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Lipid Improvement Effect of Fermented Cynanchi wilfordii Radix in Hyperlipidemia Rats
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  • Journal title : The Korea Journal of Herbology
  • Volume 30, Issue 6,  2015, pp.83-91
  • Publisher : The Korea Association of Herbology
  • DOI : 10.6116/kjh.2015.30.6.83.
 Title & Authors
Lipid Improvement Effect of Fermented Cynanchi wilfordii Radix in Hyperlipidemia Rats
Feng, Xiu Jin; Roh, Seong-Soo; Oh, Dang Seop; Seo, Young Bae;
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Objectives : The present study was conducted to examine whether Cynanchi wilfordii radix (CWR) with or without fermentation has an ameliorative effect on hyperlipidemia in rats.Methods : We analyzed the contents of Conduritol F on Cynanchi wilfordii radix. The experimental animals were divided into six groups; normal diet fed group (N), high cholesterol fed control group (Con), Lovastatin 20 mg/kg (L), CWR-W 300 mg/kg (CWR-W), and CWR-F 300 mg/kg on hyperlipidemia model induced by feeding 1.25% cholesterol. Rats were administrated orally every day for 8 weeks. And lipid profile of serum and weight change were observed.Results : The vehicle displayed a markedly increased body weight and significantly increased liver and epididymal fat weight, however, the administration of CWR improved the body, liver, and epididymal fat weights. All drug treatment reduced significantly the serum level of total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol elevated by intake of high cholesterol diet. TG displayed a reducing tendency all drug treatment, however, CWR-W decreased significantly. Atherogenic index and cardiac risk factor increased high cholesterol diet fed control group, while the administration of CWR-W and CWR-F decreased significantly. The major index of liver injury such as AST and ALT improved in all drug treatment.Conclusions : These results suggest that CWR extended the effect of lipid enhanced. Therefore CWR with or without fermentation may be useful for therapeutic treatment of clinical conditions associated with hyperlipidemia. Finally, these require more investigations about the action mechanism of CWR in the future.
Cynanchi wilfordii radix;High cholesterol diet;Hyperlipidemia;Fermentation;
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