PENGARUH AROMATERAPI SEREH (CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS) TERHADAP PENURUNAN HIPERTENSI PADA PRA LANSIA USIA 45-59 TAHUN
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition when a person experiences a rise in blood pressure either slowly or suddenly. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is one type of essential oil-producing plants that have the effect of balancing relaxation, help stimulate blood circulation. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of lemongrass aromatherapy (Cymbopogon citratus) on the reduction of hypertension in the elderly aged 45-59 years at the Posyandu Lansia in Wirittasi, Kecamatan Kusan Hilir District, Kabupaten Tanah Bumbu
This type of research is a Pra-Experiment research with the Design of the One Group Pre Test And Post Test. The sample in this study were elderly people totaling 24 people using purposive sampling technique.
The results of the study before administered lemongrass aromatherapy (cymbopogoncitratus) almost half (41.7%) who experienced a pre-hypertension measuring scale. The results after being given lemongrass aromatherapy (cymbopogoncitratus) almost half (45.8%) experienced a change in the normal measuring scale from high to low. After statistical tests using Wilcoxon test obtained P value 0.00 (<0.05).
The conclusion of this study , that there was an effect of lemongrassaromatherapy (Cymbopogoncitratus) on the reduction of hypertension in the elderly aged 45-59 years at the elderly PosyanduDesa Wirittasi, Kecamatan KusanHilir, Tanah Bumbuin 2018. Suggested for non-pharmacological health education that can be done alone at home independently.