PHYTOCHEMICAL STUDY AND EVALUATION OF WOUND HEALING POTENTIAL OF CRUDE LEAVE EXTRACTS OF OROXYLUM INDICUM (L.) VENT IN WISTAR RATSAbstract
The present study was carried out to evaluate the wound healing potential of different extracts of Oroxylum indicum leave in two different types of wound models in albino rats viz., incision and excision, and compare the effects with povidone iodine ointment which is used as standard drug. Among all the extract, 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 extract of O. indicium has more significant wound healing property than the other two extracts in excision and incision wound model.