Effectiveness of Moringa oleifea Extract in Attenuating the Toxic Effect on Platelet Count: An experiment on cadmium exposed rats

N. A. Vinodini, Pratik Kumar Chatterjee, Kunal, V. B. Suman, K. S. Rashmi, A. K. Nayanatara, N. Anupama, Ramesh M. Bhat, P. Sheela Joice

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Aims and Objective:To determine the role of Moringa oleifera on total platelet count alterations (T-PC) in rats treated with cadmium. Materials and Methods: In the present study female adult Wistar Albino rats, (180-200) gm were divided into, Group I-normal control, Group II-pretreated control, group III-cadmium treated, group IV- pre-treated with Moringa oleifera leaf extract (MOE) and then administered oral cadmium for a day, with n=6 each RESULTS : Indicate that the pre-treatment with MOE (100 mg/kg/bw) prior to cadmium infusion augmented the level of total platelet count (p≤0.001) as compared to the cadmium-exposed group, which might have a role in clotting mechanisms also. Conclusion: Moringa oleifera extract has a beneficial effect on platelet count in cadmium-induced animal model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-693
Number of pages5
JournalPharmacognosy Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery

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