Effect of Aqueous Extract of Mentha Arvensis on Candida Albicans and Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Authors

  • Monica Pisupati

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16062

Keywords:

Orthodontic patients, Candida albicans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Pudina, inhibition zone

Abstract

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
of pudina.

Author Biography

Monica Pisupati

Clinician, Orthodontics, Head Dentist/MD at Dr.Tooth Dentistry

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Monica Pisupati. (2021). Effect of Aqueous Extract of Mentha Arvensis on Candida Albicans and Lactobacillus Acidophilus. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(3), 175-180. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i3.16062