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Antibacterial Efficacy of Mouthwash Prepared from Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Guava Extracts against Oral Streptococci: An in Vivo Study

  • Shilpy Singla1,*,
  • Ritika Malhotra2
  • Shashikiran ND3
  • Sudhanshu Saxena4

1Department of Pedodontics, Rishiraaj College of Dental Sciences, Bhopal

2Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry,People’s College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal

3School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad, Maharashtra.l

4Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, M.P. India

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4628-42.2.5 Vol.42,Issue 2,March 2018 pp.109-113

Published: 01 March 2018

*Corresponding Author(s): Shilpy Singla E-mail:


Background: Pomegranate, Grape seed and Guava extracts have much been reviewed in Ayurveda and has been proven to have antibacterial action Aim: The objective of the study is to investigate and compare the mouthwash prepared from pomegranate, grape seed and guava extracts on salivary streptococci levels at the end of 48 hr and 7 days, of twice a day usage. Study design: 40 school going children aged 8–10 yrs, randomly allocated into 4 groups (n=10 for experimental group) were asked to rinse with a) Mouthwash prepared from Pomegranate extract, 15 ml twice a day b) Mouthwash prepared from Grape seed extract, 15 ml twice a day, c) Mouthwash prepared from guava extract, 15 ml twice a day, d) Control- Distil water, twice a day. The oral streptococci colony forming units/ml (CFU/ml) was assessed by inoculating the salivary samples on blood agar media at the end of 48 hrs, and 7 days. Results and Conclusion: the aqueous extracts of the chosen herbal plants showed an acceptable antibacterial efficacy against oral streptococci


Pomegranate extract, grape seed extract, guava extract, antibacterial

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Shilpy Singla,Ritika Malhotra,Shashikiran ND,Sudhanshu Saxena. Antibacterial Efficacy of Mouthwash Prepared from Pomegranate, Grape Seed and Guava Extracts against Oral Streptococci: An in Vivo Study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2018. 42(2);109-113.


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