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Key words: Antiatherogenic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, platelet antiaggregation, anti-inflammatory, lipoprotein lipase, hypolipidemic, Commiphora mukul, Allium sativum, Plumbago indica, Semecarpus anacardium, Hemidesmus indicus, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum
Guggulsterones are the active principles in the gum resin of Commiphora mukul (Dwivedi, 1996).
Here we have tried to investigate the antiatherogenic effect of a herbal Ayurvedic formulation, Caps HT2, containing the extracts of selected plants, Commiphora mukul (Engl), Allium sativum (Linn), Plumbago indica (Linn), Semecarpus anacardium (Linn), Hemidesmus indicus (Linn), Terminalia arjuna (Bedd), Tinospora cordifolia (Wild), Withania somnifera (Dunn) and Ocimum sanctum (Linn).
Patients also may be taking nonprescription agents that lower lipid levels, such as niacin, the centuries-old Ayurvedic medicine gugulipid (a derivative of resin from the Commiphora mukul tree), red yeast rice, phytosterols, fiber, or garlic.
Gugulipid, a derivative of resin from the Commiphora mukul tree, has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since at least 600 B.