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High Blood Pressure – Home Remedies

Updated on July 15, 2012

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a silent killer. It may not show any symptoms in its early stages. But it can lead to a variety of complications like heart attack, stroke and kidney disease, which can even result in death. Hypertension can be controlled by a change of lifestyle and medications. It is possible to control high blood pressure by certain home remedies. Garlic, aswagandha, curry leaves and gooseberry leaves are some of the important home remedies that can help to control hypertension. Age, heredity, obesity, salt, alcohol, tobacco and a variety of other factors contribute to high blood pressure.

It is also possible to postpone the advent of high blood pressure by taking certain measures. Some people who are more prone to hypertension by heredity or age factors can take preventive measures.

Exercise

Obesity leads to high blood pressure. Regular exercise helps to bring down weight. Exercise also strengthens the heart. Some of the exercises recommended are walking, jogging, swimming and cycling. Active sports like basketball, athletics, hockey and football are also of immense help.

Water

One important remedy to reduce high blood pressure is to drink plenty of water. It is advisable to drink water before breakfast, lunch and dinner as it fills the stomach and makes you to consume less food.

Garlic

It has been scientifically proven that garlic helps to bring down blood pressure. It is better to consume raw garlic instead of garlic capsules. Raw garlic reduces hypertension by relaxing the cell membranes. Three cloves of garlic every day after food is extremely helpful. It also has a variety of other medicinal properties. It is an anti-oxidant which can help to fend off cancer and heart disease. It also contains an antibiotic called allicin which is a remedy for a variety of infections. It is also a very good blood thinner.

Hawthorn

This is a herb which expands the arteries and helps to improve coronary blood flow and reduce hypertension.

Aswagandha

Aswagandha is a popular herb used in ayurveda to help reduce blood pressure. It is grown in India.

Gooseberry Juice

Drinking raw gooseberry juice with honey early in the morning helps to reduce hypertension.

Curry Leaves

Drop 40-50 curry leaves in a glass of water and boil it. Then drink the water after it has cooled. This is an excellent remedy for hypertension.

Sleep

Sleep is absolutely essential for good health. It is necessary to sleep 8-9 hours a day. Good uninterrupted sleep brings down blood pressure.

These are some of the important remedies for hypertension

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    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR

      bnsridhar 

      6 years ago from India

      It is quite possible. I got rid of blood pressure by drinking tea made from the leaves of a South American tree Simaurouba. I was boiling the leaves and drinking it thrice a day for about two months. But I am not certain that it would act the same way with every one.

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 

      6 years ago from US

      Great info here. Strange that hawthorne I used for months just did not help me but I have a friend who can take two and their blood pressure drops in minutes.

    • bnsridhar profile imageAUTHOR

      bnsridhar 

      7 years ago from India

      Thanks. You should never forget to take your regular blood pressure medication along with these remedies. People who are prone to get high blood pressure (likely to inherit) can start these remedies as a preventive measure as none of them are harmful.

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      fucsia 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these useful advice!

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