Roselily Ann B. Amita,
Princess Ann B. Barrete,
Edison V. Belda,
May-Ann D. Cabrera,
Gilda T. Cruz,
Andrew Jonathan B. Ladines
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
The integration of herbal medicine in to modern medical practices must take into account the interrelated issues of quality, safety, and efficacy. Rummel (2009) but there is also the case of affordability, as a greater number of the Filipino masses are of poor economic tatus and therefore cannot afford to buy expensive medicines. The researchers took time to the study of effectiveness of herbal medicinal plants like Malunggay (Moringa oleifera) to help find an alternative for the medicine that people cannot afford. The study determined to find the effect of povidone iodine in the fast wound healing of albino rats it also sought to find the effect of Malunggay leaves extract leaves for the basis of comparison.
The researchers made used of experimental design that makes trial and test. It is used to describe any process that generates data. This method of data gathering is used when the researchers wishes to control the factors affecting the variables under the investigation.
The findings of the study were arranged according to the statement of the problem: Hos fast is the wound healing of the control substance Povidone Iodine in terms of measurement of wounds. Wounds took a remarkable effect at the second day of the experiment with 46% and 100% on the following days. Then using Malunggay Leaves extract for the experimental group wherein 33% took effect on the second day, 80% on the third day and 100% on the remaining two days. When tested, a t-test however reckoned the mean difference as not significant.
The researchers concluded that Malunggay showed potentials in the fast wound healing of albino rats and there is no significant difference in the effects of Malunggay leaves extract against Povidone Iodine. As basis for health teaching, the Student Nurses can use the result of the study to disseminate information to help those without access to Pharmacies or those who cannot afford to buy such medications.