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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 185-186
Bioline Code: md00051
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2000, pp. 185-186

 en Short communication - THE HAEMATOLOGICAL EFFECT OF TELFERIA OCCIDENTALS DIET PREPARATION
A.R.A. ALADA

Abstract

The effects of diet preparation of Telfaria occidentalis check for this species in other resources on some haematological indices were carried out on male albino rats. The animals were fed for 4 weeks on diets specially composed to contain 25%, 50% and 57% by weight of the leaf of Telfaria occidentalis . The diet preparations produced a dose-dependent increases in all the measured haematological indices (packed cell volume, heamoglobin concentration red and white blood cell counts). The results confirm the claim that Telfaria occidentalis can be used to cure anaemia.

Keywords
Telfaria Occidentalis, Packed Cell Volume, haemoglobin, red blood cell , white Blood cell

 
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