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dc.contributor.authorOkot Odongo, Charles
dc.contributor.authorOdongo, Okot
dc.contributor.authorLubowa Musisi, Nathan
dc.contributor.authorWaako, Paul
dc.contributor.authorObua, Celestino
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-12T12:31:39Z
dc.date.available2021-12-12T12:31:39Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationOdongo, C. O., Musisi, N. L., Waako, P., & Obua, C. (2011). Chewing-stick practices using plants with anti-streptococcal activity in a Ugandan rural community. Frontiers in pharmacology, 2, 13. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2011.00013en_US
dc.identifier.other10.3389/fphar.2011.00013
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/347
dc.description.abstractThe high dental disease burden in developing countries has created a need to explore and develop cheap and accessible methods of dental disease prevention. Traditional toothbrushes (chewing-sticks) prepared from specific plants have been used for dental hygiene for generations. When properly used, chewing-sticks may be as effective as synthetic toothbrushes. This study set out to describe traditional chewing-stick practices in a Ugandan rural community, and evaluate the antibacterial activity of two most commonly used plants. Methods: Interviews were done to identify chewing-stick plants and obtain socio-cultural information relating to the practice in two villages in rural Uganda. Field walks were done to pick and voucher the plants, for taxonomical identification and storage. For the two most reported plants, aqueous extracts were prepared and tested for antibacterial activity against Streptococcus mutans using the agar-well diffusion method.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers in pharmacologyen_US
dc.subjectChewing-sticksen_US
dc.subjectRhus vulgarisen_US
dc.subjectLantana trifoliaen_US
dc.subjectSocio-cultural practicesen_US
dc.subjectAqueous extracten_US
dc.subjectAnti-streptococcal activityen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleChewing-stick practices using plants with anti-streptococcal activity in a Ugandan rural communityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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