Laurus nobilis FROM ALGERIA AND IMMUNE RESPONSE

DOI: 10.7904/2068–4738–VIII(15)–119

Karima OULD YEROU¹*, Meddah B¹ Tir Touil A¹, Sarsar F2

 ¹Laboratory of Bioconversion; Microbiological Engineering and Safety, Faculté; University of Mascara, ALGERIA

2Laboratory of Bioxicology, Faculté Science; Department of Biology; University of Sidi Bel AbbesALGERIA

Corresponding author: mhanine11@yahoo.fr

 Abstract. Laurusnobilis is an aromatic plant, widespread in Algeria and widely used by local people as a source of spice and for its medicinal properties. The essential oil of this plant native to western Algeria is the subject of our study. The essential oil extraction was performed by steam distillation, the yield obtained from leaf is (1.5 %) by gavage Wistar rats males weight between 100g 80et were infected with Salmonella then treated with a dose 1 g / kg of the essential oil. In the day of sacrifice of the rats some parameters were determined: hemoglobin concentration (Hgb); haematocrit (Hct) and lymphocytes (white blood cell). The result shows the therapy of this magic plant “Laurus nobilis».

Keyword: Laurus nobilis, steam distillation, essential oil, hematology, Wistar rats.


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