Shahad Hatem Abbas

Department of Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Antibacterial Activity of Flaxseeds Extracts on Streptococcus mutans: In Vitro Study
    Author(s): Shahad Hatem Abbas* and Ahlam Taha Mohammed

    Natural products including plants had been used as a source for many antimicrobial components, now there is increasing interest for developing such components because of being non-chemical and non-synthetic. Flaxseeds have been long used in traditional medicine as it has antimicrobial effect. The present study tended to examine the antimicrobial effect of flaxseeds oil and aqueous extracts on Streptococcus mutans in comparison with chlorhexidine. For this purpose, flaxseeds extracts was first processed; then ten iterations was done for agar diffusion test in which wells was loaded with the test agents and diameter of inhibition zones was calculated, and then ten iterations was done for testing the effect of flaxseeds extracts on the acidogencity and adherence of Streptococcus mutans on extracted teeth surface. The results showed that both flaxseeds extracts (oil and aqueous) exhibited.. Read More»

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