Formulation and Evaluation of Herbal Gel of Ficus Racemosa for Wound Healing Activity

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Mrs. Rupali Madhukar Katkar, Sangita Sanjay Makone, Mr. Tukaram Kedar, Miss. Navashaba Tazin Basheer Ahmed


Herbal medicines are still the basis of about 75-80% of the world’s population, mainly in developing countries, for primary health care because of better cultural acceptability, better compatibility with human body and lesser side effects. Herbal medicines consist of plant or its part to treat injuries, disease or illnesses and are used to prevent and ailments or to promote health and healing. Herbal medicines are the oldest form of health care known to mankind.

In the present study, medicinal plant Ficus racemosa Linn. syn. Ficus Glomerata Roxb. (Family - Moraceae) having significant wound healing & anti-inflammatory potential were selected to be formulated as Herbal gels. Ficus racemosa is generally known as Gular, Gular fig, Cluster fig or Country fig. The gel was prepared using the dried aqueous extract of ficus racemosa. Herbal gel formulation was evaluated for its pH, appearance and homogeneity, viscosity, spreadability and skin irritation study. This gel is also useful for the treatment of local inflammation . The primary goal to understand of all aspects of herbal gel containing extract of ficus racemosa.

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