Author(s): Mazumdar UK, Gupta M, Maiti S, Mukherjee D
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Abstract Petroleum ether extract from H. spinosa root exhibited antitumor activity in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma and Sarcoma-180 bearing mice Processed extract suppressed significantly the tumor fluid volume at the end of 3 weeks experiment. It decreased about 50\% of packed cell volume and increased life span of EAC/S-180 bearing mice in a day dependent manner. Red blood cell count, hemoglobin content and white blood cell count were more or less normal after processed extract treatment of the tumor bearing mice. In tumor control animals, neutrophils increased (273.7\% in EAC and 263.4\% in S-180 bearing mice respectively with respect to normal mice) whereas lymphocytes decreased (60.0\% in EAC and 56.5\% in S-180 bearing mice respectively with respect to normal mice). It also inhibited the rapid increase of body weight of tumor bearing mice.
This article was published in Indian J Exp Biol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology