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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  10

Year :  2014

Pages :   1128-1129

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Antibacterial Activity of the Three Essential Oils on Oral Pathogens- An In-vitro Study



Address:   Shruthi Chandrasekaran1*, Geetha. R.V.2
1BDS Student, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
2Faculty of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anti bacterial activity of three essential oils, Cinnamon, clove and Rose mary on Streptococcus mutans, the potent initiator and leading cause of dental caries worldwide. Antibacterial activity of the three essential oil were screened against Streptococcus mutans, using disc diffusion technique. The results of this study showed that the extracts at different concentrations exhibited anti bacterial activity against the bacterial species tested.
KEYWORDS:
Cinnamon oil, clove oil, rosemary oil, Anti bacterial, Dental caries, Disc diffusion.
Cite:
Shruthi Chandrasekaran, Geetha. R.V. Antibacterial Activity of the Three Essential Oils on Oral Pathogens- An In-vitro Study. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(10): Oct. 2014 Page 1128-1129
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