Wound healing properties of Melastoma malabathricum L. leaves extraction

Lim, Yen Yen (2008) Wound healing properties of Melastoma malabathricum L. leaves extraction. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Melastoma malabathricum L. is commonly known as Straits Rhododendron or in Malaysia, it is locally known as 'senduduk', 'koduk' or 'kenduduk'. From the family of Melastomataceae, it is easily found in the tropical area, especially secondary forest or wasteland area. In this experiment, 15 mice were used to test on four different concentration of the leaves extract (test types): 1gml�¹of leaves paste, 5 gml�¹ of leaves paste, 10 gml�¹ of leaves paste and leaves paste with the mixture of saliva. Two different test were conducted which one is to test on the speed of blood coagulation, in which the blood was ejected from mice; and the second test is to test on the wound healing properties of this plant on mice (size of wound measurement); which the wounds were created on mice and different concentration of the leaves extract were applied on the wound of the mice. In the test of blood coagulation, it shows that there is a significant difference for the time taken for blood to coagulate on different test types. The most effective test type found in this test is the leaves solution with saliva; yet the most ineffective test type is the leaves extract of 1 ml. As for the test on size of wound measurement, though there is no significance found in this test, however it shows that the leaves paste of 10 gml�¹ concentration is the most effective test types among all.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melastoma malabathricum L., Straits Rhododendron, leaves extract, mixture of saliva, speed of blood coagulation, wound healing
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2014 02:33
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 08:37
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/8021

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