Articles

A pilot study of Japanese green tea as a medicament: antibacterial and bactericidal effects.

Author

Horiba N, Maekawa Y, Ito M, Matsumoto T

Date

3/1991

Journal

J Endod

Abstract

Antibacterial and bactericidal actions of extracts of four kinds of Japanese green tea were tested against 24 bacterial strains isolated from infected root canals. The extracts of all four teas had antibacterial and bactericidal actions against many of the bacteria.