Asparagus Root Regulates Cholesterol Metabolism and Improves Antioxidant Status in Hypercholesteremic Rats

  title={Asparagus Root Regulates Cholesterol Metabolism and Improves Antioxidant Status in Hypercholesteremic Rats},
  author={N. P. Visavadiya and A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya},
  journal={Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM},
  pages={219 - 226}
  • N. P. Visavadiya, A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM
  • Hyperlipidemia/hypercholesteremia are major risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. Root of Asparagus racemosus (AR) is widely used in Ayurvedic system of medicine in India and is known for its steroidal saponin content. This study was designed to investigate the hypocholesteremic and antioxidant potential of AR root in both normo- and hypercholesteremic animals. Normal and hypercholesteremic male albino rats were administered with root powder of AR (5 and 10 g% dose… CONTINUE READING
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