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REVIEW ARTICLE

Garlic: A Miraculous Herb for Oral Diseases – A Review

S Yadav, A Ahuja, V Ahuja

Citation Information : Yadav S, Ahuja A, Ahuja V. Garlic: A Miraculous Herb for Oral Diseases – A Review. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (1):51-54.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-1-51

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Garlic is a member of lily family that has been used worldwide as an incredible herb in the array of medicine. In Indian traditional medicine, garlic holds a special place and is used to cure variety of diseases. It has got the reputation of a powerful healing, antibacterial and antifungal agent. It has proved beneficial in treating systemic diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc in medicine. But it has got less importance in dentistry due to lack of clinical data assuring its safe usage in curing dental diseases. Drawback of garlic is its pungent odor which restricts its oral usage as an antibacterial agent, but now a days odor less garlic preparations are available which can be utilized in treating oral diseases. This review article throws a light on the clinical applications of garlic in the field of dentistry.


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