AYURVEDIC MEDICINE

  • Introduction
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  • Composition
  • Research
  • Indications
  • Dosage
  • Contraindications
  • Pregnancy
  • Reference

Cholesterol
The leading cause of mortality is cardio vascular diseases. Elevated cholesterol is implicated in the increased risk of CVD. Dietary fats, lack of exercise, smoking, environmental pollutants are all aggravating factors leading to a series of high risk issues including the silent killer "hypertension". Conventional therapies such as Statins, are at best a difficult choice, more akin to "between a rock and a hard place". Statins have proven severe side effects that normally would be considered extremely dangerous, Kidney failure, hepatoxicity, glaucoma are just some of the known side effects of statins.
High cholesterol is the best known of all the many threats to a healthy heart. When excess amounts of this waxy, fat-like substance build up along the walls of the arteries, you face a dramatically higher risk of a complete blockage, leading to a heart attack or stroke.

At normal levels, cholesterol is not a bad thing. On the contrary, it's an essential raw material used by the body to build cell walls and produce hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. The body produces its own supply of cholesterol in the liver, and it's found naturally in all animal products (such as meats, eggs, milk, and cheese). It poses a problem only when the body is unable to use or eliminate excessive supplies.

As one of a variety of fatty substances in the body, cholesterol is classified as a lipid. It is carried through the bloodstream attached to proteins, forming complexes called lipoproteins. There are two major types of lipoproteins: the low-density lipoproteins (LDL) commonly known as "bad" cholesterol, and the high-density lipoproteins (HDL) usually dubbed "good" cholesterol. It's the "bad" LDL cholesterol that tends to form deposits on the artery walls. HDLs, on the other hand, help to clear excess cholesterol from the bloodstream. The ideal situation to aim for, then, is a low level of LDL cholesterol, a high level of HDL cholesterol, and a moderate total of both.

Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood. According to the National Cholesterol Education Program, a desirable target profile consists of:


  • A total blood cholesterol level of less than 200
  • An LDL level of:
    • less than 100 if you have heart disease
    • less than 130 if you're at risk of heart disease
    • less than 160 if your risk of heart disease is low
  • An HDL level greater than 40

You are generally considered at risk of heart disease if two or more of the following factors apply to you:


  • Cigarette smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL cholesterol (below 40)
  • A family history of early heart disease (before 55 in a man, or 65 in a woman)
  • Your own age (over 45 if you're man, over 55 if you're a woman)

AV UNILIPID is a proprietary formula that has been clinically proven to be effective in incidence of Hypercholesterolemia.

Each capsule of AV UNILIPID contains:


  • Commiphora mukul extract
  • Allium sativum extract
  • Trigonella foenum-graecum extract
  • Piper nigrum extract

Clinical Evaluation of The Hypolipidemic activity of AV UNILIPID

Commiphora mukul :
The gum of this herb has been studied by over 100 clinical researchers, all of whom have shown that the herb has significant lipid lowering activity. Based on ethnobotanical data and recent scientific discoveries, we have included this herb as part of the developmental process. It was amongst 195 herbs screened for activity.

Allium sativum:
Garlic as it is commonly called. Whilst eating dietary garlic is recommended it has several problems. The odor is the major one as people’s skin smell all day, but the other is the stability of the herb. An enzyme contained in the fresh bulbs break down the activity ingredient to convert it. By extracting and stabilizing these active compound we have been able to use this powerful herb in the formula.

Trigonella foenum-graecum :
A common vegetable in India, the seeds of this plant yield powerful bioactive substances that help reduce cholesterol. The herb also provides soluble dietary fibers that help transport serum cholesterol out of the system.

Piper Nigrum:
Used in all AV range of products, this is a herb that enhances the Bioavailability of other herbs. It makes the product more effective.

  • Hypercholesterolemia.
  • Cardiovascular problems.

1 Capsule Thrice a day after meals.

None reported

Safe during 1st & 2nd Trimester.

  1. Chemical Abstract, 72, 2454, 1970 : Thioglycosides are the biologically active components of Garlic.
  2. Anti bacterial and anti fungal Effects.
    1. Chem. Abstract 86, 16684 IP 1977 : Inhibits both growth, congulass activity of S.Aureus. Extract is much superior to vol.oil obtained from Garlic.
    2. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 45(6), 1977, Pg.455 Extract quite effective in inhibitory effect on many bacterial species.
    3. Biology Abstract 64, 37133, 1977 : Fungicidal & fungistatic activity.
    4. Trease 11th ed. 1978 Pg.657.
    5. Chem. Abstract 86, 16684 IP 1977 : Inhibits both growth, congulass activity of S.Aureus. Extract is much superior to vol.oil obtained from Garlic.
  3. Biol.Abstact 49, 62157,1968 : Anti coagulant action, this factor in Garlic is non-volatile and has hypoglycemic effect.
  4. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 28(7), 1975, Pg.684 Anti diabetic activity : Garlic extracts found hypoglycemic when given orally to Allaxon diabetic rats.
  5. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 7, 1969, Pg.250 : Anti inflammatory activity. Extract found effective against carrageenin induced rat hind paw & oedema in albino rats.
  6. Biology Abstract 59, 16878, 1975 : Highly significant in increasing gastric secretion.
  7. Hypotensive & hypocholesteralemic activity.
    1. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology 45(6), 1977, Pg.489 Oral administration of extract for 2 months reduced lipid levels in serum & liver.
    2. Biology Abstract 63, 84676, 1977 : Extract reduces arterial blood pressure in rats, cats, dogs & human beings.
    3. Chemical Abstract 66, 74825, 1967 : Supplementation in rabbits fed with cholesterol, revealed significant phospholipids and thus reduction in athereosclerosis.
    4. International Cardio-Pulmonary Symposium, Bombay, Indian Garlic extract reduces serum cholestrol level.
    5. Indian Drugs, August, 1978.
    6. 'Lehsun', Nai Dunia, Indore, Dec.19, 1978.
  8. S.Bhusan et al, Journal of Physical Pharmacology, 1979, Pg.211 Effect of Garlic in normal blood cholesterol level.
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  19. Singh, A K, Tripathi, S N and Prasad, GG 1983. Response of Comiphora mukul ( Guggulu ) on melatonin induced hypo-thyroidism. Ancient science of life III (2) : 85.
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