Phytochemical and antisickling studies of the leaves of Hymenocardia acida Tul (Euphorbiaceae).

@article{Ibrahim2007PhytochemicalAA,
  title={Phytochemical and antisickling studies of the leaves of Hymenocardia acida Tul (Euphorbiaceae).},
  author={H. Ibrahim and F. Sani and B. Danladi and A. A. Ahmadu},
  journal={Pakistan journal of biological sciences : PJBS},
  year={2007},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={
          788-91
        }
}
The leaves of Hymenocardia acida are commonly used in Northern Nigeria alone or in combination with other plant parts to manage sickle cell disease. Phytochemical screening and antisickling studies were carried out. The phytochemical screening revealed the presence of carbohydrates, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, cardiac glycosides, resins, steroids and terpenes. The leaves ethanol extracts at 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0% w/v were observed to reverse sickled human Red Blood Cells (RBC) using… Expand
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