Articles

Antibacterial activity of Camellia sinensis extracts against dental caries.

Author

Rasheed A, Haider M

Date

6/1998

Journal

Arch Pharm Res

Abstract

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 inhibited Escherichia coli, Streptococcus salivarius and Streptococcus mutans. The antibacterial effect of green and black tea extracts were compared with those of amoxicillin, cephradine and eugenol.