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Mayana (Coleus blumei) Leaves Ointment in Wound Healing of Albino Rats (Rattus albus)

Marvarieley Jean Moron 1 and Liwayway H. Acero 2
1. San Beda College, Manila, Philippines
2. Department of Natural Sciences, San Beda College, Manila, Philippines
Abstract—Coleus blumei has been known for its ornamental and potential medicinal uses. The colorful leaves are used for ornamental purposes. In a larger scale it also used for landscaping. There are studies that it can be used as antimicrobial agent but its wound healing potential is not yet explored. In this study, mayana leaves were air dried and turned to ointment form. The final product was applied to inflicted wounds of ten Albino rats which are assigned in the treatment group (treatment 2).Twenty Albino rats served as experimental animals. They are randomly assigned in two groups. The first group, or treatment 1, (10 animals) as the control. Inflicted wounds of Albino rats in treatment 1 was applied by the usual antiseptic (Betadine). The second group, treatment 2 served as the experimental animals where the ointment from mayana was applied. Initial wound size showed no significant result. The final wound size in millimeter after fifteen days showed significant result. The result revealed that the leaves of mayana has wound healing property in Albino Rats. The result of this study attested that the leaves of mayana can be utilized as a source of herbal plant, specifically to heal wounds. 
Index Terms— Coleus, blumei, wound, healing

Cite: Marvarieley Jean Moron and Liwayway H. Acero, "Mayana (Coleus blumei) Leaves Ointment in Wound Healing of Albino Rats (Rattus albus)," International Journal of Food Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 18-22, June 2017. doi: 10.18178/ijfe.3.1.18-22
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