COMBINED EFFICACY OF ALOE VERA AND TURMERIC ON LIPID PROFILE OF STREPTOZOTOCIN INDUCED ALBINO RATS
*Dr. Shruti Agrawal and Dr. Pratiti Ghosh
WHO revealed that 422 million people are living with diabetes mellitus and it is the seventh leading cause of death in the world. While the ratio of men-to-women afflicted with diabetes is roughly equal, women are uniquely and often more severely, affected by the complications of diabetes. One in every 11 individual is a diabetic patient. Various medications are generally recommended as the first line of treatment for type II diabetes as there is fair evidence that they decrease mortality, but there are various side effects. Hence, present research work aimed to experimentally develop a home based low cost concoction to reduce the blood sugar level using aloe vera and turmeric in various proportions and to find the effect of its various doses on the lipid profile of experimental female albino rats. It has been found that high dose showed a rapid hypoglycemic effect, thus necessitating further examination to confirm the ill or good effect of high dose. This concoction was found to lower raised glucose, triglyceride, VLDL and total cholesterol levels and is significant on .01 and .05 level. Hence, aloe vera & turmeric combination in high proportion showed effective results which were consistent with the previous studies done with aloe vera or turmeric singly.
Keywords: hyperglycemia, hyper-triglyceridemia, aloe vera, curcumin.
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