A Review of Antihyperlipidaemic Medicinal Plants used in Ayurveda

Authors

  • Saurabha Nayak PhD Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Puri, Odisha, India.
  • Bipin Bihari Khuntia Principal, KATS Ayurveda College, Ankushpur, Ganjam, Odisha, India.
  • Sangram Keshari Pradhan Senior Lecturer, Department of Kayachikitsa, Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Puri, Odisha, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v10i5.1390

Keywords:

Hyperlipidaemia, Dyslipidaemia, Medicinal plants, Ayurveda

Abstract

Hyperlipidaemia is considered a significant modifiable risk factor for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD). The risk of cardiovascular events is approximately three times higher in comparison to individuals with normal lipid profile. Current practice of hyperlipidaemia management includes life style modifications, exercise, dietary changes and drug therapy with statins. However, statins are expensive and having several limitations including adverse effects. Hence there has been a long demand for evidence based alternative medicines which can improve lipid profile. It is also one of the thrust areas of WHO to find out economical, safe and effective solutions for non-communicable diseases (NCD) based on traditional medical systems. Ayurveda is the oldest scientific traditional system of medicine practiced in India. It offers a variety of plant based medicines for the management of hyperlipidaemia. The current review is aimed at finding potential medicinal plants for effective management of hyperlipidaemia/dyslipidaemia based on the results of experimental and clinical studies.

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Published

05-11-2023

How to Cite

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Saurabha Nayak, Bipin Bihari Khuntia, Sangram Keshari Pradhan. A Review of Antihyperlipidaemic Medicinal Plants used in Ayurveda. Ayushdhara [Internet]. 2023Nov.5 [cited 2024Jun.20];10(5):31-7. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1390