Antibacterial Activity of Hybanthus Enneaspermus against Enterococcus Faecalis - A Root Canal Organism

Kalepu Vamsi, Pradeep Kumar Bholla
2014 International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research  
The root canal microbes which are responsible for the pulpal diseases have been attempted to be eliminated using various chemical methods. Herbal remedies used in folk medicine provide an interesting and still largely unexplored source for the creation and development of potentially new drugs for chemotherapy. This has been one such attempt aimed at testing the antimicrobial efficacy of Hybanthus enneaspermus, a herbal extract against the most resistant bacteria of the root canal system
more » ... anal system E.faecalis. This was done using microbiological agar diffusion test which concluded a good inhibiting effect of the aqueous herbal extract on the root canal organism, thus confirming its possible use as a root canal irrigant.
doi:10.12691/ijdsr-2-6c-4 fatcat:fjphy7f7ebazrew6nbs5vs44nu