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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   1

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2008

Pages :   533-534

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Anti-hyperlipidaemic Effect of Thespesia Lampas Dalz and Gibs on Triton Induced Rats

Address:   B Sangameswaran1*, BR Balakrishnan1, Y Malyadri1, M Kumar1, N Balakrishnan2 and B Jayakar1
1Medicinal Plant Research Centre, Vinayaka Mission’s College of Pharmacy. Vinayaka Missions University, Kondappanaickan Patty Salem-636 008 Tamil Nadu India.
2Technocrats Institute of Technology Pharmacy, Bhopal- 462 021 (MP) India
*Corresponding Author

Thespesia lampas Dalz and Gibs (Malvaceae) is considered in the system of folklore medicine for the treatment of diabetes. The present experimental investigation established the lipid lowering properties of the aqueous extract of roots of Thespesia lampas on experimentally triton induced (200 mg/kg) rats. The lipid parameters were studied total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), very low density cholesterol (VLDL-C) and triglycerides (TG). Extract was orally administered for one day at doses of 300 and 600 mg/kg in triton induced rats. The level of TC, LDL-C, HDL-C, VLDL-C and triglycerides were reduced significantly (p<0.001), while HDL-C level was significantly increased when compared to control group of rats. In conclusion, these data suggested that aqueous extract of Thespesia lampas (300 and 600 mg/kg) can reduce lipid levels.
Thespesia lampas, Triton, Hyperlipidemia.
B Sangameswaran, BR Balakrishnan, Y Malyadri, M Kumar, N Balakrishnan, B Jayakar. Anti-hyperlipidaemic Effect of Thespesia Lampas Dalz and Gibs on Triton Induced Rats. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 1(4): Oct.-Dec. 2008;Page 533-534.
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