Evaluation of anti-hyperlipidemic activity in high fat diet induced hyperlipidemic rats of Carissa carandas (Auct.) leaves extract

Chandra Kishore Tyagi, Sunil Shah, Oshine Malviya


Hyperlipidemia contributes significantly in the manifestation and development of atherosclerosis and heart disease. Although synthetic lipid‑lowering drugs are useful in treating hyperlipidemia, there are number of adverse effects. Therefore, the current interest has stimulated the search for new lipid‑lowering agents with minimal side effects from natural sources. The Purpose of this study was to examine the lipid lowering capability of aqueous: ethanol (1:1) extract of Carissa carandas in high fat diet induced hyperlipidemic rats. A highly significant increase in the weight of high cholesterol diet rats was observed when compared with control group (P<0.01). The extract caused a significant reduction in body weight, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, HDL and LDL in hyperlipidemic rats. Histopathological changes induced by high cholesterol diet were also significantly reduced by the extract. The activity of ethanol and water extract of C. carandas was comparable to that of atorvastatin.



Carissa carandas, hyperlipidemia, Cholesterol, atorvastatin


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