Wound Healing and Antioxidant Properties: Do They Coexist in Plants?

Authors

  • Ipek Süntar Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Etiler 06330, Ankara,
  • Esra Küpeli Akkol Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Etiler 06330, Ankara,
  • Lutfun Nahar Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH,
  • Satyajit D. Sarker Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, MA Building, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5530/ax.2012.2.2.1

Keywords:

Wound, Wound-healing, Oxidative stress, Antioxidant, Plants

Abstract

Introduction: It is known that the wound-healing process can be aided by the presence of antioxidants. Many plants have been reported to possess wound-healing and antioxidant properties. This review aims to appraise published literature and evaluate whether wound-healing and antioxidant properties co-exist in plants. Methods: Web of knowledge, Google Scholar and PubMed were primarily used to search for published reports on wound-healing and antioxidant properties of plants. Other relevant publications, e.g., books and journal articles, were also consulted. Results: Literature search has revealed that several wound-healing plants also possess considerable antioxidant properties as evident from the results of various in vitro and in vivo assays. It has appeared that the wound-healing properties of plants, in most cases, are associated with their antioxidant activities. Conclusions: The wound-healing property and antioxidant activity co-exist in many plant species from a variety of families.

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Published

2012-04-30

How to Cite

Süntar, I. ., Küpeli Akkol, E. ., Nahar, L. ., & D. Sarker, S. . (2012). Wound Healing and Antioxidant Properties: Do They Coexist in Plants?. Free Radicals and Antioxidants, 2(2), 01–07. https://doi.org/10.5530/ax.2012.2.2.1