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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These oil samples included sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, germacrened and alpha-pienene. This therefore indicates that Aspilia Africana may have some contraceptive or anti-fertility properties.

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The chamber was left undisturbed for 2 minutes to allow time for the white cells to settle. 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. Animal Care Facility, Laurentian University; In their plants, people, and culture; the Science of ethnobotany. This investigation will establish if the anticipated effects are stimulatory or inhibitory, and also dose-dependent.

The different white cells seen in each field were identified, counted and recorded on a chart until white cells were counted. In-vitro antibacterial activities of three plants used in traditional medicine in Sierra-leone. Anatomy and Physiology of Farms Animals. Theory and Practice of Medical Laboratory Science.

A new alliance… Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly: The Unique Anti-Haemorrhage Plant. It is a semi woody herb occurring throughout the regions of the savannah and tropical Africa on wastelands Hutchinson, ; Burkill, Open in a separate window.

Guide to care and use of experimental animal; pp. 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 antiulcer effects of the methanolic extract of the leaves of Aspilia africana Asteraceae in rats. 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, This page was last edited on 14 Mayat The outside of the tube was cleaned with cotton wool to remove blood.


For now, however,… Read more. The virtue of Aspilia africana as pharmacological source has continued to gain world-wide recognition. Effect of aqueous extract of Aspilia africana on differential white blood cell counts in albino Wistar rats. Effects of aqueous extract of Mangifera indica L.

When the cells settled out of suspension, the number lying on 5 of the 25 small squares in the central area were counted in accordance to the Thoma counting rule.

About 60 g of the plant powder were weighed using Mettler weighing balance and homogenised in a clean electric blender containing 80ml sterile distilled water according to the method described by Sofowora Following 14 days of oral administration of aqueous extract of A. 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.

An infusion of the leaves of this plant is usually given as tonic to women after delivery and also to increase milk flow. In addition, the sap from the flowers has also been used to treat scorpion stings. The varied level of significance noticed in the haematological parameters evaluated in this study post-administration between the control and the test groups, and even within the test groups shows that there is an obvious connection between the extracts at the various concentrations tested and the degree of haematological effects observed.


Incredibly, the flower of this plant is also greatly used for medicinal purposes. Introduction Human’s dependency and sustainability have continued to revolve around plants through their uses as foods, fibres, shelters, and even medicines.

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.

Aspilia africana

For children, the decoction is mixed with clay and orally administered to treat stomach upsets. The appreciable african in the values of the haematological parameters investigated may be associated with the inherent-haematopoietic-stimulating properties possessed by the extract of Aspilia africana.

Clinical biochemical and haematology reference values in normal and experimental animals.

In most communities, Aspilia Africana medicine is generally administered orally or by topical application. Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aspilia Africana is a rapid growing, semi-woody herb usually producing annual stems about 2 metres tall from a perennial woody root-stock. The dried blood film was placed on a staining rack and the film was fixed with 1—2 drops of moisture-free xspilia methanol methyl alcohol and stained with Leishman stain for 2 minutes.