American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Exploration of Healing Promoting Potentials of Leaves of Morus alba L. in Albino Rats

Manish Kaushik, Aditi Kaushik and Krishna Murti

DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2013.95.101

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 8, 2013

Pages 95-101

Abstract

To establish the wound healing activity of aqueous and ethanolic extract of roots of Morus alba. Two models were performed to evaluate the wound healing activity i.e., Incision and Excision model. In incision model the parameter which was carried out was breaking strength of wounded skin. In excision model percentage wound contraction and period of epithelialization was established for both the extracts. Reference standard drug was Aloe vera ointment for comparison with other groups. From the observation in both the models, Aq. extract of Morus alba was found to have greater wound healing activity in terms of breaking strength in incision model and percentage wound contraction, period of epithelialization was highest in excision model compared with other groups. In conclusion, our findings suggest that aq. extract of Morus alba possess better healing ability than the ethanolic extract.

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