Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 10

Combination of the Leaves of Annona muricata, Launaea taraxacifolia and Tridax procumbens: An Herbal Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Diseases

Betira Mansouratou1, Koukoui Omédine1*, Houngbeme Alban2, Seton Santorin1, Amagbegnon Jean-Baptiste1, Sonounameto Fidèle1 and Sezan Alphonse3

1Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Cellular Signalisation and Pharmacology, University of Sciences Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics, Benin
2Medicinal and Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Benin
3Laboratory of Biomembranes and Cellular Signalisation, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

*Corresponding Author: Koukoui Omédine, Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Cellular Signalisation and Pharmacology, University of Sciences Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics, Benin.

Received: August 11, 2021; Published: September 06, 2021


  High blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases are the non communicable diseases that cause the most deaths in Africa. They affect the most disadvantaged sections of society who have no other choice but to treat themselves with plants. In the purpose of proposing to the populations an herbal medicine that can help prevent and even treat hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, we have studied the bioactive substances (secondary metabolites, vitamins and minerals) contained in three plants used by traditional healers to treat high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. Our results have shown that these plants together contain polyphenols, leucoanthocyanins, anthocyanins, triterpenoids, steroids, reducing compounds, as well as vitamins such as vitamins A, E, C, K1 and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron. These three plants together could constitute a dietary supplement whose regular intake would help prevent or treat high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis; Hypertension; Plants; Prevention; Treatment


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Citation: Koukoui Omédine., et al. "Combination of the Leaves of Annona muricata, Launaea taraxacifolia and Tridax procumbens: An Herbal Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Diseases". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.10 (2020): 02-08.


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