Previous studies displayed that Iyengaria stellata possess weak haemagglutinic activity. This effect might be in accordance to our finding of highly significant increase in platelet count. Due to its enhanced platelets activity Iyengaria Bcr-Abl inhibitor stellata can prevent the bleeding disorders. On the basis of above results conclusion can be drawn that Iyengaria stellata, the brown seaweed possess hematopoietic effects by virtue
of the presence of polysaccharide which has stimulating effect on bone marrow. All authors have none to declare. I am very obliged to Dr Iqbal Azhar, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi for his support and provision of seaweed during my work. “
“Healthy skin acts as a physical barrier and protects the body from environmental factors but injuries to the skin alter
its integrity and normal functions. However, body tends to rejuvenate Enzalutamide clinical trial the damaged tissues and restore the normal functions by a complex biological inhibitors healing process, which involves highly programmed sequential inflammation, proliferation and maturation phases. Many factors including infection and stress delay the healing process, which may result in irreparable damage to the tissue and organ. Hence, minimizing or preventing these factors enhances the natural healing process.1, 2, 3 and 4 Most contemporary therapeutic approaches for the treatment of wound only controls the infection at the site of wound whereas, traditional Edoxaban system of medicine utilize functional foods, which not only controls the infection at the site of wound but also contribute in healing process.5 and 6 Functional foods are defined as “a natural or processed food that contains known biologically active compounds, which offer health benefits beyond its basic nutritive values”. Curcumin is one such biologically active compound isolated
from dried rhizomes of Curcuma longa and exhibits diverse health benefits including wound healing but due to low aqueous stability and solubility, curcumin exhibit decreased therapeutic potency. 6 and 7 Many approaches have been tried to enhance the wound healing potency of curcumin, which includes polymeric bandage, collagen films, mucoadhesive buccal patches, chitosan-alginate sponge, nanocomposite hydrogel, nanofibers and nanocomposite film. However, aqueous based curcumin nanosuspension for the treatment of wound has not yet reported. Hence, the primary aim of the study was to prepare SLS/βCD-curcumin nanosuspension and to assess its in-vivo wound healing efficacy in adult Wistar albino rats in comparison with control, ethanolic solution of curcumin and standard drug povidone iodine. Curcumin (CUR) and β-cyclodextrin (βCD) were purchased from Himedia Laboratories (Mumbai, India). Analytical grade ethanol (ETH) was purchased from Brampton (Ontario, Canada). Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) was purchased from S.D Fine Chemicals (Mumbai, India).