Mango leaf extract promotes wound healing, study found

Known as treatment for diabetes, chronic lung diseases, asthma and colds, the leaves of Mango (Mangifera indica) showed another medicinal potential, now, for the faster healing of wounds.

Inspired with the previous knowledge on anti-bacterial properties of Mango, researchers from the Our Lady of Fatima University undertook a study to evaluate the effects of Mango leaf crude extract on wound healing.

In laboratory experiments, the researchers have analyzed the effects of Mango leaf crude extract to wound healing of Sprague Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus). The extracts have successfully decreased the wound size of the experimental control group.

According to the study, the significant decrease in wound size was attributed to tannins, phytochemicals that can facilitate the process of wound healing by increasing collagen formation and growth of epithelial tissues in damaged areas of the skin.

With the findings, the researchers claimed that the Mango leaf extract is considered effective as wound healing agent. The researchers also concluded that the result of the research is a basis for further studies up to commercial preparation, if results warrant.


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