In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Traditional Herbal Formulation Against Oral Pathogens

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Shwetha B Nagarajan, R.Sivakumar, S.Parthasarathy, M R Suchitra, S. Bhuvaneswari


Dental diseases are widely regarded as the most serious public health problem in the world. Several epidemiological research studies have shown that decay is a widespread human affliction, and caries is a widespread human medical condition that affects the vast majority of people. As a result, there is an urgent need to promote preventive and traditional measures that are both cost effective and easily acceptable. Plants have been used as a base of traditional remedies since the dawn of time, and they also provide the basis of new medicines. Previous studies focused on one or more plants against Streptococcus mutans, oral cancer, and other diseases. The current study aims to estimate the antibacterial activity of various combinationsof traditional herbs against Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli.The disc plate method was preferred for antibacterial activity. The mean diameter of the zone of inhibition varied significantly between 30ml (4), 35ml (5), and 30ml (6) formulations (6). The 35ml (5) formulation had antibacterial potential against the selected microbial strains, according to the results.

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