Reveal the Potency of Water Hyacinth and Red Ginger Extract as Hydrogel Wound Dressing for MRSA Diabetic Wound: a Short Review Cover Image
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Reveal the Potency of Water Hyacinth and Red Ginger Extract as Hydrogel Wound Dressing for MRSA Diabetic Wound: a Short Review
Reveal the Potency of Water Hyacinth and Red Ginger Extract as Hydrogel Wound Dressing for MRSA Diabetic Wound: a Short Review

Author(s): Maulidan Firdaus, Muhammad Daniswara, Khoirul Jamaluddin, Novi Andriani
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: diabetic wound; hydrogel plaster; MRSA; red ginger; water hyacinth

Summary/Abstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that colonize diabetic foot ulcers can cause dangerous infections and even amputations. To improve the healing process, hydrogel wound dressing loaded with antibacterial agents can be selected as viable alternatives to reduce MRSA colonization and infection. This review highlights the potential use of water hyacinth cellulose (Eichornia crassipes) as a base for hydrogel plaster and red ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale var. Rubrum) as an antibacterial agent. Comprehensive studies show that water hyacinth weed that contains high cellulose has the potency to be converted into hydrogels. In addition, further studies show that the active compounds of red ginger rhizome extract such as 6-gingerol, gingerenone-A, and 6-shogaol are proven to inhibit MRSA which could be incorporated into hydrogels. These findings prove that the hydrogel derived from water hyacinth cellulose and the active compounds of red ginger extract is very promising for the future as a new alternative to diabetic wound dressing.

  • Issue Year: 30/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 10-25
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English