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Antihyperlipidemic Effects of Bupleuri Radix, padix and Uncariae Ramulus et Uncus on Experimental Hyperlipidemia in rats
Effects of Bupleuri Radix, Paeonie Radix or Uncariae Ramulus et rncus on experimental yperlipidemia were studied. Hyperlipidemia was induced on male Wistar rats by feeding them on high holesterol diet for one week, as previously described by the authors. Blood lipid profile was verified on these ats by measuring total cholesterol(TC), triglyceride(TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol(HDL) and low ensity lipoprotein cholesterol(LDL). Then, the rats were followed by feeding normal diet. At the same time, ethanol extracts of the three individual herb medicines were orally administered to the rats for 4 weeks and the parameters above mentioned were monitored. Methanol extract of 5Bupleuri radix reduced the TC value significantly at 2 week point and Paeoneae Radix reduced the TC value at 4 week point in compare to control group, suggesting the antihyperlipidemic effect of the two herbal medicines in vivo. The extract of Uncariae Ramulus et Uncus however did not show antihyperlipidemic effect in our experiment.