Antibacterial activity ofCamellia sinensis extracts against dental caries

Research paper by Azmat Rasheed, Mujtaba Haider

Indexed on: 01 Jun '98Published on: 01 Jun '98Published in: Archives of Pharmacal Research


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.