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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It is widely gathered from the wild and used locally in traditional medicine.

The capillary tubes were centrifuged for 5 minutes at a predetermined speed 12 rpm in a microhaematocrit centrifuge, after which, the haematocrit was immediately read using a microhaematocrit reader and the result expressed as percentages. The outside of the tube was cleaned with cotton wool to remove blood. Preparation of Aqueous Aspilia africana Extract A bulk of fresh Aspilia africana leaves single batch sufficient for the study was collected from the field. This investigation will establish if the anticipated effects are stimulatory or inhibitory, and also dose-dependent.

The homogenates amber green solution were shaken for 1 hr in a rotary flask and after 72 hours, filtered into separate sterile containers using a funnel containing sterile cotton wood and later with Whatman No. The appreciable increase in the values of the haematological parameters investigated may be associated with the inherent-haematopoietic-stimulating properties possessed by the extract of Aspilia africana.

It has a somewhat aromatic carroty smell. Performance and Chemistry of Weaners Pigs aspilai raw mucuna bean Velvet bean meal. When the cells settled out of suspension, the number lying on 5 of the 25 small squares qfricana the central area were counted in accordance to the Thoma counting rule.

The leaf decoction is also taken for the treatment and management of sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhoea. A new alliance… Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly: Active components of these plants afeicana now being investigated, extracted and developed into drugs with little or no negative effects or contra-indications Oluyemi et al. Archived from the original on Effect of aqueous extract of Aspilia africana on differential white blood cell counts in albino Wistar rats.


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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 afrocana.

Retrieved from ” https: The use of plants as medicine is an ancient and reliable practice Balick and Paul, In-vitro Anti-microbial Properties of Aspilia africana.

Int introduction to Medical Laboratory Technology. The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant.

Following 14 days of oral administration of aqueous extract of A. Evaluation of Haematological Parameters Haematocrit Determination Haematocrit Packed cell volume was determined by microhaematocrit method as described by Cheesbrough a. This Heliantheae article is a stub. The plant has been reported in literature to possess antimicrobial Macfoy and Cline,haemostatic Achonye,anti-inflammatory Okoli et al. Journal of American Chemical Society.

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In most communities, Aspilia Africana medicine is generally administered aspjlia or by topical application. 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.

The virtue of Aspilia africana as pharmacological source has continued to gain world-wide recognition. Long ago a wicked and lazy hunter was sitting under a tree. The plant is commonly found distributed in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Trop Anim Prod Invest. The infusion from the crushed leaves is applied on the wound, throughout many African communities, to stop bleeding and for cleaning the surfaces of sores.


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Just as reported by Etim and Africanwthe haematology analysis of the experimental animals administered with extract of Aspilia africana in this present study showed that A. Investigation of haematological parameters represents a useful process in the diagnosis of many diseases as well as investigation of the extent of damage to the blood Onyeyili et al.

The roots can also be chewed and the sap swallowed to induce appetite especially in patients. When the cells have settled out of suspension, the numbers of cells present in the 4 corner 1mm 2 areas total area of 4 mm 2 were counted in accordance to the Thoma counting rule.

The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre l of blood using the calculation below:. The final result was expressed as the number of cells per litre of blood using the formula below: Haematological constituents reflect the physiological responsiveness of the animal to its internal and external environments which include feed and feeding Esonu et al.

These oil samples included sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, germacrened and alpha-pienene. This study aspila confirmed the earlier works on its efficacy in this regard. Haemoglobin concentration was estimated using the Sahli acid haematin method, as described by Cheesbrough b. Anti-diabetic and haematological effect of aqueous extract of stem bark of Afzelia africana Smith on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats. A drop of immersion oil was placed on the lower third of the dry blood film and covered with a clean cover glass.

Physiological response of West African Dwarf does to progesterone injections: The afgicana is taken orally to treat rheumatic pains and for management of problems related to cardiovascular diseases.