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“Gadagi Magani” Tea Is Detrimental: Affects Biochemical Parameters

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Umar A.A., Munir G., Salihu I. Sunday E.



Key words; “Gadagi Magani” Tea, Liver Enzymes, Bilirubin, Sugar, Urea, Creatinine and lipid profile.



Abstract: “Gadagi Magani” tae is a herbal tea composed of many different herbs, roots, extracts, shrubs and leaves prepared locally in form of tea consumed by many labourers, youths, tailors, tricyclists and high way drivers in order to get extraordinary strength to endure hardship and overcome heavy duty within short period of time. The following biochemical parameters were routinely determined among consumers: serum level of Aspartate aminotransaminases (AST), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activities were pragmatically higher than that of control, increase in serum creatinine level, lower sera urea and glucose levels and the sera levels of lipoproteins were also lower compared to controls. Hence, “Gadagi” affects negatively the liver enzymes, blood sugar level, serum urea, creatinine and carbonate, positively as it lowers lipid profile.



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