Efficacy of Jasminum grandiflorum L. leaf extract on dermal wound healing in rats

Int Wound J. 2013 Dec;10(6):675-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-481X.2012.01043.x. Epub 2012 Aug 21.


Wound healing is a fundamental response to tissue injury and natural products accelerate the healing process. Here, we have explored the efficacy of topical administration of an ointment, prepared by methanolic extract of Jasminum grandiflorum L. (Oleaceae) leaves, on cutaneous wound healing in rats. The topical application of the Jasminum ointment on full thickness excision wounds accelerated the healing process. Tissue growth and collagen synthesis were significantly higher determined by total hydroxyl proline, hexosamine, protein and DNA content. The response was concentration- and time-dependent, when observed on days 4, 8 and 12 after wound creation. The rate of wound healing was faster as determined by wound contraction, tensile strength and other histopathological changes. In addition, this ointment also raised the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) with high GSH content and low lipid peroxidation products in wound tissue. Thus, it could be suggested that the ointment from the methanolic extract of J. grandiflorum leaf improves the rate of wound healing by enhancing the rate of collagen synthesis and also by improving the antioxidant status in the newly synthesised healing wound tissue.

Keywords: Antioxidant; Herbal; Jasminum grandiflorum; Wound healing.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Animals
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Jasminum*
  • Male
  • Ointments
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Plant Extracts / administration & dosage*
  • Plant Leaves*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Skin / injuries*
  • Wound Healing / drug effects*
  • Wounds and Injuries / drug therapy*


  • Ointments
  • Plant Extracts