In-vitro assessment of 32 Ayurvrdic herbs containing toothpaste on gingivitis causing bacteria
Author(s): Mahesh Katariya, Jyoti Singh, Amit Sirdesai and Prasun Bandyopadhyay Dabur
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to perform in vitro assessment of 32 Ayurvrdic herbs containing toothpaste against oral disease causing pathogens Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis). The present study was designed to evaluate in efficacy of the Dabur Dant Rakhak toothpaste containing 32 Ayurvedic herbs like Neem, Elaichi, Badam, Dalchini, Lavang and Dalchini for the protection of oral hygiene and prevention of gum diseases by inhibition of disease causing micro-organism P. gingivalis.Methods: Dabur Dantrakhak toothpaste containing 32 Ayurvedic herbs like Neem, Elaichi, Badam, Lavang and Dalchini. The product was tested against microorganism’s P. gingivalis using agar well diffusion method. Inhibition zones formed around toothpastes after 24 hours of incubation were measured and the data collected were statistically analysed. The time-dependent killing assay was carried out on P. gingivalis. Conclusions: In vitro assessment of against disease causing oral pathogens revealed the efficacy of Dabur Dant Rakhak toothpaste containing 32 Ayurvedic herbs like Neem, Elaichi, Badam, Lavang and Dalchini against major gingivitis causing oral pathogen P. gingivalis.