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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.12.NQ77006

Explore the therapeutic potential of Chamomile and lavender in the management of cortisol levels and blood Pressure

MahaNaseer1, Maheen Shafiq2, Muhammad Abdullah3, Muhammad Mutahir4,Ayesha Riaz5,Iqra Khalid 6, Hira Mumtaz7,Anum Nazir1

Abstract

Over the course of weeks or months, high cortisol levels and blood pressure can cause inflammation and a variety of mental and physical health issues, including anxiety, weight gain, and heart disease.Chamomile and lavender are one of the most ancient medicinal herbs and have seductive properties to reduce blood pressure and cortisol level in people with stress. The current study aimed to assess the lavender and chamomile herbs supplementation in reducing cortisol levels and blood pressure. For this purpose,the proximate composition of chamomile and lavender wasperformed.The dried herbs (powder) of both chamomile and lavender in combination with an equal concentrationof 1.2g were simply added to capsules and mixed powder of 2.4 g taken up to 3 times per dayas an organic supplement.Subjectswere divided into two groups G0 was a control group and G1 was an experimental group. To assess the cortisol level, the Go value in Starting Trial Phase was 8.27±1.526 and the G1 value was 7.98±1.822. In the end Trial Phase, the Go value was 8.81±1.495 and the G1 value was 6.45±1.78. The experimental supplement prepared with lavender and Chamomilewas also observed on blood pressure readings and proved to have a significant (p<0.05) impact.

Keywords

Lavender herb, Chamomile herb, Blood pressure, Cortisol

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