A Pharmacological Review of Four Widely Used Traditional Medicinal Plants for Wound Healing in Bangladesh

Author(s): Md. Rajdoula Rafe*, Rayhanus Salam, Syeda Naureen Ahmed, Zebunnesa Ahmed, Surid Mohammad Chowdhury.

Journal Name: Current Traditional Medicine

Volume 6 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Traditional and folklore medicines have gained popularity throughout the world due to their safety. Herbal medicines with pharmacological activities and nutritional value are the most popular choice. Cultural and geographical factors of Bangladesh make it a vast source for herbal medicines. In addition, the cost-effectiveness of herbal medicines has also played an important role to make it a drug of choice among the developing countries like Bangladesh. People of Bangladesh have been using plants for centuries to treat different wounds caused by excision and incision. In this current review, we have gone through an extensive literature search to find out the four most commonly used medicinal plants for the treatment of wounds and their pharmacological activities in scientific researches. The featured plants of this review articles are, Calotropis gigantea, Cynodon dactylon, Acorus calamus and Justicia gendarussa. In traditional and herbal medicines, many plants are used without their scientific validation and we intend to perform a literature review in order to find out the potential scientific value of the featured plants. In addition, with pharmacological activities, their traditional formulation as a wound healing drug is also added to this article. This study will help validate the uses of these plants as traditional medicine and for researchers to find out potential therapeutic drugs according to their pharmacological studies.

Keywords: Herbal medicine, wound, pharmacological, formulation, green environment, potential therapeutic drugs.

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