Anticariogenic activity of some tropical medicinal plants against Streptococcus mutans

Jae Kwan Hwang, Jae Seok Shim, Jae Youn Chung

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The methanol extracts of five tropical plants, Baeckea frutescens, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Kaempferia pandurata, Physalis angulata and Quercus infectoria, exhibited potent antibacterial activity against the cariogenic bacterium Streptococcus mutans. In particular, G. glabra, K. pandurata and P. angulata conferred fast killing bactericidal effect against S. mutans in 2 min at 50 μg/ml of extract concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-598
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the Bioproducts Research Center at Yonsei University.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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