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IJBBB 2016 Vol.6(2): 68-74 ISSN: 2010-3638
doi: 10.17706/ijbbb.2016.6.2.68-74

Wound Healing Property of Carica papaya Stem in Albino Rats

Marzha Ancheta, Liwayway Acero
AbstractCarica papaya has been known for its many potential uses. The fruit is a part of the human diet and it is also use in cosmetics and medicalfield. Almost all parts of the plant was explored for its medicinal property, however the stem which remains in the field after harvest was seemingly neglected, thus this study. Carica papaya stem were dried cut and turned to ointment form. The final product was applied to inflicted wounds of five Albino rats which are assigned in the treatment group (treatment 2).Ten Albino rats served as experimental animals. They are randomly assigned in two groups. The first group, or treatment 1, (5 animals) as the control. Inflicted wounds of Albino rats in treatment1 was applied by the usual antiseptic (Betadine). The second group, treatment 2 served as the experimental animals where the ointment from papaya stem was applied. Initial wound size and mean size of the wound every two days interval showed no significant result. The final wound size in millimeter after fifteen days showed significant result. The result revealed that the stem of Carica papaya has the wound healing property in Albino Rats. The result of this study attested that even the stem of Carica papayacan be utilized as a source of herbal plant, specifically to heal wounds.

Index TermsCarica, papaya, wound, healing.

Marzha Ancheta is with San Beda College, Manila Philippines (e-mail: marzha.ancheta@yahoo.com).
Liwayway Acero is with Department of Natural Sciences, San Beda College, Manila Philippines (e-mail: lilyacero1@yahoo.com).

Cite: Marzha Ancheta, Liwayway Acero, "Wound Healing Property of Carica papaya Stem in Albino Rats," International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 68-74, 2016.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3638 (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Biosci. Biochem. Bioinform.
Frequency: Quarterly 
DOI: 10.17706/IJBBB
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ebtisam Heikal 
Abstracting/ Indexing:  Electronic Journals Library, Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Engineering & Technology Digital Library, Google Scholar, and ProQuest.
E-mail: ijbbb@iap.org
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