Home About Us Writing a Scientific Article Author's Instruction Contact us



/  /    MRJMMS Home   /   /    About MRJMMS    /  /    Submit Manuscripts    /  /      Call For Articles      / /     Editorial Board     / /    Archive     / /    Author's Guide  /  /


September 2019 Vol. 7 No.9

Other viewing option

Full text
Reprint (PDF) (304 KB)

Search Pubmed for articles by:

Makhacha M
Dickson M

Other links:
PubMed Citation
Related articles in PubMed



Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(9) pp. 326-331, September, 2019 

Copyright © 2019 Merit Research Journals
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.346112

Original Research Article

Comparison of the Effects of Different Concentrations of Allium Sativum Extracts on Plasma Cholesterol Levels in Salt-Induced Hypertension in Wistar Rats


Munyikombo Makhacha1*, Ng’wena-Magak Gideon2 and Mwaniki Dickson3


1Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Kisii University. P. O. Box 408 – 40200. KISII, Kenya.
2Department of Medical Physiology. School of Medicine, Maseno University. P.O Box 333. Maseno, Kenya
3Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science, University of Eldoret. P.O Box 1125 – 30100. Eldoret, Kenya.

*Corresponding Author’s Email: munyiwm@yahoo.com
Cell Phone +254 721 160269

Accepted September 16, 2019




Allium sativum (Garlic) has allicin (allyl 2-propenethiosulfinate or diallyl thiosulfonate) as the principal bioactive compounds and has been reported to exhibit blood pressure lowering effects. The activity may be dependent on the concentration and the age status of the bioactive components. The present study was carried out to evaluate the effects of different concentrations of A. sativum extracts on plasma cholesterol levels in hypertensive rats. Forty eight (n = 48) male adult wistar rats (250-300g, 36 weeks old) were induced to hypertension using Deoxycorticosterone Acetate salt (DOCA-salt). Doses of 50, 100 and 200 mg/kg body weight of A. sativum were each prepared from theses three extracts: fresh aqueous garlic extract (FAGE-T1), crude garlic extract (CGE-T2) and crude industrial garlic extract (CIGE-T3). Normal saline was used for the control group (NS). These were administered intraperitonially (IP) twice a day for 20 weeks. Approximately 1ml of blood was collected from sterilized lateral ear veins of the 48 wistar rats and plasma cholesterol levels were measured, recorded and analyzed. Findings from haematological assays of total plasma cholesterol levels in peripheral blood showed that 200mg/Kg body weight of FAGE (4.25mmol/L hypocholesterolemic activity) was more potent in breakdown of cholesterol in peripheral blood and promoted hypocholesterolemic mechanisms post-hypertension as compared to groups T2 (3.75mmol/L), T3 (3.59mmol/L) and the control was significant at p≤0.05.

Keywords: Hypocholesterolemic; Hypertension; Homogenate; Cholesterol, Therapeutics, Haematologica








Merit Research Journals© 2019 || Advertisement | Privacy policy.