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Effect of camel milk supplementation in management of gastric ulcer

Aminu Lailaba Abubakar,abdullahi Dandare,Shamsudeen Umar Dandare,Sulaiman Rabiu,Abdulqadir Sule Ibrahim,Saifullahi Armaya'u.


BACKGROUND: Gastric ulcer is one of the major causes of morbidity globally. It is prevalent in Nigeria, and more frequent among the lowest income group; this is primarily linked to their standard of living and constant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The use of camel milk in the treatment of many diseases has long been established.
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the potentials of camel milk in the treatment gastric ulceration.
METHODS: Albino rats weighed 120-150g, were divided into four groups of five rats each. Group I: negative control, group II: positive control, group III: ethanol induced gastric ulcer rats supplemented with camel milk, group IV: ethanol induced gastric ulcer rats orally dosed with omeprazole.
RESULTS: The results of this study revealed that WBC, RBC, HBC, PCV, MCV, and PLT decreased significantly (P0.05) in MCH and MCHC level for all the groups investigated. The levels of antioxidant enzymes (CAT and SOD), and vitamins (A, C, and E) were significantly improved toward normal (P

Key words: Camel milk, Ethanol, Gastric ulcer, Omeprazole, Transmural architecture.

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