||The banana flower (Musa sapientum, BBB ‘saba’) ethanolic crude extract was investigated for its wound healing
potential in vivo. Circular excision and linear incision wounds were inflicted on male Swiss mice, after which, they
were treated with different concentration of banana extract. Betadine was used as the standard treatment.
Significantly higher wound contraction is obtained when ethanolic extract was applied on the wound than the
control. At ≥ 10% ethanolic extract, significant reduction in wound size is observed than betadine treated wounds.
Similarly, a significantly higher tensile strength of the wounded skin of mice is obtained on ethanolic extract treated
mice than the control. Tensile strength is significantly better at ≥ 15% ethanolic extract than betadine treated
animals. Results indicate that banana flower ethanolic extract has a potential for use in healing wound.