본 연구는 두충을 주 원료로 고안된 한방 혼합 다류가 고혈압 질환자의 혈압, 혈청지질 및 혈액학적 변화에 미치는 영향을 평가하기 위하여 수행하였다. 한방 혼합 다류를 시험 4주간 복용한 그룹과 시험 전 그룹을 비교한 결과, 수축기 혈압은 167.14 mmHg에서 134.86 mmHg로, 이완기 혈압은 100.00 mmHg에서 87.10 mmHg로 뚜렷하게 저하되었다. 혈청지질 중 총콜레스테롤(TC), 고밀도-콜레스테롤(HDL-C), 저밀도-콜레스테롤(LDL-C)의 농도 및 동맥경화지수(AI)는 유의적인 차이가 없었다. 반면, 한방 혼합 다류를 복용 시 중성지방(TG) 농도가 237.10 mg/dL에서 145.00 mg/dL로 강하게 감소되었다. 시험 4주 후와 시험개시 전의 혈액학적 지표(적혈구, 백혈구, 헤마토크리트, 헤모글로빈, 혈소판 및 호모시스테인)를 비교한 경우, 유의적 변화는 관찰되지 않는 반면 평균 적혈구 혈색소 농도(MCHC)는 유의적으로 2.70% 증가되었다. 이상의 결과로 부터 두충을 주 원료로 고안된 한방 혼합 다류는 중성지방 농도를 감소시킴으로써 혈압을 저하시키는 것으로 추정하며, 평균 적혈 수혈 색소 농도를 증가시킴을 확인하였다.
This study was carried out to investigate the effects of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver (Du-Zhong) as a main ingredient in a mixture of various medicinal herbal extracts on blood pressure, serum lipid concentrations, and hematological variables in hypertensive patients. After 4 weeks on drinking the mixed medicinal herbal teas, systolic blood pressure remarkably decreased from 167.14 to 134.86 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure decreased from 100.00 to 87.10 mmHg. In terms of serum lipid profiles, there were no differences in total-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol level, and atherogenic index, However, the level of triglycerol was significantly reduced from 237.1 before the experiment to 145.00 mg/dL after 4 weeks on drinking the mixed medicinal herbal teas. Serum triglyceride were remarkably reduced from 237.1 to 145.00 mg/dL in the hypertensive patients who had taken the combined medicinal herbal extracts. Compared with data obtained from the patients before the experiment, there were no differences in hematological variables (RBC, WBC, hematocrit, hemoglobin, platlets and homocysteine) after the 4 weeks experiments, but mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration was significantly increased by 2.70% (p<0.05) in the blood samples. Based on these findings, it can be presumed that the examined mixed medicinal herbal tea may be effective in lowering blood pressure and in increasing mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration due to reduced serum triglyceride levels in hypertension patients.
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