Natural Remedies to Treat Hypertension
Natural remedies can help lower your high blood pressure. Try then for yourself!
How can you detect hypertension?
Your doctor is the best person to detect whether you have hypertension or not, so if you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms, go and see a professional:
- Severe headache
- Fatigue or confusion
- Vision issues
- Chest pains
- Difficulty breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Pounding in your chest, neck or ears.
How can you prevent and treat hypertension?
There are number of natural remedies you can try that will lower your hypertension, but lifestyle changes can actually make a big different to the situation:
- Eat a healthy diet. Lower the amount of salt you put on your food, and reduce your consumption of salty packaged foods. Make your diet as natural as possible, and your general health will improve a lot.
- Get out of the house. Treat your body to some activity. This could be walking the dog a little faster, going to the gym or a dance class. Start gently and enjoy moving your body.
- Maintain a healthy weight. Your doctor will tell you if you’re technically overweight, but the likelihood is that you probably already know. The first two points above will help with this.
- Manage your stress levels. Calm and collected is the key. If you’re feeling stressed, try some relaxing warm baths, read a book and relax in an armchair on a regular basis, and meditate or try some gentle yoga. Switch off more often. You deserve some time out.
- Make sure you take your medication when you’ve been advised to take it. Forgetting to take your medicine will not keep your blood pressure down or stable. Just follow your doctor’s advice and you’ll be fine. If it’s a problem, set alarms to remind you.
Garlic is a miracle cure when it comes to high blood pressure and has been used for more than 6000 years all over the world! In 4500 B.C., a builder of the ancient pyramids in Egypt said that his workers took garlic every day to maintain their health and strength of body.
As well as being anticarcinogenic, antiparasitic and great for flu, respiratory problems, etc., it’s antispasmodic so it eases spasms of small arteries, and prevents the development of blood clots.
The suphides in garlic, and allicin are the elements that help crack down on hypertension. The allicin is what causes the garlic smell, and so the most effective way of taking garlic for hypertension is to take it fresh, and not in tablets. Cut up a clove of garlic every other day, and swallow it with honey.
Lemon and parsley juice
This lemon and parsley juice is a lovely one for hypertension, and supports the liver and kidneys.
- 1/2 medium-sized green pepper
- 2 large carrots
- 3 large celery sticks
- 1/2 cucumber
- 2 handfuls of parsley
- 1 handful of spinach
- 3 medium tomatoes
Blend and strain, or juice all ingredients using a juicer.
Lime water is supposed to be great for hypertension and certainly helps support the immune system to reduce inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Simply squeeze a lime, or a lemon, into a glass of water every morning.
Oats effectively lower high blood pressure. In studies, people who ate soluble-fibre-rich whole grain oats were eaten every day and caused a significant reduction in BP readings. Some even needed less medication as a result of eating the oats.
Eat at least a handful of oats in the morning and try to fit in an oat-based snack in the afternoon for effective oat blood pressure lowering therapy.
Carrot and orange smoothie
- 2 oranges, peeled and deseeded
- 2 large carrots, chopped up (organic is best)
- 1/2 an inch piece of ginger
- A little water, and a few ice cubes
Juice the oranges manually, then add this and the carrots and ginger to your blender jug. Add more water if needed. Strain if you’d like a thinner consistency. Enjoy.
Celery seed extract was used in a study recently and the patients involved showed improved blood pressure levels after taking it. Celery contains phytochemicals by the name of phthalides, which relax the tissues that made up your artery walls, increasing blood flow and decreasing blood pressure.
Naturally, eating celery is actually more effective than taking the extract, so make a celery juice with apple every day for a while and see how you go, or add celery sticks to your favourite salad, and other dishes.