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Berkumur larutan madu hutan 15% efektif mengurangi jumlah koloni bakteri dalam saliva Gargling 15% wild honey solution effective in reducing the number of bacteria colonies in saliva

Irfan Sugianto , M. Ilyas

Irfan Sugianto
Bagian Radiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia. Email: sugiantoirfan@gmail.com

M. Ilyas
Bagian Ilmu Kesehatan Gigi Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi Universitas Hasanuddin Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: June 30, 2013 | Cite this Article
Sugianto, I., Ilyas, M. 2013. Berkumur larutan madu hutan 15% efektif mengurangi jumlah koloni bakteri dalam saliva Gargling 15% wild honey solution effective in reducing the number of bacteria colonies in saliva. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 12(2): 95-97.


The use of natural mouthwash has been developed; honey is one of them. In the Holy Qur'an has mentioned that honey
is the recommended drug for treating various diseases. Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant effects.
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of wild honey solution 15% to the number of colonies of bacteria in
saliva. In the quasi-experimental research design with pre and posttest design with control group, the samples were
divided into two groups. Group 1 is the group that rinsing with a solution of wild honey, and group 2 as the control,
gargling with mouthwash containing 1% povidone iodine. The results showed that in group 1, the average number of
bacterial colonies was 233.3 CFU/ml before rinsing to 183.8 CFU/ml after rinsing (p<0.05). It is concluded that
rinsing with a solution of 15% wild honey effectively reduce the number of colonies of bacteria in saliva.

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