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2019 Sep




Efficacy and Safety of 4% Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Leaf Extract Ointment as an Adjunct Treatment to Compression Stockings on the Closure of Venous Leg Ulcers: A Pilot Study.


Venous leg ulcers (VLUs), the most common leg ulceration worldwide, are caused by venous hypertension due to venous reflux, the failure of the calf muscle to pump, and venous flow obstruction. They are associated with a reduced quality of life, particularly in relation to pain and physical function. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is commonly employed because of its many medicinal properties, and studies have shown Hibiscus contains phytochemicals that have antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that promote wound healing.