Natural herbal & homeopathic remedies for High blood pressure or hypertension

High Blood Pressure
Learn about arguably the most effective HERBAL remedies, including Hawthorn & Guelder Rose bark (using Full Spectrum Approach™); dietary recommendations & precautionary measures for controlling your hypertension NATURALLY.

· General Description

· Symptoms

· Causes

· Herbal & Homeopathic Remedies

· Helpful Dietary Habits

· Dos and Don'ts

Natural herbal & homeopathic products for High blood pressure or hypertension

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General description and overview of High blood pressure or hypertension

Blood pressure is the force the blood exerts against the inside walls of the blood vessels. High blood pressure is nothing but the increase in the blood pressure of these arteries. Usually blood pressure greater than 140/85 Hg is considered high.

High blood pressure or hypertension (hyper means ‘excessive’ and tension here means ‘pressure’), affects nearly 30% of the population in the western world and is more common in men than pre-menopausal women due to hormonal differences but as men and women age, the reverse is true - more older women (55+) have high blood pressure than men of the same age. It is considered as a silent killer as it eats up so many lives without giving its victims any prior warnings in the way of symptoms. Hence it is always considered safe and mandatory to get your BP checked at regular intervals once you are past 30.

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It normally comes in the middle age as a part of the natural aging process but is hereditary too. Unhealthy diet habits are also prime reasons for this potentially dangerous disease which increases the workload of the heart, weakens the blood vessel walls and accelerates hardening of the arteries and the formation of fatty deposits inside the blood vessels.

All this makes you more susceptible to heart failure, strokes, coronary artery disease, heart attacks, kidney failure, other blood vessel disorders, eye disorders (problems related to the retina including blindness), impotence in men, decreased orgasm in women, and memory impairment and dementia.

Naturopaths recognize that high blood pressure may be a sign or symptom of imbalance in the body and thus recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and natural remedies to remove the causes of the high blood pressure, rather than simply just treating the symptoms. Continue reading if you are interested in saving yourself from the DEADLY side-effects of conventional anti-hypertension drugs.

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Symptoms of High blood pressure or hypertension

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Fatigue, breathlessness after slightest of the works

Herbal supplements for High blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension can be divided into two categories – essential or primary or idiopathic hypertension and secondary hypertension. 90-95% cases of high blood pressure belong to the primary category.

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Buzzing sensation in the ears

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Nausea

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Pain at the back of the head and neck on waking in the morning. It usually disappears soon

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Frequent dizziness or visual disturbances

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Pain in heart region

 

If you feel any of the above symptoms, immediately see your doctor. If your doctor finds your blood pressure above the danger point of 140/90 on multiple readings (via a simple instrument with a complicated name: sphygmomanometer), he shall arrange for you to have an ECG, a chest X-ray and blood and urine tests along with a thorough physical examination to find out the root cause of your elevated BP.

 

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Causes of High blood pressure or hypertension

Causes of essential high blood pressure are not completely known but it is believed that they are either one or a combination of the below mentioned ones:

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Age (blood pressure normally increases as you age)

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It may be running genetically in the family.

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Anxiety (in men and not women), stress and even noise pollution are the usual suspects.

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High blood pressure is also linked to obesity and high alcohol intake.

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Low levels of a naturally occurring agent, nitric oxide, which is responsible for the dilation of blood vessels which in turn is important for the blood to flow unobtrusively through the vessels (people of African American origin are believed to have pretty low levels of nitric oxide)

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Resistance to insulin

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Certain food allergies

Cause of secondary high blood pressure usually belongs to one of the below mentioned ones:

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Diet related problems during pregnancy and as an infant have also known to be causes for high blood pressure in ones latter life.

Natural remedies for High blood pressure or hypertension. Unhealthy dietary habits are the prime reason for the widespread nature of high blood pressure.

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Kidney problems or hormonal imbalances like adrenal gland malfunction (Cushing’s syndrome and Cushing’s disease).

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Over use or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), specifically in aged people

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Side effects of certain medications, such as oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy, steroids and pseudoephedrine.

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Heavy coffee consumption (6+ cups per day) - Heavy coffee consumption actually exacerbates the symptoms in those who have hypertension and initiates in those who have previously had high blood pressure

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Anxiety, stress and mood disorders like depression. These may have a direct impact on the blood vessels or they may otherwise take the person to behave abnormally by leading an unhealthy life by resorting to habits such as heavy alcohol consumption and poor weight management.

