Healing incisional surgical wounds using Rose Hip oil in rats

  • Lainy Carollyne da Costa Cavalcante
  • Thyago Cezar Prado Pessôa
  • Rubens Fernando Gonçalves Ribeiro Júnior
  • Edson Yuzur Yasojima
  • Rosa Helena de Figueiredo Chaves Soares
  • Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito
  • Eduardo Henrique Herbster Gouveia
  • Lucas Nascimento Galvão
  • Suzana Rodrigues Ramos
  • Adan Kristian Almeida Carneiro
  • Yuri Aarão Amaral Serruya
  • Mateus Malta de Moraes


Purpose: To evaluate incisional surgical wound healing in rats by using Rose Hip (Rosa rubiginosa L.) oil.

Methods: Twenty-one days after the oophorectomy procedure, twenty-seven female, adult, Wistar rats were distributed into three groups: Control group (wound treatment with distilled water); Collagenase group (treatment with collagenase ointment); and Rose Hip group (wound treatment with Rose Hip oil). Each group was distributed according to the date of euthanasia: 7, 14 and 21 days. The wound was evaluated considering the macroscopic and microscopic parameters.

Results: The results indicated differences in the healing of incisional wounds between treatments when compared to control group. Accelerated wound healing was observed in the group treated with Rose Hip oil in comparison to the control and collagenase, especially after the 14th day. Morphometric data confirmed the structural findings.

Conclusion: There was significant effect in topical application of Rose Hip oil on incisional surgical wound healing.


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How to Cite
DA COSTA CAVALCANTE, Lainy Carollyne et al. Healing incisional surgical wounds using Rose Hip oil in rats. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2406>. Date accessed: 22 july 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2309.