Seven substances are found on both lists: ambergris, Semecarpus anacardium, camphor, citron, coconut, musk, and sandalwood.
The presence of Greek terminology, which could have come directly from the activity of Greek merchants in India and Sri Lanka, (158) suggests that the pathway for products such as Semecarpus anacardium, camphor, or sandalwood into the Mediterranean may have been distinct from the process of the introduction of these products into the Near East.
Chinese sources of the late fifth and sixth centuries onward speak often of bosi or Persian merchants, who brought West Asian products such as frankincense, myrrh, pistachio, and Semecarpus anacardium by way of the sea.
The formulation contained the methanolic extracts of selected parts of plants, Commiphora mukul, Allium sativum, Plumbago indica, Semecarpus anacardium, Hemidesmus indicus, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum.
Key words: Antiatherogenic, antioxidant, anticoagulant, platelet antiaggregation, anti-inflammatory, lipoprotein lipase, hypolipidemic, Commiphora mukul, Allium sativum, Plumbago indica, Semecarpus anacardium, Hemidesmus indicus, Terminalia arjuna, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera and Ocimum sanctum
Feeding the extract of Semecarpus anacardium inhibited the progression of atherosclerotic lesion and promoted plaque regression and further helped in mobilization of lipids especially cholesterol from liver (Kurup et al.
Here we have tried to investigate the antiatherogenic effect of a herbal Ayurvedic formulation, Caps HT2, containing the extracts of selected plants, Commiphora mukul (Engl), Allium sativum (Linn), Plumbago indica (Linn), Semecarpus anacardium (Linn), Hemidesmus indicus (Linn), Terminalia arjuna (Bedd), Tinospora cordifolia (Wild), Withania somnifera (Dunn) and Ocimum sanctum (Linn).
131/ACRH, 132/ACRH, 133/ACRH, 134/ACRH, 25/ACRH, 135/ACRH, 136/ACRH, 137/ACRH and 138/ACRH respectively for the following plants (family and plant parts used were in the parenthesis), Commiphora mukul, (Burceraceae, gum), Allium sativum (Liliaceae, bulb), Plumbago indica (Plumbaginaceae, stem), Semecarpus anacardium (Anacardiaceae, seed), Hemidesmus indicus (Asclepiadaceae, seed), Terminalia arjuna (Combretaceae, bark), Tinospora cordifolia (Menispermaceae, stem), Withania somnifera (Solanaceae, root) and Ocimum sanctum.