Evaluation of hemostatic effects of Ankaferd as an alternative medicine

Altern Med Rev. 2010 Dec;15(4):329-36.

Abstract

Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS), a unique traditional herbal mixture, has been used topically to stop bleeding for centuries in Anatolia. ABS is a standardized mixture of the plants Thymus vulgaris, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Vitis vinifera, Alpinia officinarum, and Urtica dioica. Through its effects on the endothelium, blood cells, angiogenesis, cellular proliferation, vascular dynamics, and cell mediators, ABS is now becoming an official alternative hemostatic medicine for intractable bleedings that are resistant to conventional anti-hemorrhagic measurements in Turkey. Furthermore, ABS seems to have a considerable therapeutic benefit, because of its anti-infective, anti-neoplastic, and wound healing properties, to restore and maintain tissue homeostasis in a variety of diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Topical
  • Animals
  • Anticoagulants / pharmacology*
  • Blood Coagulation / drug effects*
  • Blood Coagulation Factors / drug effects
  • Blood Loss, Surgical / prevention & control
  • Glycyrrhiza / chemistry
  • Hemorrhage / drug therapy*
  • Hemostasis / drug effects
  • Hemostatics / administration & dosage
  • Hemostatics / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Thymus Plant / chemistry
  • Urtica dioica / chemistry
  • Vitis

Substances

  • Anticoagulants
  • Blood Coagulation Factors
  • Hemostatics
  • Plant Extracts
  • ankaferd blood stopper