Ex-vivo Analysis of the Antimicrobial Property of Crude Extract of Cinnamon as a Mouth Rinse

Authors:- Priyanka Mariam George,Sheeja S Varghese

Background: Natural products have been found to be effective with least side effects as compared to commercially available synthetic treatment options.

Medicinal plants produce bioactive molecules which show both antibacterial and antifungal activities. The bark powder ethanol extract and root oil of cinnamon has antimicrobial and anti inflammatory property. Cinnamon has a long history of usage as a medicinal product. Chinese medicines have used cinnamon as a neuro protective agent. It is also known to be used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Since the antibiotic resistance is increasing, and natural products are known to have antimicrobial property, it seemed worthwhile in assessing its efficacy as a mouth rinse. Aim & objective: To assess the antimicrobial property of cinnamomum verum as a mouthrinse compared to 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate. Materials and methods: 30 participants were selected randomly for the study. They were divided into 3 groups. Pre and post saliva samples were collected before and after the administration of the respective mouth rinse. The microbial count was calculated from the samples. Results. Among the 3 groups chlorhexidine showed better antimicrobial property than crude extract of cinnamomum verum, but crude extract of cinnamon did show a reduction in the microbial count.[FULL ARTICLE]

KEYWORDS: Cinnamon, Mouthrinse, Antibacterial property, Herbal mouthrinse,Chlorhexidine

PUBLISHED IN:- International journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine