||Background: Herbal medication is one of the most popular alternative treatment that people will seek in this century. One of them is the use of " black cummin " infused inside a mouthwash solution which is beneficial for gingivitis patients as it has antibacterial and antiinflamatory properties.
Methods: 20 gingivitis patients are randomly selected and are divided into 2 groups. 1 group receives the " black cummin " mouthwash solution and the ther group receives the control saline mouthwash solution. The patients from both groups were instructed to gargle using the solution that were given twice a day for 30 seconds and for 5 days.
Result: This reseacrh uses gingival index to measure the results. Gingival index of the patient was measured on the 1st, 3rd and on the 5th day. The average gingival index of the " black cummin " group is ( 1,5) on the 1st day, (1,135) on the 3rd day and (0,44) on the 5 day. The average gingival index of the control group is ( 1,8) on the 1st day, ( 1,635) on the 3rd day and ( 1,46) on the 5 day. By comparing this results using a independent T-test, the result showed a signficant difference between the control and the "black cummin" group.
Conclusion : " black cummin " extract has proven to be an effective and beneficial herbal product that can be used in gingivitis patients.