May 27, 2016

Spleen Extract

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What other names is Spleen Extract known by?

Bovine Spleen, Concentré de Rate, Extracto de Bazo, Extrait de Rate, Extrait de Rate Hydrolysé, Extrait Splénique, Extrait Splénique Prédigéré, Facteurs Spléniques, Hydrolyzed Spleen Extract, Predigested Spleen Extract, Rate Bovine, Rate Crue, Raw Spleen, Spleen, Spleen Concentrate, Spleen Factors, Spleen Peptides, Spleen Polypeptides, Splenopentin, Tuftsin.

What is Spleen Extract?

The spleen is an organ in people and animals that has three major jobs. First, it breaks down and removes old and damaged red blood cells. It also holds a reserve of blood that can be released into the circulatory system to meet a sudden demand, such as bleeding (hemorrhage). It also provides some white cells to fight infection. Spleen extract is produced from animal spleens and is used as medicine.

Spleen extract is given "as replacement therapy" in cases where the spleen has been surgically removed and or isn't working properly.

People with low white blood cell counts, cancer, infections, or HIV-related infections take spleen extract to boost the immune system.

Spleen extract is also used for treating "autoimmune" diseases such as celiac disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), dermatitis herpetiformis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Some people use spleen extract for a kidney disorder called glomerulonephritis, a blood disorder called thrombocytopenia, an intestinal disease called ulcerative colitis, and a blood vessel condition called vasculitis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Replacement therapy in cases where the spleen has been removed or isn't working well.
  • Infections.
  • Boosting the immune system.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
  • A skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Kidney disease.
  • A blood disorder called thrombocytopenia.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • A blood vessel disorder called vasculitis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of spleen extract for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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