• Medicine
  • Published 2011

Wound Healing Potential of Musa paradisiaca L. (Musaceae) stem juice extract formulated into an ointment

@inproceedings{Weremfo2011WoundHP,
  title={Wound Healing Potential of Musa paradisiaca L. (Musaceae) stem juice extract formulated into an ointment},
  author={Alexander Weremfo and Alex N.M. Pappoe and Michael Buenor Adinortey},
  year={2011}
}
Musa paradisiaca L (plantain) stem juice has been shown to possess haemostatic effect. The present work was undertaken with the premise that if the stem juice is able to stop bleeding, then it could have wound healing potential. An ointment containing extract of plantain stem juice (10%) was formulated and tested for wound healing activity in rats using excision wound model. The results indicate that topical application of the formulated ointment significantly (P<0.05) enhanced the rate of… CONTINUE READING