The potential of five therapeutic medicinal herbs for dental treatment: A review

D. S. Ningsih, R. Idroes, B. M. Bachtiar, Khairan

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Indonesia, especially in Aceh Province, has a huge biodiversity of natural resources in herbal medicine. Calotrophis gigantea (L), Acrostichum aureum (L), Plucheaindica (L), Cissus adnata and Abutilon indicum (L) are considered to have secondary metabolite that are potential for dental therapeutic treatments because the compounds have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antiseptic and wound healing ability. The utilization of medicinal herbs in dentistry is still limited, thus in this study we provide valuable information of each five medicinal herbs for dental therapeutic treatments. The results indicated that all the five medicinal herbs have different abilities and potentials in treating diseases / abnormalities in the oral cavity. The selection and the use of appropriate medicinal herbs can give an effective therapeutic treatment to improve the health of oral cavity. The qualities of the five herbs are directly proportional to their ability as an alternative therapeutics in dentistry. To produce a good herbal medicines in dentistry, a lot of supporting researches are needed. 1

Original languageEnglish
Article number012009
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2019
Event8th Annual International Conference 2018 on Science and Engineering, AIC-SE 2018 - Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Sept 201814 Sept 2018


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