Antimicrobial Efficacy of Probiotic and Herbal Oral Rinses against Candida albicans in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Antimicrobial Efficacy of Probiotic and Herbal Oral Rinses against Candida albicans in Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2016 Jan-Mar;9(1):25-30 Authors: Mishra R, Tandon S, Rathore M, Banerjee M Abstract Background: A growing number of dentists are embracing the philosophy that natural agents are better for children’s oral health. Knowledge of…

Perspectives on Phytochemicals as Antibacterial Agents: An Outstanding Contribution to Modern Therapeutics.

Perspectives on Phytochemicals as Antibacterial Agents: An Outstanding Contribution to Modern Therapeutics. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2016;16(4):290-308 Authors: Khatri S, Kumar M, Phougat N, Chaudhary R, Chhillar AK Abstract Despite the considerable advancements in the development of antimicrobial agents, incidents of epidemics due to multi drug resistance in microorganisms have created a massive hazard to…

Evaluation of the efficacy of a polyherbal mouthwash containing Zingiber officinale, Rosmarinus officinalis and Calendula officinalis extracts in patients with gingivitis.

Evaluation of the efficacy of a polyherbal mouthwash containing Zingiber officinale, Rosmarinus officinalis and Calendula officinalis extracts in patients with gingivitis: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2016 Feb;22:93-8 Authors: Mahyari S, Mahyari B, Emami SA, Malaekeh-Nikouei B, Jahanbakhsh SP, Sahebkar A, Mohammadpour AH Abstract BACKGROUND: Gingivitis is a highly prevalent periodontal…

Biological properties and therapeutic activities of honey in wound healing: A narrative review and meta-analysis.

Biological properties and therapeutic activities of honey in wound healing: A narrative review and meta-analysis. J Tissue Viability. 2016 Jan 23; Authors: Oryan A, Alemzadeh E, Moshiri A Abstract For thousands of years, honey has been used for medicinal applications. The beneficial effects of honey, particularly its anti-microbial activity represent it as a useful option…

Natural Antimicrobials and Oral Microorganisms: A Systematic Review on Herbal Interventions for the Eradication of Multispecies Oral Biofilms.

Natural Antimicrobials and Oral Microorganisms: A Systematic Review on Herbal Interventions for the Eradication of Multispecies Oral Biofilms. Front Microbiol. 2015;6:1529 Authors: Karygianni L, Al-Ahmad A, Argyropoulou A, Hellwig E, Anderson AC, Skaltsounis AL Abstract Oral diseases such as caries and periodontitis are mainly caused by microbial biofilms. Antibiotic therapy has reached its limits with…

A Systemic Review on Aloe arborescens Pharmacological Profile: Biological Activities and Pilot Clinical Trials.

A Systemic Review on Aloe arborescens Pharmacological Profile: Biological Activities and Pilot Clinical Trials. Phytother Res. 2015 Dec;29(12):1858-67 Authors: Singab AN, El-Hefnawy HM, Esmat A, Gad HA, Nazeam JA Abstract Since ancient times, plants and herbal preparations have been used as medicine. Research carried out in the last few decades has verified several such claims….

Blessings in disguise: a review of phytochemical composition and antimicrobial activity of plants belonging to the genus Eryngium. [Free Full-text]

Blessings in disguise: a review of phytochemical composition and antimicrobial activity of plants belonging to the genus Eryngium. Daru. 2015;23(1):53 Authors: Erdem SA, Nabavi SF, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Izadi M, Nabavi SM Abstract Medicinal and edible plants play a crucial role in the prevention and/or mitigation of different human diseases from ancient times to…

Celery Seed and Related Extracts with Antiarthritic, Antiulcer, and Antimicrobial Activities.

Celery Seed and Related Extracts with Antiarthritic, Antiulcer, and Antimicrobial Activities. Prog Drug Res. 2015;70:133-53 Authors: Powanda MC, Whitehouse MW, Rainsford KD Abstract Celery preparations have been used extensively for several millennia as natural therapies for acute and chronic painful or inflammatory conditions. This chapter reviews some of the biological and chemical properties of various…

A Review: The Pharmacology of Isoliquiritigenin.

A Review: The Pharmacology of Isoliquiritigenin. Phytother Res. 2015 Jul;29(7):969-77 Authors: Peng F, Du Q, Peng C, Wang N, Tang H, Xie X, Shen J, Chen J Abstract Isoliquiritigenin (ISL) is one of the bioactive ingredients isolated from the roots of plants belonging to licorice, including Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Mongolian glycyrrhiza, Glycyrrhiza glabra, and so forth. Liquiritigenin is available…

Effects of chalcone derivatives on players of the immune system.

Effects of chalcone derivatives on players of the immune system. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2015;9:4761-78 Authors: Lee JS, Bukhari SN, Fauzi NM Abstract The immune system is the defense mechanism in living organisms that protects against the invasion of foreign materials, microorganisms, and pathogens. It involves multiple organs and tissues in human body, such as…