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Table 4 The effects of extracts on blood parameters in rats

From: Comparative evaluation of the sexual functions and NF-κB and Nrf2 pathways of some aphrodisiac herbal extracts in male rats

Item Groups --P--
Control Sildenafil Mucuna pruriens Tribulus terrestris Ashwagandha
L WBC 8.59 ± 0.31 8.73 ± 0.34 8.66 ± 0.45 8.98 ± 0.68 8.59 ± 0.22 >0.05
LYM, % 62.03 ± 7.18 62.53 ± 5.90 60.98 ± 12.69 61.19 ± 9.99 64.58 ± 4.47 >0.05
MID, % 14.07 ± 4.37 12.31 ± 3.85 12.20 ± 2.63 16.30 ± 6.67 11.82 ± 4.39 >0.05
GRAN, % 23.90 ± 5.26 25.16 ± 6.01 26.81 ± 13.67 22.51 ± 3.99 23.60 ± 3.10 >0.05
MID, # 10*3/μl 6.62 ± 0.53 6.60 ± 0.52 6.53 ± 0.39 7.11 ± 0.94 6.35 ± 0.65 >0.05
GRAN, # 10*3/μl 7.13 ± 0.42 7.32 ± 0.39 7.26 ± 0.79 7.46 ± 0.87 7.16 ± 0.23 >0.05
RBC, 10*6/μl 15.96 ± 0.05 15.96 ± 0.5 16.00 ± 0.06 15.96 ± 0.07 15.99 ± 0.04 >0.05
HGB, g/dL 16.27 ± 0.96 16.14 ± 0.65 16.57 ± 0.81 16.14 ± 1.06 16.60 ± 0.67 >0.05
HCT, % 81.27 ± 5.63 79.93 ± 3.51 81.63 ± 3.62 80.64 ± 5.79 81.16 ± 2.78 >0.05
MCV, fL 94.75 ± 2.56 94.13 ± 5.61 91.94 ± 4.42 94.69 ± 2.81 91.90 ± 1.76 >0.05
MCH, pg 18.90 ± 0.37 18.94 ± 0.88 18.29 ± 0.56 18.89 ± 0.38 18.72 ± 0.50 >0.05
MCHC, d/dL 19.97 ± 0.60 20.14 ± 0.40 20.24 ± 0.51 19.56 ± 1.38 20.42 ± 0.33 >0.05
RDW-CV, % 17.32 ± 0.58 16.47 ± 1.36 17.24 ± 1.19 17.90 ± 1.09 17.76 ± 0.83 >0.05
PLT, 10*3/μl 13.79 ± 0.11 13.60 ± 0.17 13.82 ± 0.20 13.76 ± 0.19 13.85 ± 0.20 >0.05
MPV, fL 11.62 ± 0.35 11.36 ± 0.46 11.86 ± 0.16 11.44 ± 0.40 11.68 ± 0.22 >0.05
PDW, % 17.53 ± 1.31 16.99 ± 1.09 16.74 ± 1.36 16.83 ± 0.94 16.20 ± 0.91 >0.05
PCT, % 1.14 ± 0.13 0.92 ± 0.15 1.22 ± 0.28 1.09 ± 0.24 1.22 ± 0.21 >0.05
  1. LWBC leukocyte white blood cells, LYM lymphocyte, MID minimum inhibitory dilution, GRAN granulocyte, RBC red blood cell, HGB hemoglobin, HCT hematocrit, MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, RDW-CV red cell distribution width- coefficient variation, PLT platelet, MPV mean platelet volume, PDW platelet distribution width, PCT platelet crit; Control, no treatment; Sildenafil, rats treated with Sildenafil (5 mg/kg/d); Mucuna, rats treated with Mucuna pruriens (300 mg/kg bw); Tribulus; rats treated with Tribulus terrestris (300 mg/kg bw); Ashwagandha; rats treated with Ashwagandha (300 mg/kg bw). Data are LS means ± SE (n = 7). Different superscripts in the same row (a–c) indicate group mean differences (p < 0.05)