HYPOLIPIDEMIC ACTIVITY OF ALOE VERA IN HYPERLIPIDEMIC RATSAbstract
The hypolipidemic activity of Aloe vera (Family: Liliaceae) extract has been studied in two models of hyperlipidemia in rats. In an acute model, hyperlipidemia was induced by injecting a single dose of triton WR-1339 (400mg/kg, b.w.) intraperitoneally in rats. Feeding with Aloe vera extract at the dose of 500 mg/ kg, b.w. exerted a significant lipid-lowering effect as assessed by the reversal of plasma levels of total cholesterol (TC), phospholipids (PL), triglyceride (TG) and reactivation of post-heparin lipolytic activity (PHLA). In the chronic model, hyperlipidemia was induced by feeding with cholesterol-rich- HFD in rats. The treatment with seeds extracts of Aloe vera (500 mg/ kg b.w) simultaneously for 15 days also caused lowering of lipid levels in plasma and liver following reactivation of plasma post-heparin lipolytic activity and hepatic lipoprotein lipase activity in animals. The hypolipidemic activity of Aloe vera was compared with a standard drug guggulipid (200 mg/ kg, b.w.) in both models.
P. Verma *, V. Kumar, B. Rathore, R. K. Singh and A. A. Mahdi
Department of Biochemistry , Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College, Kanpur Road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh India
15 March 2016
04 April 2016
06 April 2016
30 April 2016