Original Article

Potential of moringa fruit (moringa aloifera lamk) seeds as an anti-inflammatory agent of oral cavity lesion

Asmawati Asmawati , Bahruddin Thalib, Nurhayaty Natsir, Fajriani Fajriani, Alqarama M. Thalib, Delvi S. Reni

Asmawati Asmawati
Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia. Email: asmaamin68@yahoo.com

Bahruddin Thalib
Department of Prosthodontic, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Nurhayaty Natsir
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Fajriani Fajriani
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Alqarama M. Thalib
Departement of Dental Material, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia

Delvi S. Reni
Departement of Dental Material, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: August 01, 2021 | Cite this Article
Asmawati, A., Thalib, B., Natsir, N., Fajriani, F., Thalib, A., Reni, D. 2021. Potential of moringa fruit (moringa aloifera lamk) seeds as an anti-inflammatory agent of oral cavity lesion. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 6(2): 94-97. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v6i2.1231


Objective: To know the potential of moringa fruit seed extract (moringa Aloifera Lamk) as an anti-inflammatory agent of oral cavity lesion.

Methods: One of the natural ingredients that are widely obtained in South Sulawesi is moringa plants and from several researches this plant has been proven to have a variety of properties. Moringa fruit extracts contain components in the form of flavonoids, saponins and tannins. The content serves as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. Wound is the loss or partial damage of tissues on the body, one form of wounds that occur in the gingival is a lesion due to irritation, traumatic wounds or wounds due to preoperative incision in the extraction of impacted teeth.

Results: Therefore, a natural ingredient that is easily obtained at a low price and not a b-ingredient that is made from chemicals that will provide negative effects such as hypersensitivity and resistance for those who use these drugs.

Conclusion: Moringa Oleifera Lamk seed oil has an effect on the formation of collagenase and an increase in the amount of fibroblast so that it has the potential to become an anti-inflammatory drug of the oral cavity.

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