Thursday, August 02, 2018 by RJ Jhonson
Coffee senna (Senna occidentalis; formerly Cassia occidentalis Linn) was linked to a reduced risk in atherosclerosis, indicating heart-friendly benefits, in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study used an animal model to confirm the ability of the plant’s aqueous extracts to fight cardiovascular disease.
The researchers concluded that coffee senna can reduce bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels while increasing good cholesterol. Its hypolipidemic and anti-atherosclerotic effects support its traditional role as a treatment for hypertension and diabetes.
Read the full text of this study at this link.
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Fidèle N, Joseph B, Emmanuel T, Théophile D. HYPOLIPIDEMIC, ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-ATHEROSCLEROGENIC EFFECT OF AQUEOUS EXTRACT LEAVES OF CASSIA. OCCIDENTALIS LINN (CAESALPINIACEAE) IN DIET-INDUCED HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIC RATS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017;17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-1566-x
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