Two plants on wound healing process

Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology News | Feature | 4 June 2016

Summary: Alchemilla mollis and A. persica possess significant wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities.

Source: Ankara University

Alchemilla mollis is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of wounds. Associate Professor Ipek Süntar and her team conducted a study on rats and recently published their findings in the Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology. They showed that not only A. mollis but also A. persica have role in the wound healing process. Their scientific study highlights the role of traditional plants in the treatment of wound healing.

In a previous study by Peşin Süntar et al., wound healing activity potential of the ethyl acetate fraction obtained from the ethanolic extract of the aerial parts of Hypericum perforatum was attributed to hyperoside, isoquercitrin, rutin and (-)-epicatechin besides the naphthodianthronetype compounds.