Haematinic evaluation of Lauha bhasma and Mandura bhasma on HgCl 2-induced anemia in rats

P. Sarkar, P. Prajapati, A. Choudhary, V. Shukla, B. Ravishankar

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Abstract

The present study was carried out to evaluate the haematinic effect of two ayurvedic preparations of iron on mercuric chloride-induced anemia in rats. Lauha bhasma and Mandura bhasma, two well-known ayurvedic iron preparations, are commonly used to treat anemia. In Charles Foster strain rats of either sex, anemia was induced by administering mercuric chloride (9 mg/kg). Lauha bhasma and Mandura bhasma (11 mg/kg) were evaluated for their haematinic activity. The observed results suggest that Lauha bhasma and Mandura bhasma possess significant (P<0.05) haematinic and cytoprotective activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-795
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Haematinic
  • Iron
  • Lauha Bhasma
  • Mandura Bhasma
  • Mercuric chloride

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science

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