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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 3
First page : ( 1061) Last page : ( 1065)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.00647.8

The Effect of Moringa Capsule and Moringa Tea Consumption on the Elderly's Uric Acid Level

Nurhayati1,*, Kusharto Clara Meliyanti2, Madanijah Siti2, Efrizal1

1Master Student, Department of Community Nutrition, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

2Department of Community Nutrition, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

*Corresponding Author: Nurhayati, Master Student, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia Phone: +6285780971649 Email: mandeyati123@gmail.com

Online published on 20 March, 2019.

Abstract

The objective of this study is to identify the effect of moringa leaves products consumption in the form of moringa capsule and moringa tea on the elderly's uric acid level. The study design was quasi-experiment. The subjects of this study were 16 elderlies which were all 47 years old or older. These subjects were divided into two groups. First, the group that was given 1 package of moringa tea (equal to 1.5g moringa tea). Second, the group that was given 2 moringa capsules (equal to ± 0.5g moringa leaves powder). Both products were set to be consumed twice a day (morning and afternoon). Both products contain antioxidant activity (IC50-DPPH) for approximately 139.93 ppm. The consumption of moringa capsule for seven days consecutively has a potential effect on the medicinal treatment of hyperuricemia by decreasing uric acid level.

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Keywords

Moringa capsule, moringa tea, uric acid.

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