Volume 58, Issue 3 (7 2000)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2000, 58(3): 67-69 | Back to browse issues page

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Gharooni M, Sarkarati AR. Application of Apium Graveolens in treatment of hypertension. Tehran Univ Med J 2000; 58 (3) :67-69
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Apium graveolence has an small brown olyptical seed with pharmacological activity. To evaluate it's application in treatment of hypertension, 37 hypertensive patients (20 female, 17 male) with the age range of 45-65 were given 6 grams of powder of Apium graveolence seed and then the blood pressures before and after the remedy were compared. Before treatment, the mean systolic blood pressure was 171.35 mlHg and the mean diastolic blood pressure was 94 mlHg. After they became 154.3 mlHg and 89.6 mlHg respectively. The difference of blood pressure before and after treatment was statistically significant (P<0.05), so we concluded that Apium graveolence seed can be used as is a safe and effective treatment for high blood pressure. Further controlled studies should be done to compare it with available anti-hypertensive drugs.
Keywords: Apium graveolens
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