Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000475
Title: Role of Thuja occidentalis Linn. in prevention of congestive heart disease
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Research Article
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    The present study was carried out to evaluate the Lipid peroxidation activity and related hypolipidaemic activity of an (EFTO) ethanol fraction of extract of aerial part of Thuja occidentalis Linn. (Cupressaceae). Lipid peroxidation activity was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant potential, and hypolipidaemic activity on cholesterol fed rats. The antioxidant activity of ethanol fraction was increased in a concentration dependent manner. About 100, 150, 200, 250 & 300 μg EFTO (ethanol fraction of extract of aerial part of Thuja occidentalis) inhibited the FeSO4 induced lipid peroxidation in a dose dependent manner and showed IC50 value 195.60μg/ml. in hypolipidaemic activity EFTO at the dose of 200 mg and 400mg/kg body weight significantly reduced serum cholesterol (77 and 92%), LDL (53 and 84%), triglycerides (27 and 46%). The increase in HDL to total cholesterol ratio and reduction in atherogenic index in EFTO treated groups strongly supports antiatherosclerotic property of Thuja occidentalis.The results obtained in this study indicate that EFTO can be a potential source of natural antioxidant and activities related to this.

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    S. K. Dubey*, A. Batra1

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    * Dept. of Pharmacognosy, Sanjeevan College of Pharmacy, Dausa (Raj.) India. 
    1Dept. of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Raj.) India.

    * For correspondence:S. K. Dubey 

    Received on:16-12-2008; Accepted on :25-02-2009

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    S. K. Dubey*, A. Batra1

    Title:Role of Thuja occidentalis Linn. in prevention of congestive heart disease
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (April)
    Page No: (651-654)
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    Methodology:Antioxidant; hypolipidaemic activity
    Research Materials:Thuja occidentalis


Thuja occidentalis; Antioxidant; hypolipidaemic activity

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