International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 1, Issue 8 (2016)

Pomegranate: Natural remedy for treating periodontal disease


Dhalkari Chandulal, Indurkar Maya, Wagatkar Jayshri

Pomegranate is one such fruit/ plant which is beneficial with added effect on oral health. This plant has source of polyphenols which has antioxidant properties, meaning they help to protect cells from damage and may lower the inflammation in the body. Apart from this various other components of the pomegranate plant such as flowers are rich source flavonoids. Peel extracts have been demonstrated to have antibacterial and antifungal activity due to the presence of hydrolysable tannins and polyphenols. The stem part is known to have astringent and antihelminthic properties and the leaves have been used for conjunctivitis. Thus, the purpose of this review is to summarize the therapeutic benefits of various extracts derived from the pomegranate plant and its benefits on oral health.
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