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Rajaei-Behbahani L, Afshar S, Rajaei-Behbahani S, Sadrzadeh-afshar M. The Oral Cavity Moisturizing Effects of Lemon and Aloe Vera Extracts in Patients with Xerostomia: A Comparative Study. Jorjani Biomed J 2022; 10 (3) :51-60
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1- Oral & Maxillofacial medicine department, Faculty of Dentistry, Ahwaz University of medical sciences, Ahwaz, Iran
2- Oral & Maxillofacial medicine specialist, Tehran, Iran
3- Dentist, Ahwaz,Iran
4- Oral & Maxillofacial medicine department, Faculty of Dentistry, Aja University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran , m_sadrzade@alumnus.tums.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Xerostomia has been defined as the dry mouth sensation due to hyposalivation or change in saliva composition. Many herbal medicines have been used as treatment options. Since the combination of aloe vera extract and honey, and Lemon is suggested as a potent oral moisturizer, limited studies have been done in this field. Therefore, we decided to compare the effects of these two moisturizers in cases of xerostomia.
Material and Methods: a combination of aloe vera extract and honey, lemon extract, and placebo mouthwashes were provided to 30 participants suffering from xerostomia. Each patient used three types of mouthwash in the following order: For the first mouthwash, the patients were asked to express their sensation of dry mouth using VAS on the first, third, and fifth days. This was followed by a one-week rest period in which patients did not use mouthwash. The same process was repeated to measure the second and third mouthwashes.
Results: Lemon and a combination of aloe vera extract and honey were both found to be significantly effective in reducing the dry mouth sensation. However, lemon was significantly more effective in this regard. Placebo was significantly less effective than both extracts and overall had no statistically significant impact on the dry mouth sensation (p<0.001)
Conclusion: Lemon mouthwash was significantly more effective than a combination of aloe vera and honey. Thus, it is recommended to improve dry mouth sensation.

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Received: 2022/05/16 | Accepted: 2022/08/20 | Published: 2022/09/13

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