Antihypertensive effect of water extracts from leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam. on spontaneously hypertensive rats  [2008]

Kajihara, R.(Hiroshima-ken. Technology Research Inst. (Japan). Food Technology Research Center) Nakatsu, S. Shiono, T. Shibata, K. et al.

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The antihypertensive effect of water extracts from leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam. was studied in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Extracts (10 g of the dried leaves with 100 ml of water) were given to SHR by a single oral administration at 3 ml/kg body weight or by repeated oral administrations at 3 ml/kg body weight/day for 6 weeks. The water extracts contained 0.3mg/ml of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Although the single oral administration of the water extract could not reduce systolic blood pressure in SHR, repeated oral administration for 6 weeks resulted in significant decreases compared with the control. These results suggest that the daily intake of Moringa oleifera Lam. was effective for prevention against hypertension.

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  • aliment sante pour homme
  • health foods
  • feuille
  • hipertension
  • extractos
  • extrait
  • alimentos sanos
  • temps
  • leaves
  • eau
  • hojas
  • rats
  • agua
  • rat
  • gaba
  • rata
  • water
  • moringa oleifera
  • oral administration
  • administracion oral
  • tiempo
  • extracts
  • time
  • administration orale
  • hypertension

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Journal of the Japanese Society for Food Science and Technology (Japan)

ISSN : 1341-027X