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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 676-679

The Antibacterial Effect of Green Tea on Enterococcus faecalis, Iraq

1 Conservative Department, Hawler medical University, College of Dentistry, Erbil, Iraq
2 Department of Biology, College of Science, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Erbil, Iraq

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Ehsan Mansoor Kadhim
Conservative Department, Hawler Medical University, College of Dentistry, 5257+GFV, Erbil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_208_22

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Background: For centuries, people have employed plants as a source of therapeutic substances. Herbal remedies are used as analgesics, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory medicines in dentistry. The present study aimed to show the antimicrobial activity of green tea, against faecalis strains (ATCC 29212) in vitro, with various concentration of different extracted solvents. Materials and Methods: In this study, different solvents were used for the extraction active substances from dried green tea, followed by determining the antimicrobial actions of green tea against faecalis strains (ATCC 29212) in vitro. Green tea’s antibacterial properties were present in every component when tested on Enterococcus faecalis. The least amount of hexane extract, however, significantly reduced the growth of the aforementioned bacteria. Conclusions: According to the findings of this study, green tea extract is a suitable replacement for sodium hypochlorite and other endodontics irrigation solutions. To identify the ideal concentration, more research is necessary.

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