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Role of natural herbs in the treatment of hypertension.
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PMID:  22096316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Hypertension (HTN) is the medical term for high blood pressure. It is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), besides increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. HTN can also lead to other conditions such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness. Conventional antihypertensives are usually associated with many side effects. About 75 to 80% of the world population use herbal medicines, mainly in developing countries, for primary health care because of their better acceptability with human body and lesser side effects. In the last three decades, a lot of concerted efforts have been channeled into researching the local plants with hypotensive and antihypertensive therapeutic values. The hypotensive and antihypertensive effects of some of these medicinal plants have been validated and others disproved. However, ayurvedic knowledge needs to be coupled with modern medicine and more scientific research needs to be done to verify the effectiveness, and elucidate the safety profile of such herbal remedies for their antihypertensive potential.
Nahida Tabassum; Feroz Ahmad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacognosy reviews     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0976-2787     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacogn Rev     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-18     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101570880     Medline TA:  Pharmacogn Rev     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, J & K-190 006, India.
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