Hypoglycaemic and Hypocholesterolimic Efficacy of Horse Chestnut (Aesculus indica) using Rat Models

Indian Horse Chestnut is wildly grown at high altitudes and goes wastes due to lack of awareness, improper processing techniques for the development of value added products. That could be used to develop variety in products with high nutritional and medicinal values. The best known benefit is from the aescin inside the Horse Chestnut which cures several ailments. An attempt was made to see the hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycaemic efficacy of the flour by running animal trial. The blood glucose level was found to be decreased from 228 to 95 mg/dl in rats who were fed 75 per cent processed flour fed diet. The total blood cholesterol level was from 386 to 247 mg/dl. Triglycerides, VLDL and LDL level found lowered in all the different ratio of the processed flour from the control with 1 per cent cholesterol diet fed rats. However, HDL which is good cholesterol, among the test diet, was found maximum 39.41 mg/dl in processed flour (75 per cent) fed rats.


Sangita Sood, Manju Mishra, Anil Sood and Vikram Thakur

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