Effects of papaya seeds on quantitative hematological parameters in female rabbits

Atif Amin, Baig and Yasrul Izad, Abu Bakar and Masood Ahmed, Unar (2019) Effects of papaya seeds on quantitative hematological parameters in female rabbits. Annals of Life Sciences, 3 (3). pp. 1-11.

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Papaya seeds have been used since ancient times in folklore medicine for treatment of various diseases; nowadays these are researched in a scientific way to standardize their beneficial medicinal and nutritional properties. Seeds contain many bio-active ingredients. Normally, seeds are wasted in spite of their nutraceutical values. This study will help to save the wastage of papaya seeds. This study was planned to assess the pharmacological aspects of seeds of Carica papaya on haematological parameters so may be useful as a substitute treatment option for various hematological diseases. For this study thirty adult and healthy female rabbits were selected and subdivided into two groups, Group A (Control) n=15, given only fresh hay & water and Group B (study) n=15, given papaya seeds powder as dose of 500mg once a day along with fresh hay & water provided ad libitum, then complete blood picture tests were performed on Day 0, 15, 30, 45 & 60 at Diagnostic & Research Laboratory PUMHSW-SBA, to observe the effects of papaya seeds on haematological parameters. No significant change was seen in haemoglobin percentage, it remained within the normal reference range. The significant increment was seen in RBCs (10.52%) in Group-B (study) up to day-45, decreased levels seen in HCT, MCV, MCH, and MCHC in Group-B (study) in comparison of the Group-A (control).Papaya seeds raised the RBCs counts, no significant effect seen in haemoglobin percentage. So Papaya seeds can be utilized in several therapies and medical applications because of its effectiveness, availability and safety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Papaya seeds, haematological parameters, female rabbits, Red Blood Cells.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 02:29
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 02:29
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/6535

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