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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Effect of Moringa oliefera leaves on blood pressure in hypertensive patients

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Author Details : Kumar Sai Sailesh, Jabir P K, Madhusudhan U, Archana R, Mukkadan J K

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 350-352

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Introduction: Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. Most nutritious part of the plant is its leaves, and is a good source of vitamin B vitamins and C. It has been reported Moringa oleifera shows antidiabetic effect. The leaf extract contains flavonoids, polyphenols, lycopene, and ß-carotene, and possessed 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radical scavenging activities.
Objective: The present study is designed to conduct effect of Moringa oleifera leaves on blood pressure among human subjects.
Materials and Methods: A total of 20 males who are diagnosed with stage -1 hypertension patients with in the age group of 35-50 years were selected in the study as cases. The participants served as self-controls. Moringa oleifera leaves juices were prepared and provided to the subjects two times in a day (15 leaves extract one time) for the period of 30 days. Diamond digital sphygmomanometer is used to take the blood pressure.
Results: There was a significant decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure followed by the intervention (P<0> Conclusion: Thus the Moringa leaf can provide desired effect as a natural control measure for high blood pressure and can be regarded as an alternative medicine.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera, Blood pressure.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2126.2018.0081

How to cite : Sailesh K S, Jabir P K, Madhusudhan U, Archana R, Mukkadan J K, Effect of Moringa oliefera leaves on blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2018;5(3):350-352

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