Sanjib Kalita* and Ankur Hazarika
Hyperlipidaemia is considered as one of the major risk factors contributing to the development coronary heart diseases. This is a medical condition where abnormally high levels of plasma lipids including triglycerides, cholesterol, cholesterol esters, and phospholipids are found in the blood. Anti-hyperlipidemic drugs such as statins and fibrates are extensively used in the treatment of elevated plasma lipids. But these drugs are cursed with side effects. In the last few years, there has been a rapid growth in the use of medicinal plant and gaining popularity on both developing and developed countries as it possesses minimal side effects. Medicinal plants carry various bioactive secondary metabolites and these metabolites are responsible for showing different properties useful for medicinal purposes. Northeast India is great treasure of plant resources and most of the resources are yet to be explored. This mini-review tries to describe few plant species of NE India having potential anti-hyperlipidemic property.
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