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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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In other projects Wikispecies. New combinations, varieties, and synonyms in African Compositae. 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. In Nigeria, many indigenous plants are used in herbal medicine to cure diseases and heal injuries.

For children, the decoction is afrlcana with clay and orally administered to treat stomach upsets.

Archived from the original on He was thinking that it was too hot to be bothered with the arduous… Read more. The haematological profile of the Sprague Dawley out-bred albino rat in Nsukka. Garima S, Goyal PK. Aspilia africana is one of such medicinal plants, which are fast awpilia recognition.

Aspilia africana

Introduction Human’s dependency and sustainability have continued to revolve around plants through their uses as foods, fibres, shelters, and even medicines.

Like the leaves, the roots of Aspilia Africana are also used in the treatment of numerous disease conditions. The film was then allowed to air-dry. The sap from the crushed roots is applied topically to wounds to promote rapid healing and to stop bleeding. The chamber was left undisturbed for 2 minutes to allow time for the white cells to settle. 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, In addition, the sap from the flowers has also been used to treat scorpion stings.


The diluted sample was then mixed and loaded into the Improved Neubauer Counting Chamber. For now, however,… Read more. The field was moved to a part of the film where the red cells were just beginning to overlap, and then the 40x objective was brought into place with the iris diaphragm more open.

Total White Blood Cell Count was carried out according to the method as described by Cheesbrough c. From the data generated in this apilia, it can be concluded that aqueous extract of A. The different white cells seen in each field were identified, counted and recorded on a chart until white cells were counted. This study further confirmed the earlier works on its efficacy in this regard. 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 is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. Potential of leaves of Aspilia africana Composite in wound care: In this study, the absolute count of lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes and eosinophils in the aspjlia groups were observed to be significantly increased when compared to the control.

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The test was performed in triplicate for each sample to reduce the level of imprecision and inaccuracy reported to be associated with this method of haemoglobin estimation.

Crown Agents for Overseas Government and Administration; Exposure to some chemicals, drugs or plant extracts, particularly at higher concentrations has been associated with red afgicana cell destruction, and haemolytic anaemia is a part of the clinical syndrome associated with intoxication.

Several medicinal plants have been documented for their haematological effects either at low or high concentration but very little is known about Aspilia africana.

The absolute number of each white cell type was calculated by multiplying the number of each cell counted expressed as a decimal fraction by the total WBC count. Effects of aqueous extract of Mangifera indica L. Obviously, the extract at this concentration induced leucocytosis in the test rats, further confirming the anti-infective potential of this extract in this regard.

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Support Center Support Center. Following 14 days of oral administration of aqueous extract of A. 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. Medicinal plants have been documented for their haematological effects either at low or high concentration Garima and Goyal, ; Nwinuka et al.

It is a semi woody herb occurring throughout the regions of the savannah and tropical Africa on wastelands Hutchinson, ; Burkill, 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. Scientific studies credit the unique medicinal potentials of Aspilia Africana to the numerous bioactive phytochemicals present in it including saponins, tannins, alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoid and phenol.

With increasing statistics on the number of deaths resulting from haematopoietic disorders and blood related diseases, it has become very crucial to seek both economic and accessible alternative medicine that could serve as natural haematopoietic-stimulating agent.

Aspilia africana – Useful Tropical Plants

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 africaan platelet-fibrin mesh or by unknown or poorly defined mechanisms. Animal Care Facility, Laurentian University; Some authors have merged this genus with Wedeliabut others maintain that more study is required.

Besides, the test groups had higher values for these parameters than the control, which indicates that a africaan efficient erythropoesis occur following administration of the extracts.

This investigation will establish if the anticipated effects are stimulatory or inhibitory, and also dose-dependent.

The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre l of blood using the calculation below: