AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION ON WOUND HEALING PROPERTY OF SHIGRU PATRA GHANASATVA (LEAF WATER EXTRACT OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM)

Sunil Kumar, Subash Sahu, Ritu Dr, Sanjay KS

Abstract


All the parts of Shigru (Moringa oleifera Lam.) are having medicinal importance and it is traditionally used to treat various skin disorders, including wounds. This study was aimed at investigating the healing efficacy of Shigru Patra Ghanasatva (water extract of leaves). The results of controlled experimental study carried out on Swiss albino rats showed that Shigru Patra Ghanasatva caused better wound healing in terms of epithelization and tensile strength in comprise to control group.  Thus it is considered that formulated water extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. leaf is effective in the treatment of wounds and thus supports its Ayurvedic literature & traditional use.

Key words: Shigru, Moringa oleifera, Shigru patra ghanasatva, wounds, Morton and melone method

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