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|Title:||Traditional oral care medicinal plants survey of Tamil Nadu|
|Keywords:||Oral hygiene;Dental disease;Ethnobotany;Toothbrush;Toothache;Medicinal plants;Tamil Nadu|
|IPC Code:||Int. cl.8 — A61K 36/00, A61P 1/02|
|Abstract:||An oral care medicinal plants survey was conducted in different districts of Tamil Nadu during the period of 2000-2004. A total of 114 plants species, distributed among 97 genera belonging to 51 families were recorded. Most of the plants are used to relieve toothache (29.82%), as toothbrush (25.43%), mouthwash/gargle (16.66%), against common dental diseases (14.03%), mouth related stomatitis/ulcer/gingivitis (12.28%) and gum bleeding/disorders (10.53%). In the present paper these plants are arranged in alphabetical order with their scientific name, family, local name, part used and existing/surveyed uses.|
|ISSN:||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.7(2) [March-April 2008]|
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