Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia
versión ISSN 0864-0289
DEL VALLE-PEREZ, Lázaro et al. In vitro effect of Matricaria recutita L. on Lymphocytes and Neutrophils response. Rev Cubana Hematol Inmunol Hemoter [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp. 177-184. ISSN 0864-0289.
Castilla Chamomile, sweet, or maroon (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla) is an annual herbaceous plant of the Asteraceae family, native to Europe and temperate zones of Asia, which has become naturalized in parts of America, Africa, and Australia. It has been used by man for thousands of years with different medicinal purposes. We studied the in vitro effect of an extract fluid of this plant on lymphocytes from 20 blood donors and 20 patients with a diagnosis of cellular immunodeficiency. We quantified T lymphocytes by the techniques of spontaneous and active rosette formation, and the immunocytochemical ultramicromethod (UMICIQ) as well as the phagocytic function (opsonophagocytic index) of neutrophils. There were no statistically significant differences in the studied parameters between experimental conditions with Matricaria and without it.
Palabras llave : Chamomile; Matricaria recutita L; spontaneous and active rosette; opsonophagocytic index; UMICIQ; CD2; CD3.