The Most Important Native Iranian Medicinal Plants Affecting The Bacteria that Cause Tooth Decay; A Systematic Review


  • Mahsa Oboodiat
  • Ronak Bakhtiari
  • Pegah Shakib
  • Neshatafarin Manoocheri
  • Atefeh Khakpour



Treatment, Tooth decay, medicinal plants, Systematic review


Background: Tooth decay is an infectious disease that is caused by various microorganisms. Chemical
drugs used to control and treat tooth decay mainly have side effects. On the other hand, many plants have
antimicrobial effect against microbes that cause tooth decay. Therefore, the aim of this study was to introduce
Iranian medicinal plants with antimicrobial properties in tooth decay.
Method: To reach this purpose, we searched keywords containing Iranian medicinal plants, medicinal
plants, Tooth decay, essential oils, and extracts in Pub Med, Web of Science Direct, Scopus, Scientific
Information Databases, and Google scholar.
Results: The results of our study led to the achievement of 17 articles that intensive on the study of Iranian
medicinal plants affecting the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
Conclusion: This article introduces a number of plants that have been introduced in different regions of Iran
for the treatment of tooth decay, which based on the knowledge of traditional and ethnobotanical medicine
of Iran, we believe that they can be used as a drug against tooth decay.

Author Biographies

Mahsa Oboodiat

Student in Dentistry, School of Dentistry International Campus,TehranUniversity of Medical

Ronak Bakhtiari

Assistant Professor,Department of Pathobiology, School of Public Health,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Pegah Shakib

Assistant Professor, Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

Neshatafarin Manoocheri

Under-Graduate Student, School of Dentistry,Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Atefeh Khakpour

Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran



How to Cite

Oboodiat, M. ., Bakhtiari, R. ., Shakib, P. ., Manoocheri, N. ., & Khakpour, A. (2021). The Most Important Native Iranian Medicinal Plants Affecting The Bacteria that Cause Tooth Decay; A Systematic Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3421-3425.

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