Azzren, Virgita Pasya and Khairun, Nisa Berawi (2015) The Effect of Sweet Star Fruit Juice (Averrhoa carambola L) for Lowering Blood Pressure. Majority, 5 (1). pp. 23-27. ISSN 2337-3776


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Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the diseases that becomes one of the public health problems in Indonesia. The prevalence of hypertension in Indonesia is pretty high namely 26,5% corresponding to Riskesdas 2013 data. Hypertension is often called the silent killer because sometimes it is unrecognized but triggered another disease such as stroke, kidney failure, heart failure and coronary heart disease. Hypertension treatment is done by administering antihypertension drugs. However, administration of these drugs often cause side effects for hypertension. Add by the lifelong dependence to the drug which caused the cost of therapy is relatively expensive. Therefore, it is necessary to find a safe, practical, and cheap antihypertension medications that can lower blood pressure. One alternative is to use the sweet star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L) juice because of its high potassium and fiber also low sodium contents. This review focused on the effect of sweet star fruit juice on blood pressure in human. Conclusion, the sweet star fruit juice can be an alternative in lowering blood pressure. Keywords: Averrhoa carambola L, blood pressure, hypertension, sweet star fruit juice

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Kedokteran (FK) > Prodi Pendidikan Dokter
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 01:59
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 01:59

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