The effect of various extracts (50% ethanolic) of Capparis decidua on lipid profile of streptozotocin diabetic rats was studied. The extract was administered to the diabetic models for 30days. The extract produced a significant (p<0.05) dose-dependent decrease in the levels of total cholesterol (TC), Triacylglycerol (TG), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), with a significant increase in the level High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C).The extracts of Capparis deciduas prove to have a hypolipidemic potential.
"Preliminary Studies into the Hypolipidemic Activity of Various Parts of Capparis decidua,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 8.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss2/8