HERBAL REMEDY FOR WOUND MANAGEMENT: A REVIEWAbstract
Since from prehistoric times the practice of herbal medicine has existed as the primary form of medicine. India is one of leading bio-diversity center with the presence of over 50, 000 different plant species. Many plants are unexplored though they were used from ancient times in traditional system of medicine. At the same time, several plants activity was proven scientifically, and its resurgence as herbal medicines was started in the past few years. Many countries have included herbal products, in their national health programs and national health schemes, as an important alternative for the treatment of various diseases. In day to day life, people came across accidental wounding and management of wound is a complicated process. Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process of restoring damaged tissue that involves a series of independent and overlapping stages. Many plants have the potential to heal the wounds owing to a vast array of medicinal compounds they can synthesize. In most of the countries, a great number of plants are used by tribal and folklore for the treatment of wounds and burns. These natural agents induce healing and recovery of the lost tissue by several mechanisms. These phytomedicines are not only cheap and affordable but are also harmless. The presence of a wide range of life-sustaining constituents in plants has insisted scientists to examine these plants to define potential wound healing properties. The current article provides a glance on plants identified from various ethnobotanical surveys and folklore medicinal survey possessing wound healing activity and their formulations.
K. N. Yadav *, P. V. Kadam, S. K. Jagdale and M. J. Patil
Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Pharmacy, Kalewadi, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
20 April 2018
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