Herbs for Treatment of Hyperlipidemia: What is the Evidence?

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Publisher: New Century Health Publishers, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 8,587 words
Lexile Measure: 1500L

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Hyperlipidemia is currently listed as one of the leading problems associated with the increased risk of coronary and extra-coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases worldwide. Since the effectiveness of the existing medications differ, the potential use of herbs and their effects on the hyperlipidemia is of great interest. This review summarizes observations on the efficacy of plant bioactive compounds in the management of hyperlipidemia. Based on the available randomized controlled clinical trials and meta-analysis data, garlic, turmeric, artichoke, green tea, grape, mastiha, red yeast rice and olive leaf have shown the promising lipid lowering effects. However, there is an urgent need for well-designed randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center clinical trials with the standardized dose of bioactive components to confirm the efficacy of these plant bioactive compounds in the treatment of hyperlipidaemia. Keywords: Alternative treatment, Dyslipidemia, Herbal remedies, Hyperlipidemia Abbreviations Used: Corresponding Author: Dr. Maja Milanovic Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia. E-mail: maja.milanovic@mf.uns.ac.rs

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