Fruits, vegetables, and herbs: Bioactive foods promoting wound healing

Lawrence W. Sanchez, Ronald R Watson

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

There are many micronutrients and macronutrients required by the body for repairs. The type of injury, whether it be cutaneous, a burn, an accident, or after surgery, and the degree of the injury alter the time it takes to heal. There are three stages of healing: inflammatory, proliferative, and maturation. Each stage requires different nutrients to use in the process of healing. Macronutrients required include carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Micronutrients include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, zinc, and iron. Besides the micronutrients and macronutrients required for healing, there are many plants, herbs, and other bioactive foods that increase the effects of healing and decrease the time it takes to heal. Some of these plants, herbs, and bioactive foods include honey, bromelain, Achillea millefolium, Centella asiatica, Arnebia densiflora, and Aloe vera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages451-464
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128029893
ISBN (Print)9780128029725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 16 2016

Keywords

  • Achillea millefolium
  • Aloe vera
  • Arnebia densiflora
  • Bromelain
  • Burn
  • Centella asiatica
  • Healing
  • Wound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Sanchez, L. W., & Watson, R. R. (2016). Fruits, vegetables, and herbs: Bioactive foods promoting wound healing. In Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion (pp. 451-464). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802972-5.00021-4