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The Wound Healing and Antibacterial Activity of Five Ethnomedical Calophyllum inophyllum Oils: An Alternative Therapeutic Strategy to Treat Infected Wounds

Leguillier, Teddy and Lecso-Bornet, Marylin and Lemus, Christelle and Rousseau-Ralliard, Delphine and Lebouvier, Nicolas and Hnawia, Edouard and Nour, Mohammed and Aalbersberg, William G.L. and Ghazi, Kamelia and Raharivelomanana, Phila and Rat, Patrice (2015) The Wound Healing and Antibacterial Activity of Five Ethnomedical Calophyllum inophyllum Oils: An Alternative Therapeutic Strategy to Treat Infected Wounds. PLos One, 10 (9). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1932-6203

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    Abstract

    Calophyllum inophyllum L. (Calophyllaceae) is an evergreen tree ethno-medically used along the seashores and islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, especially in Polynesia. Oil extracted from the seeds is traditionally used topically to treat a wide range of skin injuries from burn, scar and infected wounds to skin diseases such as dermatosis, urticaria and eczema. However, very few scientific studies reported and quantified the therapeutic properties of Calophyllum inophyllum oil (CIO). In this work, five CIO from Indonesia (CIO1), Tahiti (CIO2, 3), Fiji islands (CIO4) and New Caledonia (CIO5) were studied and their cytotoxic, wound healing, and antibacterial properties were presented in order to provide a scientific support to their traditional use and verify their safety.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Applied Science
    Depositing User: Repo Editor
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 10:11
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 10:11
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/8508
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