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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 376-379

Evaluation of the role of a mouth rinse containing turmeric, triphala, and honey in the treatment of oral submucous fibrosis: An open label clinical study


1 Department of Oral Medicine, Radiology and Diagnosis, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Periodontics and Oral Implantology, A.M.E'S Dental College and Hospital, Raichur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Debanti Giri
Department of Oral Medicine, Radiology and Diagnosis, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_87_18

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Background: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic disease affecting any part of oral mucosa. A proper cure of this disease is of utmost requirement. Our aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of a novel herbal mouth rinse containing curcumin, triphala and honey in the treatment of OSMF. Methods: Subjects were included in this study from the outpatient department of Dr. R Ahmed Dental College and Hospital. Clinical assessments of the oral condition were done at subsequent follow up visits (at entry, end of 30 days and end of 60 days). Results: Out of 12 females and 28 males included in the study, all showed significant reduction in regards to difficulty in mouth opening, blanched mucosa, pain at rest and lesion size. Results were analyzed using ANOVA Friedman test followed by Dunn's multiple comparisons test to observe the statistical significance. Conclusion: Efficacy and safety of mouth rinse containing curcumin, triphala and honey in relieving symptoms associated with OSMF was established in this study.


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