WOUND HEALING POTENTIAL OF HERBAL DRUGS: A MINI REVIEW
Preeti Garg and *Aakash Deep
Wound healing is a dynamic and normal biological process involving fibroblast activation and migration, re-epithelization, proliferation of endothelial cells, and angiogenesis, which are accompanied by inflammatory response and oxidative reactions in the damaged area. Herbs have been integral to both traditional and non-traditional forms of medicine dating back at least 5000 years. The enduring popularity of herbal medicines may be explained by the perception that herbs cause minimal unwanted side effects. More recently scientists increasingly rely on modern scientific methods and evidence-based medicine to prove efficacy of herbal medicines and focus on better understanding of mechanisms of their action. Preparations from traditional medicinal plants are often used for wound healing purposes covering a broad area of different skin related diseases. The main aim of this review article is potential of herbs for effective treatment of wound.
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