Dyslipidaemia has been gaining more and more attention in this era is due to its significant linkage with Cardiovascular diseases. Although dietary management is a key element to the reduction of elevated serum cholesterol, the usual tactic of restricting saturated fat and cholesterol intake is usually only moderate
effective. So to get a better result the drug therapy should be combined with dietary modification. The trial drug Kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) & Methika (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds, dried leaves of Perukah (Psidium guajava) is an Ayurvedic combination that has been commonly prescribed by a group of Ayurvedic
physicians and found to be effective. The present study is an attempt to evaluate the efficacy of an herbal drink with dietary modification in the management of dyslipidaemia. Study was undertaken in two levels, literary work and clinical study. Literary work consists of a concise review of literature from modern medicine
and Ayurvedic classics, about the disease, its management, and the drugs. Clinical study was a before and after quasy interventional experimental study. In which a sample of 30 patients were randomly selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Lab investigations were done and dietary modifications were
advised for one month. The lab investigations were repeated after the said period and the trial drug was administered for the next 30 days along with dietary modification. After that investigations were again repeated. The results obtained were analyzed statistically to assess the efficacy of the trial drug along with
dietary modification. The result of the study showed that the herbal drink with dietary modification is effective in reducing total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, Triglyceride, and VLDL cholesterol.
Dr. Delvin T. Robin, “The effect of a herbal drink with dietary modification in dyslipidaemia”, International Journal of Research in Alternative Medicines, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-30, 2014.