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Zhong Yao Cai. 2003 May;26(5):341-4.

[Effect of saponin from Tribulus terrestris on hyperlipidemia].

[Article in Chinese]

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School of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062.


The preventive and therapeutic effects of saponin from Tribulus terrestris L. on diet-induced hyperlipidemia in mice have been studied. It showed that in preventive experiment the saponin could significantly low the levels of serum TC (P < 0.05), LDL-c (P < 0.01) and liver TC (P < 0.05), TG (P < 0.05), and increase the activities of superoxide-dismutase (SOD) in liver. The therapeutic experiment showed that the saponin could significantly reduce the contents of serum TC (P < 0.05) and liver TC (P < 0.01).

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