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Rationale of orthosiphon aristatus for healing diabetic foot ulcer

Abdullah, Farah Izana and Chua, Lee Suan and Mohd. Bohari, Siti Pauliena and Eka Sari, Eka Sari (2020) Rationale of orthosiphon aristatus for healing diabetic foot ulcer. Natural Product Communications, 15 (9). ISSN 1934-578X


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1934578X20953308


Orthosiphon aristatus (Blume) Miq. is traditionally used for wound healing in South East Asia and scientifically proven for its antidiabetic potential. Wounds due to diabetes, especially diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), always involve a complicated healing process. The present work aims to review the information on the rationale of the phytochemicals from O. aristatus in promoting DFU healing. The findings showed that the DFU healing potential of O. aristatus was characterized by a reduction in the blood glucose level, mainly attributed to the significant concentration of constituents such as caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, and sinensetin in the plant extract. These phytochemicals possibly induce insulin secretion and sensitivity, improve the lipid profile, and stimulate glucose uptake. Furthermore, the healing effect may also be contributed to the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihyperglycemic properties of the plant. The roles of phytochemicals have been systematically postulated in the 4 phases of the healing process. Moreover, no adverse toxic sign or abnormality has been reported upon oral administration of the plant extract. This suggests that O. aristatus extract could be a potential diabetic wound healing phytomedicine for further preclinical and clinical studies.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bioactivity, orthosiphon aristatus, phytochemicals, wound healing
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Energy Engineering
ID Code:90799
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:30 Apr 2021 22:57
Last Modified:30 Apr 2021 22:57

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