Effectiveness of Using Calendula and Aloe Vera Ointment in Treating Minor Injuries
Keywords:Medicine, Ointment, Minor injuries
The researchers aim to investigate the effectiveness of calendula and aloe vera ointment on minor wounds. Calendula and Aloe Vera are known for their antimicrobial properties, which can help reduce pain, swelling, and infection. In this study, the researchers chose experimental as their research design which could help them achieve the study's objective. This study focuses on the effectiveness of aloe vera and calendula regarding minor injuries. The researchers use observation to see the healing of wounds in laboratory rats. Using this method, the researchers gain insights and information regarding how effective the ointment is for the laboratory rats’ minor injuries. The laboratory rat treated with the combination of these two extracts had a 6 days period of healing period. The sizes of wounds in rats decreased each day of the treatment. These combined extracts yield a 100% percentage of wound closure in just 6 to 7 days. There is no sign of side effects on the wound and skin of the laboratory rat. Both treatments show that the incisional wounds on the rat decrease in size on the following days of treatments. On the two extracts, the researchers observed that the Aloe Vera and Calendula treatment heals in 6 to 7 days. The application of the improvised ointment resulted in the complete healing of the rats within six days.
The typical recuperation period of rats without ointment is approximately 12 to 14 days. The ointment was found to promote a partial rate of wound healing in the affected rats, amounting to 50% of the expected recovery rate. As a conclusion to the study, the healing properties of Aloe Vera and Calendula are more likely the same. Because the number of days in this trial is between 6 to 7 days, the healing effect will be faster if the amount of the product you will apply is equally the same on the wound size, mainly when applied to the whole affected area. Aloe Vera and Calendula are two plants that can help improve health. When used together in an ointment, they might help reduce swelling, heal cuts faster, and make skin softer.