EVALUATION OF HYPOLIPIDEMIC ACTIVITY OF METHANOLIC EXTRACT OF FICUS DALHOUSIAEMIQ. ON TRITON-X AND HIGH FAT DIET INDUCED HYPERLIPIDEMIA IN ALBINORATS
Shaik Rasheed Pasha*
Hyperlipidemia is the greatest risk factor of coronary heart disease.
Currently available hypolipidemic drugs have been associated with
number of side effects compare with allopathic drugs, Ficus
dalhousiae (FD) was selected and the present study on antihyperlipidemic
activity of Methanolic extract of FD against triton and
high fat diet induced hyperlipidemia in rats. FD administered at a dose
of 200mg/kg (p.o) to the triton and high fat diet induced
hyperlipidemic rats. FD has shown a significant decrease in the levels
of serum cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL, VLDL and significant increase in the level of serum
HDL. Methanolic extract fraction decreased serum level of total cholesterol, LDL and
increased the serum HDL cholesterol level.
Keywords: Ficus dalhousiae, Hyperlipidemia, Cholesterol, Triglyceride, LDL, VLDL, HDL.
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