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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2014, pp. 97-102
Bioline Code: tc14014
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2014, pp. 97-102

 en STUDY ON ANTI-ATHEROSCLEROTIC EFFECT OF SUXIAO JIUXIN PILL AND ITS MECHANISM
Guo, Qing-Xu; Zhang, Jun; Li, Yu-Qing & Zhang, Gui-Fu

Abstract

Background: Suxiao Jiuxin Pill is composed of Ligusticum wallichii check for this species in other resources , Borneolum Syntheticum and other drugs; it has qi promoting and blood circulation activating, meridian dredging and pain relieving efficacies. The objective of this paper is to study the effect of Suxiao Jiuxin Pill (quick-acting heart reliever), in atherosclerosis (AS) rat model and explore the mechanism for its prevention and treatment of AS.
Materials and Methods: AS rat model was established by high cholesterol diet and single intra-peritoneal injection of increased dose of vitamin D3.
Results: Compared with the model group, Suxiao Jiuxin Pill medium- and high-dose groups and atorvastatin group can effectively regulate lipid metabolism.
Conclusion: We conclude that Suxiao Jiuxin Pill has a good hypo-lipidemic effect, and can inhibit the occurrence and development of AS.

Keywords
Suxiao Jiuxin Pill; atherosclerosis; atorvastatin

 
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