Friday, April 13

Baobab and Sickle Cell Anemia سجان

The drinking of an aqueous extract of the bark of A. digitata is used in Nigerian traditional medicine as a treatment for sickle cell anaemia. Tests carried out by Adesanya et al. (1988) showed that the pulp could be used to treat sickle cell anemia, as it showed considerable antisickling activity.

Tannins, mucilage, cellulose, citric acid and other typical constituents of the fruit pulp may be responsible for its effect against diarrhea. A study conducted on 160 children demonstrated that an aqueous solution of the baobab fruit pulp is almost as significant as the traditional “WHO solution” for rehydration of children affected with diarrhea (Tal-Dia et al., 1997).

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