A.Background of the Study
One of the more common occurrences in our daily life is sustaining wounds ranging from mild abrasions to deep lacerations. Wounds that are left untreated can result to infections and other complications, so proper remediation must be done immediately.
For the past several years, there has been a lot of advancement in the field of medicine. The discovery of new drugs has played a big role in the improvement of our health care. But due to the prohibitive cost of these drugs, people tend to use herbs as an alternative.
Studies have shown that some plants are as effective as the drugs found in the drugstores. There are plants found in the Philippines that have different uses such as in the treatment of diseases and illnesses. Examples of these plants are guava, lagundi and oregano. Boiled guava leaves are used as a disinfectant to treat wounds, lagundi leaves are used to treat cough and the decoction of the oregano leaves are used to cure stomach aches and degenerative arthritis. Their healing and medicinal properties can serve as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs which could be expensive. These medicinal plants came from natural sources, making them even more beneficial because of their cost-effectiveness.
Pandakaki-puti is a shrub with elongated leaves and white flowers. Its leaves can be used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and treatment for hypotention. Besides these, the white milky sap from the leaf of the pandakaki-puti (Tabernaemontana pandacaqui Poir) has been used for relieving itchy skin lesions and eczema. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the sap of the pandakaki-puti leaves, when made into an ointment, on the wound healing of the rat. B.Objective
The objectives of this study is o determine the effectiveness of the pandakaki-puti ointment on the wound healing of the rat and to compare the healing rates of the wound that is treated with the pandakaki-puti ointment with...