Abstract Title:

Cholesterol and triglycerides lowering activities of caraway fruits in normal and streptozotocin diabetic rats.

Abstract Source:

J Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Jul 19;106(3):321-6. Epub 2006 Mar 6. PMID: 16567073

Abstract Author(s):

A Lemhadri, L Hajji, J-B Michel, M Eddouks


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of single and repeated oral administration of the aqueous extract of Carum carvi L. fruits at a dose of (20mg/kg) on lipid metabolism in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats (STZ). After a single oral administration, Carum carvi extract produced a significant decrease on triglycerides levels in normal rats (p<0.05). In STZ diabetic rats, cholesterol levels were decreased significantly 6h after Carum carvi treatment (p<0.05). On the other hand, repeated oral administration of Carum carvi extract exhibited a significant hypotriglyceridemic and hypocholesterolemic activities in both normal (p<0.01 and <0.001 respectively) and STZ diabetic rats (p<0.001) 15 days after Carum carvi treatment. We conclude that the aqueous extract of Carum carvi (20mg/kg) exhibits a potent lipid lowering activity in both normal and severe hyperglycemic rats after repeated oral administration of Carum carvi aqueous extract.

Study Type : Animal Study

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