10 Herbs That May Help Lower High Blood Pressure!

10 Herbs That May Help Lower High Blood Pressure!


Many adults around the world deal with
hypertension, also called high blood pressure. Due to the recent changes in
guidelines nearly half of American adults will now be characterized as
having high blood pressure. Experts recommend treating the condition
with lifestyle changes and medications. If you’re thinking of trying
herbs for medical reasons, whether it’s the whole herb or a supplement, speak to
your doctor first. Currently, there are no herbs regularly recommended by high
blood pressure specialists. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may
produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications. Watch
on to learn more about herbs and the research surrounding them. 1 Basil. Basil
is a delicious herb that goes well in a variety of foods. It also might help
lower your blood pressure. In rodents, basil extract has been shown to lower
blood pressure, although only briefly. The chemical eugenol, which is found in basil
may block certain substances that tighten blood vessels. This may lead to a
drop in blood pressure. Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and certainly
can’t hurt. Keep a small pot of the herb in your kitchen garden and add the fresh
leaves to pastas, soups, salads and casseroles. 2 Cinnamon. Cinnamon is
another tasty seasoning that requires little effort to include in your daily
diet, and it may bring your blood pressure numbers down. One study done in
Road and suggested that cinnamon extract lowered both sudden onset and prolonged
high blood pressure. However, the extract was given
intravenously. It’s unclear if cinnamon consumed orally is also effective. You
can include more cinnamon in your diet by sprinkling it on your breakfast
cereal, oatmeal, and even in your coffee. At dinner,
cinnamon enhances the flavor of stir-fries, curries and stews.
Three. Cardamom. Cardamom is a seasoning that comes from India and is often used
in South Asian cuisine a small study of 20 people
investigating the health effects of cardamom found that participants with
high blood pressure saw significant reductions in their blood pressure
readings after taking 1.5 grams of cardamom powder twice a day for 12 weeks.
You can include cardamom seeds or powder in spice rubs, soups and stews, and even
baked goods for a special flavor and a possible positive health benefit. Four.
Flax seed. Flax seed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and has been shown in some
studies to lower blood pressure. A recent review suggested taking 30 to 50 grams
of whole or ground seeds per day for more than 12 weeks to get the best
benefits. Flax seed may protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by
reducing serum cholesterol, improving glucose tolerance, and acting as an
antioxidant. You can buy many products that contain flax seed, but a better bet
is to buy whole or ground flax seed and add it to your home-cooked meals. The
best part about flax seed is that it can be stirred into virtually any dish, from
soups to smoothies to baked goods. Storing flax seed in your freezer may
help hit retain optimum potency. 5 Garlic. This pungent seasoning can do more than
just flavor your food and ruin your breath. Garlic may have the ability to
lower your blood pressure by helping to increase a substance in the body known
as nitric oxide, which can cause your blood vessels to relax and dilate. This
lets blood flow more freely and reduces blood pressure. You can add fresh garlic
to a number of your favorite recipes. If the flavor is just too strong for you,
roast the garlic first. And if you simply can’t eat this stuff.
you can get garlic in supplement form. Six. Ginger. Ginger may help control blood
pressure. In animal studies it has been shown to improve blood circulation and
relax the muscles surrounding blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. Human
studies so far have been inconclusive. Commonly used in Asian foods, ginger is a
versatile ingredient that can also be added to sweets or beverages. Chop,
mince, or great fresh ginger into stir fries, soups, and noodle or vegetable
dishes, or add it to desserts or tea for a refreshing taste. 7 Hawthorne. Hawthorne
is an herbal remedy for high blood pressure that has been used in
traditional Chinese medicines for thousands of years. In rodents, extracts
of Hawthorn seem to have a whole host of benefits on cardiovascular health
including helping reduce blood pressure, preventing hardening of the arteries, and
lowering cholesterol. You can take Hawthorne as a pill, liquid extract or tea.
Celery seed. Celery seed is an herb used to flavour soups, stews, casseroles and
other savory dishes. Celery has long been used to treat hypertension in China, and
studies in rodents have shown that it may be effective. You can use the seeds,
or you can juice the whole plant. Celery may also be a diuretic, which may help
explain its effect on blood pressure. Researchers believe that a variety of
substances in celery may play a role in lowering blood pressure. However human
studies are needed. 9 French lavender. The beautiful, perfume like scent of lavender
is not the only useful aspect of the plant. lavender extract have been shown
to lower heart rate and blood pressure in rodents.
Although not many people think to use lavender as a culinary herb, you can use
the flowers in baked goods. The leaves can be used in the same way you would
use rosemary. 10 Cat’s claw. Cat’s claw is an herbal medicine used in traditional
Chinese practice to treat hypertension as well as neurological health problems.
Studies of cat’s claw as a treatment for hypertension in rodents indicate that it
may be helpful in reducing blood pressure by acting on calcium channels
in your cells. You can get cat’s claw in supplement form many health food
stores. Understanding high blood pressure. According to the American Heart
Association, nearly half of American adults now have blood pressure levels
that would be described as high. A number of factors contribute to elevated blood
pressure, such as: genetics, stress, diet, smoking, lack of exercise. Because it’s
largely symptomless, hypertension is known as the silent killer. This is why
it’s so important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Having high
blood pressure increases your risk of several health problems, such as: heart
attack, stroke, diabetes, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss ,metabolic
syndrome. Due to its lack of symptoms, high blood pressure can inflict damage
before you’re even aware you have it, so don’t neglect regular blood pressure
screenings. Sometimes treating this condition involves medication. Talk to
your doctor about the best treatment options for you, which may include
medication, lifestyle changes or alternative treatments. It’s important to
discuss any herbs or supplements with your doctor before taking them.
Additionally, don’t stop taking any prescribed medications without speaking
with your healthcare provider. It’s important to remember that there’s not
enough evidence to recommend taking herbal supplements instead of
prescription medications to treat high blood pressure. Very few studies with
plants and herbs have been done in humans. Research has not been able to
establish side effects doses or long-term effects of these supplements.
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