EFFECT OF TRITICUM AESTIVUM ON HEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN HIGH FAT DIET FED RABBITS

Mridul Yadav, Jyoti Sethi

Abstract


Wheatgrass has been used for therapeutic purposes since many decades and has shown encouraging results in the treatment of diseases including anemias and also as immunity booster. The present study was aimed to assess the effect of wheatgrass on hematological profile. Thirty rabbits were divided into three groups of ten rabbits each, group I receiving control diet, group II high fat diet and group III both high fat diet and wheat grass for a period of ten weeks. The fasting serum samples were analyzed for hemoglobin, packed cell volume(PCV), red blood cell count (RBC), total leucocyte count (TLC), differential leucocyte count(DLC) and blood indices were calculated and statistically analysed between the groups. There was significant improvement in hemoglobin concentration and RBC count in the group receiving wheatgrass  and improvement in the inflammation induced by high fat diet as seen by total leucocyte count and neutrophil count reduction and increase in the lymphocytes in the group receiving wheatgrass.


Keywords


wheat grass, triticum aestivium, hemoglobin, neutrophils, oxidative stress.

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