Nosheen Asghar, Zarina Mushtaq, Muhammad Imran and Bilal Asghar
Government College University, Pakistan
University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Metabolic Synd
Curcuma zedoaria is a medicinal tuber plant belonging to ginger family Zingiberaceae and is native to the subcontinent. This plant has also been reported effective against various maladies like cancer, hepatoprotective, diabetes and hyperlipidemia. The present study was carried out for characterization of Curcuma zedoaria powder, characterization of Curcuma zedoaria tea and bio-evaluation of Curcuma zedoaria powder in hypercholesterolemic subjects. For this purpose, raw material (Curcuma zedoaria powder) was analyzed for chemical composition (proximate composition), minerals content (manganese, magnesium, iron and calcium), dietary fiber and total phenolic content. Furthermore, three treatments were prepared with various percentages of Curcuma zedoaria (500, 600 and 700 mg) in 200 mL of water. Treatments of tea were also analyzed for mineral content like manganese, magnesium, iron and calcium content. Physico-chemical analysis of tea (colour, total soluble solids, pH and total acidity) was determined. Functional tea was also evaluated sensorically. Afterward, all the three treatments were used in efficacy study to observe the potential of Curcuma zedoaria tea for serum lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total lipids) of humans while anthropometric measurements (body weight and BMI) were recorded during eight weeks of efficacy study. Results depicted that the Curcuma zedoaria powder is very nutritious and a rich source of dietary fiber; 2.5├?┬▒0.12% and TPC; 32.5├?┬▒1.0 GAE/g Db. The results exhibited that the Curcuma zedoaria is an affluent source of mineral like manganese, magnesium, iron and calcium content. Physico-chemical analysis showed that Curcuma zedoaria tea is safe to consume. For sensory perspectives, the acceptable treatment was T2 (600 mg infusion of Curcuma zedoaria powder in 200 mL water). In efficacy trials, distinct change was evaluated in G3 (diet based on 700 mg Curcuma zedoaria powder in 200 mL water) in lipid profile after completion of study as compared to base line values. Tea prepared from Curcuma zedoaria powder have functional/nutraceutical worth against hyperlipidemia and thus could be a useful tool for the treatment of several life threatening related diseases.
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