The Effect of Celery Juice on Blood Pressure among Hypertensive Patients in Bakalan Village, Kalinyamatan, Jepara, Central Java


Rusnoto, Wahyu Kurniawati, Sri Karyati

 

Universitas Muhammadiyah Kudus

 

ABSTRACT

Background: High blood pressure (BP) is a global public health problem. According to WHO, it is one of the major causes of premature death worldwide, killing nearly 8 million people every year, and the problem is growing. Over 1 billion people are living with high blood pressure. A re­cent study found that taking celery seed extract improved BP levels in patients who had mild to mo­derate elevations. Celery contains a phyto­chemical called phthalides. As an extract, it’s called NBP, and it relaxes the tissues of the artery walls to increase blood flow and reduce blood pres­su­re. This study aimed to examine the effect of celery juice on blood pressure among hy­per­ten­sive patients.

Subjects and Method: This was a quasi experiment conducted in Bakalan Village, Ka­linya­matan, Jepara, Central Java, from March to April in 2016. A sample of 24 patients with sys­tolic hypertension was selected for this study by simple random sampling. The dependent variable was blood pressure. The independent variable was celery juice administration. Data on blood pressure were measured by sphygmomano­meter. Difference in means of blood pressure before and after celery juice adminis­tration was tested by t-test.

Results: Mean systolic blood pressure was lower after than before celery juice admi­nistration, and it was statistically significant. Likewise, mean diastolic blood pressure was lower after than before celery juice administration, and it was statistically signi­ficant.

Conclusion: Celery juice administration can reduce blood systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with systolic hypertension.

Keywords: celery juice, blood pressure, hypertensive patients

Correspondence: Rusnoto. Universitas Muhammadiyah Kudus. Jl. Ganesha 1 Purwosari, Kudus 59316, Central Java.Email: rusnoto@umkudus.ac.id Mobile: 081225057052

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.01.54

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