EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF AMARANTHUS TRICOLOR LEAVES IN DYSLIPIDEMIA AND DYSLIPIDEMIA INDUCED COMPLICATIONS IN RATSAbstract
The present research work was considered to achieve preliminary phytochemical screening, acute oral toxicity, antioxidant activity, and to evaluate the antihyperlipidemic property of the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leaves of Amaranthus tricolor. Antioxidant activities of the aqueous and ethanolic extracts of leaves of Amaranthus tricolor were investigated by Free Radical Scavenging Activity (DPPH method) and antihyperlipidemic activity by in-vivo effects on an atherogenic diet (2% cholesterol, 1% choline chloride and 2% Lard) induced rats hyperlipidemia. Our results exposed that Amaranthus tricolor showed potent antioxidant properties. In the cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic model, groups of rats treated with extracts A. tricolor showed a significant reduction in total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG) and in levels of SGOT, SGPT, ALP, LDH, and CKMB activities whereas increase in the level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) compared to cholesterol-induced hyperlipidemic control group at dose-dependent manner but the effect was less than the standard drug Atorvastatin. It was observed from the histopathological findings that rats fed with A. tricolor extracts showed a decrease in granular degeneration caused by cholesterol feedings.
L. Singh *, S. Kumar and N. A. Khan
Department of Pharmacology, Sanskar College of Pharmacy and Research, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
21 May 2019
08 July 2019
19 July 2019
01 August 2019