Azadirachta indica – Therapeutic Potential in Oro Dental Conditions
Keywords:Neem, bark, leak extract, neem chewing stick, dental gel, mouth rinse
Azadirachta indica is an evergreen tree and has been known as a traditional medicinal plant in India. It has several beneficial properties and therapeutic effects like antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anthelminticand anti-inflammatory properties. Neem is indeed a „wonder tree‟ as various constituents of neem have been used in medicine, public health, agriculture and beauty products. Innumerable studies have been done in diabetes, cancer and malaria, to name a few. Neem has been used since ages to maintain the Oro dental health, especially in our country as a substitute for toothbrush.
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