Hypocholesteremic and antioxidant effects of Withania somnifera (Dunal) in hypercholesteremic rats.

  title={Hypocholesteremic and antioxidant effects of Withania somnifera (Dunal) in hypercholesteremic rats.},
  author={N. P. Visavadiya and A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  volume={14 2-3},
  • N. P. Visavadiya, A. V. R. L. Narasimhacharya
  • Published 2007
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
  • Hypocholesteremic and antioxidant effects of Withania somnifera (WS) Dunal (Solanaceae) were investigated in hypercholesteremic male albino rats. When the root powder of WS was added to the diet at 0.75 and 1.5 gm/rat/day, hypercholesteremic animals registered significant decreases in total lipids (-40.54%; -50.69%), cholesterol (-41.58%; -53.01%) and triglycerides (-31.25%; - 44.85%) in plasma. On the other hand, significant increases in plasma HDL-cholesterol levels (+15.10%; +17.71%), HMG… CONTINUE READING
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