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Submitted: 04 July 2017 Modified: 04 July 2017
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The Wound Healing Effect of Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete) Leaf Ointment on ICR Mice.

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The skin serves as a protective barrier against the outside environment. A wound would be presented due to any damage or injury to the skin. The natural process of wound healing can be enhanced by certain raw material, one of which might be the Calabash tree (Crescentis cujete) leaf. The problem of the study was to evaluate the potential wound healing property of calabash tree leaf ointment on 25 ICR mice divided into 4 treatment groups, with 6 mice in the negative control group (distilled water), hydrocortisone positive control group (Topiderm) and calabash tree ointment, while 7 mice in the fucidic acid - positive control group (Fucidin). Prior to the experimentation, the mice were incised dorsally with two wounds (one on the left side and the other on the right side), and wound were stitched shut with three interrupted stitches. Mice were treated topically twice daily depending on the treatment group assigned to the them.


Publication Type
Thesis Degree
Publication Date
April 2017


To evaluate the potential wound healing property of calabash tree (C. cujete) leaf ointment in ICR mice.

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