Medicinal Plants for the Treatment and Management of Oral Infections: A Review

Farah Al-Mamoori1*, Deniz M. Al-Tawalbe2, Maisa Alnaqeeb3

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan
2Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yarmouk University, Irbid Jordan
3Department of Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan

Corresponding Author: Fmamoori@zu.edu.jo; Tel: 00962-796288109
Recieved Date: 10 July 2021; Accepted Date: 1 September 2021; Published Date: 4 October
Citation: Al-Mamoori F, Al-Tawalbe DM, Alnaqeeb M. Medicinal Plants for the Treatment and Management of Oral Infections: A Review.Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2021; 5(9):1528-1536. http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v5i9.2
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ABSTRACT

Herbal medicines have been utilized to treat a variety of ailments since antiquity. One of the most important areas of research for reducing oral infection consequences is the natural sources. As a result of the introduction of chemical medications, the use of herbal medicine has diminished. This review was aimed at highlighting the various medicinal plants that are useful in the prevention and management of oral infections.  An internet search using search engines such as Google, Google Scholar, Research Gate, PubMed, and Science Direct was conducted among published articles from 2011 to 2020.  The keywords used for the search were oral infections, herbal medicine, gingivitis, oral herpes, and oral thrush. In this review, the medicinal plants used in the treatment and management of gingivitis, oral herpes, oral thrush, and tooth decay are presented in four categories as a result of the search. This current study has revealed that herbal medicine is an excellent complementary/alternative therapy for a variety of oral disorders. As a result, future phytochemical and pharmaceutical investigations should focus on often reported therapeutic plants in order to develop natural medications are both effective and free of adverse effects in the treatment of oral infections.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Oral infections, Dental decay, Gingivitis, Oral herpes, Oral thrush.
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