Burns and wounds



(A) History of use in treatment of Wounds

Egg oil has been used in treating wounds and injuries since centuries. Ambroise Par? used a solution of egg yolk, oil of roses, and turpentine for war wounds, an old method that the Romans had discovered 1000 years before him. He published his first book 'The method of curing wounds caused by arquebus and firearms' in 1545.

(B) Re-epithelization using OLEOVA

Studies have shown that Egg oil stimulates re-epithelization. In an experiment, skin cells were grown to confluence and a rim was left free of cells. On incubating with Egg oil for two days, this previously cell-free area was covered by growing cells. Hence, a speeding up of cell growth was observed. This is very important in case of burns and wounds as skin is damaged and needs to be replenished.

(C) Reduction of scars using OLEOVA

The essential fatty acids of the yolk are responsible for the reduction in catabolism as well as increased matrix synthesis and promotion of new skin growth. This minimizes the scar formation. Scarring is a psychological trauma for the survivors of burns and OLEOVA addresses this problem very effectively.

(D) Anti bacterial effect of OLEOVA

It has anti bacterial properties and inhibits bacterial growth at the wound site thus keeping the wound sterile. Studies have proved that egg oil keeps the count of gram negative bacteria constant and also inhibit growth of gram positive bacteria like S.aureus.

(E) Anti Inflammatory effect of OLEOVA

OLEOVA has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Whenever there is any injury or infection, inflammation ensues. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. Redness, heat or fever and swelling are all signals for the white blood cells to gear up for action. The major mediator of inflammatory response is a molecule called interleukin 8 or IL 8. Egg oil has been found to stimulate the release of IL 8.

  • References

  • http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6ZepRgMaa2gC&lpg=PT467&dq=%22egg%20yolk%20oil%22%2

  • Opening http://jech.bmj.com/content/47/1/19.full.pdf

  • http://ircmj.com/?page=article&article_id=2603


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