Impact of lemongrass oil, an essential oil, on serum cholesterol

  title={Impact of lemongrass oil, an essential oil, on serum cholesterol},
  author={Charles E. Elson and Gail L Underbakke and Pat Hanson and Earl Shrago and R. H. Wainberg and Asaf A. Qureshi},
To test the hypothesis that non-sterol mevalonate pathway end products lower serum cholesterol levels, we asked 22 hypercholesterolemic subjects (315±9 mg cholesterol/dl) to take a daily capsule containing 140 mg of lemongrass oil, an essential oil rich in geraniol and citral. The paired difference in serum cholesterol levels of subjects completing the 90-day study approached significance (P<0.06, 2-tailed t-test). The subjects segregated into two groups, one consisting of 14 subjects resistant… CONTINUE READING
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