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Title: Therapeutics
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Russian Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus Linn. has a traditional Persian history of use as a natural cleanser of the blood and for the treatment of headaches and dizziness. Studies done on rats showed that an extract of this artemisia has anticoagulatory and anti-hyperlipidemic activities. Thus the extract appear potentially useful as agent to help decrease the incidence of coronary disease in humans since a reduction in serum cholesterol of 15% and serum triglycerides of 25% was observed in rats treated with extract and maintained on a hyperlipidemic diet.
Page(s): 218-222
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.4(3) [May-June 2005]

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