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Hypercholesterolemia management by Fagopyrum esculatum – Schwabe News Jan – Jun 2020

Hypercholesterolemia management by Fagopyrum esculatum

Recently many studies have indicated its use in high cholesterol. A study demonstrated that it’s extract has strong activities against hypercholesterolemia, obesity, and gallstone formation, suggesting a potential usefulness of this drug in these cases.  Further studies have revealed that it improves the cholesterol metabolism. It is also demonstrated that it suppresses gallstone formation and plasma cholesterol more strongly. Studies also revealed that it acts through hepatic apolipoprotein B or E receptors. Earlier reports confirm its use in atherosclerosis , irregular pulse and heart pain (6x-12x)



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