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A Review on Role of Medicinal Plants on Effective Wound Healing

International Journal of Novel Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences,2015,5,6,209-217.
Published:December 2015
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

D.K Sandeep*, Mitta Srija, Kurumala Suguna, R.S Praveen Varma, S. Rajesh

Sri Venkateswara College of Pharmacy, RVS Nagar, Chittoor-517127, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Wound healing is a natural body reaction leading to the restoration of structural andfunctional integrity of injured tissues but the rate of healing is slow and microbial infection is high. The increase in resistance towards antibiotics and other synthetic drugs currently used in wound healing activity made a new path to introduce alternative wound healing agents from natural origin. India has a rich tradition of plant-based knowledge on healthcare system.Several herbs and medicinal plants proved to be a wound healers were identified and formulated for treatment and management of wounds. Some of them are Aloe, Tulsi, Neem, Turmeric, Achiote…. are mostly used in all kinds of wounds. The pharmacological validation on Indian medicinal plants is very limited and alarge number of plants used in tribal and folklore with enormous potential has not been validated for their wound healing activity. The review therefore attempts to bridge the lacunae in the existing literature and offers immense scope for researchers engaged in validation of the traditional claims and development of safe and effective and globally accepted herbal drugs for cuts and wounds.

Aloe Vera