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Fallah Huseini H, Fakhrzadeh H, Dastpak A, Azarabadi M, Mohtashami Tokabny R. Review of antihyperlipedemic herbal medicine. J. Med. Plants. 2005; 4 (15) :9-20
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1- 1- Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medicinal Plants, No. 99, Bozorgmehr St. Qods St. Enghelab Ave. Tehran Iran , huseini_fallah@yahoo.com
2- 2- Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
3- 1- Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Medicinal Plants, No. 99, Bozorgmehr St. Qods St. Enghelab Ave. Tehran Iran
Abstract:   (7520 Views)
Hyperlipedimia especially increased blood cholesterol level is a chronic metabolic disease with several risk factor in etiology. Although several lipid-lowering drugs are prescribed but still hyperlipedimia is a main corn stone of attention in patients suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Presently, the use of herbal medicines for prevention and control of chronic hyperlipidemia is in the focus of attention for both the patients and physicians. The reasons for such shift toward the use of herbal medicine include: the expensive cost of conventional drugs, adverse drug reactions, and good efficacy of lipid lowering herbal medicine. Epidemiological studies indicate that diet restriction, alternative treatment and use of herbal medicine are a low coast and good direction in for controlling hyperlipedimia. Presently the use of herbal medicine by hyperlipedimic patients is considerably increases even in industrialized societies. However its uses is more pronounce among those patients which are resistant to conventional drug therapy. Although herbal therapy may induce beneficial effect, but due to irregular consumption and unspecified doses may render unsatisfactory lipid control and even herbal-conventional drug interaction. In present article the efficacy, drug interaction and side effect of common antihyperlipidemic herbal medicine is reviewed.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Received: 2005/05/28 | Accepted: 2005/10/12 | Published: 2005/09/22

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