Cocos Nucifera: Its Properties and Contributions to Dentistry

Loomba, S and Varghese, Jothi M (2013) Cocos Nucifera: Its Properties and Contributions to Dentistry. International Journal of Scientific Study, 1 (3). pp. 138-140.

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Abstract

Though still part of daily diets for many, traditions consider Coconut or Cocos nucifera , and its components have valuable properties for medical and healing purposes. The water within the fruit has a high content of electrolytes, used for oral rehydration purposes, blood transfusion and avulsed tooth transport mediums, culture medium for cell culture studies. Past generations believed coconuts protect against medical illnesses. Studies recognize traditional Indian folk remedy using coconut oil for strengthening teeth and gums by preventing decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, and cracked lips. Researchers should explore these components and integrate in medical systems to relieve and prevent diseases, plus incorporating them into products used in dentistry. Herbal remedies as adjuncts to our daily hygiene may improve our health. The use of herb al products should be certified based on literature evidence. Scientific data and validations of such traditional approaches could justify the use of such products in dentistry

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coconuts; Coconut Oil; Oral Hygiene Adjunct; Culture Medium
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 04:43
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2014 04:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140134

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