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Current herbal medicine as an alternative treatment in dentistry: In vitro, in vivo and clinical studies

(2020) Current herbal medicine as an alternative treatment in dentistry: In vitro, in vivo and clinical studies. European Journal of Pharmacology. p. 23. ISSN 0014-2999

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Since the time that human population comprehended the importance of general health maintenance and the burden of disease, there has been a search for healing properties in the natural environment. Herbal medicine is the use of plants with medical properties for prevention and treatment of conditions that can affect general health. Recently, a growing interest has been observed toward the use of traditional herbal medicine alongside synthetic modern drugs. Around 80 of the population, especially in developing countries relies on it for healthcare. Oral healthcare is considered a major part of general health. According to the world health organization (WHO), oral health is considered an important part of general health and quality of life. The utilization of natural medications for the management of pathologic oro-dental conditions can be a logical alternative to pharmaceutical methods due to their availability, low costs, and lower side effects. The current literature review aimed at exploration of the variety and extent of herbal products application in oral health maintenance including different fields of oral healthcare such as dental caries, periodontal maintenance, microbial infections, oral cancers, and inflammatory conditions.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Herbal medicine Oral health Dentistry Caries Infections squamous-cell carcinoma salivary streptococcus-mutans oral ulcerative mucositis green tea extract antimicrobial activity enterococcus-faecalis salvadora-persica galla-chinensis essential oils aloe-vera Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Page Range: p. 23
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Pharmacology
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 889
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ISSN: 0014-2999
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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