dental College and Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

ABSTRACT
The anti-microbial efficacy of aqueous extracts of Indian chewing sticks against different kinds of plaque bacteria in vitro was investigated. Supra-gingival plaque is cultured and subjected to the antibacterial activity of the aqueous extracts of chewing sticks (Neem, Acacia, Pongamia glabra, Achyranthes aspera, Streblus asper) separately. The results of the study demonstrate that all the five chewing sticks under study possess inhibitory potential against bacteria present in dental plaque mainly on aerobes. The antibacterial efficacy of aqueous extracts has antibacterial effects and could be used as a therapeutic agent and therefore, it appears to be potent anti-microbial agents that could be considered as a medicinal plant. Results of this study showed chewing sticks contained antibacterial agents, but the concentration and composition of the active substances differed among the plants.

No MeSH data available.


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