WOUND HEALING ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF ARNEBIA BENTHAMIIAbstract
Arnebia benthamii (synonym – Microtomia benthamii) commonly known as Ratanjot or Laljari found in western Himalayan region and used as wound healer roots by local vaids and tribes. The roots of Arnebia benthamii contain a red dye that is used in various health disorders like fungal infection, inflammation, fever and coloring/flavoring agent in Indian curries. To estimate wound healing potential of root extract of Arnebia benthamii, percentage wound contraction, wound area, epithelization time, tensile strength and wound index were measured in 13 days of wound healing study. The results showed highly significant wound healing in excision as well as incision wound healing models (P<0.01). The Arnebia benthamii extract-treated wounds showed about 41% higher wound contraction rate and 44% increased tensile strength in comparison with negative control animals. The epithelization time decreased by 43% and wound index value decreased by 89% in comparison to negative control animals which indicated that methanolic root extract of Arnebia benthamii is very helpful in faster and high-quality wound healing (P < 0.05).
N. Kumar *, A. Singh, D. K. Sharma and K. Kishore
Dr. R. M. L. Institute of Pharmacy, Kunwarpur Badagaon, Powayan, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
14 April 2019
14 September 2019
06 November 2019
01 January 2020