Efficacy of Apricot Kernel Decoction on Salivary Sialic Acid Level in Periodontitis

  • Yusong Kim Postgraduate School, Pyongyang University of Medical Sciences, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Keywords: Apricot kernel, Salivary sialic acid, Periodontitis, Healthy individual, Gingival index.


Background and Aim: This study was designed to explore the clinical utility of apricot kernel decoction on salivary glycoproteins in patients with periodontitis. Methods: The salivary samples were obtained from 123 subjects divided into 4 groups, namely healthy individuals (healthy), non-treated patients with periodontitis (control), chlorhexidine-treated patients with periodontitis (chlorhexidine) and both decoction and chlorhexidine-treated patients with periodontitis (decoction + chlorhexidine). Salivary sialic acid level was measured by means of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). Calculus and gingival Index were evaluated by means of Greene and Vermillion and Löe. Results: The values of salivary sialic acid in decoction + chlorhexidine group were significantly lower than chlorhexidine group (P<0.05) and control group (P<0.01). On the other hand, in decoction+ chlorhexidine group, Calculus and Gingival Index decreased significantly compared with control group and chlorhexidine group (P<0.01, P<0.05, respectively). Conclusion: Our data suggest that decoction of apricot kernel can be used as mouthwash for the treatment in periodontitis.

Gingival index.
How to Cite
Kim, Y. (2023). Efficacy of Apricot Kernel Decoction on Salivary Sialic Acid Level in Periodontitis. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 9(4), 139-141. https://doi.org/10.5530/ijcep.2022.9.4.34