HYPOLIPIDAEMIC ACTIVITY OF THE SIDDHA MEDICINAL PLANTSAbstract
Hyperlipidaemia (Adhi dhoola noi) is a well known metabolic disorder, prevalent in 30-40% of the people worldwide. It is one of the most important factors of morbidity and mortality related to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Research articles prove hyperlipidaemia as an important factor that determines the risk of atherosclerotic heart disease and endocrinal disorders. Siddha Medical system is one of the ancient one in which medicinal plants contributes a vital role in the making of single and compound formulations. Siddha medicinal plants can play an important role in the reduction of hyperlipidemic state with proven evidence-based research. This warrants introduction of Siddha medicinal plants in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia. This review article recites various polyherbal Siddha formulations and single herbs as a hypolipidaemic drugs with scientifically proven measures which are equally effective, safe to use, affordable and easily acceptable.
A. Manoharan*, M. Manjula , H. Mubarak and C. V. C. Babu
Department of Pothu Maruthuvam, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
26 January 2015
21 March 2015
29 March 2015
01 April 2015