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Use of strong stimulants like cocaine or even the herb licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) can cause or worsen existing hypertension.

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Sedentary lifestyle with little or no physical exercise

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Obstructive sleep apnea (when breathing stops due to the obstruction of the air passages during sleep)

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Smoking may also trigger and sustain hypertension.

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Herbal & homeopathic remedies useful in High blood pressure or hypertension

There are many different prescription drugs for high blood pressure including vasodilators, alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, diuretics, etc. Each has a different way of working and different drugs may work for different people. You may need to try a variety before you find the right drug or combination of drugs suitable for you. Some examples of medication that your doctor may recommend are: enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), atenolol (Tenormin), and furosemide (Lasix).

Like many synthetic drugs, anti-hypertensive medication has a risk of causing side effects, which depend on the person as well as the type of drug being taken. These can include dizziness, nausea, stomach problems, fatigue, impotence, insomnia, loss of appetite, and low blood pressure among others. Always speak to your doctor if you are having problems.

Extremely high blood pressure (malignant hypertension) or rapidly worsening hypertension (accelerated hypertension) most definitely requires treatment using conventional medicine. Remember, as blood pressure requires monitoring and in some cases the use of blood pressure-lowering drugs, alternative treatment for even moderate hypertension must be strictly taken under medical supervision only

There are a number of herbal and homeopathic remedies that are well known for their ability to control high blood pressure with great success. Unlike conventional medicines, which do not always address the root cause, natural remedies can do this without the risk of side effects or addiction.

In keeping with a holistic approach to health, Naturopaths recognize that high blood pressure may be a sign or symptom of imbalance in the body and thus recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and natural remedies to remove the causes of the high blood pressure, rather than simply just treating the symptoms.

Remember to always source your natural remedies from a reputable company in order to ensure safety, efficacy, and correct therapeutic dosage.

Note: Do not make changes to your prescription medication without first consulting your doctor.

 

Herbs such as Hawthorn, Passion Flower, Guelder Rose bark & Ginkgo Biloba

- help to balance and regulate blood pressure
- address some of the contributory factors causing high blood pressure
- target blood vessels which have become constricted
- improve the heart's ability to pump blood effectively
- treat and prevent plaque build up in the arteries
- reduce stress and boost the body's ability to fight illness
- They improve the flow of blood to the heart and by relaxing the involuntary muscles, check the high blood pressure as well
- Promote coronary artery health and integrity
- Support healthy energy levels and soothe common nervous tension
- Support healthy pumping action of the heart and the maintenance of a regular heartbeat

This they achieve by dilating the blood vessels and reducing their resistance to the blood flow. Because they reduce heart palpitations, they have a splendid calming effect on the nervous system.

Homeopathic medicines for High blood pressure or hypertension. Dandelion leaves not only act as a diuretic but also provide with potassium which usually diuretics remove from the body.

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Maintain blood pressure within the healthy range and promote cardiovascular health.

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Aqua-Rite

Promotes water balance to maintain blood pressure, cardiovascular, liver and gall bladder health.

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Some most effective home made remedies for High Blood Pressure are:

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Curry leaves juice – Take a handful of curry leaves, wash them thoroughly and put them in the mixer. Add ½ a glass of water, churn well and sieve. Add juice of a lemon and drink. Do this thrice a day for around 2 months, then cut down to once each day.

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Take 1-2 cloves of garlic first thing in the morning. If you can’t eat, swallow with water, but then do it twice a day. Garlic reduces spasms of the small arteries besides bringing down the pulse rate and modifying the heart rhythm. It also relieves the symptoms of dizziness, numbness and breathlessness.

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Watermelon - The juice of the seeds of watermelon contains Kurkur bosytrine, which broadens the capillaries. It therefore acts straight on the kidneys and lowers the blood pressure. Grind watermelon seeds and put them in a cup of boiling water and let them soak for an hour. Then stir, strain and drink. Take 4 doses daily.

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Lemon - It strengthens the heart by making the blood arteries flexible and soft allowing easy passage of blood. Your heart will remain strong for a long time to come with regular usage of lemon. For this, take lemon in water several times a day.

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Another juice that is extremely effective in high BP is that of honey, ginger and cumin (one teaspoon each) twice a day.

Dietary recommendations & restrictions in High blood pressure or hypertension

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A healthy, well-balanced, low fat diet is extremely important for hypertension patients. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a must ( garlic should be included ) as the potassium present in them counters the effect of salt taken which in turn is a blood pressure increasing agent. Kidney patients, though, should keep a watch over their potassium intake. This diet of fruits and vegetables will also provide you with anti-oxidants, so very important for your general well being. This diet gets rid of the toxins in the body as well.

