Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  3

Year :  2013

ISSN Print :  2231-5705

ISSN Online :  2231-5713


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Anticaries Activity of Selected Plants against Clinical Isolates of Streptococcus mutans



Address:   Syed Junaid, Dileep N, Rakesh K.N, Prashith Kekuda T.R*
Department of Microbiology, S.R.N.M.N College of Applied Sciences, N.E.S Campus, Balraj Urs Road, Shivamogga-577201, Karnataka, India
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ABSTRACT:
The aim of the present study was to screen the inhibitory efficacy of extracts of eleven plants against clinical isolates of Streptococcus mutans by Agar well diffusion method. Among plant extracts, stem extract of Coscinium fenestratum, rhizome extract of Curcuma aromatica and leaf extract of Polyalthia longifolia were shown to inhibit cariogenic isolates to marked extent. Least inhibitory activity was displayed by leaf extract of Emblica officinalis. The plant extracts employed in this study can be potential sources of development of anticaries agents.
KEYWORDS:
Dental caries, Streptococcus mutans, Anticaries activity, Agar well diffusion, Plant extracts.
Cite:
Syed Junaid, Dileep N, Rakesh K.N, Prashith Kekuda T.R. Anticaries Activity of Selected Plants against Clinical Isolates of Streptococcus mutans. Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2013; Vol. 3: Issue 3, Pg 107-108.
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