Acta Scientific Microbiology

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 3

Antibacterial Efficacy of Azardirachta indica (Neem) Against Oral Microorganisms- An In-vitro Study

Revant H Chole1 and Swati Balsaraf2*

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Najran University, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Public Health Dentistry, Ex-professor, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India

*Corresponding Author: Swati Balsaraf, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Ex-professor, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India.

Received: February 15, 2024; Published: February 27, 2024


Introduction: Neem Tree (Azardirachta indica) is a common evergreen tree with medicinal values. Neem contains the alkaloid margosine, resins, gum, chloride, fluoride, silica, sulfur, tannins, oils, saponins, flavenoids, sterols, and calcium.

Methodology: Antimicrobial susceptibility testing protocols. Schwalve, Moore and Goodwin, Crc Press 2007 were followed after the extract was prepared. The extract were stored under 5 deg.C. and used for minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) determination in comparision with Chlorhexidine as standard.

Results: The extracts of Neem bark were tested for minimum inhibitory concentration against A. viscosus, L. acidophilus and S. mutans. Neem bark extract. s were most effective against A. viscosus as compared to S. mutans and L. acidophilus.

Conclusion: Neem has many medicinal benefits apart from antibacterial activity. The current study paves way to study in deep about the antibacterial activity of neem i.e. how does it works on biomolecular level.

Keywords: Neem; BHI; Lactobacillus Acidophillus; Chlorhexidin


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    Citation: Revant H Chole and Swati Balsaraf. “Antibacterial Efficacy of Azardirachta indica (Neem) Against Oral Microorganisms- An In-vitro Study".Acta Scientific Microbiology 7.3 (2024): 97-100.


    Copyright: © 2024 Revant H Chole and Swati Balsaraf. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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