Arnica Tincture Cures Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Golden Hamsters
AbstractIn search for potential therapeutic alternatives to existing treatments for cutaneous Leishmaniasis, we have investigated the effect of Arnica tincture Ph. Eur. (a 70% hydroethanolic tincture prepared from flowerheads of Arnica montana L.) on the lesions caused by infection with Leishmania braziliensis in a model with golden hamsters. The animals were treated topically with a daily single dose of the preparation for 28 days. Subsequently, the healing process was monitored by recording the lesion size in intervals of 15 days up to day 90. As a result, Arnica tincture fully cured three out of five hamsters while one animal showed an improvement and another one suffered from a relapse. This result was slightly better than that obtained with the positive control, meglumine antimonate, which cured two of five hamsters while the other three showed a relapse after 90 days. This result encourages us to further investigate the potential of Arnica tincture in the treatment of cutaneous Leishmaniasis. View Full-Text
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Robledo, S.M.; Vélez, I.D.; Schmidt, T.J. Arnica Tincture Cures Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Golden Hamsters. Molecules 2018, 23, 150.
Robledo SM, Vélez ID, Schmidt TJ. Arnica Tincture Cures Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Golden Hamsters. Molecules. 2018; 23(1):150.Chicago/Turabian Style
Robledo, Sara M.; Vélez, Ivan D.; Schmidt, Thomas J. 2018. "Arnica Tincture Cures Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Golden Hamsters." Molecules 23, no. 1: 150.
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