THE EFFECT OF OMEGA® ROOTS + GINSENG ALOE VERA, A NIGERIAN HERBAL MIXTURE, ON HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF NORMAL EXPERIMENTAL RATS

  • Emuesiri Goodies Moke Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Ighohwo Oghoghovwe Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
  • Ejiroghene Ahante Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

Omega® Roots + Ginseng Aloe Vera herbal mixture is a commonly sold herbal formulation used for treatment of ailments. The aim of this study is to evaluate the toxic effect of Omega® Roots herbal mixture on the haematological parameters of Wistar rats. Twenty rats were used for this study and were divided into four groups of 5 animals each; the control group was administered normal saline 10 ml/kg, and the treated groups received 250 mg/kg, 500 mg/kg, and 1000 mg/kg of the herbal mixture (Omega® Roots) a period of fourteen days after which blood samples were collected for haematological analysis. The results of this study showed that oral administration of the Omega® Roots extract had a non-significantly (P˃0.05) change in the red blood cell count, white blood cell count, packed cell volume, and hemoglobin concentration of the Wistar rats. The findings suggest that Omega® Roots + Ginseng Aloe Vera herbal mixture is non-haematotoxic following acute administration.

Keywords: Omega® Roots, herbal mixture, non-haematotoxic, phytomedicine

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Author Biographies

Emuesiri Goodies Moke, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

 

Ighohwo Oghoghovwe, Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Ejiroghene Ahante, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria

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Moke E, Oghoghovwe I, Ahante E. THE EFFECT OF OMEGA® ROOTS + GINSENG ALOE VERA, A NIGERIAN HERBAL MIXTURE, ON HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF NORMAL EXPERIMENTAL RATS. JDDT [Internet]. 14May2018 [cited 5Aug.2021];8(3):29-1. Available from: https://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1742