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VELIZ-ROJAS, Lizet; MENDOZA-PARRA, Sara  and  BARRIGA, Omar A.. Consumption of herbal medicinal in users with cardiovascular disease in a commune of Chile. Index Enferm [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.3, pp.123-128. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: Characterize the consumption of plants medicinal in users with cardiovascular disease. Methods: Quantitative and transversal study, with a sample of 257 people. The instruments include a questionnaire and review of the record clinic. Were used univariate descriptive analysis in SPSS. Results: The 80.80% of participants used plants medicinal, the 72.76% said not report this practice the healthcare team. The medicinal herbs used for controlling cardiovascular disease were: lemon (20.62%) to lower blood pressure, cow leg (7.0%) to reduce glycemia and artichoke (3.50%) to control cholesterol. Conclusions: Most of the participants resorted to plants medicinal, despite being a prevalent practice of self-care is not reported the healthcare team. Some herbs that participants used to control cardiovascular disease, its uses for other causes. This may reflect the lack of knowledge about their use. Suggested to developing strategies for the appropriate use of plants medicinal herbal in primary care, focused on integrality health.

Keywords : Plants medicinal; Cardiovascular diseases; Integrality in health.

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