ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Nov. 14, 2020
Evaluation of the wound healing potential of an ointement formulated with Chromoleana odorata (L.) R. M. King & H. Rob. (Asteraceae)
Ngene Jean Pierre, Ladoh-Yemeda Christelle Flora, Ngoule Charles Christian, Yingyang Jacques, Ekorong Dang Estelle, Etamè-Loé Gisèle
Page no 177-180
Chromoleana odorata is an invasive plant traditionally used for the treatment of many diseases in Cameroon in both humans and animals. The objective of this study was to evaluate the healing potential of a watery ointment extract from the C. odorata leaves on a model of excision wound in Wistar strain rat. Phytochemical screening was evaluated using standard procedures. A 5% ointment (CO-5%) aqeuous extract with simple excipients (Vaseline and water) was formulated and evaluated for wound healing testing. Chemical screening showed the presence of alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, saponins, terpenoids and anthraquinones in the extract. The application of the ointment alone to the wounds caused a complete healing in rats on the 16th day. Under similar conditions, the reference ointment allowed complete healing after 21 days. These results confirm the therapeutic efficacy of this plant in traditional wound care.
ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE | Nov. 19, 2020
Effectiveness of Ginger Water with Honey on Weight Loss among Obese Women
Reshmi V, Priyanka G
Page no 181-184
Obesity is a global epidemic .it has been linked to many chronic disease such as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction. A body mass index (BMI) is calculated using the person’s weight in pounds and height in inches using the BMI formula. Classification for overweight is a BMI range from 25-29.9 and greater 30 is considered obese. According to the BMI system, currently a worldwide estimation of 937 millions overweight adults and 396 million obese adults. Aims: The present study aim to reduce the weight used in ginger water with honey. The research design for study as the quasi experimental which is used to a study to assess the effectiveness of ginger water with honey on weight loss among obese women at community area (mappedu village). Result and discussion: The study shows that weight loss as shows statistically non significant at demographic variables and shows that age ,types of family, education socioeconomic status, religion, occupation the pretest mean score of weight loss score was 75.71 with standard deviation 2.06 and the post test means score of weight loss was 70.03 with standard deviation 2.32. This clearly infers that ginger water with honey administered to obese women resulted in a significant reduction in the level of weight loss among obese women.