Alternative and Comparative Medicine in Dentistry
In Japan, Oriental herbal medicines (Kampo) are clinically designated as drugs that can be prescribed by any doctor. The quality of the materials used in Kampo are well controlled by pharmaceutical companies. One of the leading Japanese companies, Tsumura Pharmaceuticals Co. Japan, classifies the herbal materials according to the sub-species of the plant and the place it was collected or grown. Kampo is no longer an old or mysterious prescription and its use must be re-evaluated and considered as a choice for therapy today.
KeywordsSjogren Syndrome Plate Denture Saliva Secretion Comparative Medicine Glycyrrhizae Radix
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