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Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 179-186
DOI: 10.3923/jps.2007.179.186
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Wound Healing Activity of Memecylon umbellatum Burm

A. Puratchikody and G. Nagalakshmi

The present study was aimed to evaluate the wound healing activity of alcoholic leaf extract of Memecylon umbellatum Burm (Melastomataceae). On the basis of its literature references, this plant was selected for evaluation of its wound healing potential. An alcoholic leaf extract of Memecylon umbellatum Burm was examined for its wound healing activity in the form of ointment (0.5, 1.0 and 2% w/w) in two types of wound models in rats the excision and the incision wound model. The extract ointments showed significant response (p<0.001) in both the wound models as comparable to those of a standard drug nitrofurazone (NFZ) ointment (0.2% w/w) in terms of wound contracting ability, wound closure time and tensile strength.
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