Efficacy of Garlic in Preventing Hypertension

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Efficacy of Garlic in Preventing Hypertension
Ted Angelo Cruz
Marcelo H. del Pilar National High School

This research was conducted to help people with hypertension to have a home remedy for their disorder. Hypertension is the major risk factor of cardiovascular diseases. (Riaz, 2011). So it must be prevented as soon as you discover you have the hypertension disorder. In this research garlic is tested to prevent hypertension. My hypothesis was if garlic can cure mild cases of hypertension, then you can also prevent cardiovascular diseases. Senior citizens were tested to take garlic three times a day and check their blood pressure every one hour. Thus the age is a major cause of hypertension. Majority of the people had a blood pressure of 160mmHg over100mmHg and every two hours the patient feels better. The dizziness, the difficulty in breathing relieved. After 4 hours their blood pressure got lower. But I found also that garlic cannot handle too high blood pressures. I therefore conclude that garlic can be a cure to mild cases of hypertension. It can prevent mild cases of hypertension therefore it can also prevent mild cases of cardiovascular diseases. Those patients with blood pressure of 200mmHg over 160mmHg are recommended to consult a doctor and received medical treatments at the hospital.

The Efficacy of Garlic in Preventing Hypertension
Do you have a hypertension? Hypertension is a lifelong disorder that needs to be cure soon as you discover that you have it. Hypertension is a persistent elevation of the arterial blood pressure. Various strategies may work but it may take a lot of time. Garlic is recommended to cure or prevent it. But what does garlic have to be also considered as the wonder drug? From epidemiological studies of cancer in China and Italy to clinical trials in high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the United States, Europe, and Japan, garlic has come under intense scientific scrutiny in the last ten years as a potential “wonder drug”. Much of this research has investigated the effects of garlic in cardiovascular disease. This priority of research is probably inspired by the prominence of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the industrialized world (Bergner, 1996). Garlic is a veritable pharmacopeia. That’s why garlic has been found in every medical book of every culture ever. For thousands of years, garlic had been used for the treatment and prevention of diseases. So there has to be something there. (Pierson, 1996) In 1994, scientists reviewing a collection of previous clinical trials of garlic concluded that it lowers both cholesterol and blood pressure, two important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Notably, normal dietary amounts of garlic did this without any side effects more serious than a garlic odour in a small percentage of participants. Conventional drugs for these diseases cause side effects such as dry mouth, insomnia, drowsiness, depression and impotence. In a head-to-head comparing garlic against the cholesterol-lowering drug bezafi brate, garlic was just as effective. This is good news for the 25 percent of men and women aged 25 to 59 in the United States who has high cholesterol levels. So it seems that the answer to the questions posed by the scientists in 1998 is “yes”. Garlic is indeed a medicine and it is a preventive for the major diseases of our times. But so far, we’ve only been talking about prevention. What about treatment? Garlic has been used since the dawn of written history in medicine, and its main uses have remained virtually unchanged, meaning they have been verified by one generation after another. In contemporary systems of traditional medicine, such as Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, modern naturopathic medicine, British herbalism, and others, garlic remains in use as a therapeutic agent. In 1993 and 1994, in my Medical Herbalism journal, I ran a...