Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2014)
Ethno medicinal plants used for oral health care in India
Author(s): Pradeep Kumar R
Abstract: Scientific investigation of medicinal plants is essential because of their contribution to healthcare. It is also necessary to document the information about the knowledge of traditional medicines before it is lost permanently. Various ethno botanical studies have been reported to expose the knowledge from the various tribal’s of India. In such a way the aim of the present review is to document the ethno medicinal plants and practices followed for oral health and diseases and to suggest that the traditional knowledge should be integrated with modern dental care practices to formulate their sustainable utilization. The review indicated that, there are plenty of medicinal plants to treat a wide spectrum of oral ailments. This study concluded that even though the accessibility of Western medicine for simple and complicated diseases is available, many people still continue to depend on medicinal plants for dental infections.
How to cite this article:
Pradeep Kumar R. Ethno medicinal plants used for oral health care in India. Int J Herb Med 2014;2(1):81-87.