Assessment on the wound healing property of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and VCO-COCOA ointments on the wounds of white mice

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Author: Animas, Karly C. and Cabana, Emmylou T.

Accession Number: 1623-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2015

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The purpose of the study was to assess the wound healing property of Cocoa and VCO-Cocoa ointments on the superficial wounds of white mice. Three treatments were used: Mupirocin Ointment as the positive control or treatment A, Cocoa ointment as Treatment B and VCO-Cocoa Ointment as Treatment C, each with four replicates. A 5 mm long and 2 mm deep cut was done at the right dorsal side of the white mice which was then applied with the corresponding treatment every 24 hours. Data were based on the lenght of healed area of the wound. A significant difference was observed during day 3 until day 7 with respect to the initial wound size. Average final wound lenghts of 0.6625 mm,, 0.2958 and 0 mm were obtained from Treatments A, B and C, respectively. There is generally no significant difference and therefore, Cocoa and VCO-Cocoa can be a substitute for the commercial wound healing ointments.


Keywords: Wound healing, White mice, Cocoa, VCO-Cocoa

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