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The effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack Tongkat Ali hydrogel on wound contraction and re-epithelialization in In Vivo excisional wound model

Yaseen Al-Bayati, Maryam Riyadh and Faisa, Ghasak Ghazi Faisa and Abd. Fuaat, Azliana and Ahmad Affandi, Khairunisa and Zainal Abidin, Muhammad 'Adil (2022) The effect of Eurycoma longifolia Jack Tongkat Ali hydrogel on wound contraction and re-epithelialization in In Vivo excisional wound model. Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10 (A). pp. 634-643. E-ISSN 1857-9655

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Abstract

Abstract background: Wound management is one of the significant health problems throughout the world. Medicinal plants have been used widely in wound management. Eurycoma longifolia Jack which is known as Tongkat Ali (TA) is a tropical medicinal plant in South East Asian countries.AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of (TA) hydrogel on wound contraction and re-epithelialization in excisional wound model in rats.METHODS: Twentymale Sprague Dawley ratswere divided into four groups each group contained five rats (n = 5). Animal treatment groups are formed as: Untreated (−ve) control, Hydrocyn®aqua gel (+ve), vehicle hydrogel, and (TA) hydrogel.Afull-thickness circular excisional wound was created on the dorsal back of each rat. The wounded area was measured and photographed on days 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 post wounding to determine the percentage of wound contraction and re-epithelialization.RESULTS: (TA) hydrogel showed significant increase in the percentage of wound contraction by 43.38% compared with the other groups (p= 0.032, p < 0.050) during the first interval (inflammatory phase). Although in the later healing stages (proliferative and remodeling) and re-epithelialization, our test group (TA) hydrogel did not show statistically difference with the other groups yet it was comparable to medically certified wound healing agent.CONCLUSION: (TA) hydrogel significantly accelerated the wound healing process during the early stage, the inflammatory stage. Whereas during the later healing stages and re-epithelialization, it showed almost the same effect of Hydrocyn® aqua gel.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: : Wound healing; Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali); Gas chromatography-mass spectrometer analysis
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM147 Administration of Drugs and Other Therapeutic Agents
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Adil Zainal Abidin
Date Deposited: 31 May 2022 11:37
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2022 10:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98120

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