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Coagulation And Hemagglutination Properties Of The Crude Extract Derived From The Leaves Of Euphorbia Hirta L., Tridax Procumbens L., And Vernonia Cinerea (L) Less

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Romeo C. Ongpoy, Jr.



Coagulation, Hemagglutination, Euphorbia hirta L., Tridax procumbens L., Vernonia cinerea (L) Less



This study aims to investigate the potential of selected wild grasses from the Philippines as coagulant and typing sera. To do this, Euphorbia hirta L., Tridax procumbens L., and Vernonia cinerea (L) Less aqueous infusions were each subjected to blood components from healthy individuals. The plasma part of the blood was used to test for coagulation where Plasma Clotting Time (PCT) and Factor VIII screening test were the procedures used to test the different leaf extracts. On the other hand, the Packed Red Blood Cell part of the blood was used to test for hemagglutination where microscopic and macroscopic evaluations were the procedures used to test the different leaf extracts against the blood groups from the ABO system. About this study, it was found out that all the wild grasses did not give a comparable coagulation to the commercially available positive control which is Calcium Chloride while Euphorbia hirta L. gave a positive hemagglutination to Type A and Type B cells, Tridax procumbens L. gave a positive hemagglutination to Type A cell and Vernonia cinerea (L) Less gave a positive hemagglutination to Type B cells both in macroscopic and microscopic evaluations. The results show that all the wild grasses tested may not be used as a coagulant but all of them may have a potential as a typing sera.



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