Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Research has shown that black-jack (Bidens pilosa) can help improve symptoms of hypertension. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at the effects of ethylene acetate extract of black-jack leaves on L-NAME-induced (a non-specific nitric oxide inhibitor) hypertension in mice.
Overall, the findings of the study proved that black-jack leaf extract contains antihypertensive and antioxidative properties.
Read the full text of the study at this link.
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Bilanda DC, Dzeufiet PDD, Kouakep L, Aboubakar BFO, Tedong L, Kamtchouing P, Dimo T. BIDENS PILOSA ETHYLENE ACETATE EXTRACT CAN PROTECT AGAINST L-NAME-INDUCED HYPERTENSION ON RATS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 10 October 2017; 17(479). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-1972-0