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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 45-51

Evaluation of wound healing activity of flavonoids from Ipomoea carnea Jacq.

1 Department of Biochemistry, Mediclone Research Centre, Chennai - 600 048, India
2 Department of Chemistry, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Kumbakonam - 612 001, India
3 PG and Research Department of Microbiology, Sengamala Thayaar Educational Trust Women's College, Mannargudi - 614 001, India

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Department of Biochemistry, Mediclone Research Centre, Chennai - 600 048
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Natural products have numerous medicinal applications and play important roles in the biology of the organisms that accumulate them. Flavonoids are one large group of natural products with a diverse number of functions in plants and in human health. The isolates of the flowers of Ipomoea carnea  (Family: Convolvulaceae) was screened for wound-healing activity on the male wistar rats by Excision wound model and Incision wound model respectively. The studies on excision wound model reveals significant wound healing activity of the extract, which is comparable with the reference control sulphathiazole. The isolates of Ipomoea carnea  show significant activity on all wound models.

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