alexa Abstract | Evaluation of wound healing potential of Bauhinia purpurea leaf extracts in rats

Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of methanol and chloroform extracts of Bauhinia purpurea on experimentally induced excision, incision, burn and dead space wound models in Sprague Dawley rats. Formulations of methanol and chloroform extracts of Bauhinia purpurea were prepared in carbopol and simple ointment base at concentrations of 2.5% and 5% and applied to the wounds. In the excision and burn wound models, animals treated with high doses of methanol and chloroform showed significant reduction in time taken for epithelization and wound contraction (50%) compared to control. A significant increase in breaking strength was found in incision wound model with methanol and chloroform extracts compared to their respective bases. In the dead space wound model, methanol and chloroform extract treatment (100 and 500 mg/kg) orally produced a significant increase in the breaking strength, dry tissue weight and hydroxyproline content of the granulation tissue when compared to control. Among the extracts, methanol extract exhibited more activity followed by the chloroform extract. In conclusion, the present study indicated that Bauhinia purpurea leaves exhibited wound healing activity.

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Author(s): KV Ananth M Asad N Prem Kumar S M B Asdaq GS Rao


Bauhinia purpurea , burn wound, dead space, excision wound, incision wound, wound healing

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