THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL OF NOVEL PHYTO-MEDICINE FROM NATURAL ORIGIN FOR ACCELERATED WOUND HEALINGAbstract
Nature has always provided a remedy for most ailments that man has ever faced; wounds are no such exception. The wound healing process is complex and consists of overlapping phases, mainly haemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. There is the interplay of various sub-stages, mediators, biomarkers, enzymes, growth factors to form a complex system. Several other conditions like oxygen/blood supply, nutrition, diabetes, infections, aging, obesity, and other diseases make this more perplexing. On this background, faster and better healing of the wound is of paramount importance. Humans have employed different phytomedicines for accelerating the healing of wounds. These phytomedicines are traditionally used natural actives employed in the treatment of wounds as a modality to accelerate wound healing. This article delineates the basics of the wound healing process along with the therapeutic potential of some phytomedicines.
R. Varghese and V. Shinde *
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
18 September 2020
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