PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF CYNODON DACTYLON EXTRACT ON HIGH FAT DIET INDUCED HYPERLIPIDEMIA IN EXPERIMENTAL ANIMALS
Sridevi visvanathan*, S.Janathul Firdous and V.Bharathi
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Hyperlipidemia has been ranked as one of the greatest risk factors
contributing to prevalence and severity of coronary heart diseases .
Coronary heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis and hyperlipidemia are
the primary cause of death The hypolipidemic activity of Cynodon
dactylon extract was studied on high fat diet induced models of
hyperlipidemia in rats. Hyperlipidemia in experimental rats evidenced
by an enhancement in the levels of Lipid profile. The Cynodon
dactylon extract showed significant hypolipidemic effect by reduction
in the level of serum Cholesterol, TG, LDL, VLDL and increase in
HDL level .