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Table 2 Blood counts in healthy donors and sickle cell patients treated with some plant extracts

From: Solenostemon monostachyus, Ipomoea involucrata and Carica papaya seed oil versus Glutathione, or Vernonia amygdalina: Methanolic extracts of novel plants for the management of sickle cell anemia disease

Sample Blood count Sickle cell level (%)
No. of Sickle cell RBC No. of RBC per 10 field
Control (healthy donor) 0.00 ± 0.00 958.00 ± 10.95 0.00
Control (untreated HbSS) 246.20 ± 30.77 670.00 ± 23.91 26.85 ± 3.12
Vernonia amygdalina 20.00 ± 10.27 654.40 ± 98.62 2.42 ± 1.11
Ipomoea involucrate 33.60 ± 9.89 864.60 ± 46.17 4.04 ± 0.71
Solenostemon monostachyus 18.40 ± 4.16 851.00 ± 111.66 1.90 ± 0.43
Carica papaya seed-oil 12.40 ± 6.11 961.40 ± 157.70 1.03 ± 0.16
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD (n = 5). RBC = red blood cell. HbSS = human sickle cell blood.