Using some herbs and clover bee pollens to fortified biscuits as a nutritive treatment for iron deficiency anemia

Abstract: Anemia itself is not considered a disease. It is considered a therapeutic case
resulted from different nutritive disorders, e.g., bleeding and bone marrow disorders.
Anemia is affected by decrease in red blood cell (RBC) count or decrease in the amount
of hemoglobin.
Recently, iron deficiency anemia is increased. To overcome this nutritive
problem, this study was conducted to cure this case by adding some plant herbs rich in
iron; e.g.,{Cumin (Cum), Mahleb cherry (Mc), Tongue grass(Tg), White mustard (Wm),
Sweet sedge (Ss), Loya Moroccan (Lm), Milfoil nosebleed (Mn), Elecampane (El),
Paper nut (Pn), Sting nettle (Sn)} and Clover bee pollens (Bp).
Results of feeding anemic patients with herbs fortified biscuits show that the best
accepted herbs by panelists to be used in this respect (Cumin, Mahleb cherry, Tongue
grass, White mustard, Sweet sedge, Loya Moroccan).and Clover bee pollens.
Also the best ratio of addition was 3% of the above mentioned herbs. Iron
content of the bee pollens was (82.43 mg/100g). Iron content of the following herbs (Tg,
Mc, Lm, Ss, Cu, Wm, El and Mn) were (58, 52.13, 50.48, 42.13, 39.28, 35, 30 and 25.11
mg/100g) respectively. These indicate the potential of curing anemia by adding those
above mentioned herbs
Publication year 2011
Organization Name
City Cairo
serial title Intern. Conf. & Exh. On Total Quality Management of Herbs & Medicinal Plants and
Author(s) from ARC
Publication Type Conference/Workshop