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An Investigation on the Effect of Alcoholic Extract of Physalis alkekengi on Blood Indexes in Rats
Shahnaz Shekar-Foroosh , Hassan Yarmahmoudi , Hamideh Eftekhari , Ali Zarei , Saeed Changizi-Ashtiyani , Azam Rezaei , Maryam Azizi
Department of Physiology, Islamic Azad University, Arsanjan Branch, Arsanjan, Iran , shahramyarmahmoudi@yahoo.com
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Background : Physalis alkekengi by effective ingredients such as alkaloids, glucocorticoids and because of antioxidant property can play a role in homeostasis. The aim of this study was to examine the possible effects of fruit extract of P. alkekengi on blood homogram.
Materials and Methods : Forty male rats were divided to control, sham (normal saline) and experimental groups (highest, moderate and minimum doses of alcoholic extract). Then, the blood samples were taken in order to perform laboratory test by Sysmex analyzer, and were analyzed using ANOVA.
Results : Results showed that the number of red blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit increased and white blood cells decreased.
Conclusion : Fruit extract of P. alkekensi is probably effective in treatment of anemia.
Keywords: Physalis alkekengi, Blood cells, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit
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Shekar-Foroosh S, Yarmahmoudi H, Eftekhari H, Zarei A, Changizi-Ashtiyani S, Rezaei A et al . An Investigation on the Effect of Alcoholic Extract of Physalis alkekengi on Blood Indexes in Rats. ZJRMS. 2014; 16 (10) :69-71
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