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Haematological and Biochemical effects of a combination of leaves of Telfairia occidentalis and Mucuna pruriens in male rats

By: Ezeigwe Obiajulu Christian, Alaebo Prince Ogochukwu, Enemchukwu Benneth Nnanyelugo, Chukwuemeka Ugochi Vivian, Ifedilichukwu Nma Helen, Uhama Kingsley Chukwuka, Naomi Ngozi Nnadi, Iloanya Ebele Lauretta

Key Words: Telfairia occidentalis, Mucuna pruriens, Phytochemical, Haemoglobin, Aspartate transaminase, Alkaline phosphatase.

Int. J. Biosci. 16(1), 139-149, January 2020.


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Medicinal plants are useful in the treatment and management of certain ailments due to their affordability and minimal or no side effects compared to conventional drugs. The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of administration of a combination of Telfairia occidentalis and Mucuna pruriens leaf extracts on haematological and biochemical parameters in male wistar albino rats. The phytochemical analysis was carried out using standard analytical methods. The fourteen-day acute toxicity study was done using Lorke’s method.

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Ezeigwe Obiajulu Christian, Alaebo Prince Ogochukwu, Enemchukwu Benneth Nnanyelugo, Chukwuemeka Ugochi Vivian, Ifedilichukwu Nma Helen, Uhama Kingsley Chukwuka, Naomi Ngozi Nnadi, Iloanya Ebele Lauretta.
Haematological and Biochemical effects of a combination of leaves of Telfairia occidentalis and Mucuna pruriens in male rats.
Int. J. Biosci. 16(1), 139-149, January 2020.
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