Abstract: Medicinal plants originate natural products that are biologically active and widely employed as an alternative source in health care. Mulher ativa? is a compound which exhibits estrogen properties in the reproductive tract. Hence, the purposes of this work were to determine the antioxidant properties of natural supplement Mulher ativa? on the labeling of blood cells and plasmatic protein with Tc in vitro. Incubating 99m heparin with blood carried out the experiments. Different concentrations of Mulher ativa? were chosen as (200, 100, 50, 25, 12.5 mg mLG ). A stannous chloride solution was also added and incubation was kept for 60 min. After this, Tc was added and the incubation was continued for 10 min. The mixture was centrifuged, 99m precipitated with thichloroacetic acid 5% and soluble (SF) and insoluble fractions (IF) were separated. The radioactivities in P, BC, IF-P, SF-P, IF- BC, SF-BC were determined in a well counter The analysis of radioactivity in the samples of P and BC isolated from samples of whole blood treated with Mulher ativa?, showed decrease significant (p<0.05) uptake of the radioactivity by blood cells in presence of Mulher ativa?, whereas there was increase in the amount of Tc in the TCA-insoluble fraction of plasma. It is also concluded that presents 99m antioxidant properties.
Souza, GM.L. , E.B. Carvalho and M.T.J.A. Catanho , 2005. Interaction of the Product Mulher ativa on the Labeling of Red Blood Cells? and Plasma Proteins with Techenetium -99 M . Journal of Food Technology, 3: 417-422.