Role of Ashvattha Patra (Leaf of Ficus religiosa Linn.) in the Secondary Prevention of Dyslipidemia
Keywords:Ashvattha Patra, Dyslipidemia, Ficus religiosa Linn., Lipid profile
Introduction: Dyslipidemia is a group of disorders of lipoprotein metabolism, which includes over production or deficiency of lipoproteins or both. In developed countries, most of dyslipidemias are hyperlipidemias; that is, an elevation of lipids in the blood, which is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke. The prevalence of dyslipidemia is very high in India, which calls for urgent lifestyle intervention strategies to prevent and manage this important cardiovascular risk factor. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of Ashvattha Patra in dyslipidemia. Materials and Methods: A total number of 41 patients were included in the study and were randomly divided into two groups. Patients of Group A were treated with 100 ml of Ashvattha Patra Kwath (decoction) and Group B patients were provided 100 ml lukewarm water as placebo for 45 days. The outcome of clinical treatment was analyzed statistically using paired, unpaired t-test on GraphPad-Instat software Version 3.06. Results: Significant improvements were seen in total cholesterol, serum triglyceride level, and serum very low-density lipoprotein level not significant result recorded in serum low-density lipoproteins level. Conclusion: Decoction of leaves of Ficus religiosa was able to work on lipid and lipoprotein significantly.
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