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Herbal care for dental plaque-induced gingivitis: A review

T. Lakshmi , Ruckmani Rajesvari , Arokiyaraj Selvaraj , R. Parameswari


The use of botanicals to treat health ailments is in practice from the beginning of recorded human history. The Egyptian Ebers Papyrus dated around 1550 BC contains herbal remedies for over 876 illnesses. It is reported that Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine,” whose writings contain references about 250 medicinal plants and herbs. Many other ancient Indian, Chinese, medicines also have references proving the use of medicinal herbs to treat various diseases. Hence, the use of various herbal extracts for the treatment of plaque-induced gingivitis is discussed in this review.

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