Investigation of Wound Healing Potential of Azadirachta indica Seed Extract using Wistar Rats

Authors

  • I. A. Ajayi
  • O. B. Omolere

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v45i6.542

Abstract

This study investigated the wound healing potential of hexane and methanolic seed extracts of Azadirachta indica using 35 wistar rats that were divided into 5 groups of 7 rats each. Phytochemical screening and antimicrobial activity of the extracts were carried out while the wound healing potential was evaluated by treating the test rats with 5 % and 10 % hexane and methanol extracts in an experiment that lasted for 21 days. Wound area and percentage of wound closure of the rats were noted at four-day intervals and at 21 days, the blood and organs of the rats were subjected to haematological and histopathological analyses respectively. The extracts were found to contain tannins, glycosides and phenols and they inhibited the growth of tested organisms. All the test rats displayed better and faster healing than the control ones but there were no significant differences between their haematological and histophatological results. The seed extracts quickened the wound healing process of the rats and might therefore be useful in wound treatment.

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Published

2020-10-31

How to Cite

Ajayi, I. A., & Omolere, O. B. . (2020). Investigation of Wound Healing Potential of Azadirachta indica Seed Extract using Wistar Rats . Journal of Chemical Society of Nigeria, 45(6). https://doi.org/10.46602/jcsn.v45i6.542