Tandem oral, rectal, and nasal administrations of Ankaferd Blood Stopper to control profuse bleeding leading to hemodynamic instability

Kurt M., Oztas E., KURAN S., Onal I. K., Kekilli M., HAZNEDAROĞLU İ. C.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.27, no.5, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) (Ankaferd Health Products Ltd., Istanbul, Turkey) is a standardized unique combined medicinal plant extract, which has been approved in the management of postsurgery dental bleeding and external hemorrhage in Turkey [1]. ABS induces a very rapid formation (<1 second) of a specific hemostatic protein network within vital erythroid aggregation in the injured vascular area [1]. The data on the efficacy of ABS in gastrointestinal (GI) system bleeding is limited to case reports only [2-4]. Here, we present a patient with a severe GI mucosal bleeding and nasal hemorrhage leading to hemodynamic instability, which was successfully controlled via the topical application of high-dose ABS.