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Objective To describe and give basic understanding of corn silk as preventive method in VHD. Benefit For future research on providing deeper knowledge for effectiveness of corn silk.
1. Taxonomy and Nomenclature of Zea Mays L. 2012; Available from: ttp://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=42269 ttp://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=42269 2. Maksimovic, Z., Malencic, D. and Kovacevic, N. (2005) Polyphenol contents and antioxidant activity of Maydis stigma extracts. Bioresource Technology 96, 873-877. Zea m ays Zea mays or known as corn. From genus Zea L.. Species Zea mays L. (1) LEAF EAR STALK TASSEL Corn Silk (maydis Stigma) COB (kernels) ??? Treatment of Cystits, gout, nephritis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (2)
 http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/hypertension http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/hypertension (10/3/2012) Definition Hypertension is high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of arteries as it flows through them . Hypertension which is unknown cause called primary hypertension (also called essential and idiopathic hypertension), and hypertension which is known cause called secondary hypertension.
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Non-pharmacologic  [ 31] Crawford, Michael. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment in CARDIOLOGY. Ed.2. USA: Mac Graw Hill.  Antonello, Michele., Montemuro, Domenico., Bolognesi, Massimo., Pasoli, Di Marco., Piva, Anna., Grego, Franco., Sticchi, Danielle., Giuliani, Luisa., Garbisa, Spiridro. and Rossi, Gian Paolo. 2007. Prevention of Hypertension, Cardiovascular Damage & Endothelial Dysfunction with Green Tea Extracts.Italy.  Hu Q-L, Deng Z-H. Protective effects of flavonoid from corn silk on oxidative stress induced by exhaustive exercise in mice. African Journal of Biotechnology. 2011;10(16):3163-7. Non-pharmaco & Pharmacologic  Green Tea  Corn Silk  Treatments Pharmacologic  Back
High Risk Obese Improper Diet Diabetes Smoking, etc. High blood glucose adipogenesis High LDL High cholesterol Atherosclerosis Hypertension Water & Na retention Flavonoid Tannic Acid Fe + chelating Flavonoid & Sapponin Minerals Discussion
Conclusion It has several compound and activity as anti-oxidant agent, anti-inflammation, and anti-hyperlipidemia, that plays as hypertensive agent. Comparing to current preventive method e.g. green tea that works as anti-oxidant, corn silk is more effective to work. It is low-cost, and easy-found. Further research is considerably recommended in Indonesia. Also, the research in effectiveness of corn silk should be held in future.
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