Efficacy of Saptaparna Leaf and Stem Latex on Krumidanta shool (Pain Due to Dental Caries): A Randomized Comparative Open Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial

Meghnandini Manikrao Khandare


Krumidanta (Dental caries) is one of the most common dental disorders all over the world. It affects children as well as adult, prevalence and severity varies in different population. There is pain as an associated symptom which many a times is unbearable. The pain associated with it most annoying. The treatment given is antibiotics and analgesics which may give side effects. So an herbal drug is desirable which is safe and economical. Saptaparna (Alstonia scholaris LinnR.br) is one such drug recommended in the classics whose latex is said to be effective on Krumidanta shool (pain due to dental caries), hence there is need to evaluate uses of Saptaparna latex on Krumidanta. A clinical trial carried to see the effect of Saptaparna latex on dentolgia has shown it as effective and safe.


Alstonia Scholaris; Caries; Krumidanta; Latex; Saptaparna.

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