Open Access Review Article Article ID: IJCEM-1-106

    Active Phytoconstituents for Controlling Hypercholesterolemia: A Review

    Gupta RS*, Rucha Lakhne, Rajnish Gupta

    Hypercholesterolemia is patho-physiological condition of metabolism caused by incessant increase in blood cholesterol levels and might be a possible risk factor for many cardiovascular and its associated diseases. Due to adverse effects and cost inefficiency of medications curing hypercholesterolemic disorders, medicinal plants are providing a cost efficient alternative to reduce the risk factors. Present review is providing data of 22 important medicinal plants species possessing antihypercholesterolemic activity and their active phyto-constituents. It would provide a ready reckoner for the research related to increased cholesterol level in blood. Further efforts should be made to implement these plant based drugs in clinical trials.

    Keywords: Blood cholesterol; Cardiovascular disorder; Medicinal Plants; Hypercholesterolemia

    Published on: Sep 3, 2015 Pages: 22-30

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijcem.000006
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