The antibacterial activity of plant extracts containing polyphenols against Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Smullen2007TheAA,
  title={The antibacterial activity of plant extracts containing polyphenols against Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Joanne Smullen and Gripper A. Koutsou and Howard Anthony Foster and Albert Zumb{\'e} and David M Storey},
  journal={Caries research},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={342-9}
}
The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of commercially available and 70% aqueous propanone (P70) extracts from plants chosen for polyphenol content on Streptococcus mutans and other bacteria were determined using a standard susceptibility agar dilution technique to investigate their potential use as anticariogenic agents. The effects on adhesion of S. mutans to glass were also studied. The lowest MICs were for the P70 extracts of red grape skin (0.5 mg ml(-1)) and green tea and sloe berry… CONTINUE READING