The Effects of Fermented Rice Monascus purpureus JmbA3'K to Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Elderly Woman

Stephanus Kristianto Witono, Nur Siti Fatimah, Novik Nur Hidayat, R. Muchtan Sujatno


Incidence of hypertension is increasing rapidly, in 2000 more than 25% of the world's population of hypertension estimated in 2025 increased to 29%. The incidence of hypertension, especially in women will increase at the age of post menopause so it needs to be prevented in elderly women, especially with giving functional food that has effect to lowering blood pressure. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a compound that has the properties of lowering blood pressure through the regulation of smooth muscle tone of blood vessels contained in seeds fermented by Monascus purpureus sp. This research is a case control study which conducted in June 2013 to 19 women within age range 60–80 years who life in Santana Nursing Home, Cirebon to find out the influence of giving fermented rice Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K to systolic/diastolic blood pressure and heart rate of elderly women. Subject was given 3 g of fermented rice Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K. Blood pressure and heart rate was monitored daily. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was done to see whether the effect of giving fermented rice from the local M. purpureus JmbA3'K to the systolic and diastolic blood pressure of the elderly and the mean difference test using paired t test was done to see if the effect of fermented rice from M. purpureus JmbA3'K local to the heart rate of the elderly women. At the end of research, blood pressure and heart rate were compared before and after the treatment. At the end of the study there were no significant treatment side effects. There are improvements in aging syndrome such as: anxiety to depression, insomnia, overactive bladder (especially at night), neuralgia, and myalgia. In treatment group was found decrease in sistolic (176 to 152 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (90 to 83 mmHg) (p<0.05) without any changing in heart rate (81.68 to 79.32 b/sec) (p>0.05). The conclusion of this research is giving 3 grams of fermented rice Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K every evening meal for fourteen days can decrease the sistolic and diastolic blood pressure of the elderly without any changing in heart rate.



Peningkatan angka kejadian hipertensi sangat pesat, pada tahun 2000 lebih dari 25% populasi dunia penderita hipertensi yang diperkirakan pada tahun 2025 meningkat menjadi 29%. Angka kejadian hipertensi khususnya pada wanita akan meningkat pada usia posmenopause (usila) sehingga perlu diupayakan pencegahan hipertensi pada wanita usila, khususnya pemberian makanan yang mempunyai efek menurunkan tekanan darah. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) mempunyai sifat menurunkan tekanan darah melalui pengaturan tonasi otot polos pembuluh darah terkandung pada biji-bijian yang ditumbuhi kapang Monascus purpureus sp. Penelitian ini merupakan penelitian case control yang dilakukan Juni 2013 terhadap 19 orang subjek wanita usila rentang usia 60–80 tahun penghuni Panti Wreda Santana, Cirebon untuk mengetahui efek pemberian beras fermentasi Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K terhadap tekanan darah dan frekuensi nadi. Subjek diberikan 3 g beras fermentasi Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K selama 14 hari. Tekanan darah dan frekuensi detak jantung dimonitor setiap hari. Pada akhir penelitian tekanan darah dan frekuensi nadi dibandingkan antara sebelum dan sesudah perlakuan. Uji beda Wilcoxon untuk melihat apakah efek pemberian beras fermentasi dari kapang M. purpureus JmbA3’K lokal terhadap tekanan darah sistole dan diastole usila dan uji beda rata-rata menggunakan paired t test dilakukan untuk melihat apakah efek pemberian beras fermentasi dari kapang M. purpureus JmbA3’K lokal terhadap frekuensi nadi usila. Pada akhir penelitian tidak didapatkan efek samping perlakuan yang berarti. Didapatkan perbaikan dari sindrom penuaan seperti: ansietas sampai depresi, insomnia, overactive bladder (terutama malam hari), neuralgia, dan mialgia. Terdapat perbedaan tekanan darah sistole dengan diastole sebelum (176/90 mmHg) dengan sesudah diberi perlakuan (152/83 mmHg) (p<0,05) tanpa perbedaan frekuensi nadi sebelum (81,68 kali/menit) dengan sesudah diberi perlakuan (79,32 kali/menit) (p>0,05). Simpulan, pemberian beras IR-42 fermentasi Monascus purpureus JmbA3’K menurunkan tekanan darah sistole dan diastole usila tanpa perubahan frekuensi nadi.


Beras fermentasi; blood pressure; fermented rice; frekuensi nadi; GABA; gamma-aminobutyric acid; heart rate; Monascus purpureus; tekanan darah


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