24-01-2017 | Remedies to help lower high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. High blood pressure can damage your heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of your body.

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Apple Cider Vinegar - Blood Pressure: One tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with half a glass of water can be taken twice a day before meals to reduce blood pressure.

Garlic - Fresh - Blood Pressure: Fresh garlic can help reduce blood pressure. You can add it to your food such as salad. It must be eaten raw. Two or three cloves of garlic should be taken daily on a regular basis. Garlic powder supplement can be used by those with mild high blood pressure.  Garlic can thin the blood (reduce the ability of blood to clot) similar to aspirin.

Health Warning: Garlic supplements should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Garlic may interact with many drugs and supplements such as the prescription drugs Coumadin (warfarin), aspirin, vitamin E and gingko. It is usually recommended that people taking garlic stop in the weeks before and after any type of surgery.

Parsley - Hypertension:  Parsley should be taken in liquid form. Blend a bunch of parsley in a litre of water and drink three times daily.

Bananas - Blood Pressure: Eat three to four bananas in any form daily to get relief from blood pressure. Banana contains potassium which is the mineral required to keep blood pressure stable. Eat it to prevent blood pressure going up and to keep blood pressure stable so that it does not go up or down. Bananas also help when blood pressure is high.

Lemon Juice - Hypertension: Squeeze the juice of one lemon and mix with half a glass of water, add some honey and take twice daily.

Lemon - Blood Pressure: Lemon is a great remedy for blood pressure. Lemon juice can be squeezed on salads or fresh lemon can be taken in water as lemonade. Dried lemon skin can be made into a powder and sprinkled on foods. Lemon zest can be dried by removing the flesh from it and leaving it to dry in a bowl. Once it is dried, use a blender to make powder.

Celery and Broccoli - Hypertension:  Eat celery and broccoli on a regular basis.
Potassium - Blood Pressure: Potassium can control systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure (5.0 mm hg). Take 595 milligrams daily.

Curry Leaves - Blood Pressure:  Curry leaves can be added to food such as sauces or curries as a remedy for blood pressure.

Fresh Coriander - Blood Pressure: The stems of fresh coriander is a remedy for blood pressure. Add chopped stems to any food.

Hawthorn - Blood Pressure: Hawthorn is often used for high blood pressure. It can be taken as a herbal tea and does not interact with any medication. Hawthorn is available in teabags from health stores. Drink two cups daily  every two days for a month. Infuse a tea bag in a cup of hot water for five minutes. Remove tea bag and drink warm.

Jujube - Blood Pressure:  Fresh or dried leaves of jujube can be boiled in water and taken as a herbal tea twice a day.  Jujube supplements (250 milligrams ) must be taken an hour before bedtime.

Olive Leaf Extract - Blood Pressure: Fresh or dried olive leaves can be boiled in water and taken as herbal tea twice daily. Olive leaf extract can also be used.

Brown Rice - Blood Pressure: Brown Rice is very beneficial as it contains a good amount of calcium which relaxes the nervous system and helps provide relief from blood pressure. Replace white rice with brown one in your diet, it helps prevent blood pressure going up and brings high blood pressure down.

Cayenne Pepper - Blood Pressure: It is very good in treating mild blood pressure,  just sprinkle it on your food. Best way not to feel its heat is to put it into food.

Indian Gooseberry (Amla) - Blood Pressure: Indian gooseberry also known as amla is a fruit. It is very good for high blood pressure. It can be eaten raw or the fresh juice can be taken mixed with honey. It can be taken in any quantity.

Skimmed Milk and Low Fat Yoghurt - Blood Pressure: The calcium in these two products maintains blood pressure level.

Watermelon - Blood Pressure: Watermelon is one of the fruits that brings down blood pressure. Watermelon seeds contain a compound that dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. The seeds can be dried and roasted.

Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium - Blood Pressure: Calcium appears to have a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure. It should always be taken together with vitamin D3. Take one tablet of 100 milligram of calcium with one tablet of 1,000 IU of D3 and one tablet of 500 milligram of potassium. Take daily as this is very important for those with high blood pressure.

Fish Oil - Blood Pressure: Fish oil may have a small effect on high blood pressure. Although fish oil supplements often contain both DHA (docohexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), there is some evidence that DHA is the ingredient that lowers high blood pressure. Take 1200 milligrams daily.
Folic Acid - Blood Pressure: Folic Acid also known as Foliate is a B vitamin necessary for the formation of red blood cells. It may help to lower high blood pressure in some people, possibly by reducing elevated homocysteine levels. Take 400 mcg daily.
Magnesium - Blood Pressure:  Magnesium can help have a reduction in diastolic blood pressure. Take 100 milligrams daily.
Devinia Sookia

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