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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 5
First page : ( 581) Last page : ( 586)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00109.8

The Use of Phytomedicines in Dentistry

Matthew Iroko Emamuzo*, Natalya Khokhlenkova

National University of Pharmacy Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine, 53 Pushkinska str., Kharkiv, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mayorbosspromo@gmail.com, hoh.nat@rambler.ru

Online published on 21 June, 2016.

Abstract

Medicinal plants have been generally use for prevention and cure of many systemic diseases since ancient times and treatment of dental disease is practiced in the developing countries including Nigeria, Ukraine and all part of the world. The herbs are used in form of powders, pastes, saps, chewing sticks, seeds and leaves Medicinal Plant extracts have been used in dentistry for reducing inflammation, as antiplaque agents, forreventing release of histamine and as antiseptics, antioxidants, antimicrobials, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and analgesics. Clinical research for century has confirmed the efficacy of a few plants in the treatment of dental disease. Traditional medicine is well known for meeting the primary health care in all parts of the world.

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Keywords

Dentistry, phytomedicines, medicinal Plants, periodontal diseases, herbal drugs.

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