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- n. phthalein
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- n. A lactone obtained by reduction of phthalyl chloride, as a white crystalline substance; hence, by extension, any one of the series of which phthalide proper is the type.
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By injection research animals with a small amount of 3-n butyl phthalide, which is a chemical found in celery, he dropped the blood pressure of the test subjects by 12%to 14%.
Celery contains the chemical phthalide, which is an ingredient that is proven to reduce blood pressure by lowering the stress levels of certain hormones that are found in blood.
Research has shown that the phytochemical, 3-n-butyl phthalide, that is in celery, can lower blood pressure in lab mice by 12\% to 14\%.