Analyzing The Therapeutic Effects Of Sandalwood Powder (Santalum Album) In Management Of Hypercholesterolemic Patients: An Experimental Trail
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which significantly increase mortality, disabilities, and medical costs globally, are at risk to health due to dyslipidemia. Components of Chinese medicine that can be used to cure illness and provide healthcare include medicinal and culinary plants because of the similarity between their roles as food and medicine.
Primary prevention is critical in lowering the incidence of CVDs, breakthroughs in reducing dyslipidemia can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality associated with CVDs. Sandalwood oil and its extract are traditionally used to treat different conditions which include diabetes, cancer, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular diseases. The current research was examined to evaluate the cardio-protective effects of sandalwood powder as primary prevention in treatment of hyperlipidemia. For this purpose, sandalwood powder was initially analyzed for chemical phytochemical analysis. Furthermore, to check its hypolipidemic effects Hyperlipidemic females were selected from age 30 -50 years and divided into three equal groups in which Control group were not given any doses, While the experimental group G1 and G2 were given 2g and 4g doses respectively along their regular medication. Biochemical test of patients along with physical parameters like weight and height were also observed before the initiation and after the end of trial. The results showed that wood powder contains 0.44% moisture content,15.94% ash content, 0.00% crude fat, 04.05% crude fiber, 3.625% crude protein and NFE 75.90%. Sandalwood powders also contain a certain amount of antioxidant Total phenolic content (TPC) 315.33±11.51. Total flavonoids contents (TFC) 25.39±2.87. The patient's biochemical data revealed that the experimental groups G1 and G2 had considerably (P 0.001) lower serum lipid profiles before the study ended, whereas HDL levels had increased. Besides helping people lose weight and drink more water, sandalwood powder also has anti-hyperlipidemic properties.