Efektivitas Pengunaan Rebusan Daun Alpukat dengan Rebusan Daun Salam Dalam Penurunan Tekanan Darah pada Lansia
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Background: The prevalence of hypertension in this study in the elderly amounted to 43.49% in females and 13.97% in males. The management of patients with hypertension conducted pharmacological and non-pharmacological. The use of pharmacological drugs are chemically relatively expensive and the use of a lifetime. Using a non-pharmacological approach to the use of a single herb decoction utilizing avocado leaves and bay leaves, is found in many areas of research, cheap and known hereditary. Objecti ve: to compare the effectiveness of herbal therapies and decoction of leaves of avocado with a decoction of the leaves to the reduction of blood pressure in elderly hypertensive. Methodology: The study used a pre-post-test two intervention groups with a quantitative approach, determining the number of samples using purposive sampling. Instruments used in forms filling demographic data and measurement tensimeter. Data processed by chi-square test and Mann-Whitney test or non-parametric. Results: Hypertension in the elderly is a persistent blood pressure that exceeds normal limits in which the systolic pressure above 160 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg. Chi square test results before and after the intervention avocado leaf decoction showed no relationship or influence. Bay leaf decoction intervention shows the relationship between a decoction of leaves and decreased pressure. Uji Mann-Whitney p value results in systolic blood pressure (sig: 0,004) and diastolic blood pressure (sig: 0,004). Based on the test results, avocado leaves or leaves can lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure. But the leaves are relatively more stable in lowering blood pressure compared with avocado leaves. Concl usion: Herbal therapy using decoction of leaves of avocado and bay leaves can lower the blood pressure of elderly hypertensive. Bay leaf is more effective in lowering blood pressure than the avocado leaves in lowering blood pressure in elderly hypertensive. Advi ce: All health care institutions include material non-pharmacological therapy or herbal therapy, especially the use of leaves as an antihypertensive as an act of self-treatment for lowering blood pressure.