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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Effect of guava leaves on hyperlipidemia patients

Kavita Verma, Ritu Dubey and Anisha Verma
Psidium guajava (Guava leaf) is an important medicinal plant. Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, have been discovered and used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times. Guava leaf contains phytochemical antioxidants such as lycopene stored in the edible portion of the fruit which is coloured pink. It also contains high levels of copper, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B3 (Niacin), B6 vitamin A, tannin, saponin, flavonoid, alkaloid, cardiac glycosides, flavonolmorin, morin-3-O-lyxoside, morin-3-Oarabinoside, and quercetin-3-O-arabinoside phenol and carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are showing increasing trend particularly in developing countries. Hyperlipidemia, a broad term, also called hyperlipoproteinemia or lipemia is the term used to denote raised serum levels of one or more of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLC), triglycerides (TG), or both TC and TG (combined hyperlipidemia). Guava leaves are compounds related to the decrease of HMG-CoA reductase activity in hepatic tissue and improve lipid profiles.
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Kavita Verma, Ritu Dubey, Anisha Verma. Effect of guava leaves on hyperlipidemia patients. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):803-806.

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