Herbs for diet for High blood pressure or hypertension. Avoid red meats and go for more lean meats. Meat and eggs are extremely hazardous for high BP patients.

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Drink plenty of water, a minimum of 10 glasses in a day.

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Cut down on salt - Avoid the salt shaker along with pickled and salted foods, as anyway the processed foods which one cannot totally avoid have some salt content. Remember, only dramatic reduction in the salt intake can bring about a positive effect on your blood pressure.

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Oily fish with sparse salt is good for hypertensive patients. Fish oil has omega-3 fatty acids which are extremely effective blood pressure reducing agents. Oily fish such as salmon (especially Atlantic and red, canned in brine), sardines (canned in water), mackerel (canned in brine), mullet, tuna etc., and pecans and trevally are all easily available. Walnuts are also an extremely good source of omega-3.

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As food allergens are quite capable of increasing your blood pressure, watch out for them in your diet. The usual suspects are dairy products, wheat (gluten), corn, certain or all preservatives and food additives. Get yourself checked for allergies if you and your doctor feel that allergy may be the prime suspect for your hypertension.

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Increase intake of foods high in B-vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans (good source of proteins as well), whole grains (don’t take if allergic) and dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale). Brown rice has low cholesterol and sodium content, but is rich in calcium, hence wonderful as a staple diet. Calcium soothes and relaxes the nervous system and also helps in relieving the symptoms of high blood pressure.

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Limit your sugar intake. Although not as bad as salt for your elevated blood pressure, excessive or unnecessary intake of sugar is surely considered as a threat for your BP.

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Avoid refined foods such as white breads and pastas and reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids, mostly found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, donuts and processed foods and margarine.

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Never reuse vegetable oils for frying, especially oils with high concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids (such as sunflower or safflower oil), as it results in the production of degradation products (such as lipid peroxides or polymers) which increase the blood pressure. Instead use light oils such as olive oil.

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Pregnant women must take proper diet. Infants should also be given a balanced diet. These two actions taken today might save your child from hypertension tomorrow.

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This balance diet formula works wonders for adults too. If you play too much with your diet, you are bound to get a lot more diseases along with hypertension.

Good foods for High blood pressure or hypertension. Remember, as is the case with conventional treatment, the use of natural substances although brings under control the blood pressure if taken consistently, it does not lead to a cure for high blood pressure. Therefore, someone who is successful in reducing his blood pressure by say, loss of weight, salt avoidance, and balanced diet including intake of fruits and vegetables would need to maintain these changes permanently in order to retain control over his blood pressure. If these controls are lifted, hypertension will resurface quickly.

Dos and don'ts (precautionary measures) in High blood pressure or hypertension

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Take proper rest, at least in the form of sleep. A minimum of eight hours of sleep is highly recommended.

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Obesity, and this holds true for people of any age, is a sure shot cause of high blood pressure. So reduce your weight to appropriate levels (your doctor will guide you in this matter).

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Keep your mind relaxed by doing some kind of meditation, if possible, and try to keep your anxiety level low. Although there are many options like self hypnosis, biofeedback and transcendental meditation (TM) or progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) program; yoga is supposed to be the most effective.

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Other methods include acupuncture, spinal manipulation (chiropractic), auricular (ear) acupressure etc. but in most of the cases it is a bit difficult to gauge there effectiveness after you have gone through the process, i.e. it is not known whether the BP keeps low after the therapy is over. So, if you opt for the above, be very specific and continue as long as your trainer says. Actually, the same goes for yoga as well, as you have to continue forever to attain and sustain the desired result.

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Say NO to tobacco and reduce alcohol consumption (not more than two units a day for men and one unit in case of women).

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Brisk walking (not jogging) is the best medicine for hypertensive patients, especially older people.

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People with hypertension should be careful while taking drugs like ergotamine.

Practicing good dietary & exercise regime & taking some precautions as discussed above, along with the mentioned herbal remedies can definitely provide you with the NATURAL assistance you need in lowering down your high blood pressure - without any side-effects.

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Herbal & homeopathic products recommended in High blood pressure or hypertension

High-Rite

Maintain blood pressure within the healthy range and promote cardiovascular health.

Product Details

Aqua-Rite

Promotes water balance to maintain blood pressure, cardiovascular, liver and gall bladder health.

Product Details

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