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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 272) Last page : ( 274)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00050.0

The Role of Cardamom Oil in Oral Health: A Short Review

Jesylne Pearley, Soundarajan Subasree, Murthykumar Karthikeyan*, Meenakshi M.

BDS Students, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: karthikmohan87@yahoo.com

Online published on 18 April, 2016.

Abstract

Cardamom is a seed pod, known since antiquity for its culinary and medicinal properties. The spice is native to evergreen rain forest of southern India and now grown in only few tropical countries. Cardamom has also been found to regulate inflammatory and immune activities and may be useful for cancer prevention. Cardamom extracts are effective against oral pathogenic bacteria like Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans. Most people use cardamom as a spice and are largely unaware of its numerous health benefits. This article briefs the various health benefits of cardamom.

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Keywords

Cardamom, spice, medicinal properties, oral pathogens.

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