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COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF IN VITRO ANTIMICROBIAL AND IN VIVO WOUND HEALING ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC AND ETHYL ACETATE EXTRACTs OF ABUTILON INDICUM ROOT

Ravishankar K.a, Kiranmayi G.V.N.a* and Sruthi J. M.a

a Aditya College of Pharmacy, Surampalem, East Godavari District - 533 437 Andhra Pradesh, India
* For Correspondence: E-mail : kiranmayi54@yahoo.com


ABSTRACT

The present study was aimed at comparing the in vivo wound healing and in vitro antibacterial activity of Abutilon indicum roots. Wound healing is a complex phenomenon which consists of three stages inflammatory, proliferative, and remodelling. Traditionally, A. indicum is used for wound healing. There is no specific scientific data available for the wound healing activity of Abutilon indicum root. The present study was designed to investigate the same. The wound healing activity of ethanolic and ethyl acetate extracts of A. indicum was evaluated in incision and burn wound models. The parameters studied include tensile strength, epithelialisation period and rate of wound contraction. A. indicum also possesses antimicrobial activity. Ethyl acetate and ethanolic extract of A. indicum was tested against both Gram positive, Gram negative and fungal organisms using agar well diffusion method. From the results, it was concluded that ethyl acetate extract of A. indicum root had greater wound activity and antimicrobial activity than the ethanolic extract.

Year 2019 | Volume No. 56 | Issue No.04 | Page No. 21-31
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