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Table 4 Subacute effect of Lavandula stoechas essential oils on acute aloxan-induced changes in lipid metabolic parameters

From: Lavender (Lavandula stoechas L.) essential oils attenuate hyperglycemia and protect against oxidative stress in alloxan-induced diabetic rats

  TG (mg/ml) TC (mg/ml) HDL (mg/ml) LDL (mg/ml) TG/HDL TC/HDL
Healthy control 0.66 ± 0.02 0.72 ± 0.02 0.19 ± 0.02 0.21 ± 0.03 3.47 3.78
Diabetic control 1.28 ± 0.07a 0.87 ± 0.04a 0.13 ± 0.02a 0.34 ± 0.02a 9.84a 6.29a
Healthy + essential oils 0.68 ± 0.16b 0.68 ± 0.03b 0.14 ± 0.01b 0.24 ± 0.02b 4.85b 4.85b
Diabetic + essential oils 0.86 ± 0.12b 0.74 ± 0.04b 0.16 ± 0.02b 0.27 ± 0.03b 5.37b 4.62b
  1. Animals were treated during 15 days with Lavandula stoechas essential oils (50 mg/kg b.w., i.p.) or vehicle (NaCl 0.9%) seven days after diabetic induction with alloxan at 220 mg/kg b.w.. Assays were carried out in triplicate.
  2. ap < 0.05 compared to “Healthy Control” group and bp < 0.05 compared to “Diabetic Control” group.