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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2018, Volume : 11, Issue : 11
First page : ( 5197) Last page : ( 5204)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2018.00949.6

Therapeutic Herbal Plants: A Review of Selected Animal Models for Coronary Heart Disease

Dhevi R.1,*, Gayathri K.2

1Department of Siddha Medicine, Tamil University, Thanjavur, TamilNadu

2Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Vels University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

*Corresponding Author E-mail: rdhevi23@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.

Abstract

Dietary factors play a key role in the development of various human diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiological studies have shown that diets rich in fruits, herbs and spices are associated with a low risk of cardiovascular disease. Herbal treatment has attracted particular attention of modern medicine because of its widespread health use around the world, and the cherished belief that it helps in maintaining good health warding off illnesses and providing more vigor. To date, many favorable experimental effects of herbal preparations have been reported. If folk wisdom is not ignored, it may teach us valuable lessons. It is a great challenge for scientists all over the world to make a proper use of herbal plants and enjoy its maximum beneficial effect to prevent cardiovascular disease. This review has been made indicating an overall view of the efficacy of herbal treatment in cardiovascular diseases.

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Keywords

Cardiovascular diseases, herbal treatment, folk medicine, Dietary factors.

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