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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Introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology. The film was then aspulia to air-dry. The diluted sample was then mixed and loaded into the Improved Neubauer Counting Chamber. Retrieved from ” https: European Journal of Medicinal Plant.

This was then pushed forward and rapidly. They are the major source of drug development in the pharmaceutical industry Burton et al. The varied level of significance noticed in the haematological parameters evaluated in this study post-administration africanaa 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.

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

Phytochemical analysis of the plant reveals that it has a high crude oil and protein content Burkill, In other projects Wikispecies. The plant is commonly found distributed in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Photo Gallery — A Migrant Caravan.

Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Aspilia Africanahaematology, rats. Scientific Afrkcana Library; asiplia A new alliance… Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and africaan Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. Obviously, these extracts must have induced lymphocytosis, neutrophilia, monocytosis and eosinophilia respectively, in the experimental animals to a varied extent, yet, confirming the anti-infective potential of the extract.


This may indicate a more effective antibody production and the reason for better disease resistance and longevity as reported by Nwosu which is evident by low mortality. 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. Crown Agents for Overseas Government and Administration; Prior to sacrifice, the animals were starved of food overnight and sacrificed by cervical dislocation as described by Ochei and Kolhatkar a day after the administration of extracts was stopped.

This finding, however, would require further investigation. The infusion is taken orally to treat agricana pains and for management of problems related to cardiovascular diseases. Haematological effects of ethanolic fruit extract of Tetrapleura tetraptera in male Dutch White rabbits.

Theory and Practice of Medical Laboratory Science. The leaves are opposite and with rough lamina. Anti-diabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats. Archived from the original on He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous….

The diluted sample was then mixed and loaded into a haemocytometer. Prior to commencement of administration, the rats were allowed to stabilise in the Animal House with standard hour light-dark cycle, for a period of 14 days, and were treated for 14 days with different doses of the plant extracts.

The different white cells seen in each field were identified, counted and recorded on a chart until white cells were counted. Synthetic or natural compounds capable of causing haemolysis do so by interacting with sulfhydryl groups, the inhibition of various enzymes and immune mechanisms, and the fragmentation of erythrocytes as they pass through the platelet-fibrin mesh or by unknown or poorly defined mechanisms.

Like the leaves, the roots of Aspilia Africana are also used in the treatment of numerous disease conditions. The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre l of blood using the calculation below:. The authors of this manuscript wish to acknowledge the support of the Senate Research Grant Committee of Igbinedion University, Okada under the chairmanship of Prof. Aspilia Scientific classification Kingdom: The decoction from a mixture of the leaves and roots has been used in some communities for treating pulmonary haemorrhage.


Aspilia africana

The roots can also be chewed and the sap swallowed to induce appetite especially in patients. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The film was examined microscopically to check the staining and distribution of cells using the 10x objective with the condenser iris closed sufficiently to see the cells clearly. The relative haemoglobin value obtained was converted to absolute haemoglobin value using the standard table of comparison provided. Please review our privacy policy.

This result may explain why the rats administered with A.

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The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre of blood using the formula below: A drop of aaspilia oil was placed on the lower third of the dry blood film and covered with a clean cover glass. Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Active components of these plants are now being investigated, extracted and developed into drugs with little or no negative effects or contra-indications Oluyemi et al. Just as reported by Etim and Oguikethe haematology analysis of the experimental animals administered with extract of Aspilia africana in this present sfricana showed that A.