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Abstract Title:

Triphala churna ameliorates retinopathy in diabetic rats.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2022 Apr ;148:112711. Epub 2022 Feb 12. PMID: 35168075

Abstract Author(s):

Sachin V Suryavanshi, Kalyani Barve, Sachin V Utpat, Yogesh A Kulkarni

Article Affiliation:

Sachin V Suryavanshi


Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most prevalent complications of diabetes affecting a large number of people worldwide. Triphala churna - an Ayurvedic formulation consisting of powder of three fruits, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia bellirica and Terminalia chebula has potent antioxidant and anti-diabetic properties. Hence, the study was designed to evaluate the effect of Triphala churna in diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes was induced in rats with streptozotocin (55 mg/kg, i.p.). After four weeks of induction, animals were treated with Triphala churna powder mixed in a vehicle at a dose of 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg for the next four weeks. At the end of the study, plasma glucose, lactate dehydrogenase levels were determined. Sorbitol dehydrogenase, aldose reductase, and oxidative stress parameters were determined in lens tissues. Electroretinography was carried out. Histopathology study of the retina was studied at the end of the study. Triphala churna significantly reduced plasma glucose and lactate dehydrogenase levels. Triphala significantly reducedsorbitol dehydrogenase, aldose reductase, and oxidative stress in lens tissues. Furthermore, Triphala significantly increased 'a' wave and 'b' wave amplitude with a reduction in the latencies. The retinal thickness was significantly reduced in Triphala-treated animals. From the results, it can be concluded that Triphala churna delays the progression of retinopathy in diabetic rats.

Study Type : Animal Study

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