Almost one in three adults in the U.S. has hypertension (high blood pressure), but since sometimes there are no symptoms, almost a third of them don’t even know they have it.
So no matter how healthy you feel…always have your blood pressure checked often.
I have suffered from” diagnosed” hypertension for over ten years now…probably had it many years before I was diagnosed. I have the kind that can be perfectly normal one minute and sky rocket up the next.
This year through watching what I eat (most of the time) and using some of these herbal and home remedies listed below…I have finally got my blood pressure under control and am off my hypertension medicine.
I still check my blood pressure often and monitor it closely….but so far so good!
Here are some great natural hypertension remedies and tips:
HAWTHORN BERRIES: Strengthens the heart. Lowers blood pressure. Relaxes arteries. Make a tea of the flowering tops or a decoction of the berries or can take in capsules. Tincture recipe-Hawthorn Brandy: Pick the flowering shoots (with flowers and leaves)-(see last picture on this page), wash, dry, and pack into a large jar, Cover with brandy and leave in a cool place for 2 weeks. Strain off the liquid, bottle, and label. Dose: 2 tablespoons daily).
LAVENDER OIL: Soothes and relaxes. Can use in a relaxing warm bath or massage.
NEROLI: Massage Blend for High Blood Pressure – Add 3 drops neroli, 3 drops celery, 4 drops rose to 1 fl. oz. (25ml) of 5 teaspoons grapeseed or vegetable oil and use for gentle massage.
LAVENDER, MARJORAM, and YLANG YLANG: Regular massages with this combination of essential oils can have beneficial effects
POTASSIUM: Helps generate energy, helps maintain balance of body fluids, drives excess sodium out of the body, supports kidney function, provides essential nutrients for muscles like the heart, promotes proper nerve transmission, and activates cellular cleansing.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Found in fresh fruit and vegetables. Provides key nutrients needed by the body to neutralize free radicals, helps prevent cellular damage, and boost immunity.
GARLIC: The best home remedy you can take for high and low pressure alike! Can take in capsules or just eat plenty of fresh raw garlic, which acts as a tonic to the circulatory system and maintains its health. Tends to normalize blood pressure to the level it should be. (Note: Do not take if you are on blood thinning medication without consulting your doctor first. Garlic is a natural blood thinner)
CONCORD GRAPE JUICE: Studies show drinking the juice regularly may help lower blood pressure.
FIBER: One of the most interesting high blood pressure natural remedies is “Psyllium”. Also referred to as plantago. It has one of the highest levels of soluble fiber known-much more than that of oat bran. Can play an important part in helping the body maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range and may help to support cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure.
MAGNESIUM: Is highly bioavailable, is alkalizing, promotes musculoskeletal health, supports a healthy biological terrain, supports a healthy cardiovascular system.
POMEGRANATE JUICE: Drinking the juice regularly may help lower your pressure.
AVOID SALT: This is essential for hypertension. Read the labels: Many foods contain sodium. Look for “salt,” “sodium,” “soda,” or “Na” on the label. Also avoid MSG (monosodium glutamate), baking soda, saccharin, soy sauce, diet soft drinks, preservatives, and meat tenderizers.(Man, I struggle with this one….I love my salt!….I use a salt substitute most of the time…but there are times I just have to have my salt).
AVOID STRESS: Stress, fear, anger, and pain increases hypertension. Adequate daily outdoor exercise helps reduce the effects of stress.(I struggles with this one too…it’s easier said than done…but I am managing to handle it a little bit better lately…until another nerve-racking deadline comes up at work again).
Don’t put it off any longer…start today watching your diet, exercising, and utilizing some of the natural hypertension remedies mentioned above. You owe it to yourself and your family to do the very best you can to monitor and control your blood pressure.
Vickey Boatright, author of the website:http://www.naturalremediesforbetterhealth.com a resource for herbal and home remedies for various ailments such as hypertension, allergies, arthritis, heartburn, stress, skin, insect bites, toothaches, and many more. Free herbal ebook with how to use and cautions on over 40 different herbs available for instant download.