PHYTOCHEMICAL SCREENING AND EVALUATION OF WOUND HEALING POTENTIAL OF ETHANOLIC FLOWERS EXTRACT OF BAUHINIA ACUMINATA L. IN WISTAR RATSAbstract
The present study was carried out to evaluate the wound healing potential of ethanolic flowers extract of Bauhinia acuminata in two different types of wound models in Albino rat viz., incision and excision, and compare the effects with standard drug povidine iodine ointment. The ethanolic extract at a dose of (250 mg/kg) possesses a significant increase in wound contraction and formation of scar in an excision wound model. The extract showed a significant increase in the breaking strength of resutured incision wound as compared to the control group (p<0.05). The result of the present study indicates that ethanolic flowers extract of B. acuminata posses significant wound healing in excision and incision wound model. The presence of phytoconstituents like flavonoids, saponins, phenols either individually or combined may exhibit the synergistic effect towards the healing of wounds.