Olanrewaju Roland Akinseye, Analysing the Hypolipidemic Activities of the Tea Extracts of Moringa oleifera, Glycyrrhiza glabra and their Blend at Different Concentrations, Orally Induced on Adult Male Wistar Rats., IJPPE Volume 3, International Journal of Pharmacology, Phytochemistry and Ethnomedicine (Volume 3)
    Herbal teas of <i>Moringa oleifera </i>(Moringa) and <i>Glycyrrhiza glabra</i> (Licorice)<i> </i>were known to have many beneficial effects, their possible hypolipidemic effects were investigated in this paper. Albino wistar rats were fed with aqueous extracts of <i>M. oleifera, </i><i>G. glabra </i>and their blend teas<i> </i>(10, 30 and 50 mg/kg.BW/ml). The teas were found to lower the serum cholesterol, triglycerides, VLDL, LDL, and atherogenic index at their higher concentration, but were found to slightly increase the HDL as compared to the corresponding normal healthy rats fed with clean water (control). The phytochemicals screening of the teas aqueous extract were also investigated, the chemicals (tannins, saponins, flavonoids, terpenoids and glycosides) which were known to exhibit cholesterol lowering effect by inhibiting its absorption and simultaneous increase its excretion were found to be present in the teas extract. Thus, the study demonstrates and validates that <i>M.</i> <i>oleifera, </i><i>G. glabra </i>and their blend possess hypolipidemic effect at higher concentration.
    <i>Glycyrrhiza glabra</i>, Hypolipidemic Effects, <i>Moringa oleifera</i>, Phytochemical, Teas