Topical application of Acalypha indica accelerates rat cutaneous wound healing by up-regulating the expression of Type I and III collagen.

@article{Ganeshkumar2012TopicalAO,
  title={Topical application of Acalypha indica accelerates rat cutaneous wound healing by up-regulating the expression of Type I and III collagen.},
  author={Moorthy Ganeshkumar and Thangavel Ponrasu and R. Krithika and Kuttalam Iyappan and Vinaya Subramani Gayathri and Lonchin Suguna},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={14-22}
}
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Acalypha indica Linn. (Acalypha indica) vernacularly called Kuppaimeni in Tamil, has been used as a folklore medicine since ages for the treatment of wounds by tribal people of Tamil Nadu, Southern India. The present study investigates the biochemical and molecular rationale behind the healing potential of Acalypha indica on dermal wounds in rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Acalypha indica extract (40 mg/kg body weight) was applied topically once a day on full… CONTINUE READING
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