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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 181-183
Bioline Code: md00050
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 181-183

 en Short communication - EFFECT OF TELFARIA OCCIDENTALIS EXTRACT ON EXPERIMENTALLY INDUCED ANAEMIA IN DOMESTIC RABBITS
O. A, DINA, A.A, ADEDAPO, O.P OYINLOYE, AND A. B SABA

Abstract

The haemopoietic properties of a local plant, Telfaria occidentalis check for this species in other resources (Ugu) was investigated. A total of 20 rabbits equally divided into 4 groups (A,B,C and D) were used. Group A which served as the control group was neither bled nor treated while groups B , C and D were bled to induce clinical anaemia. Group B was left untreated while groups C and D were treated respectively with Haematopan B12 (a commercially prepared haematinic) and alcohol extracts of Telfaria occidentalis. Post-hemorrhagic values were obtained at weekly intervals over a period of time and then compared with the pre-hemorrhagic values. The study revealed that animals in group D recovered faster than those of groups B and C thus implying that the extract has considerable haematinic properties which could be explored to the maximum since the plant is available every season of the year.

Keywords
Telfaria occidentalis, haematinic, anaemia

 
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