International Journal of Ayurveda Research

: 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-

More concerns on triphala mouthwash

Viroj Wiwanitkit 
 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

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Wiwanitkit V. More concerns on triphala mouthwash.Int J Ayurveda Res 2010;1:196-196

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I read with great interest a recent published work on triphala mouthwash by Tandon et al.[1] They concluded that there was no significant difference between triphala and chlorhexidine mouthwashes. [1] I agree that this work confirms the dental usefulness of triphala. The previous report also mentioned the counteraction on biofilm formed on tooth substrate. [2] However, there are some facts on the triphala to be known. Triphala has been recently reported to have an in vitro effect on drug modulating enzymes. [3] Disturbance on cytochrome P450 is mentioned, thereby the likelihood of herb-drug interactions, if these are administered concomitantly, can be expected. [3]


1Tandon S, Gupta K, Rao S, Malagi KJ. Effect of Triphala mouthwash on the caries status. Int J Ayurveda Res 2010;1:93-9.
2Prabhakar J, Senthilkumar M, Priya MS, Mahalakshmi K, Sehgal PK, Sukumaran VG. Evaluation of antimicrobial efficacy of herbal alternatives (Triphala and green tea polyphenols), MTAD, and 5% sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis biofilm formed on tooth substrate: An in vitro study. J Endod 2010;36:83-6.
3Ponnusankar S, Pandit S, Babu R, Bandyopadhyay A, Mukherjee PK. Cytochrome P450 inhibitory potential of Triphala: A Rasayana from Ayurveda. J Ethnopharmacol 2010 [In press].