37-Title: Efficacy of Calendula officinalis with Curcuma longa for open wound in large ruminants

Authors: Sandeep Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Ankit Dangi, RN Chaudhary, Ram Niwas and Dinesh

Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(2):395-398.

How to cite this manuscript: Kumar Sandeep, Kumar Ashok, Dangi Ankit, Chaudhary RN, Niwas Ram and Dinesh (2020). Efficacy of Calendula officinalis with Curcuma longa for open wound in large ruminants. Ruminant Science 9(2):395-398.


The present study was conducted on eleven large ruminants (cattle and buffaloes) regardless of breed, age and sex with a history of large open wounds with no possibility of the suture. Most of the wounds were infected, large in size, and had no tendency to heal with routine clinical treatment. Animals were treated with topical application of 10% Calendula officinalis (mother tincture) with 10% Curcuma longa in glycerine base twice a day at institute hospital. While under field condition, animals were treated with a paste of turmeric powder in fresh calendula petal juice twice a day. Post-treatment follow up was taken up to complete wound healing. Wound healing properties of Calendula officinalis with Curcuma longa found to be effective for massive open wounds in ruminants.


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