One of the best natural sources of antioxidants is Camellia Sinensis (green tea), and it has one positive effect on cholesterol levels. Moreover, Homoeopathy increases the medicinal value of the particular medicine. Thus, this study is to evaluate whether Homoeopathically prepared Camellia sinensis in its 3x potency can bring changes to the Cholesterol levels.
A sample of minimum 40 cases were selected from Out Patient Department and other Peripheral centres of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. After selecting the cases, informed consent was taken from each patient. A blood Investigation to know the level of Plasma triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, Low density Lipoprotein, High Density lipoprotein and Very Low Density Lipoprotein was done and filed. The selected patients were given Homoeopathically prepared Camellia sinensis 3X, three pills thrice a day (3-3-3) for a time period of 3 months. After 3 months of administration of the remedy, the levels of Plasma triglycerides, Total Cholesterol, High Density Lipoprotein, Low density Lipoprotein and VLDL were investigated and filed. The data available were then statistically analysed with the help of paired t test.
Out of the 40 patients, it was seen that the 60% of the subjects were females. The age group mostly affected were that of 20 years – 25 years having 22.5%. 45% of the subjects belonged to Christian community, 42.5% were from Islamic community and 12.5% were Hindu community.
Out of the 40 cases, most of the cases showed significant reduction in the levels of Total Cholesterol, Plasma Triglyceride and Low Density Lipoprotein, it also saw a reduction of the levels of High Density Lipoprotein and increase in the levels of Very Low Density Lipoprotein. The statistical analysis clearly stated the non-significant action of Camellia sinensis 3x on the High Density Lipoprotein (p>.001) and Very Low Density Lipoprotein (p>.001). It also stated the significant action of Camellia sinensis 3x on Total Cholesterol (p<.001), Plasma Triglyceride (p<.001) and Low Density Lipoprotein (p<.001).