Utilization of Solanaceae for dental care management in India
Seema Sharma and Kuldip Singh Dogra
Solanaceae family commonly known as nightshades belongs to dicot group of flowering plants. The scientific literature revealed that members of this family is predominately used to dental care like toothache and used to clean teeth etc. In the present review 17 species of Solanaceae family has been documented which are being exploited by different tribal and rural peoples of India for dental care purpose. The species under study are arranged alphabetically on the basis of botanical name followed by other names, distribution, part used, folk use cited by earlier workers and chemical constituents. In the present scenario, even though the accessibility of Western medicine for simple and complicated diseases is available, many people still continue to depend on medicinal plants for tooth infections. The aim of this review is to document and summarize the information on various species in Solanaceae family which are used for dental care purpose. The purpose of documentation of information is necessary before it is lost permanently.
How to cite this article:
Seema Sharma, Kuldip Singh Dogra. Utilization of Solanaceae for dental care management in India. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(5):71-74.