An ethnopharmacological study on Verbascum species: From conventional wound healing use to scientific verification

SÜNTAR İ., Tatli I. I., AKKOL E., KELEŞ H., KAHRAMAN Ç., Akdemir Z.

JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.132, no.2, pp.408-413, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.08.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.408-413
  • Keywords: Verbascum, Scrophulariaceae, Excision, Incision, Tensiometer, Wound healing, Medicinal plant, BIOLOGICAL-ACTIVITY, MEDICINAL-PLANTS, COMMON MULLEIN, EXTRACT, RATS, FLOWERS, TURKEY
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aim of the study: The leaves, flowers, and whole aerial parts of Verbascum L (Scrophulariaceae) species are used to treat eczema and other types of inflammatory skin conditions and as a desiccant for wounds in Turkish traditional medicine. In the present study, the methanolic extracts of 13 Verbascum species growing in Turkey, including Verbascum chionophyllum Hub.-Mor., Verbascum cilicicum Boiss., Verbascum dudleyanum (Hub-Mar.) Hub.-Mor., Verbascum lasianthum Boiss.. Verbascum latisepalum Hub.-Mor.. Verbascum mucronatum Lam., Verbascum olympicum Boiss., Verbascum pterocalycinum var. mutense Hub.-Mor., Verbascum pycnostachyum Boiss. & Heldr., Verbascum salviifolium Boiss., Verbascum splendidum Boiss., Verbascum stachydifolium Boiss. & Heldr and Verbascum uschackense (Murb.) Hub.-Mor. were assessed for their in vivo wound healing activity.