KP Shamna

Department of Iatrochemistry and Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics, M.V.R Ayurveda Medical College, Parassinikadavu–670563, Kannur,, India


  • Research   
    Antibacterial Activity of Salvadora persica L. Ethanol Extracts against Root Canal Pathogens from Clinical Isolates
    Author(s): Muhammad Musthafa Poyil*, Ponmurugan Karuppiah and KP Shamna

    The maintenance of oral health and hygiene is of prime importance in all the cultures. But the use of synthetic chemicals and antibiotics brings about many adverse effects, and therefore, the science has been searching in nature for potential natural remedies. Salvadora persica is widely used as chewing sticks, and its regular users have been observed to have a high degree of oral health and hygiene. In the present study, with standard protocols, we analyzed various phytochemical constituents of the Salvadora persica root and its ethanol extract's combined activity against the most common types of root canal bacteria including Streptococcus mutants, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Staphylococcus aureus, Actinomyces sp. etc. The extract presented significant activity against all the tested bacteria. Salvadora persica displayed the highest zone of inhibition of 17.6 mm against Streptococ.. Read More»

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