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Wound Healing and Antioxidant Activities of Morinda Citrifolia Leaf Extract In Rats

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Author(s): Vijaykumar Pandurang Rasal | Arulmozhi Sinnathambi | Purnima Ashok | Sridhar Yeshmaina

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
ISSN 1735-2657

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Morinda citrifolia | Wound healing | Antioxidant | Lipid peroxidation

ABSTRACT
Morinda citrifolia (Noni) has been traditionally used for bone and wound healing. The present study was carried out to investigate the effect of Morinda citrifolia leaves on experimental wounds and lipid peroxide levels in rats. Effect of aqueous extract of leaves of Morinda citrifolia (200 mg/kg) on excision, resutured incision and dead space wound models were studied. Measurement of blood malondialdehyde (MDA) levels and histopathological studies were also carried out. There was a significant increase (p

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