Health  Vol.6 No.18 , October 2014
The Effect of Oral Melissa officinalis on Serum Oxidative Stress and Second Degree Burn Wounds Healing
Abstract: For this aim, this study conducted in order to assess the effect of lemon balm as an antioxidant on second degree wound healing and oxidative stress serum of burning patients. To meet the aim, 60 patients with 15 to 50 burn percent with the age range of 18 to 50 were invited after considering to inclusion criteria by the researchers. First they have been put by non-probable method and then random method in two groups of experiment (30 people) and control (30 people). After that, experiment group in addition to ordinary treatment has been used Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) plant two times a day for two weeks (1.5 g in 100 cc). Oxidative stress parameters included serum total antioxidant and the rate of malondialdehyde (MDA) that is one of total production of lipid peroxidation have been measured in patients’ blood sample in first and last parts of the study. The wound position has been studied by using standard wound BATES-JENSEN assessment tool in first, seventh and fifteenth days of study. In order to analyze data, independent sample t-test, paired sample t-test and repeated measurement variance have been used. These results indicated that the state of wound healing in experimental group was better than that in control group. Results indicated that mean of serum total antioxidant had been increased in both groups. The index of lipid peroxidation at the end of period has been increased in experiment group than control group, whether this index is significantly decreased at the end of 15 days in experimental group. According to the results of this study, the effect of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) plant was effective in increasing lipid peroxideative in better states of second degree burn wound healing.
Cite this paper: Arbastan, M. , Rahzani, K. , Hekmatpou, D. , Alizadeh, S. , Rafiei, M. and Malekirad, A. (2014) The Effect of Oral Melissa officinalis on Serum Oxidative Stress and Second Degree Burn Wounds Healing. Health, 6, 2517-2524. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.618290.

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