Comparison Between Medicinal Plants Used Against Oral Diseases And Pharmaceutical Dental Products In Morocco

Hazim Harouak , Jamal Ibijbijen , Laila Nassiri

Abstract

In order to compare aromatic and medicinal plants used against different oral diseases and medicinal products commercialized around the kingdom of Morocco for oral use, two surveys were carried out in Meknes city; the first one was with herbalists operating traditional medicine sector and the second one at pharmacies or parapharmacies. The results revealed the use of certain active principles such as limonene, linalool, eugenol, eucalyptol, thymol, menthol which are present both in medicinal plants and commercialized medicines with oral effect; as well, some plants used in herbal medicine such as thyme, chamomile, walnut barks, sage, and many others are also included in dental products based on plants‎.



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