PETM-68: KNOWLEDGE OF PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR AFFECTIONS ABOUT MEDICINAL HERBS FOR THEIR TREATMENT

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S160, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

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PETM-68: KNOWLEDGE OF PATIENTS WITH CARDIOVASCULAR AFFECTIONS ABOUT MEDICINAL HERBS FOR THEIR TREATMENT

Casas S, Ramos L, Camps I, Herrero H, Vuelta L.

Medical Sciences University of Santiago de Cuba. Faculty of Medicine 1, Santiago, Cuba. E-mail: sandra.casas@infomed.sld.cu

 

Introduction: Cardiovascular affections constitute one of the main causes of death in our country and medicinal herbs could be an alternative for the control them, that, it was decided to do the present paper; the objective of this paper is to identify the herbs known by the patient to treat their cardiovascular affections. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was done in 60 patients, with cardiovascular affections admitted in internal medicine and cardiology service at Saturnino Lora Hospital in Santiago de Cuba in April 2015. A questionnaire was applied to the patients, the main variable was their knowledge about medicinal herbs, and the references were match with the therapeutically effect of each herb in the FITOMED to analyze whether they had or not scientific support. Results: A 58% of the patients referred to know at least one herb to the treat of their disease. This knowledge was not related to the age and sex. Pathologies with more references of medicinal herbs knowledge were hypertension and myocardial infarction (MI). To hypertension, 19 species were referred and only Caña santa, lemon and tila had therapeutically effect with scientific support for the treatment of this disease, meanwhile for MI 4 species were referred and only garlic has scientific support. Conclusions: The interviewed patients reported many medicinal herbs for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders, but few of them with scientific support to treat hypertension, MI and heart failure.

 

Citation Format: Casas S, Ramos L, Camps I, Herrero H, Vuelta L (2015) Knowledge of patients with cardiovascular affections about medicinal herbs for their treatment. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S160. Abstract nr PETM-68.