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Natural Home Remedies For High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is very common and affects a lot of people. The levels are constantly affected by our activities, age and other factors. If the increase is temporary and goes down most of the time, that is considered normal. However, if your blood pressure is always high and reaches 140/90 mmHg all of the time, then that is high blood pressure or hypertension.
Symptoms may include: Headaches, dizziness, nosebleeds, drowsiness, heart palpitations, breath shortness, vomiting, restlessness, vision blurring and frequent urination.
If untreated, it may cause/ lead to: heart attack and failure, stroke, kidney failure, eye damage and aneurysms.
If your blood pressure is slightly raised to about 135/85, you can try these herbal treatment options to lower the high blood pressure.
MIXED RECIPE FOR RAISED BLOOD PRESSURE
- 30mL Hawthorn
- 20mL Yarrow
- 30mL lime tree flower
- 20mL valerian
- Mix ingredients together
- Put mixture inside a dark bottle
- Store for up to a year
Dosage recommendations: 5mL diluted with some water thrice a day
OPTION 1. HAWTHORN TINCTURE
Hawthorn has been proven to contain phenols that help relax and increase the surface area of the blood vessels to enable blood flow and lower pressure on the walls of blood vessels. You can harvest and make your own tincture of hawthorn or purchase it from local or online shops.
To make Hawthorn tincture, follow these steps:
- Put hawthorn berries inside a jar
- Fill the jar with 50 percent alcohol
- Let the mixture stand for a month
- Separate the liquid from the solids
- Voila! You have your hawthorn tincture
- Take half teaspoon of your own tincture three times a day
OPTION 2. GARLIC
According to countless of studies about the effects of garlic on blood pressure, garlic lowers the BP almost as much as when taking conventional medicines. Garlic does this by thinning the blood, makes it easier for the blood to take in oxygen and also lowers the pressure exerted on the arterial walls. 1-2 cloves per day is advisable.
OPTION 3. VALERIAN TINCTURE
Valeria has a compound called Valerenic Acid that supports the increase of GABA and in turn, lower blood pressure levels.
OPTION 4. YARROW TINCTURE
Yarrow increases blood flow to the skin and this causes the blood pressure to lower slightly. It is very useful to have enough yarrow tincture around since it is also useful in treating other ailments like fever, cough, flu, sore throat, improve varicose veins, and it also acts as a diuretic that effectively excretes fluid through the urinary system.
However, if you are pregnant, do not take this tincture as it can stimulate the uterine.
OPTION 5. LIME TREE FLOWER TEA
The lime tree flower is a popular option to lower high blood pressure, especially those brought by stress.If you have anxiety, nervous tensions, depression or insomnia, the oil found in the lime tree flower will soothe you.
To make a tea, you can use lime tree flower alone or mix it up with hawthorn and this relieves the blood pressure.