Polyphenol rich ethanolic extract from Boerhavia diffusa L. mitigates angiotensin II induced cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in rats.

@article{Prathapan2017PolyphenolRE,
  title={Polyphenol rich ethanolic extract from Boerhavia diffusa L. mitigates angiotensin II induced cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis in rats.},
  author={A Prathapan and Mathews V. Varghese and S Abhilash and P SalinRaj and Anil Kuruvilla Mathew and Anupama Nair and Raveendran Harikumaran Nair and G RaghuK},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  year={2017},
  volume={87},
  pages={427-436}
}
Boerhavia diffusa is a renowned edible medicinal plant extensively used against different ailments including heart diseases in the traditional system of medicine in several countries. The present study aims to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of ethanolic extract of Boerhavia diffusa (BDE) on cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis induced by angiotensin II (Ang II) in male wistar rats and to identify the active components present in it. A substantial increase of hypertrophy markers such as cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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