- An active ingredient of Galla Chinensis, a natural herb may fight cavity
- To maintain a healthy mouth, the oral environment must be neutral
- Herb called Galla Chinensis was revealed to inhibit the acid production
The team explains, that the for good oral health you must ensure a a neutral environment in your mouth. When the environment becomes acidic, dental caries and other tooth disorders may occur. Galla Chinensis was seen to inhibit the acid production of caries-associated bacteria as well as make teeth more resistant to acidic attack.
The researchers tested hundreds of Chinese herbs and identified that Galla Chinensis has a strong potential to prevent dental caries. Galla Chinensis also possesses substantial antiviral, anticancer, hepatoprotective, antidiarrheal and antioxidant activities, researchers shared.
However, the main active ingredient of Galla Chinensis is unknown, which restricts the application in dentistry. For the study, several Galla Chinensis extracts with different main ingredients were obtained and determined by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis.
With Inputs from PTI
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