Retrospectivestudy on Mist Diodia as an Antihypertensive

Mavis Boakye-Yiadom, David Offei Abrokwa, Conrad Sapaty, Ronald Yeboah, Augustine Ocloo


Hypertension is one of the leading causes of Health problems in Ghana.It may lead to many other health conditions;such as Stroke, Heart attack (Myocardial infarction), Heart failure, Diabetes,  just to mention a few. In view of this, there is a need to review other alternative treatment options. Mist Diodia is an herbal-based therapy used at Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR), Mampong- Akuapem for more than two decades, for the management of Hypertension. It is composed of aqueous leaf extract of Diodia scandens.  This paper reports on the retrospective study of Mist Diodia, forhypertensive patients reporting at CPMR clinic.Data of two hundred and sixty-five (265) patients who were diagnosed of hypertension from January 2015 to December 2015 was retrieved. The results after the retrospective study indicated a decline in both systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure, with a mean systolic pressure of 163.9 mmHg from a baseline of 174 mmHgand a mean diastolic pressure of 96.1 mmHg from a baseline of 99.5 mmHg. It was concluded that Mist Diodia could be effective in the management of hypertension.

Keywords: Retrospective clinical study,Diodia scandens, Herbal medicine, Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure.

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