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Wound healing activity of plants from the convolvulaceae family

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Mary Ann Liebert Inc.

Source : Advances in Wound Care, Mary Ann Liebert Inc., Volume 8, Number 1, p.28-37 (2019)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Pharmacy

Department : Pharmacognosy

Year : 2019

Abstract :

Significance: Compounds derived from plants are gaining importance for the treatment of several diseases. Many plants from the Convolvulaceae family contain compounds that have demonstrated wound healing and antidiabetic activity. Such compounds can be effectively used as a part of treatments to promote wound healing in diabetics and used in combination with antimicrobial therapy to reduce the likelihood of drug resistance and allergic reactions. Novel strategies for developing herbal formulations such as nanoparticles and adhesive patches can improve the delivery of plant-based therapeutic agents. Recent Advances: Studies have confirmed the antidiabetic and wound healing activities of Merremia tridentata, Argyreia speciosa, and Ipomoea batatas, whereas Evolvulus alsinoides, Evolvulus nummularius, Argyreia cuneata, and Ipomoea carnea have wound healing activity. Critical Issues: Drug resistance is a major problem associated with antimicrobial therapy and can affect wound healing processes. Phytoconstituents can facilitate healing processes and reduce reliance on antibiotics. Future Directions: Plants from the Convolvulaceae family have had frequent traditional uses, and all plants selected for this study have antimicrobial, antidiabetic, and wound healing properties. Detailed phytochemical studies of these plants can help develop novel wound healing therapies. © 2019 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Cite this Research Publication : A. P, Sreesha N. Nair, and Ambika, “Wound healing activity of plants from the convolvulaceae family”, Advances in Wound Care, vol. 8, pp. 28-37, 2019.

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