Journal of Medicine and Health Research
 

Journal of Medicine and Health Research, ISSN No. : 2456-9178, Vol.: 2, Issue.: 4

Review Article

ACHIEVING ORAL HEALTH THE NATURAL WAY:  POMEGRANATE

 

VINEET NAIR1*, KRISHNA PADA DAS2, SOHINI BANERJEE1 AND SANJUKTA BAGCHI3

1Department of Periodontology, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Darjeeling, India.

2Department of Dentistry, National Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

3Department of Public Health Dentistry, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Darjeeling, India.

Abstracts

Recently there has been a profound interest in the use of plants for the treatment of various diseases. People are aware of the ill-effects associated with over prescription of antibiotics and also understand the menace of drug resistance. Therefore it is quite likely that plant products shall make way into the arena of dentistry as well. Punica granatum Linn, commonly known as pomegranate is a member of the Punicaceae family. In ayurvedic medicine, the pomegranate is considered "a pharmacy unto itself". This review article has been framed after going through several search engines and PUBMED indexed journals over the last ten years to explore the role of pomegranate in oral health.

Keywords :

Ayurveda; dental plaque; Punica granatum Linn.