Evaluation of the wound-healing activity of selected traditional medicinal plants from Perú.

@article{Villegas1997EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the wound-healing activity of selected traditional medicinal plants from Per{\'u}.},
  author={Le{\'o}n F Villegas and Isabel Diana Fernandez and H{\'e}ctor Maldonado and Rosario Torres and Alfonso Zavaleta and Abraham J Vaisberg and Gerald Bruce Hammond},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={1997},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={193-200}
}
Folk medicine practitioners in Perú employ plant preparations as wound-healing agents on superficial and internal wounds (gastric ulcers). The results of a scientific evaluation of the wound-healing activity of nine plants found in the Amazon jungle near Iquitos and in the Andes mountains is presented. The species studied were: Peperomia galioides, Mentzelia cordifolia, Mutisia acuminata, Himatanthus sucuuba, Spondias mombin, Eleutherine bulbosa, Muehlenbeckia tamnifolia, Anredera diffusa and… CONTINUE READING