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Title: In vivo effect of whole grain flour of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) and kodo millet (Paspalum scrobiculatum) on rat dermal wound healing
Authors: Hegde, Pras hant S
Anitha, B
Chandra, T S
Keywords: Antioxidant;Collagen;Eleusine coracana;Finger millet;Free radicals;Kodo millet;Paspalum scrobiculatum;Wound healing
Issue Date: Mar-2005
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Influence of finger millet and kodo millet on rat dermal wound healing was assessed by making a 4 cm2 (2 × 2 cm) excision wound on the shaven back of rats under ether anesthesia. Finger millet or kodo millet flour (300 mg) as aqueous paste was applied topically once daily for 16 days. The granulation tissue formed on day 4, 8 and 12 was used to estimate some biochemical parameters like protein, DNA, collagen and lipid peroxides. There was significant increase in protein and collagen contents and decrease in lipid peroxides. Biophysical parameters like rate of contraction and number of days for epithelialization were also studied. Rate of contraction was 88-90% in kodo millet and finger millet treated rats in comparison to 75% in untreated rats. The number of days for complete closure of wounds was lower for finger millet (13 days) and kodo millet (14 days) treated rats in comparison to untreated (16 days) rats. The results implicate a possible therapeutical role for finger millet and kodo millet in accelerating the process of wound healing.
Page(s): 254-258
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.43(03) [March 2005]

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