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Moist Exposed Burn Ointment (MEBO), a Chinese herbal product, is effective for improving healing  of pressure ulcers. The ointment contains Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri), Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae), Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis), Di Long (Lumbricus) plus b-sitosterol, baicalin and berberine, in a base of beeswax and sesame oil. Seventy-two patients with pressure ulcers were randomly assigned to two groups who received a placebo or MEBO. After two months of treatment, the difference in mean change from baseline was significantly greater in the MEBO group. Pressure ulcers were reported as ‘completely healed’ in 50 per cent of those receiving MEBO versus 16.7 per cent of the placebo group.

Moist exposed burn ointment for treating pressure ulcers: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(29):e7582.


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