IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-8-10-22816 Original Research Paper A COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF GARLIC AND PROPOLIS EXTRACTS AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS WITH AMPHOTERICIN–B AS CONTROL – AN IN–VITRO STUDY. ANNAJI SREEDHAR Dr. Dr. RADHIKA.B Dr. DR. AMIT WALVEKAR Dr. DR. AMAL HARI Dr. October 2019 8 10 01 02 ABSTRACT

Introduction: –Oral candidiasis is an infection of oral cavity caused by an over growth of candida species. The proportions of yeast in the periodontal pockets are similar to some of periodontal bacteria, thus suggesting the possible role of Candida species in pathogenesis of periodontal pocket. The plant extract such as garlic and propolis, contain bioactive components which act against these organisms with no or less side effects than by the conventional antibiotics. Objectives: – To evaluate the efficacy of garlic and propolis extracts against candida albicans and compare it with Amphotericin–B as control at 3 different concentrations Methodology: – Subgingival plaque samples were collected and selectively cultivated for candida albicans. The antimicrobial activity of propolis and garlic was assessed and compared with Amphotericin–B. Conclusion: Garlic extract can be used as a potent agent in the eradication of candida albicans in chronic periodontitis patient.