Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Article by Pamela-Anne Kinney

There are many homemade or herbal remedies that can help with or perhaps even cure many of your common health problems. There are times when certain conditions are actually symptoms of some other ailment; make sure you let your doctor know of any health conditions that you may have concerns about. In this article we are going to look into some home or herbal remedies for high blood pressure.

High blood pressure occurs when the pressure on blood vessel walls is abnormally high. If you have a high blood pressure, this means the heart has to work harder to pump the needed amount of blood to all of the tissues in the body. The condition can lead to obesity, heart disease, kidney failure, adrenal tumors and more.

Herbs:

  • Drink 3 cups of suma tea daily.  This will help to aid you in lowering your blood pressure
  • Use cayenne (capsicum), chamomile, fennel, hawthorn berries, parsley, and rosemary for high blood pressure
  • Hops and Valerian root are good for calming the nerves
  • Do not take licorice or ephedra (ma huang) as these elevate blood pressure
hawthorn berries

Image by Andrew Hill

Recommendations:

  • Follow a no-salt diet; this is very important in helping to lower blood pressure.
  • Eat a high fiber diet and take fiber supplements; oat bran is a good source of fiber.
  • Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables.
  • Drink “live” juice such as beet, carrot, celery, cranberry, citrus-fruit, parsley, spinach, and watermelon.
  • Eat grains such as buckwheat, millet, and oats.
  • Avoid all animal fats-only animal fats you should eat are broiled fish, skinless chicken and turkey.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine.
  • Keep your weight down.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Get your blood pressure checked regularly.

Hopefully these home and herbal remedies will aid you and your loved ones in treating your blood pressure ailments, so that you may continue to live a more stress free life.

Pamela-anne Kinney was born in Dumbarton Scotland in 1964 and immigrated to Canada at age 3. Writing has been her passion since childhood.  She was blessed to find a career later in life that she could work around her disability -Epilepsy. She graduated from a Freelance writing course in 2011.  Pamela-Anne enjoys writing articles in the genres of Health and Wellness, Home Remedies, Gardening, Cultural, and Travel. She is presently working as a Freelance writer from her home office in Elmira, Ontario Canada.

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