“Triphala” – A New Herbal Mouthwash in Gingivitis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

“Triphala” – A New Herbal Mouthwash in Gingivitis: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.

J Periodontol. 2016 Jul 21;:1-10

Authors: Pradeep AR, Suke DK, Martande SS, Singh SP, Nagpal K, Naik SB


OBJECTIVE: Current study is designed to evaluate the efficacy of triphala (TRP) mouthwash in reduction of plaque and gingivitis.

MATERIAL & METHODS: Ninety chronic generalized gingivitis individuals were randomly assigned into three groups viz; Group I: Placebo mouthwash, Group II: TRP mouthwash, Group III: Chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash. All Individuals were instructed to rinse with respective mouth wash twice daily. Plaque index (PI), gingival index (GI) and oral hygiene index- simplified (OHI-S) and microbiological colony counts were recorded on baseline (B/L) and 7, 30 and 60 days respectively.

RESULTS: All three groups showed a gradual reduction in PI, GI and OHI-S levels from baseline to 7,30 and 60 days. There was also significant reduction in microbial counts in all the groups at all the time intervals except in Group 1. A significant difference was noticed with respect to reduction in PI, GI, OHI-S and microbiological counts in Group I as compared to Group II and Group III. However, no significant difference was found between Group II and Group III for all the parameters at all-time intervals.

CONCLUSION: TRP mouthwash was found to decrease the inflammatory parameters from baseline to follow-up intervals. As improvement in gingivitis was comparable to that of CHX mouthwash thus TRP mouthwash can be considered as a potential therapeutic agent in treatment of gingivitis.

PMID: 27442086 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]