Abstract Title:

Hypolipidemic activity of three indigenous drugs in experimentally induced atherosclerosis.

Abstract Source:

Br J Nutr. 2009 Apr;101(8):1246-54. Epub 2009 Feb 25. PMID: 9891944

Abstract Author(s):

H P Shaila, S L Udupa, A L Udupa

Abstract:

Full Citation: "The effect of orally administered indigenous drugs Terminalia arjuna, T. belerica and T. chebula were investigated on experimental atherosclerosis. Rabbits were fed a cholesterol-rich diet to induce atherosclerosis. The three drugs were fed along with cholesterol. At the end of the experimental period the animals were killed and their plasma and tissue lipid components estimated. Atherosclerotic lesions of the aorta were examined histologically. T. arjuna was found to be the most potent hypolipidemic agent and induced partial inhibition of rabbit atheroma. The results indicate that T. arjuna may play an anti-atherogenic role.."

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