Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Blood pressure reducing effects of Phalaris canariensis in normotensive and spontaneously hypertensive rats
The birdseed Phalaris canariensis (Pc) is popularly used as an antihypertensive agent. AEPc reduced systolic blood pressure (SBP) in both adult groups; however, treatment interruption was followed by a gradual return of the SBP to baseline levels.
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Renal Division, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua Botucatu, 740, 04023-900, São Paulo, Brazil.Cardiovascular Division, Department of Physiology, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.