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Proximate And Phytochemistry Of Costus Afer Plant From Niger Delta State And Its Effect On Haematological Parameters

Dr. Okari, Karibo, Dr. Anacletus, Fransic

Abstract :

Background Costus afer therapeutically importance in southern part of Nigeria cannot be over emphasized; it is valued in this part of Nigeria for its anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties2. The use of herbs and plants to support treatment of diabetes following the observed inadequacy in some therapeutic drugs is gradually been practiced worldwide now. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the phytochemistry and proximate composition of costus afer. Materials and method: Following the preparation of costus afer stem extract the plant was screened for phytochemicals and proximate composition. Results: The result of proximate and phytochemical screening of costus afer palnt indicated the presence of alkaloid, flavonoids, tannins, steroids and cardiac glycosides, carbohydrate, protein, lipid, ash, fiber and moisture. WBC count, neutrophil count, lymphocyte count, monocyte count, eosinophil count, basophil count, RBC count, HGB, HCT, MCV, MCH, MCHC, RDW.SD, PLT, MPV and PDW of untreated diabetic induced animals were lower compared to treated animals and the controls, the reduction was only significant for RBC and RDW.SD while PCT of untreated animals was increased.

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Proximate and phytochemistry of costus afer plant from Niger delta state and its effect on haematological parameters, Dr. Okari, Karibo, Dr. Anacletus, Fransic, International Journal Of Pure Medical Research, Volume : 2, Issue : 10, October - 2017

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