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Archives of Pharmacal Research

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 348–352 | Cite as

Antibacterial activity ofCamellia sinensis extracts against dental caries

  • Azmat Rasheed
  • Mujtaba Haider
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Abstract

Different bacteria were separated from saliva and teeth of cariogenic patients and identified by a variety of morphological and biochemical tests. Extracts of green tea strongly inhibitedEscherichia coli, Streptococcus salivarius andStreptococcus mutans. The antibacterial effect of green and black tea extracts were compared with those of amoxicillin, cephradine and eugenol.

Key words

Camellia sinensis Dental caries Antibacterial activity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azmat Rasheed
    • 1
  • Mujtaba Haider
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PharmacyUniversity of the PunjabLahorePakistan

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