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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1437-1446
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.1437.1446
 
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Effect of Ailanthus altissima and Zizyphus spina-christi on Bilharzial Infestation in Mice: Histological and Histopathological Studies

Sanaa A. Ali and Manal A. Hamed

Abstract:
The objective of this study is to test the ability of certain traditional plants for reducing the hazardous effect of schistosomiasis without any side effects. The chloroform extract of Ailanthus altissima stem bark and the ethanolic extract of Zizyphus spina-christi root were selected and tested through histological and hsitopathological studies. Treatment with both plant extracts reduced number of worm burden, ova count, granuloma size and count as well as improvement in histopathological picture of liver, kidney and spleen. The chloroform extract of A. altissima showing a more pronounced improving effect against organs damage caused by parasitic infection.
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How to cite this article:

Sanaa A. Ali and Manal A. Hamed , 2006. Effect of Ailanthus altissima and Zizyphus spina-christi on Bilharzial Infestation in Mice: Histological and Histopathological Studies. Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 1437-1446.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.1437.1446

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2006.1437.1446

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