Avocado seed has been recommended as remedy for the treatment of hypertension.
Some think this claim is a myth, yet others exist who are already trying avocado seed out.
Hypertension is a silent killer disease.
Unfortunately, people who do not go for regular medical check up often fall victim.
Sometimes, when hypertension presents signs and the individual is able to go for diagnosis, a lot happens afterwards.
Sadly, some patients will have to live with HPB medication for the rest of their lives.
For other persons, their hope and quality of life may turn the other direction.
While they carry this burden, people will offer them a deluge of advice. Sometimes, amidst these advises, the recommendation of avocado seed as a remedy comes.
Hypertension occurs when the pressure of the blood is beyond normal upper levels.
Causes Of Hypertension
Hypertension could come as a result of the temperature an individual is exposed to, age, genetic, obstructive sleep apnea and thyroid problem.
Some others are kidney problem, drug stress, primary hypertension (no cause identified at all) and bad cholesterol.
The list continues.
Sadly, there has been a spike in the occurrence of this issue. The situation has also given birth to several remedies.
From leafs to seeds, there are identified remedy suggestions.
One of these remedies that have been pushed to people of late is avocado seed.
Over the years, people eat the pulp of avocado (Persea americana, Lauraceae).
However, not many eat the seed.
There is a research on avocado seed and how potent it is in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Reported Avocado Heart Health Effect
Avocado is very available in Nigeria, but the seed remedy requires a kind of arrangement before you get it.
The seed has been reported to have beneficial cardiovascular health effects.
Meanwhile, what most people know is that Avocado oil is used for dermatological applications.
But a 2013 study looked at the seed and highlighted the few things about the claims.
Over the years, the seed of avocado has remained an under-utilised resource and a waste issue for avocado processors.
The seed represents a considerable percentage of the total fruit. Scientific research on the phytochemistry and biological effects of avocado seeds is in the nascent stages.
Not A Myth
However, in South American countries and even Nigeria where this fruit is very available and grown in large quantity, there is ethno-pharmacological information on the use of seeds for the treatment of health-related conditions.
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Furthermore, the 2013 study highlighted another research findings.
It stated that there were research reports that showed that avocado seeds may improve hypercholesterolemia. As such, it could be useful in the treatment of hypertension.
So it is not a myth at all.
The seed is also useful in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and diabetes, the research added.
Emphasising why avocado seed may be helpful, the research pointed out that seeds have also been found to possess insecticidal, fungicidal, and anti-microbial activities.
“The avocado seeds and rich in phenolic compounds, and these may play a role in the putative health effects.
“Historically, extracts of avocado seeds were also used as ink for writing and research in our laboratory has explored the potential colorant properties of a polyphenol oxidase-produced colored avocado seed extract,” it added.
How People Use Avocado Seed
At the market where we buy fruit items for our customers, we have found avocado seed that is ready for use.
It is usually offered in powder form.
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Most persons who use it add a little quantity into a glass of warn water or tea. It is then allowed to permeate.
After some minutes, it is ready for consumption.
Few clients of ours that have tried it out have returned with confirmation of its potency.
Often times, cardiovascular health issues are lifestyle- related and a small adjustment could yield needed result.
Persons who are obese, could begin to feel better by just losing some kilograms.
After diagnosis, every individual should eliminate lifestyle that promotes the risk of hypertension.
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