Formulation of Novel Wound Healing Hydrogel Using Extracts of Padina Tetrastromatica and Determining its Antibacterial Activity against Wound Pathogens


Ms.S.Oviya, MSc Student, Mrs. N.Karthiha, Assistant Professor
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women.


Seaweeds are rich in polysaccharides and also possess antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, and antifertility activities. The present study covers the effective wound healing and prevention by Hydrogel prepared from extracts of seaweeds. The seaweed was extracted with solvents and the crude extract was separated using analytical thin-layer chromatography (TLC). The separated compounds and prepared hydrogel were tested for their potential antibacterial activity and anti-inflammatory activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. This study represented that the extracts of Padina tetrastromatica contain a variety of phytochemical compounds, which can effectively protect the body from inflammation and thus can be used as a potent source of natural protecting compounds.