How medicinal plants reduce blood pressure

Researchers at the University of California have uncovered the mechanism, such as lavender, fennel seeds and chamomile lower blood pressure. Although this medicinal plant has long been used in folk medicine for lowering blood pressure are used, and then we knew before, how do they work exactly.

The current study shows that many of the traditional herbs used to lower blood pressure, enable vessels of a specific potassium channel (KCNQ5) in the blood. This leads to the loosening of the muscles in the blood vessels so that blood pressure is &ndash drops; an effect that had previously gone undetected, although some of the herbs are used for thousands of years for high blood pressure. The researchers report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers have found this effect in the case of lavender, fennel seed and chamomile. The newly discovered mechanism could be the development of a number of new drugs against high blood pressure push.

Our ancestors used herbal medicines, early on in the history of mankind: DNA discoveries show that the Neanderthals prior to 48,000 years ago have used plants for medicinal purposes. 800,000 year-old archaeological finds suggest that Homo erectus, the first early humans, plants not only as food has been used.

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