The effects of Quercus (Oak) acorn on cutaneous wound healing in rats

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Oak acorn, Epithelization, Wound healing, Rat


Quercus spp. (Oak) has been used in traditional medicine due to its medicinal properties for centuries. However, its effect on wound healing in the skin is well unknown. This experimental trial was performed to evaluate in vivo wound healing of Oak acorn in the skin of rats. In the present trial, 24 Wistar albino rats were allocated to three groups equally, control (n = 8), Madecassol® (n = 8), and Oak acorn (n = 8). The circular excision wound models by biopsy punch device were applied in the interscapular region in rats. Oak acorn and Madecassol® pomade have been applied to experimental groups per day and normal saline solution and glycerin have been given to the control group locally as placebo. Blood and skin tissue were collected to evaluate histopathological and biochemical alterations on days 7th and 15th. In comparison with the control group, the topical administration of Oak acorn showed definite effects on epithelization, proliferative impacts on fibroblast cells, and enhancing effect on collagen formation by reducing inflammation and edema. Biochemical investigations of skin and blood tissues exhibited that fluctuated malondialdehyde and antioxidant defense system components were rehabilitated in the Oak acorn group. This experimental study revealed that pomade obtained from the Oak acorn displays remarkable wound-healing activity.


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Uyar, A., Jhangir, G. M., Keleş, Ömer F., & Yener, Z. (2023). The effects of Quercus (Oak) acorn on cutaneous wound healing in rats. International Journal of Plant Based Pharmaceuticals, 3(2), 148–155.



Research Articles
Received 2023-06-14
Accepted 2023-07-21
Published 2023-07-26