The Effect of Consuming Garlic (Allium sativum L) on Cholesterol Levels of Young Girls

  • Irma Lisdahzari Rika Febriyansi Midwifery Study Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia
  • Bunga Tiara Carolin Midwifery Study Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Nasional, Indonesia
  • Vivi Silawati bunga.tiara@civitas.unas.ac.id
Keywords: garlic, cholesterol levels, adolescents

Abstract

The South Ogan Komering Ulu District Health Office noted an increase in cholesterol sufferers in 2020 of 743 people; in 2021, there were 870 people, and in 2022, there were 922 people. High cholesterol cases are caused by several risk factors, such as lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption. Garlic can be chosen as an alternative to lower blood cholesterol levels. Garlic contains allin which can increase HDL synthesis and slow down the endogenous synthesis of cholesterol. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the consumption of garlic (Allium sativum L) on cholesterol levels in female adolescents. This research uses a quasi-experiment with- a one-group Pretest-Posttest design. The population is a teenage daughter with moderate cholesterol (> 200 mg/dl to 239 mg/dl) of 30 adolescents in July 2023. Samples researcher using total sampling where teenagers will be given garlic capsules at a dose of 2x500 mg per day for 14 days. The instruments used were garlic capsules, sheets of observation, and technical instructions for checking cholesterol levels. A data analysis using the Paired Samples Test. The average cholesterol level of female adolescents before being given garlic was 219.53, while after being given garlic, it was 194.27. Bivariate results show a p-value of 0.00 0 < 0.05. There is an influence of the consumption of garlic (Allium sativum L) on cholesterol levels of young women in Tanjung Menang Ilir Village, South Ogan Komering Ulu District, South Sumatra in 2023. It is hoped that adolescents will be able to use garlic as an herbal remedy for cholesterol-lowering therapy so that it can be controlled and stable within normal limits.

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Published
2023-12-01
How to Cite
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Rika Febriyansi IL, Tiara Carolin B, Silawati V. The Effect of Consuming Garlic (Allium sativum L) on Cholesterol Levels of Young Girls. NHSJ [Internet]. 2023Dec.1 [cited 2024Feb.21];3(4):426-9. Available from: http://nhs-journal.com/index.php/nhs/article/view/292