EFFECT OF PROPOLIS EXTRACT AND PROPOLIS CANDIES ON THE GROWTH OF STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUINIS ATCC 10556

  • Rozanna Rozanna Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nurtami Soedarsono Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Ratna Farida Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Objectives: This study aimed to analyze the effects of propolis extract and propolis candies on Streptococcus sanguinis.

Methods: Bacterial suspensions were exposed to propolis extract and propolis candies. For propolis extract, a minimum inhibitory concentration(MIC) was determined using a spectrophotometer, and a minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) was determined using a standard plate count method. Samples were cultured in brain heart infusion agar, incubated for 24 hrs, and the bacterial colony units formed on the agar plates were manually counted.

Results: Propolis extract inhibits the growth of S. sanguinis at MIC 5% and MBC 10%. The colonies of S. sanguinis decreased after exposure to propolis candies.

Conclusions: Propolis extract and propolis candies are effective to inhibit the growth of S. sanguinis.

Keywords: Propolis, Streptococcus sanguinis, Caries.

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Rozanna, R., N. Soedarsono, and R. Farida. “EFFECT OF PROPOLIS EXTRACT AND PROPOLIS CANDIES ON THE GROWTH OF STREPTOCOCCUS SANGUINIS ATCC 10556”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 17, Oct. 2017, pp. 16-19, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10s5.23083.
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