Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003116
Title: Antimicrobial activity of various natural oils on Enterococcus faecalis
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to study the antimicrobial activity of various natural oils on Enterococcus faecalis. Background: Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria raises serious concern for the continued efficacy of antimicrobial agents in medicine, agriculture, and industry. With the increase in the prevalence of microbial resistance to conventional antiseptics and antibiotics, attention is now turning to the use of natural antimicrobial compounds. The escalating demand for new antimicrobials has prompted several investigations into the antimicrobial effects of phytochemicals extracted from a range of botanic origins, most of which have been used traditionally for many years. Materials and Methods: The essential oils of neem and tea tree are diluted into aqueous solutions of varying concentrations of 1:5, 1:10, and 1:15 and subjected to minimum inhibitory concentration evaluation. The zones of inhibition were measured and tabulated. Results: It was observed that the antimicrobial efficacy of both the oils increased with their increase in concentration. However, the action of neem was more potent than tea tree oil. Conclusion: This study conducted suggests that the naturally occurring components of the essential oils can be a good alternative for the currently available root canal irrigants that might not guarantee the success of treatment due to their inability to combat E. faecalis.

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    Tamizh PaavaiTha1 , Sujatha Somasundaram2 *

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    1 Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Sujatha Somasundaram, 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:

    Tamizh PaavaiTha1 , Sujatha Somasundaram2 *

    Title:Antimicrobial activity of various natural oils on Enterococcus faecalis
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (203-206)
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    Methodology:Antimicrobial activity
    Research Materials:Essential oil, Neem, Tea tree

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Antimicrobial Enterococcus faecalis Essential oil Neem Tea tree

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