Haemostatic Effect of Leaves of Two Plants: A Preliminary Study

Author : G. Ramu, Petricia Regina Irene

The effects of leaves of two plants Plectranthus mollis and Salvia officinalis on bleeding time in rats and the blood clotting time in man were studied. Both the plants markedly shortened both the bleeding and clotting time indicating that there could be some basis for the claim that the hydroalcoholic extracts of P. mollis and S. officinalis has haemostatic properties. Haemostasis is a lifesaving process and therefore exploration of compound that facilitate the process is of medicinal importance.

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