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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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Seasonal variations in haematological indices in the grey-breasted guinea fowls Numida meleagris gallata, Pallas Nig J Anim Prod. From the data generated in this study, it can be concluded that aqueous extract of A. In their plants, people, and culture; the Science of ethnobotany. The plant has been reported in literature to possess antimicrobial Macfoy and Cline,haemostatic Achonye,anti-inflammatory Okoli adricana al.

Niger Journal of Physiol Aspi,ia. The antiulcer effects of the methanolic extract of the leaves of Aspilia africana Asteraceae in rats.

Haematocrit Packed cell volume was determined by microhaematocrit method as described by Cheesbrough a. Control group, received no extract at all.

Aspilia africana – Useful Tropical Plants

In-vitro Anti-microbial Properties of Aspilia africana. The appreciable increase in the values of the haematological parameters africaa may be associated with the inherent-haematopoietic-stimulating properties possessed by the extract of Aspilia africana.

Haematological studies are important because blood is the major transport system of the body, and evaluation of the haematological profile usually furnishes vital information on the body’s response to injury of all forms, including toxic injury Schalm et al.

The concentration of haemoglobin was read from the graduation at the bottom of the meniscus on the dilution tube. The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre l of blood using the calculation below: Battlement method, Differential Leucocyte Aspiliz p. Views Read Edit View history.

Unlike the leaves and roots which are known for treating a myriad of diseases and disorders, the stem bark decoction is notably used to treat limited diseases and conditions including fever and malaria in West Africa. The leaf is important as pain-killers, sedatives and ecbolics. Potential of leaves of Aspilia africana Composite in wound care: Medicinal plants have been documented for their haematological effects either at low or high concentration Garima and Goyal, ; Nwinuka et al.


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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. The different white cells seen in each field were identified, counted and recorded on a chart until white cells were counted.

These oil samples included sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, germacrened and alpha-pienene. Exposure to some chemicals, drugs or plant extracts, particularly at higher concentrations has been associated with red blood cell destruction, and haemolytic anaemia is a part of the clinical syndrome associated with intoxication.

On the other hand, the total WBC Count, Absolute Neutrophil Count Lymphocyte Count, Eosinophils Count and Monocytes Count of the fresh and wilted Aspilia africana leaves fed rabbit doe as reported by Etim and Oguike show no significant differences when compared to the control sspilia with mixed forages without Aspilia africana leaves.

Royal Botanic Gardem, Kew: The leaf juice with little salt and lime juice is applied to eyes for corneal opacities and also to remove other foreign bodies in the eyes. 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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Prior to commencement of administration, the rats were allowed to africanq in aspilis 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. 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.

Results The effects of extract of Aspilia africana leaves on various haematological parameters investigated in rats are presented in Table 4. Several plants are now being used in part or as a whole to treat many diseases. With increasing statistics on the number of deaths resulting from haematopoietic disorders and blood related diseases, it africama become very crucial to seek both economic and accessible alternative medicine that could serve as natural haematopoietic-stimulating agent.


Handbook of African Medicinal Plants. The aim of this work was to investigate the effects of aqueous leaf extract of Aspilia africana at varying doses on some haematological parameters in adult Wistar albino strain rats. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

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. The effects of extract of Aspilia africana leaves on various haematological parameters investigated in rats are presented in Table 4. The inter Journal of Toxicology. Human’s dependency and sustainability have continued to revolve around plants through their uses as foods, fibres, shelters, and even medicines.

Just as reported by Etim and Oguikethe haematology analysis of the experimental animals administered with extract of Aspilia africana in this present study showed that A. Red Blood Cell Count was carried out according to the method as described by Baker et al. 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.

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 of blood using the formula below: In South-eastern Nigeria, leaves of this plant is claimed to be effective in the adpilia of stomach ache and bleeding gastric ulcers, especially when taken as an aqueous decoction.