African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12108

Full Length Research Paper

The influence of African Herbal Formula on the haematological parameters of trypanosome infected rats

Okochi VI1, Okpuzor J2*, Okubena MO3, Awoyemi AK4
  1 Department of Biochemistry, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. 2 Department Of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. 3 Bena Farms Limited, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. 4 Samaritan Spiritual Healing Home, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 22 August 2003
  •  Published: 30 September 2003

Abstract

 

A herbal mixture of herbs code named African Herbal Formula (AFH) influenced the state of anaemia in trypanosome infected rats. Observations showed that the formula has an effect on the haemopoietic system manifested by a positive increase in the levels of haemoglobin, packed cell volume and red blood cell while the white blood cell and lymphocyte levels were decreased. AHF also delayed the proliferation of the parasites and improved the level of the characteristic weight loss associated with trypanosomiasis.

 

Key words: African Herbal Formula, trypanosomiasis, anaemia.