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Current Indian Science


ISSN (Print): 2210-299X
ISSN (Online): 2210-3007

Mini-Review Article

Discovering the potential of plants in wound healing: A mechanistic review

Author(s): Ishan Durvasha, Mehak Sharma and Shweta Agarwal*

Plants are admired for their taste, fragrance, and therapeutic characteristics. Herbs are used in multiple traditions, including cooking, medicine, and spirituality. Medicinal plants have been used to treat a number of illnesses and disorders from ancient times to the present day. The main reason for this is that therapeutic plants have no negative side effects. With a diverse spectrum of plant species and widespread access to traditional medical practices, India is one of the world's largest biodiversity reservoirs. According to WHO data and other relevant sources, herbal medicinal products are used by more than 80% of the world's population. The goal of this review article is to describe the importance of herbal agents in therapeutics, such as the use of crude plant extract for the medicinal purpose. Complex interaction of blood cells, tissues, soluble mediators, cytokines, and numerous growth factors is required for wound healing, whether it is accidental or surgical. Plants have enormous potential for wound management and therapy, as well as regeneration of damaged tissues, due to the presence of a variety of useful active phytoconstituents. This review presents comprehensive data on some important plants and their extracts used in wound healing along with their mechanism of action and the scientific research reported on these plants.

Keywords: Wound healing, regeneration, plant extracts, cytokines, growth factors, blood cells

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