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Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

AIM: To critically appraise and evaluate the evidence from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) examining the effectiveness of oil pulling on oro dental hygiene. METHODS: We conducted electronic searches in Medline, Embase, Amed, The Cochrane Library and Cinahl databases from inception to February 2015, and assessed reporting quality using the Cochrane risk of bias criteria. We included RCTs that compared oil pulling using conventional cooking oils with a control intervention. Our primary outcomes were measures of oro dental hygiene using validated scales.

Author(s): 
Gbinigie, Oghenekome
Onakpoya, Igho
Spencer, Elizabeth
McCall MacBain, Marcy
Heneghan, Carl
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

The aqueous extract from Terminalia chebula was tested for its ability to inhibit the growth and some physiological functions of Streptococcus mutans. The extract strongly inhibited the growth, sucrose induced adherence and glucan induced aggregation of S. mutans. Mouthrinsing with a 10% solution of the extract inhibited the salivary bacterial count and salivary glycolysis.

Author(s): 
Jagtap, A. G.
Karkera, S. G.
Publication Title: 
Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi = Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi = West China Journal of Stomatology

OBJECTIVE: To determine the antibacterial activity of six kinds of natural herbs in Yunnan on normal oral predominant bacteria in vitro. METHODS: Agar dilution method, the antimicrobial susceptibility testing of anaerobes which was recommended by National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standard (NCCLs), was used to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of herbs to 21 kinds of oral model strains and clinical isolates. The results were expressed by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). RESULTS: All six kinds of herbs were effective to the oral predominant bacteria.

Author(s): 
Li, Yan-hong
Liu, Juan
Yang, Li-chuan
Zhang, Can-hua
Li, Gang
Publication Title: 
The Ceylon Medical Journal

INTRODUCTION: Different systems of traditional medicine of the Indian subcontinent, have used Acacia chundra Willd, Adhatoda vasica Nees., Mimusops elengi L., Piper nigrum L., Pongamia pinnata L. Pirerre, Quercus infectoria Olivier., Syzygium aromaticum L., Terminalia chebula Retz., Zingiber officinale Roscoe., individually or in combinations, to cure oral diseases. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the oral hygiene and gingival health benefits of toothpaste formulated with a mixture of the above herbs (15% w/w).

Author(s): 
Jayashankar, S.
Panagoda, G. J.
Amaratunga, E. a. P. D.
Perera, K.
Rajapakse, P. S.
Publication Title: 
Infectious Disorders Drug Targets

Dental caries is a widely prevalent infectious disease afflicting the humans worldwide. Each year oral infections such as dental caries, periodontal diseases and oral candidiasis significantly adds to the economic burden of the world. Though there are standard management techniques for these diseases; they do have side effects and are not cost effective. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine that is being practiced in the Indian peninsula since ages. Among the various herbal medicines in ayurveda, triphala occupies a royal position due to its wide beneficial systemic actions.

Author(s): 
Shanbhag, Vagish K. L.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

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.

Author(s): 
Lee, Jongsung
Nho, Youn Hwa
Yun, Seok Kyun
Hwang, Young Sun
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Podolnick, E. E.
Field, P. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Psychology

Tested the efficacy of a smoking satiation procedure with reduced medical risk. As predicted, experimental taste satiation (holding smoke in the mouth with occasional inhalations) suppressed habitual smoking as effectively as rapid smoking satiation. In view of the extensive relapse problems that follow the singular application of aversive conditioning procedures, follow-up hypnosis and counseling treatments were applied in order to assist Ss in maintaining smoking cessation.

Author(s): 
Tori, C. D.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Pelletier, A. M.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Jackson, T. L.
Hastings, J. E.

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