Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3797

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of Capparis decidua on hypolipidemic activity in rats

Neelkamal Chahlia
Department of Zoology, MDPG College, Sriganganagar (Rajasthan, India) 345001. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 09 June 2009
  •  Published: 30 June 2009

Abstract

The effect of various extracts (50% ethanolic) of Capparis decidua on lipid profile of streptozotocin diabetic rats was studied. The extract was administered to the diabetic models for 30days. The extract produced a significant (p<0.05) dose-dependent decrease in the levels of total cholesterol (TC), Triacylglycerol (TG), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), with a significant increase in the level High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C). The extracts of C. deciduasprove to have a hypolipidemic potential.

 

Key words: Capparis decidua, diabetes, hypolipidemic.