Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
The combination of giving Dayak onion powder (Eleutherine americana merr.) and anti-hypertension medicine to decrease sistolic and diastolic blood pressure mother postpartum hypertension
Author(s): Tetty Oktavia Limbong, Runjati, Daru Lestantyo
Abstract: Background: Hypertension is a non-communicable disease which is one of the complications that arise and most often encountered during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium. Hypertension in postpartum mothers plays a big role in maternal and perinatal mordibity and mortality. Management of hypertension can be done in two ways, namely pharmacological and non pharmacological therapy. The use of pharmacological drugs needs to be considered given the side effects caused by substances containing chemical compounds. One of the appropriate non pharmacological therapies for people with hypertension is the use of natural ingredients of Dayak onion powder (eleutherine americana merr), which is a typical plant in Central Kalimantan. Method: The type of research used is True Experiment with a research pre - posttest control group design. This research arranged two groups, namely the intervention group given dayak onion powder (eleutherine americana merr), while the control group was given antihypertensive medication without dayak onion powder (eleutherine americana merr). Technique non probability sampling with method was consecutive sampling used to get 32 respondents who were divided into two groups. Results: The result statistical test Repeated Measure Anova mean systolic blood pressure values showed p value <0.05 so it can be concluded that dayak onion powder can reduce systolic blood pressure. Conversely, there was no significant difference in diastolic blood pressure with a p value> 0.05, but when viewed from the mean diastolic blood pressure before and after treatment, there was a better decrease in the intervention group compared to the control group. Conclusion: The results of the research after treatment were given a decrease in the mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure respondents who were given dayak onion powder (Eleutherine americana merr), so that the use of these natural therapies was effectively implemented to postpartum mothers who experienced an increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure especially post partum mothers with hypertension.