Effect of Aqueous Extract of Mentha Arvensis on Candida Albicans and Lactobacillus Acidophilus
Keywords:Orthodontic patients, Candida albicans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Pudina, inhibition zone
Introduction: Orthodontic patients have an increase in the microorganisms because of the active sites for
the plaque accumulation. Pudina (Mentha arvensis) which is a perennial plant has antimicrobial property
and can be used as a mouth wash for these patients.
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of aqueous extracts of Pudina (Mint) on Candida albicans and Lactobacillus
acidophilus by evaluating their zone of inhibition and determining their minimum inhibitory concentration.
Methodology: This method consists of usage of aqueous extract of pudina and 0.2% of chlorhexidine is
used as a positive control. The results are then quantified.
Results: The results showed that there is an increase in the inhibition zone diameter with the aqueous extract
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