COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT EXTRACTS OF MIMUSOPS ELENGI (BAKUL) AND EHRETIA LAEVIS (AJAAN) AGAINST SALIVARY MICROFLORA
Objectives: Oral health is an important aspect of the overall health of an individual. The diseases produced by a number of micro-organisms are
manifested in the oral cavity. Ayurveda is a branch of medicine, and it is as fresh and useful to humans today as it was in the ancient times yet more
relevant and applicable in these modern times. Its use provides a holistic approach to our daily lives. The potential of higher plants as a source for
new drugs is still largely unexplored. Evaluation of antimicrobial properties of different concentration of extracts of Mimusops elengi and Eretha laevis
extracts against the human salivary microflora.
Method: Microbial inhibition assay was prepared using the agar â€œwell-diffusionâ€ method. Sterile 8.0 mm diameter of the well were impregnated with
the extract of different concentrations.
Results: This study compares antimicrobial activities of â€œM. elengi and E. laevis.â€ The zone of inhibition are measured by excluding the diameter of
well. These zones of inhibition are directly proportional to the concentration.
Conclusion: The results confirmed the antimicrobial potential of the plants at different concentrations and were comparable with chlorhexidine and
can be used as preventive and therapeutic measure in dentistry.
Keywords: Mimusops Elengi, Ehretia Laevis, Antimicrobial.
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