American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Reversal of Dexamethasone Depressant Action in Wound Healing by Ficus Benghalensis L. Roots

Krishna Murti and Upendra Kumar

DOI : 10.3844/ajptsp.2011.68.75

American Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Volume 6, Issue 2

Pages 68-75


Problem statement: Ficus benghalensis is widely used plant world wide traditionally as well as scientifically. It has a wide uses in various medical ailments. As a part of pharmacological evaluations, we have carried out wound healing activity specially in dexamethasone depressed healing conditions. Approach: Wound healing activity was established by two medels namely incision and excision. Results: The roots of Ficus benghalensis clearly reverted the antihealing in presence of dexamethasone treated animals. It happened through increase in breaking strength in incision model and increase in percentage wound contraction and reduction in period of epithelialization. Conclusion: Presence of various chemical constituents in the roots of Ficus benghalensis specially saponins, flavanoids, taannins and alkaloids were responsible for antagonizing the antihealing effect of dexamethasone treated animals.


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