Mabel Bilu Ehi-Omosun

Effects of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Cymbopogon citratus on Cement Dust-Induced Interstitial Pneumonitis in Adult Wistar Rats

Inhalation of cement dust is the most important cause of respiratory diseases among people with cement dust related occupations such as cement factory and transporting workers, construction labourers, brick masons, concrete finishers, plasterers, steel erectors et cetera. This study aimed to investigate the effects of aqueous leaf extract of Cymbopogon citratus on cement dust-induced lung damage in the adult Wistar rats. Thirty (30) adult Wistar rats weighing between 240 g and 270 g were divided into five (5) groups of six (6) rats per group.