A double blind, randomized, controlled study with three parallel treatment groups was done to evaluate the efficacy of a Terminalia chebula 10% mouth rinse compared with chlorhexidine 0.12% mouth rinse, applied two times daily for 2 weeks, in the treatment of dental plaque and gingivitis. Seventy-eight patients were included in the study. The efficacy variables were periodontal indices on days 0, 7 and 14 after commencement of therapy. Twenty six patients received chlorhexidine mouth rinse, twenty six Terminalia chebula mouth rinse and twenty six received saline solution.
PURPOSE: The present study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Terminalia chebula on plaque and gingival inflammation and compare it with the gold standard chlorhexidine (CHX 0.2%) and distilled water as control (placebo). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A double-blind randomised control trial was conducted among undergraduate students who volunteered. They were randomly allocated into three study groups: 1) Terminalia chebula mouthwash (n = 30); 2) chlorhexidine (active control) (n = 30); 3) distilled water (placebo) (n = 30).
INTRODUCTION: Plant derived preparations have been essential components for maintenance of oral hygiene and the treatment of oral diseases globally since ancient times. Acacia chundra Willd, Adhatoda vasica Nees., Mimusops elengi L., Piper nigrum L., Pongamia pinnate L. Pirerre, Quercus infectoria Olivier., Syzygium aromaticum L., Terminalia chebula Retz., Zingiber offici-nale Roscoe., individually or in combination, have been used for this purpose because of their beneficial effects.
BACKGROUND: The fruit of the Terminalia chebula tree has been widely used for the treatment of various disorders. Its anti-diabetic, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral effects have been studied. Dental plaque bacteria (DPB) are intimately associated with gingivitis and periodontitis. In the quest for materials that will prove useful in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, we investigated the preventive effects of an ethanol extract of Terminalia chebula (EETC) on DPB-induced inflammation and bone resorption.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the utilisation of traditional systems of health care for oral conditions among rural adults in Sri Lanka. SETTING: A rural agricultural area in Sri Lanka. PARTICIPANTS: 603 adults aged 45 years and above. METHOD: The data were collected by means of an interviewer administered questionnaire. RESULTS: Overall, 89% reported ever using a health care facility to obtain care for their oral problems and 18% had used a traditional system of health care for the same.
Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban = Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of traditional Chinese medicine, oral rinse of Turkish gall (extracts from Turkish gall) on periodontal and halitosis parameters. METHODS: This single-blinded randomized controlled trial recruited 70 patients with gingivitis or mild to moderate chronic periodontitis. All the patients received the same professional oral hygiene instruction and using toothbrush and fluoride-only paste with same brand and size dispatched by the investigator from baseline to the end.