Aspilia africana (Pers.) C. D. Adams [family COMPOSITAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. General Information. Aspilia africana is a very rapid growing, semi-woody herb producing usually annual stems about 2 metres tall from a perennial woody. PDF | On Feb 7, , Oluwatosin Kennedy Oko and others published Pharmacognosy of Aspilia Africana plant: Phytochemistry and Activities.

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Of all the white blood cell population counted, the lymphocytes were the mostly proliferated cells, followed by the neutrophils, monocytes and lastly the eosinophils. A bulk of fresh Aspilia africana leaves single batch sufficient for the study was collected from the field.

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Gavage Procedure in Rat: This was then washed with buffered distilled water pH 6. Investigation of haematological parameters represents a useful process in the diagnosis of many diseases as well as investigation of the extent of damage to the blood Onyeyili et al.

Indian Journal of Novel Drug delivery. An infusion of the leaves of this plant is usually given as tonic to women after delivery and also to increase milk flow. The cold water extract of crushed roots is administered orally to treat a number of conditions including sore throat, diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, intestinal worms, dysentery, and as an antidote against snake poison.

Discussion Investigation of haematological parameters represents a useful process in the diagnosis of many diseases as well as investigation of the extent of damage to the blood Onyeyili et al. Masato K, Wu Y. Archived copy as title All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

The back of the slide was wiped using dry cotton wool and was allowed to air-dry.


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When the cells settled out of suspension, the number lying on 5 of the 25 small squares in the central area were counted afridana accordance to the Thoma counting rule. Effect of aqueous extract of Aspilia africana on differential white blood cell counts in albino Wistar rats.

Tonye Okorie afrucana provision of funds for this study. Haematological constituents reflect the physiological responsiveness of the animal to its internal and external environments which include feed and feeding Esonu et al.

There seems to be limited scientific evidence on the use of Aspilia africana in modulation of haematopoetic function and the mechanism by which this function may occur.

In most clinical situations, when a total WBC count is requested, it is usual to perform also a differential WBC count in order to provide information on the proportion of the different white cells present in circulating blood Cheesbrough, ; Tatfeng and Enitan, The blood film was examined systematically using the battlement method as described by Baker et al.

From the data generated in this study, it can be concluded that aqueous extract of A. Animal Care Facility, Laurentian University; This is relevant since blood constituents change in relation to the physiological conditions of the animals.

Herbs & People. Aspilia Africana: The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant.

Heliantheae Asteraceae genera Heliantheae stubs. When the cells have settled out of suspension, the numbers of cells present in the 4 corner 1mm 2 areas total area of 4 mm 2 were counted in accordance to the Thoma counting rule.

The varied level of significance noticed in the haematological parameters evaluated in this study post-administration between the control and the test groups, and even within the test groups shows that there is an obvious connection between the extracts at the various concentrations tested and the degree of haematological effects observed.


Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Anti-diabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats.

Effects of aqueous extract of Mangifera indica L. The outside of the tube was cleaned with cotton wool to remove blood. Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. In East Africa, Aspilia Africana is also used for traditional treatment of malaria and related symptoms.

Physiological response of West African Dwarf does to progesterone injections: The infusion from the crushed leaves is applied on the wound, throughout many African communities, to stop bleeding and for cleaning the surfaces of sores. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Haematological effects of ethanolic fruit extract of Tetrapleura tetraptera in male Dutch White rabbits. Besides, the test groups had higher values for these parameters than the control, which indicates that a more efficient erythropoesis occur following administration of the extracts.

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In some West African countries, women boil the leaves of Aspilia Africana and the decoction is drunk to prevent conception. Several plants are now being used in part or as a whole to treat many diseases.

A drop of well-mixed blood was placed on a clean grease free slide about 1cm from the edge. Aspilia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. The purpose of this research work africanx to determine the effects of oral administration of Aspilia africana at different concentrations on some haematological parameters in rats.

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