Evaluation of the haematinic activity of Opuntia elatior Mill. fruit

  title={Evaluation of the haematinic activity of Opuntia elatior Mill. fruit},
  author={Hemil N. Patel and Shashikant Prajapati and Anagha Ranade and Rabinarayan Acharya and Nariya Mukesh Kumar},
Opuntia elatior , known as Nagaphani or Hathalo-thore belongs to the family Cactaceae. It is one of the Opuntia species used as medicine for various ailments due to its beneficial health-promoting properties. Fruits of Opuntia elatior have been advocated in anaemia, asthma, cough, inflammation, and gonorrhoea in Gujarat. The present study was planned to evaluate the hematinic effect of Opuntia elatior Mill. fruit on mercuric chloride (HgCl 2 ) induced anaemia in rats. Opuntia elatior fruit… CONTINUE READING

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