International Journal of Dentistry / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Effects of Moringa oleifera (Moringa) and Azadirachta indica (Neem) Methanolic Extracts against Strains of Enterococcus faecalis

Table 1

In vitro antibacterial effect of 2% chlorhexidine and the methanolic extracts of Moringa oleifera and Azadirachta indica against Enterococcus faecalis during the first 24 and 48 hours.

TimeExtractsGrowth inhibition zone (mm)
MeanStandard deviationMedianMinimumMaximum

24 hoursAzadirachta indica33.160.7533.0032.0034.00<0.01
Moringa oleifera35.501.0535.5034.0037.00
Chlorhexidine19.161.3320.0017.0020.00

48 hoursAzadirachta indica39.833.3742.0035.0042.00<0.01
Moringa oleifera44.830.9844.5044.0046.00
Chlorhexidine27.001.0927.0026.0029.00

Kruskal–Wallis test.

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