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The Effects of Ethanolic Leaf Extract of Commiphora africana (Buseraceae) on Lipid Profile in Rats

Author(s): A.H. Adebayo | R. Aliyu | D. Gatsing | I.H. Garba

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacology
ISSN 1811-7775

Volume: 2;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 618;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Commiphora africana | Anti-cholesterolaemic | Anti-lipidaemic | HDL cholesterol | LDL cholesterol

The effects of ethanolic leaf extract of Commiphora africana on some serum lipid profiles were investigated in rats. Graded concentrations of 0, 25, 50, 100 and 150 mg kg-1 body weight of the extract were administered by gastric incubations for 24 h, 48 h and 10 days durations. The following lipid profiles were examined in the serum: total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides. After these durations of treatment there were significant decreases in total cholesterol (p
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