An Investigation on the Effect of Alcoholic Extract of Physalis alkekengi on Blood Indexes in Rats

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Shahnaz Shekar-Foroosh 1 , Hassan Yarmahmoudi 1 , * , Hamideh Eftekhari 1 , Ali Zare 2 , Saeed Changizi-Ashtiyani 3 , Azam Rezaei 3 , Maryam Aziz 3

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2 Department of Biology, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan, Iran

3 Department of Physiology, Arak Univer sity of Medical Sciences , Arak, Iran

3 Department of Physiology, Arsanjan Branch , Islamic Azad University, Arsanjan, Iran

How to Cite: Shekar-Foroosh S, Yarmahmoudi H , Eftekhari H, Zare A, Changizi-Ashtiyani S, et al. An Investigation on the Effect of Alcoholic Extract of Physalis alkekengi on Blood Indexes in Rats, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(10):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (10)
Published Online: April 15, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: March 07, 2013
Accepted: April 24, 2013

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Abstract

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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