Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Effectiveness of Phytotherapy on Tissue Reconstitution of Diabetic Foot: A Review
Santiago José da Silva1, Tatiane Tavares Silva1 and Giani Maria Cavalcante2*
1Nursing Student at UNINASSAU, Caruaru/PE, Brazil
2PhD in Biotechnology, Biologist, Professor of the Nursing course at College UNINASSAU, Caruaru/PE, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Giani Maria Cavalcante, PhD in Biotechnology, Biologist, Professor of the Nursing course at College UNINASSAU, Caruaru/PE, Brazil.
Received: December 05, 2020; Published: February 18, 2021


Introduction: In Diabetes mellitus (DM) there are several complications about the disease, among them diabetic neuropathy, popularly called diabetic foot, a type of wound that is characterized by its difficult healing.

Objective: To describe the effectiveness of herbal medicine in the tissue reconstruction of the diabetic foot, through a literature review.

Method: It deals with a review of literature as a documentary assessment and a descriptive approach to which research has been carried out on the electronic data bases Latin American and Caribbean Literature (LILACS), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SCIELO), Online Search and Analysis System of Medical Literature (MEDLINE-PUBMED), using different combinations of descriptors.

Results: 394 articles found, especially considering the inclusion and exclusion criteria pre- established for research, 20 selected articles for comparison with the literature review.

Conclusion: Different products of natural origin (plants and honey products) showed healing potential against diabetic foot ulcers, promoting contraction and reduction of ulcer size, accelerating healing and stimulating tissue reconstruction.


Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetic Foot; Phytotherapy; Natural Products


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Citation: Giani Maria Cavalcante., et al. “Effectiveness of Phytotherapy on Tissue Reconstitution of Diabetic Foot: A Review". EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 221-227.

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