Clinical evaluation of cissus quadrangularis and moringa oleifera and osteoseal as osteogenic agents in mandibular fracture

Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Jul;2(2):132-6. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.94466.


Background: Ayurveda the ancient science of medicine describes various herb preparations that achieve the hastening of bone healing. Harjor showed clinical efficacy in the treatment of fractures.

Objectives: The comparative evaluation of herbal agents as osteogenic agents in mandibular fractures.

Study design: The patients were divided into four groups. Group 1: Osteoseal; Group 3: Harjor (Cissus quadrangularis); Group 2: Moringa (Moringa Oleifera); Group 4: Placebo.

Result and conclusion: Pain, Swelling, Tenderness, Mobility reduction is maximum in Osteoseal group and minimum in Placebo. There was an increase in the serum calcium and phosphorus level at different follow-ups in each groups but there was a decrease in the placebo group. Ca, Ca+, Phosphrous increase was maximum in the group 1.

Keywords: Asthisanghara; Osteogenic; prana.