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ANTISEPTIC AND HEALING EFFECTS OF TURMERIC OINTMENT ON LOCAL APPLICATION IN SUPERFICIAL BURN

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Author(s): Sanjeev Kr. Choudhary*, RN Sharma, Ashutosh Chourishi

Journal: International Journal of Bioassays
ISSN 2278-778X

Volume: 1;
Issue: 11;
Start page: 138;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Turmeric | Curamin | Superficial Burn

ABSTRACT
An ethanol extract of turmeric in Vaseline base after proper sterilization was applied topically along with Vaseline gauze (Jelonet) in 228 patients of superficial burns over small area and compared against the control group with applications of Vaseline gauze (Jalonet) alone on another area/patch of the same patients. On 3rd day itself the superficial burn wound were found chemically clean and healthy without any apparent infection in significantly greater number of cases (52%) in test group than control group (16%). A clean, healthy and dry area was also noted with passage of time in turmeric ointment group (test group) which was less pronounced in control group. On 11th day finally only few cases (about 15%) showed signs of wound infection in test group against about 80% in control group. Bacteriological exam with swab culture also supported and correlated well with clinical findings. Healing was also found to be rapid with good epitlelisation in turmeric group.
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