Scientists from the Mahidol University (Thailand) a method was found to lower blood pressure without drugs – using black sesame seeds. Experts attribute this effect with complex action of polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and other components of these seeds.
It is reported BAGNET, referring to the media.
Researchers from Bangkok conducted an experiment with the participation of 30 people by age (average) 49 years who had prehypertension. This state is characterized by a definite increase in performance pressure ranging from 120/80 to 140/90 mm.St.
Four weeks half of the subjects took daily 2.52 grams of the seed extract of black sesame seeds, the remaining received a placebo. The finale of the volunteers who ate sesame seeds, showed a decrease in parameters of pressure 6% — this result is comparable with the action of drugs.
It is symptomatic that the effectiveness of this method in reducing pressure confirmed by scientists of the Institute of health of one of Queensland Medical school in Australia. Their meta-analysis of eight controlled studies (843 participants) have also shown that sesame seeds have a pronounced hypotensive action, while at the uncritical increased pressure to dispense drugs.
What exactly caused this effect, yet to find. Experts see in it the influence of components of black sesame seeds – polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, phytosterols, lignans, copper, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, magnesium, vitamin B1.