FORMULATION OF GEL FROM GYNURA SEGETUM EXTRACT AND ITS ACTIVITY ON BURN WOUND HEALING

  • ARIF BUDIMAN Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21. Indonesia
  • MUHARAM Department of Pharmacy, STIKes Bakti Tunas Husada, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
  • ANIDA CRISTI MAULIDA Department of Pharmacy, STIKes Bakti Tunas Husada, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia
  • DIAH LIA AULIFA Indonesia School of Pharmacy, JI Soekarno Hatta no.354, Bandung, Indonesia

Abstract

Objective: The aims of this study were to formulate gel from Gynura segetum (GS) extract and evaluate its burn-healing activity.


Methods: GS extract was formulated using carbomer and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) as a stabilizer with various concentrations. Furthermore, the gel of GS extract was evaluated, including organoleptic, pH and viscosity. A burn-healing evaluation was conducted by making a wound with a hot plate on male Wistar rats, and 600 mg of the gel was applied. Subsequently, the presence of erythema and width contraction of the burns were observed for 15 d.


Results: The result showed that the formulation containing 1 % of carbomer and 1.2 % of GS extract has the best physical stability. The gel also increased the rate of the healing process with decreased burn wound contraction (5.67 mm after 15 d) and the erythema than the control (8.50 mm after 15 d). The significance value was less than 0.05, indicating that the rate of the healing process was significantly different between the GS extract gel and the control.


Conclusion: This finding demonstrated that the gel of GS extract can significantly improve the burns wound healing process and may also be safely used for topical preparation.

Keywords: Gynura segetum, Gel, Burn wound healing, Carbomer

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BUDIMAN, A., MUHARAM, MAULIDA, A. C., & AULIFA, D. L. (2021). FORMULATION OF GEL FROM GYNURA SEGETUM EXTRACT AND ITS ACTIVITY ON BURN WOUND HEALING. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 13(2), 269-271. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijap.2021v13i2.40438
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