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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : ( 679) Last page : ( 682)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00107.9

Antiobesity Activity of Ficus religiosa on High Fat Diet Induced Model

Selvakumar M.1,*, Chinniah Vijayalakshmi1,**, Thiagarajan Venkata Rathina Kumar2

1Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Madurai Medical College, Madurai-20

2Assistant Reader, Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Madurai Medical College, Madurai-20

*Corresponding Author E-mail: cognosyselva@gmail.com,


Online published on 30 July, 2015.


The Antiobesity activity of the Ethanolic extract of the Ficus religiosa (EEFR) was studied using high fat diet induced rat model. The various parameters like effect of the extract on body weight, organ weight (Liver, kidney and heart),white adipose tissue weight (epididymal and peritoneal), Aspartate transaminase (AST), Alanine transaminase (ALT), Total cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), Very Low Density Lipo Protein (VLDL), glucose, Thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and Reduced glutathione (GSH).The Thoracic and abdominal circumferences of the rats were also studied.



Highfat diet, Ficus religiosa, biochemical changes, body weight.


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