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EDITORIAL -VOL. 2, ISSUE 3

EDITORIAL

Wound healing is a complex biological process characterized by four distinct, but overlapping phases: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodeling. Following injury, various intracellular and intercellular pathways must be activated to restore tissue integrity and homeostasis. Many plant extract and herbs has been found to be effective in treating wounds which can be deep wounds as well as chronic wounds.

The tropical rainforest tree Copaifera langsdorffii is known as the diesel tree and kerosene tree. Commonly known as "copaíba", produce a commercially valuable oil-resin that is extensively used in folk medicine for anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic purposes. The oleoresin is mainly used as a topical anti-inflammatory and healing agent. In folk medicine it has been used as an antineoplastic, urinary antiseptic, and for treating bronchitis, skin diseases, ulcers and syphilis, it is claimed to have gastro-protective, analgesic, antinociceptive, insect repellant and antimicrobial properties as well.

Here we present a article on wound healing activities of of Copaifera langsdorffii.


Sincerely
Rajesh Sehgal, PhD
Editor (Additional Charge)
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