Ruellia Tuberosa and Wound Healing

*, Ranjani P and *, Manjula P (2012) Ruellia Tuberosa and Wound Healing. International Journal of Nursing Education., 4 (2). pp. 34-35. ISSN 0974-9349

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India has a rich tradition of plant based knowledge on healthcare. A large number of plants are used for treatment of cuts, wounds and burns. Wounds are the physical injuries that result in an opening or breaking of the skin and appropriate method for healing of wounds is essential for the restoration of disrupted anatomical continuity and disturbed functional status of the skin. According to Biswas and Mukherjee 70% of the wound healing Ayurvedic drugs are of plant origin. Most of the ethnobotanical studies confirmed that leaves are the major portion of the plant used for the treatment of diseases. The reason why leaves are used mostly is that they are easily accessible and are active in photosynthesis and production of metabolites. Ruellia tuberosa is species of Acanthaceae family. In folk medicine, this plant has been used as diuretic, antidiabetic, antipyretic, analgesic, antihypertensive, thirst quenching and antidotal agent. The plant is also used to treat urinary problems and high cholesterol levels and it is also used as anthelmintic. In this article we look at how Ruellia tuberosa leaves paste worked at healing a cut wound on a 27 year old female and review the evidence from research studies to highlight the wound healing effects of Ruellia tuberosa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wound , Ruelliatuberosa, plant, leaves
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Mangalore
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 06:17
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2014 06:17

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