Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Fig 6

Research Article

Investigations of a Possible Chemical Effect of Salvadora persica Chewing Sticks

Figure 6

Inhibition of growth of A. actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), H. influenzae (Hi), and P. gingivalis (Pg). The individual bars represent the number of colony forming units (CFU) at various concentrations of benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) or chlorhexidine (Chlx) compared to the negative control (DMSO). In the above figure stands for –0.001 and stands for when number of CFU were compared between negative control and different concentrations of BITC or Chlx. Different letters on the bars represent significant difference () between the CFU of the three bacteria tested at a given concentration of BITC or Chlx independently, b indicate a significant difference compared to a, and c indicate a difference compared to both a and b.

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