Herbal therapy in Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Short Review

Authors

  • Sanjay C J
  • Shilpa Padar Shastry
  • Karthikeya Patil
  • Nagabhushana Doggalli
  • Naveen Kumar
  • Swathi Sharma

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15355

Keywords:

Oral submucous fibrosis, Alternative therapy, Areca nut, Betel nut, Turmeric.

Abstract

Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder causing significant mortality and
morbidity. It is a chronic insidious disease, which progressively causes reduced mouth opening, stiffness
of oral mucosa and inability to eat. Treatment of this condition is difficult as various modalities have been
used, but with its own limitations and inefficiency. Reversing the fibrosis and improving the mouth opening
remains the most challenging part of the management. In recent years, various studies have been conducted
on usage of alternative modalities for the management of OSMF. These include several herbal products like
aloevera, turmeric, spirulina, Oxitard, Tulsi, nigella sativa, turmeric with black pepper and many others.
The objective of this article is to review various herbal agents that has been used in the treatment of OSMF.

Author Biographies

Sanjay C J

Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher
Education and Research, S S Nagara

Shilpa Padar Shastry

Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Center, EPIP area, Whitefield Bangalore, India

Karthikeya Patil

Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, S S nagara, Mysuru, India

Nagabhushana Doggalli

Reader,Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, S S nagara, Mysuru, India

Naveen Kumar

Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Center, EPIP area, Whitefield Bangalore, India

Swathi Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Agada Tantra, Sushrutha Ayurveda College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

C J, S. ., Shastry, S. P. ., Patil, K. ., Doggalli, N. ., Kumar, N. ., & Sharma, S. . (2021). Herbal therapy in Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Short Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 509-513. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15355

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