Journal of Conservative Dentistry

: 2005  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31--39

Phytotherapeutics in conservative dentistry & endodontics -a review

Borthakur Bikash Jyoti 
 Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Pondicherry, India

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Borthakur Bikash Jyoti
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College & Hospital, Pondicherry

In this age of high technology, Phytotherapeutics influence the daily life of million of people around the world. More often, it had been largely ignored; some of these practices have found places in today�SQ�s medical & dental knowledge. Identification & isolation of �DQ�Digoxin�DQ� from Digitalis lanata, �DQ�Reserpine�DQ�from Rauwalfa serpentina, �DQ�Vincrystin �DQ�and �DQ�Vinblastin �DQ�from Catharanthus rosea,�DQ� Gutta percha �DQ�from Palaquiam species. �DQ�Eugenol �DQ�from Svgygium aromaticum are some of the examples. Recently there have been trends of regaining faith & increasing awareness on natural products. In Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, variety of dental materials & medicaments are being used originated from plants. This paper tries to trace out the natural roots of different dental materials & medicaments used in our specialty which will not only help us to know the accurate source of such ingredient but also help us to explore the possibilities of developing indigenous & economic dental materials & medicaments.

How to cite this article:
Jyoti BB. Phytotherapeutics in conservative dentistry & endodontics -a review.J Conserv Dent 2005;8:31-39

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Jyoti BB. Phytotherapeutics in conservative dentistry & endodontics -a review. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2023 Sep 21 ];8:31-39
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