Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Evaluation of certain medicinal plants for antiobesity properties
Authors: Mangal, Anil
Sharma, Mahesh Chandra
Keywords: Obesity;Indigenous drugs;Ayurveda drugs;Antiobesity activity
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P3/04, A61P3/06
Abstract: Obesity is not limited to developed countries and is spreading globally. Although some studies have been successful in achieving initial weight loss but most obese patients eventually regain their weight. Therefore, an effective means to sustain weight loss is still a major challenge. Ayurvedic classics give sufficient focus on obesity (sthaulya or medoroga) and advise diet to control the disease. To address the challenge, certain plants, Apamarga (Achyranthes aspera Linn.), Agnimantha [Clerodendrum multiflorum (Burm. F.) O. Ktze.], Vrikshamla [Garcinia gummigutta (L.) Robs.] and Mustak (Cyperus rotundus Linn.) reported with antiobesity properties and compound plant powder, obeloss (Apamarga agnimanthadi churna=kalpita) were clinically tested on 60 patients. Results of the study are encouraging in the management of obesity.
Page(s): 602-605
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJTK 8(4) 602-605.pdf58.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in NOPR are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.