Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Application of snail mucin dispersed in detarium gum gel in wound healing

M. U. Adikwu and B. U. Alozie
Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka 410001, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 April 2007
  •  Published: 30 June 2007

Abstract

This study is aimed at describing the effects of snail mucin dispersed in detarium gum gel on wound healing in rats. The gels were prepared from a mixture of snail mucin and honey and the detraium gum gel. A similar gel containing only the mucin was also formulated. It was observed that the gels containing both the snail mucin and the honey had greater healing effect than the gel containing the mucin alone. Complete wound healing was observed on day 13 in all the cases studied with mucin and honey combinations and over 80 percent healing was achieved for all the cases with mucin alone dispersed in the gum gel.

 

Key words: Snail mucin, honey, detarium gum, gel, wound healing.