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Natural Home Remedies To Control High Blood Pressure Or Hypertension
About Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the pressure that the circulating blood exerts on the cell walls of the arteries that carries it. For a person to remain alive and healthy this blood pressure has to be maintained within specific ranges.
There are 2 measurements to blood pressure :
Systolic measurement indicates the blood pressure when the heart is pumping out blood or contracting while diastolic measurement indicates the blood pressure when the heart is not pumping out blood or is relaxing.
The normal ranges for a healthy adult at rest are :
- Systolic blood pressure ..................100 - 140 mm Hg
- Diastolic blood pressure .................. 60 - 90 mm Hg
Blood pressure is usually written and spoken of as for example 120/80 which means a systolic over diastolic pressure measured in millimeters (mm) of mercury (Hg).
When the blood pressure is consistently at or over 140/90, the person is said to be suffering from high blood pressure.
Health Risks Associated With High Blood Pressure
- Heart attack or heart failure
- Rupture & hemorrhage in the artery due to a localised bulge, leading to possible death
- Kidney failure
- Diabetes or increased sugar levels
- Damage to the retina of the eye
- Reduced life expectancy
Causes Of High Blood Pressure
Various factors come into play in raising the blood pressure. Some of them are:
- Higher than normal body weight or obesity
- High sodium intake
- High alcohol consumption
- High saturated fat & total fat diet
- Junk food
- Stress & hectic lifesyle
Some preventive measures are :
- Lifestyle changes to reduce stress and reducing hectic activities
- Low sodium diet including a generous and regular intake of fruits & vegetables
- Reducing sugar intake
- Meditation & relaxation - yoga
- Reducing weight to within normal range
- Regular physical activity like brisk walking
Some Natural Remedies To Reduce High Blood Pressure
Regular consumption of lemon makes the blood vessels soft and pliable and removes their rigidity. This eases high blood pressure.
It also gives strength to a weak heart and reduces chances of a heart failure. For blood pressure of any type, drink fresh lemon water several times a day.
Drinking warm water, early in the morning, in which juice of 1 lemon has been squeezed, is also beneficial.
Eat 1 amla murabba every morning. It helps in reducing blood pressure and also purifies the blood.
Recipe For Amla Murabba
Amla Murabba Recipe
The video alongside shows how amla murabba can be made easily at home. Though the video is in Hindi it has excellent subtitles in English which makes it very easy to correlate it with the demonstration therein.
They are low in sodium while being high in potassium. These 2 elements are very essential in controlling & regulating high blood pressure. They are free of cholesterol hence bananas do not increase fat.
Consuming tomatoes helps in reducing high blood pressure. Be sure to eat it raw and alone. It also helps to control obesity and strengthens the liver.
CARROTS AND SPINACH
Take 300 ml carrot juice. Add 125 ml spinach juice to it. It not only helps to regulate all types of blood pressure but is a boon in liver diseases, carbuncles, urinary problems, bronchitis, cancer, glaucoma, coryza & piles
Cucumber contains high amounts of potassium. Cucumber juice helps in normalizing both high & low blood pressure.
People with high blood pressure who consume potatoes regularly will benefit by its property of normalizing high blood pressure.
One can boil potatoes, without removing the skin, in water to which some salt has been added. As the skin is on, little salt is absorbed inside. This potato by itself can become a good meal. The magnesium content in potatoes helps in reducing blood pressure.
Taking 6 drops of garlic juice mixed with 4 tsp of water twice a day helps in reducing high blood pressure.
Also chewing 4 to 5 cloves of garlic by one who has a feeling of an impending heart attack will prevent the heart from failing. Follow it up with milk in which a couple of cloves of garlic have been boiled.
In heart diseases garlic consumption benefits by removing gas thereby reducing the pressure on the heart. It also strengthens the heart. It also keeps the blood thin, a benefit again for those with heart disease.
Colocasia consumption also helps in reducing blood pressure. In heart disease eat at least 25 grams of colocasia vegetable everyday.
Regular buttermilk consumption normalises both high and low blood pressure.
It also removes toxins from the body and increases immunity. The best quality buttermilk is derived from cow's milk. Do not consume sour buttermilk.
Take 25 grams juice of neem leaves every morning for benefit. At the same time it will benefit in skin diseases and will kill intestinal worms.
Watermelon seeds contain a compound, cucurbocitrin which widens the blood capillaries. It also has a beneficial effect on the kidneys. Therefore it helps in reducing blood pressure and also reduces swelling around the ankles.
How To Make Juice Of Watermelon Seeds
Take 2 teaspoons watermelon seeds which have been dried in the shade. Crush them manually and put in 1 cup of just boiled water. Keep covered for 1 hour. Then strain this water and drink. Take 4 doses of this everyday.
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The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or embarking on a new health regime.
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