Eleven heifers of the Purunã cattle breed were used to evaluate wound healing by second intention. An
experimental wound excision model in bovines was created by means of a skin punch of diameter 2cm. The animals were
topically treated for 17 days with a saline control or decoctions of Schinus terebinthifolius
Raddi (Aroeira mansa), Tabebuia
Lorentz ex Griseb (Ipê Roxo), and Casearia sylvestris
Sw. (Guaçatonga) mixed with carboxymethyl cellulose.
Centripetal retraction, clinical, and histological aspects of the wounds were observed until complete healing. Decoctions of T.
and S. terebinthifolius
, but not C. sylvestris
, had a beneficial effect on wound healing by second intention.