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: PART III- ALOE VERA

 

VINEET NAIR1*, SOHINI BANERJEE1, SANJUKTA BAGCHI2 AND NAIRITA SAHA3

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

2Departtment of Public Health Dentistry, North Bengal Dental College & Hospital, Darjeeling, India.

3Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, North Bengal Dental College & Hospital, Darjeeling, India.

Abstracts

Aloe vera, a member of the liliaceal family, is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used from ancient times. It acts as a moisturizing agent, for the treatment of minor burns, skin abrasions and irritations and can even heal ulcers and has thus proved its role in dentistry for its wound-healing effects, reduction of gingivitis, plaque control and curing oral mucosal lesions. 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 aloe vera in oral health.

Keywords :

Anti-microbial; antioxidant; anthraquinone; lignin; oral ulcer.