Hypolipidemic effect of Terminalia arjuna in cholesterol fed rabbits

H. P. Shaila, S. L. Udupa, A. L. Udupa

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Abstract

The effect of the stem bark powder of T. arjuna on cholesterol-induced hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis was studied in rabbits. Cholesterol, triglyceride and phospholipid, levels decreased significantly. Although pretreatment with T. arjuna did not have any effect on serum lipid levels, there was a significant reduction in atherosclerotic plaque formation. Also the tissue lipids showed marked decrease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalFitoterapia
Volume68
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 08-12-1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pharmacology

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Shaila, H. P., Udupa, S. L., & Udupa, A. L. (1997). Hypolipidemic effect of Terminalia arjuna in cholesterol fed rabbits. Fitoterapia, 68(5), 405-409.