Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in a Patient With Defective Hemostasis Successfully Treated with Ankaferd Blood Stopper

Purnak T., Ozaslan E., Beyazit Y., HAZNEDAROĞLU İ. C.

PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, vol.25, no.2, pp.312-313, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ptr.3252
  • Title of Journal : PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-313


Acute gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is one of the most frequent causes for hospitalization and responsible for a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients. Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) is a herbal extract attained from five different plants Thymus vulgaris, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Vitis vinifera, Alpinia officinarum and Urtica dioica. Here we report a challenging upper GI bleeding case with a low platelet count and defective hemostasis treated endoscopically with ABS as an adjunctive drug. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.