Gastrodin improved baroreflex sensitivity and increased gamma-amino butyric acid content in brains without decreasing blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats.


Gastrodin, a bioactive component in Gastrodina elata Bl., has been approved as a drug for the treatment for dizziness and headache in China [1]. Combined with antihypertensive drugs, gastrodin was employed to deal with refractory hypertension in the elderly, but the effect of gastrodin alone on hypertension remains unknown. Arterial baroreflex plays a… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-5949.2012.00381.x


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