9 Amazing Herbal Remedies for Hypertension

About Hypertension

There are a lot of factors which contribute to hypertension some of which are stress, genetic makeup, smoking, being sedentary. Stroke, cardiac issues, heart failure, diabetes, renal dysfunction are some of the risks associated with Hypertension.

Although there are a number of medications which can control the blood pressure of an individual quite effectively, there are also some effective herbal remedies which can be incorporated in the lifestyle to control hypertension.

9 Amazing Herbal Remedies for Hypertension

9 Amazing Herbal Remedies for Hypertension

Apart from the medications that are easily available for controlling hypertension there are also many herbal remedies that are available which are equally effective in controlling Hypertension. Below mentioned are some of the Herbal Remedies for Hypertension.

  1. Hawthorn

    This is an ancient Chinese herbal remedy which has been used for centuries by the Chinese to control hypertension. Hawthorn not only helps lower the blood pressure but it also helps in prevention of clot formation and protects an individual from many other cardiovascular illnesses. It can be taken as a pill, a liquid solution of the extract or in the form of a tea.

  2. Cardamom

    This is a herb that is mainly found in India and other South East countries and is widely used there to prepare various food items. Cardamom is actually a very effective herbal remedy for hypertension. Taking this herb for a few months can significantly lower the blood pressure and as well it enhances the taste of the food. Thus incorporating this herb in the diet can be quite beneficial to control hypertension. Cardamom can be used in stews, curries, and soups.

  3. Celery Seed

    This is a herb which is used to add flavor to soups and stews and is quite an effective herbal remedy for hypertension. It has been used for many years in China as a mode of controlling hypertension. It is basically a diuretic and that is what explains its effectiveness on blood pressure.

  4. Basil

    This is quite a delicious herb that can be added to a variety of food and make them more tastier and also help lower the blood pressure even though the effect of Basil on the blood pressure is only for a short period of time. Adding Basil to the diet is easy as it is easily available and can be added to soups and salads

  5. Cinnamon

    This is also quite an effective herbal remedy for hypertension. This is a herb which is quite delicious and helps in bringing the blood pressure numbers down. This is especially true for people who have diabetes who have chronic hypertension. Adding cinnamon to their diet by sprinkling it on their breakfast oatmeal or cereal is enough to cut down the blood pressure numbers and control your hypertension naturally. Cinnamon can also be added to the dinner as it enhances the flavor of various foods like stews and various curries.

  6. Flaxseed

    This is yet another effective herbal remedy for hypertension. It contains omega-3 fatty acids which are known to reduce the blood pressure. This herb also protects against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by decreasing serum cholesterol, improve glucose tolerance, and also acting as an antioxidant. Ground flaxseed is the best herb for controlling hypertension and can be bought easily. This can then be powdered through a grinder and added to food. The best thing about flaxseed is that it can go along with any type of food whether it is soups or baked goods. This herb needs to be preserved in a freezer so that it remains potent for a prolonged period of time.

  7. Garlic

    This is an extremely ancient herb and is known to treat various illnesses. This is also an effective herbal remedy for hypertension. Garlic may have a pungent smell and may not be liked by many people due to its taste but when added to curries and other food items it enhances their taste and is very helpful in bringing down the blood pressure. Garlic helps the blood vessels to dilate and relax thus lowering the blood pressure.

  8. Ginger

    This is yet another useful herbal remedy for hypertension. Ginger helps improve blood circulation and relaxes the blood vessels. Ginger has a wide range of uses and can used in almost any food item like curries, soups, and even its juice can be taken out and used.

  9. Cat’s Claw

    This is yet another useful Chinese herbal medicine used for centuries for controlling high blood pressure or Hypertension. It is also quite helpful for other neurological disorders as well. This works by acting on the calcium in the cells. This herb is easily available in herbal medicine stores and can be used to control Hypertension.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:July 10, 2017

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