Antimicrobial Properties of Thai Herbal Plants for Application in Root Canal Treatment

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Chalermkwan Phuvoravan
Visakha Aupaphong
Orapan Saraban
Praphatsorn Uraisin
Chavisa Sukcharoenkraisri


The aim of this article was to collect the data published in the research related to antimicrobial property of herbal plant that can be cropped in Thailand. This preliminary data could be used to develop herbal plant products as an alternative in endodontic therapy. This literature review was conducted using electronic databases such as PubMed, ScienceDirect, Wiley, ResearchGate, Elsevier and Google Scholar. The search was done with the keywords: Herbs, Herbal extract, Endodontics, Root canal, Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antifungal. The results showed that Thai herbal plant exhibited the antimicrobial activity against both bacteria and fungi. This article selected 7 types of Thai herbal plants which were Neem, Noni, Turmeric, Triphala, Aloe vera, Garlic and Guava. These herbs shown favorable outcomes in eradication of endodontic microorganisms in both single or mixed culture and biofilm.


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Phuvoravan C, Aupaphong V, Saraban O, Uraisin P, Sukcharoenkraisri C. Antimicrobial Properties of Thai Herbal Plants for Application in Root Canal Treatment. Khon Kaen Dent J [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 11 [cited 2022 Oct. 5];25(2):113-26. Available from:
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