Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-00003259
Title: Lemongrass in dental health
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Review Article
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    Lemongrass is also known as Cymbopogon citratus which is an herb which belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. Lemongrass offers a wide array of medicinal benefit. It is well known for it is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. Since lemongrass oil possesses various pharmacological actions, it is quite useful in both the medical and dental field. The health benefits of lemongrass in the medical field include relief from stomach disorders, insomnia, respiratory disorders, fever, aches, infections, and rheumatism. The defensive antioxidant activity of the lemongrass herb protects against antibiotic- resistant Staphylococcus aureus and helps in maintaining optimum cholesterol levels, cellular health, nervous system, healthy skin, and immune system. Besides that, in the dental field, the lemongrass helps by removing bacteria from the oral cavity and prevents teeth and gum diseases. It also had antioxidant properties which help to treat and prevent periodontitis.

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    M. Senthil Kumar1 , Deepa Gurunathan2 *

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    1 Department of Pedodontics, RVS Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Deepa Gurunathan, Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Senthil Kumar1 , Deepa Gurunathan2 *

    Title:Lemongrass in dental health
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (780-785)
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    Methodology:Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antimicrobial activity
    Research Materials:Essential oil extract, Lemongrass

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Antibacterial Antifungal Antimicrobial Essential oil extract Lemongrass

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