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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-172

Assessment of effectiveness of Barleria prionitis on oral health

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Science, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, and General Secretory, International Society for Holistic Dentistry, India
2 Principal, Government Degree College, Banbasa, Uttrakhand, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Consultant Periodontist and Implantologist, Banglore, India
5 Consultant Dental Surgeon, Patna, Bihar, India
6 Consultant Stomatologist, Dehradoon, Uttrakhand, India
7 SDS, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA
8 Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

Correspondence Address:
Devanand Gupta
General Secretory, International Society for Holistic Dentistry, A-16, Shyam Vihar, Haldwani, Uttrakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8490.181456

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Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of Barleria prionitis extract mouthwash in comparison with gold standard chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash on the oral health. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 subjects were randomly divided into two groups, B. prionitis group and the CHX gluconate mouthwash group. The data were collected at the baseline and 3 days. The plaque was disclosed using erythrosine disclosing agent and their scores were recorded using the Quigley and Hein plaque index modified by Turesky-Gilmore-Glickman. Statistical analysis was performed to compare the effect of the two drug regime. Results: Our result showed that the CHX and the B. prionitis were statistically equally effective against dental plaque. Although the action of CHX was more pronounced. Conclusions: This study has confirmed antimicrobial potential of the plant B. prionitis, thus supporting its folklore application as preventive remedy against oral microbial diseases. SUMMARY
  • Within the limitation of this trial, herbal mouthwash has been shown to demonstrate similar effects on plaque as compared to the standard drug CHX. Further long term research needs to be done to check the efficacy and effectiveness of herbal products over standard drug regime

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