Effect of ethanolic extract of plectranthus amboinicus leaf on healing of burn wound in wistar rats

Shenoy, Smita and Sukesh, * and Vinod, MS and Shruthi, * and Amberkar, Mohan Babu V and Amuthan, Arul (2012) Effect of ethanolic extract of plectranthus amboinicus leaf on healing of burn wound in wistar rats. International Journal of Applied Biology and Pharmaceutical Technology, 3 (3). pp. 32-35. ISSN 0976-4550

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Objectives: To study the effect of ethanolic extract of the leaf of Plectranthus amboinicus on the healing of burn wounds in wistar rats and compare it with silver sulfadiazine treated group. Materials and Methods: Five groups of rats were used in the study. Partial thickness burn wounds were made on each rat under ketamine anesthesia.The wounds in the five groups of rats were treated topically with petroleum base, silver sulfadiazine,1%, 2% and 3% ointment of ethanolic extract of Plectranthus amboinicus, respectively, once daily for 21 days or till complete healing whichever was earlier. The wound contraction rate and period of epithelization were monitored. Results: The rate of wound contraction was significantly more in Plectranthusamboinicustreated groups in comparison to the control. The mean period of epithelization was significantly decreased in Plectranthus amboinicus treated group when compared to control (P < 0.01) and silver sulfadiazine (P =0.02) treated group. Conclusion: The ethanolic extract of Plectranthusamboinicuspromoted healing of burn wound in wistar rats.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plectranthusamboinicus, burn wound, epithelization, wound contraction, healing.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 06:12
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 09:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79250

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