Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Ethnopharmacological Approaches to Wound Repair


Publishing date
29 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Dec 2011

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Etiler, Ankara, Turkey

2Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

3Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Pharmacy, Science University of Malaysia, Penang, 11800 Minden, Malaysia

4Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, KLE University, Karnataka, Belgaum 590010, India

5Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology, The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA


Ethnopharmacological Approaches to Wound Repair

Description

Interest in natural products is growing rapidly, and research into natural products has advanced tremendously in academia and pharmaceutical companies. Natural products have proved to be a rich source of therapeutic agents.

Wound is an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency. Wound healing is a multifarious procedure comprised of systematical processes of events which repair the damaged tissue partially or completely. This complex cascade of event starts from the moment of injury and continues for varying periods of time depending on the severity of wounding. The process can be broadly categorized into three stages: inflammatory phase (consisting the establishment of homeostasis and inflammation), proliferative phase (consisting of granulation, contraction, and epithelialization), and finally the remodelling phase which ultimately determines the strength and appearance of the healed tissue.

There are many ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological researches on wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities. In vivo and in vitro studies provide scientific evidence for the ethnomedicinal features of plants animal kingdom and marine products used in traditional medicine and led to the development of novel drug candidates.

We invite investigators to submit original research and review articles that evaluate the wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects of medicinal plants, animal kingdom, and marine products. We are particularly interested in articles that explore aspects of wound healing activities by in vitro and In vivo experimental models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wound healing and anti-inflammatory activities including clinical efficacy of medicinal plants or products from animals or marine organisms and their constituent molecules
  • In vivo and in vitro activity models for the wound healing activity assessment and their contributing activities such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial for the wound healing effects
  • Role of the natural products on wound healing stages: inflammation, proliferation, and remodelling
  • Biological activity guided isolation studies for the isolation of active constituents
  • Elucidating the mechanism of action
  • Role of inflammation in wound healing

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 804039
  • - Editorial

Ethnopharmacological Approaches to Wound Repair

Esra Küpeli Akkol | Fatma U. Afifi | ... | Shrikant Anant
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 491027
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Topical Tocopherol Cream on Cutaneous Wound Healing in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Teoh Seong Lin | Azian Abd Latiff | ... | Musalmah Mazlan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 294528
  • - Research Article

Pilot Study with regard to the Wound Healing Activity of Protein from Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br.

Ramar Perumal Samy | Vincent T. K. Chow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 418679
  • - Research Article

Plectranthus amboinicus and Centella asiatica Cream for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Yuan-Sung Kuo | Hsiung-Fei Chien | William Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 956107
  • - Research Article

Astragaloside IV Downregulates β-Catenin in Rat Keratinocytes to Counter LiCl-Induced Inhibition of Proliferation and Migration

Fu-Lun Li | Xin Li | ... | Bin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 930192
  • - Review Article

Characteristics and Clinical Managements of Chronic Skin Ulcers Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Fu-Lun Li | Yi-Fei Wang | ... | Bin Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 652059
  • - Research Article

Dexamethasone Resisted Podocyte Injury via Stabilizing TRPC6 Expression and Distribution

Shengyou Yu | L. Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 467531
  • - Research Article

A Study of the Wound Healing Mechanism of a Traditional Chinese Medicine, Angelica sinensis, Using a Proteomic Approach

Chia-Yen Hsiao | Ching-Yi Hung | ... | Kin-Fu Chak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 701927
  • - Research Article

Fractionation of an Extract of Pluchea odorata Separates a Property Indicative for the Induction of Cell Plasticity from One That Inhibits a Neoplastic Phenotype

Mareike Seelinger | Ruxandra Popescu | ... | Georg Krupitza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 153568
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) on the Development of Atopic Dermatitis-Like Skin Lesions in NC/Nga Mice

Rajendra Karki | Myung-A Jung | ... | Dong-Wook Kim
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