Title

Wound healing effects of tamarind fruit extract (Tamarindus indica) on Sprague Dawley rats

Date of Completion

2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science

Keywords

Wound Healing, Rats, Tamarindus

Abstract

This study employed an experimental research design. A total of twelve Sprague Dawley rats were used for the experiment. These were divided into 4 groups of 3 rats each. 4mm biopsy punch was applied at the dorsal region of each rats and to the wounds of the rats in group 1 which served as the control group. The wound of each Sprague dawley rats were measured daily by using a Vernier caliper for a period of 21 days. Tissue samples were also collected from one rat per group every week of the experiment and processed for routine histological analysis. The results showed that wounds treated with tamarind showed a faster rate of wound closure and increasing epithelial migration and re-epithelialization.

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