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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2014, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 235) Last page : ( 237)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.

Spices and Oral Health

Parvathi P.*, Mrs. Geetha R.V.

Saveetha Dental College, 162, PH Road, Chennai-77

*Corresponding Author E-mail: vinuparvathi94@gmail.com

Online published on 27 March, 2014.

Abstract

It is obvious that spices have been used to enhance the flavour for centuries. sometimes a spice is used to hide other flavour. Other uses of spice includes medicinal, religious rituals, cosmetics, or perfume production. The spices may be available in several forms fresh, whole dried or preground dried. But many of the spices posses antimicrobial properties. In this article we can understand the antimicrobial properties of garlic, Ginger, cinnamon, clove and turmeric. These spices play an important role in inhibiting oral pathogens there by maintaining oral hygiene.

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Keywords

Spice, Allium sativumCinnamomum zeylanicum, Curcumin, Sialogogue.

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