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Determination of Phytochemical in Extracted Punica Granatum Peels and its Efficacy of Healing Burn Injuries

Siti Nudra Shafinie, Ab Aziz (2013) Determination of Phytochemical in Extracted Punica Granatum Peels and its Efficacy of Healing Burn Injuries. Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.

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Abstract

Natural plants have been used as a traditional medicine all over the world. One of these natural plants is pomegranate (punica granatum). This study aimed to determine the phytochemicals from Pomegranate peels that can heal burn wounds by extracting the peels. Additionally, this study is investigating the efficiency of Pomegranate (Punica granatum) in curing the burn wounds compare to the commercial ointment. Extracting the pomegranate start with drying the peels under room temperature, followed by drying in the oven for 48 hours with the temperature of 50oC, then grinding them. However, after the preparation of the ointment from the peels fine powder, four different samples of rats were burnt and treated. The result of the extract and the analysis showed that pomegranate is reach by an active constituent such as Saponin, Glycosides, Steroids and Terpenoid which play the main role in healing the burn wounds. This claimed is supported by the result of the treatment observations of the rats' samples which proof that the efficiency of using pomegranate ointment in curing the wounds is higher and faster than the commercial ointment. As conclusion the objective of this study has been achieved, and positive result has been obtained.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Additional Information: Project paper (Bachelor of Chemical Engineering) -- Universiti Malaysia Pahang – 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pomegranate Therapeutic use Phytochemicals
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Suriati Mohd Adam
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 02:17
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 09:34
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/7140
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