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Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

Hypolipidemic activity of Lannea coromandelica Houtt. leaves in Triton X-100 induced hyperlipidemic rats

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Author Details: Galanki Vasantha,A Venkatesham*,CH Dayakar

Volume : 5

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2393-9087

Print ISSN : 2393-9079

Article First Page : 207

Article End Page : 210


Lannea coromandelica Houtt have multiple pharmacological activities including anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac hypotensive, anti microbial, ulcerative stomatitis, wound healing, leprosy, gout, elephantiasis and cholera. Therefore, the present study is taken up to evaluate the hypolipidemic activity of ethanolic leaf extract of L.coromandelica. The ethanolic leaf extract was evaluated for its acute toxicity (2000mg/kg) and for hypolipidemic activity (100 and 200 mg/kg) in Triton X-100 (100mg/kg, i.p) induced model for 7 days. However, the obtained statistical data indicated a significant decrease in the total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, VLDL cholesterol and increase in the HDL cholesterol, with reference to the standard drug Atorvastatin (10mg/kg,p.o). These results revealed that L. coromandelica has beneficial effect in reducing the blood lipid levels indicating its efficient hypolipidemic activity.

Keywords: Lannea coromandelica, Atorvastatin, Triton-X, Hyperlipidemia.

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