In the Philippines. Morales ( 2012 ) stated that 21 % of Filipino grownups are hypertensive. Recent consequences of the National Nutrition and Health Survey ( NNHeS II ) and Food and Nutrition Research institute ( FNRI ) ( 2009 ) showed that more Filipinos have high blood pressure. high fasting blood sugar. and high cholesterin and triglyceride degrees. which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. diabetes. and other lifestyle-related diseases. They found out that one in every four Filipino grownups ( 25. 3 per centum ) has high blood pressure or a blood force per unit area ( BP ) reading equal to or higher than 140/90 millimeter quicksilver ( mmHg ) . a important addition in the prevalence of high blood pressure. In 2008. the prevalence of high blood pressure increased to 25. 3 per centum from 22. 5 per centum in 2003. Furthermore. the study revealed that 11 in every 100 Filipinos ( 10. 8 per centum ) have pre-hypertension or a BP reading at the scope of 130-139/85-89 mmHg. This becomes dismaying every bit high BP additions with age get downing from age 40-49 old ages. Over the few decennaries. progresss on bar. sensing and intervention of high blood pressure have been documented. Several alternate herbal medicines were besides discovered and studied for its effectivity in take downing blood force per unit area.
The Department of Health ( DOH ) provided a list of alternate herb tea medical specialties which have been studied for its positive consequence on blood force per unit area. Among these herbal medical specialties include garlic and blumea balsamifera ( Sambong ) . In add-on. included in the list of alternate herbal medical specialties by DOH. Peperomia Pellucida ( Ulasimang Bato or Pansit-pansitan ) is besides believed to hold an consequence on blood force per unit area because of its constituents but hasn’t been accredited by DOH. In the Philippines and other parts of the universe. Peperomia Pellucida a. k. a. Pansit-pansitan or Ulasimang Bato is widely used as an alternate medical specialty for urarthritis and arthritis. However. some states in the Philippines make usage of Peperomia Pellucida as an alternate herbal medicine for high blood pressure because of traditional beliefs and patterns.
Several surveies about the contents of Peperomia Pellucida have found that it contains 1. 82 % Calcium. 0. 62 % of Magnesium and 0. 59 % of Potassium. It besides showed that a 100 grams part of Peperomia Pellucida has about 277 milligrams of K. It besides has 1. 1 grams saccharides. 0. 5 gram protein. 0. 5 gram fat. 94 mg Ca. 13 mg phosphoric. 4. 3 milligram Fe. 1250 milligram beta provitamin A and 2 milligram ascorbic acid. However. farther survey is needed to cognize it’s consequence in take downing blood force per unit area. A recent survey conducted by University of Nigeria ( 2011 ) showed that Peperomia Pellucida consists a really low sum of Sodium at 17. 11 ppm which makes it a powerful herb in pull offing high blood pressure. Due to its low Na content and with the presence of high K content. which is a chemical that helps to take down blood force per unit area by equilibrating out the negative effects of salt. it can be considered a campaigner among herbal medical specialties that could take down blood force per unit area. With this information. the research workers would wish to carry on a survey to measure the consequence of Peperomia Pellucida infusion in blood force per unit area and better the bringing of wellness attention in communities.