Table 3

Percentage wound contraction in rats post infliction of excision wounds
Group (Treatment) Mean ± standard error of mean wound contraction at days post wounding
7 10 13 16 19 21 24 27
I (20% PLLEO) 18.0 ± 3.5a 35.6 ± 5.3 35.7 ± 6. 8 39.9 ± 0.7a 70.2 ± 13.4a 79.9 ± 13.4a 100 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a
II (10% PLLEO) 8.1 ± 1.2b 39.8 ± 2.2 22.6 ± 2.8 22.9 ± 4.3b 35.7 ± 5.8b 44.2 ± 7.4b 89.0 ± 1.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a
III (Gentamicin ointment) 7.9 ± 1.5bc 36.7 ± 6.8 26.8 ± 5.4 36.7 ± 8.0a 63.3 ± 15.4a 70.9 ± 13.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a 100.0 ± 0.0a
IV (Normal saline) 8.7 ± 3.0bd 25.4 ± 4.6 23.3 ± 5.4 21.0 ± 4.9c 22.4 ± 5.7c 47.8 ± 14.8b 65.1 ± 10.4b 87.0 ± 8.3b

Key: PLLEO = Pupalia lappacea leaf extract ointment.

Different superscripts a,b,c,d across a column indicate significant difference in means at p < 0.05.

Udegbunam et al.

Udegbunam et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2014 14:157   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-14-157

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