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Title: Review:African medicinal plants with wound healing properties
Authors: Agyare, Christian
Boakye, Yaw Duah
Bekoe, Emelia Oppong
Hensel, Andreas
Dapaah, Susana Oteng
Appiah, Theresa
Keywords: African medicinal plants
Wound models
Antioxidant
Antimicrobial
Wound healing activity
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Citation: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 177 (2016) 85–100
Abstract: Ethnopharmacological relevance: Wounds of various types including injuries,cuts,pressure,burns,dia- betic, gastric and duodenal ulcers continue to have severe socio-economic impact on the cost of health care to patients,family and health care institutions in both developing and developed countries.However,most people in the developing countries, especially Africa,depend on herbal remedies for effective treatment of wounds.Various in vitro and in vivo parameters are used for the evaluation of the functional activity of medicinal plants by using extracts,fractions and isolated compounds.The aim of the review is to identify African medicinal plants with wound healing properties within the last two decades. Materials and methods: Electronic databases such as PubMed,Scifinders and Google Scholar were used to search and filter for African medicinal plants with wound healing activity.The methods employed in the
Description: An article published by Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 177 (2016) 85–100
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10752
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