NATURAL AND HERBAL AGENTS IN PERIODONTAL THERAPY
*Dr. Dhrittisha Parag, Dr. Suchetha Aghanashini, Dr. Sapna Nadiger, Dr. Darshan Basavaraj Mundinamane, Dr. Apoorva Sokke Mallikarjunappa and Dr. Vinodhini K.
Since the dawn of civilization, herbal medicines have been used as a traditional and safest mode of medical care to treat various ailments and to prevent diseases. Use of plants or plant extracts that can be eaten / applied to the skin, is a method of cure which is known as herbalism. It assists in promoting both preventive and therapeutic properties in its approach with minimum adverse effects in comparison to the modern medicines, and have been reported to show negligible cytotoxic effects in in-vitro as well as in-vivo studies performed. It has been hypothesized that until date only 1% of available plant species have been phytochemically investigated. Thus, there is great potential for discovering novel bioactive compounds.[1,2] It is due to their wide spectrum of biological and medicative activities, lower prices, and better margin of safety. This article aims at describing the varied herbs with inhibitor capability and their efficiency within the treatment of periodontal diseases.
Keywords: Herbal medicines, plant extracts.
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