Author(s): Kosger HH, Ozturk M, Sokmen A, Bulut E, Ay S
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate wound healing effects of Arnebia densiflora (Nordm.) Ledeb. root extracts on rat palatal mucosa. METHODS: A 10-mm full-thickness mucosal wounds were created on midline of rats' palate by using scalpel. In the experimental groups, a ten percent extract of A. densiflora roots was topically applied once a day as ointment on the wounds. After wounding, tissue samples from palatal mucosa were harvested at 4, 7, 14 and 21 days and then evaluated histologically. RESULTS: It was observed that 10\% A. densiflora root extract has progressive effects on wound healing in experimental groups. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that A. densiflora root extract could be developed as a therapeutic agent for wound healing.
This article was published in Eur J Dent
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology