Wound healing activity of medicinal herbs of Cauvery Delta region
The herbal ointment formulations were prepared and their wound healing potentiality was evaluated in animal model
experiments. Three different ointment formulation were prepared using different proportion of four medicinal plants namely Andrographic echioides, Alpinia galanga, Borreria hispida and Curcuma longa. The alcohol extract of the plants were used in the formulation, and white petroleum jelly and glycerine were used as base in the preparation of ointment. The ointments were applied topically over the artificiality created wounds of the experimental animals for 25 days. The wound contraction was measured on 4th, 8th, 12th and 16th day after treatement. The blood samples were analysed and the parameters including protein, cholesterol, platelets, WBC and haemoglobin contents were estimated. Group II animals treated with ointment (Formulation II) showed high percentage of wound contraction and low epithelization time. This study suggests that, the herbal preparations could prove to be boon for mankind as it is purely based on the combination of herbals.
Keywords: Alpinia galanga, Andrographis echioides, Borreria hispida, Curcuma longa, Excision wound, Wound healing.
Citation: *, ( 2017), Wound healing activity of medicinal herbs of Cauvery Delta region. Scientific Transactions in Environment and Technovation Journal(STET), 11(1): 1-10
Received: 07/01/2015; Accepted: 07/05/2017;