A Safety Assessment of the Antimalarial Herb Artemisia annua During Pregnancy in Wistar Rats

  title={A Safety Assessment of the Antimalarial Herb Artemisia annua During Pregnancy in Wistar Rats},
  author={A. Abolaji and M. U. Eteng and P. Ebong and E. A. Brisibe and A. Dar and N. Kabir and M. I. Choudhary},
  journal={Phytotherapy Research},
  • A. Abolaji, M. U. Eteng, +4 authors M. I. Choudhary
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Phytotherapy Research
  • Artemisia annua is a Chinese antimalarial herb that has been used for more than 2000 years. [...] Key Method Twenty pregnant rats, divided into four study groups of saline treated (control), and test groups administered orally with 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg body weights of EAA, respectively, from gestation days (GD) 8 to 19. Following overnight fast, animals were sacrificed on GD 20, and maternal blood was collected to evaluate biochemical and haematological markers.Expand Abstract
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