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Title: Wound healing properties of Henna leaves
Authors: Sakarkar, DM
Sakarkar, UM
Shrikhande, VN
Vyas, JV
Mandavgade, S
Jaiswal, SB
Purohit, RN
Keywords: Lawsonia inermis
Mehendi
Henna leaves
Lawsone
Ethanol extract
Wound healing
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int.cl.7 — A61P 17/02, C09B 61/00
Abstract: Wound healing potential of different extracts of henna leaves i.e. Lawsonia inermis Linn. was evaluated on the rat excision and incision wound models. Lawsone isolated from the leaves was also screened for same pharmacological activity. It was observed that the oral administration as well as topical application of ethanol extract of henna leaves and lawsone exhibited significant healing response in both the wound models. Further, it was found that the topical application of ethanol extract as well as isolated lawsone was more effective than the same given by the oral route. Thus, topical application of ethanol extract can be successfully formulated for the wound healing activity.
Page(s): 406-412
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.3(6) [November-December 2004]

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