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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



The Use Of Herbal Medicines By People With Hypertension In Palestine

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AUTHOR(S)

Amal S. Humidat, Iyad S. Khamaysa

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords : Herbal Medicines, Hypertension, Herbal, Palestine

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: Due to the increasing prevalence of hypertension, the use of herbal as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become more common. This is because hypertension patients are interested in improving the quality of life by using herbs as CAM with conventional hypertension treatment. The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the treatment of hypertension in humans in Palestine. A cross-sectional survey of hypertension patients was undertaken using semi-structured questionnaire. Results: A total of 83 patients with hypertension were interviewed. Of the participants, 59% (n=49) reported using herbs primarily bought from Palestine (60.2%).The most common herbal product was Allium sativum. Most Complementary and Alternative (CAM) users were more than 60 years of age, predominantly female, and living in rural areas of Palestine. Family member’s recommendation was cited as the main factor prompting participants to use CAM (32.5%).Conclusion: This study revealed that there is an appreciable prevalence of herbal use among patients with hypertension in Palestine.

 

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