A Comparative Antimicrobial Potential Of Camellia Sinensis And Vachellia Nilotica Formulation Based Mouthwash And Commercial Mouthwash
Background: Camellia sinensis (Green tea) has good antioxidant, antimicrobial activity and it is used for evasion of periodontal disease development. Microbial dysbiosis of oral microflora containing gram-positive and gram-negative anaerobic microorganisms and these organisms can bring about the advancement of cariogenic dental plaque on the teeth and commencement of dental caries. Green tea leaves contain a high convergence of fluorides, which contribute towards its cariostatic activity alongside different parts present in the tea. Vachellia nilotica (Babul) contains rich content of fiber and proteins. It has good antimicrobial activity. It is very helpful for treating mouth ulcers.
Aims: To compare antimicrobial potential of Camellia sinensis and Vachellia nilotica herbal formulated mouthwash and commercial mouthwash.
Materials and Methods: The plant extract was prepared with 1g dried green tea leaves and 1g powder of Babul mixed with 100ml distilled water and boiled for 10 minutes, at 60-80°C on a heating mantle. The extract was filtered using Whatman No.1 filter paper. Further the herbal formulation of Green tea and Babul and commercial mouthwash was subjected to determine the antimicrobial activity.
Results: Antimicrobial activity of green tea extract and Babul formulated mouthwash has good Antibacterial activity as there is a high zone of inhibition in Enterococcus faecalis and Streptococcus aureus. Commercial mouthwash has good Antibacterial activity as there is a high zone of inhibition in Streptococcus mutans.
Conclusions: Green tea and Babul herbal formulated mouthwash has good antimicrobial activity when compared to commercial mouthwash.
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