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PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL ASPECT OF PUNGAM VERPATTAI OIL IN RELEVANCE TO WOUND HEALING

K. Bavithra and S. Ushakanthan*

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This Siddha system of medicine is one of the ancient system. The unique nature of this system is its continuous service to humanity for more than five thousand years in combating diseases and in maintaining its physical, mental and moral health long long ago. Pungam verpattai oil is one of the siddha formulation have been used as an external application for wound healing. Wound healing process includes the stages of anti-inflammatory, proliferation and remodeling. The ingredients of pungam verpattai oil contains pungam ver pattai, coconut kernel juice and rasa karpooram which can be applied to sori, sirangu and pun. The phytopharmacological aspect suggests that the flavanoids, tocophorols, phenols and lauric acid were present in the oil. It has antiinflammatory, bactericidal, anti-allergic, cytotoxic and anti-oxidant activity. Moreover its effect on fibrin lytic system, cell migration, growth factor activation, fibroblast proliferation enhances the wound healing procedure. Thereby pungam verpattai oil can be used as a care for wound healing.

Keywords: Pungam verpattai oil, wound healing, phytopharmacological aspect.


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