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Any ideas why cinnamon helps kill oral bacteria?

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In brief: Phytochemicals

"essential oils are the main antimicrobial agents in spices.
Most of these oils seem to derive their antimicrobial properties from a benzene functional group. The presence of sulfur may also be an important part in the antimicrobial mechanisms of some spices." http://www.Drew.Edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/99/team3sandler12.Pdf.

In brief: Phytochemicals

"essential oils are the main antimicrobial agents in spices.
Most of these oils seem to derive their antimicrobial properties from a benzene functional group. The presence of sulfur may also be an important part in the antimicrobial mechanisms of some spices." http://www.Drew.Edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/99/team3sandler12.Pdf.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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