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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF LYCOPENE AGAINST ORAL PATHOGENS

Veena Kalbande,*Rohinee Patle and Dr. Anita Chandak

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Fruits and Vegetables present in our diet have several health benefits. Tomatos are the part of diet, consumed in large level in all over world. Tomatos contain numbers of phytochemical, such as lycopene, carotenoid etc. These phytochemical have health benefits but also have antimicrobial properties. The present work investigated that lycopene extract from tomato have antimicrobial activity against some oral pathogen and comparison its activity with commercial antibiotics and mouthwash. The research work shows that lycopene was effective against oral pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans and lycopene have better activity than commercial antibiotics and mouthwashes.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Antibiotics, Lycopene, Carotenoid, phytochemical.


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