UNAIR NEWS – Hypertension or known as high blood pressure can trigger some cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the world. Based on Basic Health Research (Riskesdas) in 2013, hypertension patients in Indonesia was around 65 million people or about 25.8% of the total population of Indonesia.
Stress, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, and drinking alcohol are some of the factors that cause hypertension. Patients with hypertension generally consume drugs as a means of treatment. However, drug consumption can cause discomfort due to unpleasant taste.
From the problem, five students of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine (FPK) Universitas Airlangga, namely Septia Rahmadini (2014), Dian Cahyani Sisari (2014), Syifa’ul Janna (2014), Qurrotul A’yun (2014) and Aprilia Rachmawati ( 2015), making product innovation that can overcome hypertension in the form of jam with taste that can be enjoyed more by the community.
Product innovation called “SEL-DUGEM Anti Hypertension (Morinda and Bogem Jam)” has passed for development funding from the Directorate General of Higher Education, Kemenristekdikti RI 2016 in the category of Entrepreneurship Student Creativity Program (PKM-K).
” SEL-DUGEM Anti Hypertension (Morinda and Bogem Jam)” is a jam that comes from the great morinda fruit and bogem fruit.
“The content of the morinda fruit is scopoletin and xeronin has the property of lowering blood pressure. While the content of the bogem fruit is bioactive compound as potential antihypertension, “said Septia Rahmadini.
SEL-DUGEM Anti Hypertension (Morinda and Bogem Jam)products are sold with two packages. The product weighs 300 grams for Rp. 25.000 and 100 gram Rp.15.000. For four months, this product has been distributed to several areas in Java.
In the future, this product will be marketed outside Java and overseas. ” SEL-DUGEM Anti Hypertension (Morinda and Bogem Jam)” can be ordered through Instagram and Line through ‘seldugem’ account, via facebook with ‘mengkudu dan bogem’, and contact whatsapp 085645078780. (*)
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh
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