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Wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity of extract of Ficus racemosa linn. bark in albino rats

Dimple S. Mehta, Bhaven C. Kataria, Sunita B. Chhaiya.

Background: F. racemosa is an indigenous plant having anti-secretory, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer etc. properties. It is used widely in the ayurvedic medicines.
Methods: The experimental models of wound and inflammation were used to assess the wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties of F. racemosa. The significance of differences was analyzed using students’ ‘t’ test.
Results: In the strength of 10% local application it could apparently enhanced the process of healing. At the dose of 20 mg/100 gm intraperitoneally it could show inhibition of carageenan induced acute inflammation at 3rd, 5th and 7th hour and at the dose of 30 mg/100 gm intraperitoneally, formalin induced subacute inflammation was inhibited till 4th day. The results were found statistically significant.
Conclusions: Aqueous extract of F. racemosa has got wound healing and anti-inflammatory activity. It is likely that the duration of action may be shorter.

Key words: Ficus racemosa, Anti-inflammatory, Wound healing, Indigenous

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