High blood pressure can be the main cause of having a stroke. It requires monitoring and, often, medical treatment. Make sure that you get your blood pressure checked regularly at a pharmacy or by your doctor and seek medical treatment if it consistently measures 140/90 or above.
Many plants contain ingredients that can very effective, relax the muscles of your blood vessels and have a calming effect, relax the muscles of your blood vessels, and have a calming effect on your nervous system. With a little help from nature, it is easy to bring slightly elevated blood pressure under control or complement conventional medical therapy if your blood pressure is very high.
GOOD TO KNOW STUFF –
The health effects of green tea have been touted for 4,700 years since Chinese emperor Shennong claimed it was useful for treating a range of ailments. The tea is rich in antioxidants that have benefits for the cardiovascular system and drinking it regularly over the long term may help to prevent.
To optimize the health benefits, use water that’s not quite boiling—about 160°F (70°C) is ideal and allow it to brew for 5–6 minutes. Drink a few cups of this tasty and healthy beverage every day.
Home Remedies –
To help to reduce mild high blood pressure, try the following remedies. Consult your doctor first if you are already taking prescription medication.
- Drink lime flower or nettle tea three times daily.
- Other plants that help to regulate blood pressure include olive leaves, passionflower, valerian, yarrow, hawthorn, skullcap and bilberry. However, it is best to take them in a tincture form that has been prescribed for you by a qualified herbalist.
- Chew a clove of raw garlic every day or add one to salad dressings and other dishes. Raw garlic and onions contain a substance called allicin, which helps to keep blood vessels elastic, lowering blood pressure.
NUTRITION for high blood pressure –
- Enjoy fresh asparagus whenever it is available. This vegetable acts as a natural diuretic and can be beneficial by removing excess salt and water from the body.
- Reduce salt consumption as much as possible, consumption of many salts raises blood pressure. Season food with fresh herbs instead.
- Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and coffee—they may increase.
- Eat fresh, oily fish such as sardines or salmon once a week. They contain valuable fish oils that may lower the pressure.
- Use plant oils for cooking and frying.
- Use butter or margarine sparingly, especially if you are predisposed to high cholesterol.
- Cut out saturated fats, but eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.