Hypocholesterolaemic Effects of BCB's Cyperus Rotundus

Cyperus rotundus, commonly known as nut grass or purple nutsedge, is a plant traditionally used in various forms of herbal medicine. It has been studied for several potential health benefits, including its hypocholesterolaemic (cholesterol-lowering) effects

 

 

Mechanism of Action:

  • Cyperus rotundus contains various bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, alkaloids, and terpenoids, which are believed to contribute to its cholesterol-lowering effects.
  • These compounds may help reduce cholesterol levels by inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, enhancing the excretion of bile acids, and improving antioxidant activity, which can prevent the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.