ECB-ART-37492J Ethnopharmacol 2000 Jul 01;711-2:89-92. doi: 10.1016/s0378-8741(99)00181-6.
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Immunostimulant activity of dry fruits and plant materials used in indian traditional medical system for mothers after child birth and invalids.
Products of certain plants given to mothers after child birth or to invalids were studied for immunostimulant activity using the macrophage migration index (MMI) as a parameter of macrophage activation and cell-mediated immunity and haemagglutinating antibody (HA) titres and plaque-forming cell (PFC) counts as parameters of humoral immunity. Feeding of Prunus amygdalus (Almond(1)) and Buchanania lanzan (Chirronji(1)) significantly stimulated both CMI and humoral immunity in BALB/c mice as evidenced by the enhancement of MMI, HA titres, and PFC counts. Euryale ferox (Tel makhana(1)), Phoenix dactylifera (Chhohara(1)) and Zingiber officinale (Sonth(1)), however, stimulated humoral immunity to a greater extent than CMI. The observation provides scientific basis for feeding the products of above plants to mothers after child birth and to invalids with a relatively poor immune status.
PubMed ID: 10904150
Article link: J Ethnopharmacol
Genes referenced: etv6 LOC115919910