A Review on Wound Healing
Pandey A* and Mittal A
Journal Title:Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
In spite of the incredible progress in human medicine, infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and other parasites are still a major risk to public health. Since ages, plants and herbs with wound healing, antioxidant and antimicrobial potentials are being used in India by traditional healers. Though the healing process is occurs naturally, an infection, mostly from S. aureus, E. coli, P. auregenosa and Bacillus spp. can seriously delay it by prolonging the inflammatory phase and disrupting the normal clotting mechanism hence ultimately delaying angiogenesis. This delaying will also cause generation of reactive oxygen species. Over production of reactive oxygen species results in oxidative stress thereby causing cyto-toxicity and delaying wound healing. Hence estimation of both antioxidant and antimicrobial property of extract is relevant as these agents have synergetic effect on wound healing by destroying the free radicals and preventing the delaying of angiogenesis.