The absolute amount of myofibrils in the aortic media identified with phosphotungstic acid hematoxylin was significantly increased in hypertensive animals (L), curcumin caused their return to the level of controls. Graphic form of the results (left) obtained from aorta specimens stained with PTAH (right). CSA - cross sectional area, Con - control, L - L-NAME induced hypertension, P - piperine, C - curcumin. +++ p < 0.001 versus L, . *** p < 0.001 versus Con.