Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Traditional Medicine for Wound Management


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1Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

2Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

3Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Traditional Medicine for Wound Management

Description

Nature is the main source of traditional medicine, which is based on the knowledge gained over generations. The development of novel drugs through the scientific investigation of biological activities and phytochemical features of traditional medicines is fundamental for the treatment of several problems. Indeed, ethnobotanical knowledge has been recorded in folklore medicines in certain parts of the world. Ethnobotanical data are the starting point of such ethnopharmacognostic research endeavors, proceeding with an experimental part at the later stage for the verification of this information using a scientific approach.

As they cause minimal side effects and are affordable and available, natural sources, especially plant based remedies such as Hypericum perforatum, Aloe vera, Calendula officinalis, and Centella asiatica, are widely used for wound healing purposes and other skin diseases. Therefore, traditional medicine may offer rapid and complete wound healing through avoiding financial burden to the modern healthcare system. Although the popularity of traditional and complementary medicines has increased in recent years, awareness regarding their safety needs to be raised through scientific standardization and safety evaluation before their clinical use.

In this context, we invite researchers to contribute original research articles and review articles on wound healing properties of traditional medicines.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • In vivo and in vitro experimental methods to assess wound healing activities
  • Wound healing activities of traditional remedies
  • Bioactivity-guided fractionation and isolation studies
  • Phytochemical analysis
  • Investigation on the activity mechanisms
  • Development of new analytical methods for standardization of traditional medicines having wound healing properties

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4214382
  • - Editorial

Traditional Medicine for Wound Management

Ipek Suntar | Satyajit D. Sarker | ... | Norazah Basar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5821706
  • - Research Article

Periplaneta americana Extracts Promote Skin Wound Healing via Nuclear Factor Kappa B Canonical Pathway and Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Signaling

Qin Song | Qiheng Gou | ... | Chaomei Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7812598
  • - Research Article

Wound Healing Effects of Prunus yedoensis Matsumura Bark in Scalded Rats

Jin-Ho Lee | Kyungjin Lee | ... | Ho-Young Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5820405
  • - Research Article

Bletilla striata Micron Particles Function as a Hemostatic Agent by Promoting Rapid Blood Aggregation

Chen Zhang | Rui Zeng | ... | Yan Qu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9480791
  • - Research Article

Determination of the Wound Healing Potentials of Medicinal Plants Historically Used in Ghana

Sara H. Freiesleben | Jens Soelberg | ... | Anna K. Jäger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6568528
  • - Research Article

In Vivo Wound Healing Activity of Abrus cantoniensis Extract

Qi Zeng | Hui Xie | ... | Fu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1621894
  • - Research Article

Preventive Effects of the Intestine Function Recovery Decoction, a Traditional Chinese Medicine, on Postoperative Intra-Abdominal Adhesion Formation in a Rat Model

Cancan Zhou | Pengbo Jia | ... | Xuqi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7965689
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Wound Healing Properties of Grape Seed, Sesame, and Fenugreek Oils

Dorsaf Moalla Rekik | Sameh Ben Khedir | ... | Zouheir Sahnoun
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate26%
Submission to final decision67 days
Acceptance to publication35 days
CiteScore2.900
Impact Factor1.813
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