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21
Oct

The 4 Best Herbs for Better Management of High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure or hypertension is known as silent killer. And it is not a big talk if it is being referred as that. The reason is the health issue doesn’t give you any symptoms in the beginning except a little dizziness which also may not affect all sufferers. Therefore, it is a good practice to get your blood pressure checked every time you visit your doctor.

The normal value for blood pressure is 120/80 and it slightly varies from person to person. Generally, this value depends on factors like medical history, lifestyle, age, stress, habits like smoking and alcohol consumption etc. When your blood pressure shows a slightly higher value than the normal value, your doctor can declare that you are having high blood pressure. Though the condition is not curable, you can control it with the help of oral medicines, lifestyle changes etc. However, many people get side effects due to medicines. To avoid the same, you can rely on herbal remedies. In this article, we are going to learn about four essential herbs which are known to have positive outcome in the management of high blood pressure. Let’s learn more about it but before that we need to know the symptoms you may exp3erience when you are dealing with high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

As mentioned earlier, you may feel dizzy when your blood pressure goes up. Along with it, you also experience headaches and nosebleeds. Stress is the reason for elevated blood pressure levels and thus pone should get his blood pressure checked periodically to catch the issue in the beginning. You can also do it at home with the help of blood pressure monitoring devices available at pharmacies at affordable prices.

You can control your high blood pressure with the help of herbs. However, you need to make some lifestyle changes to get better results with these herbs. Here are certain things you need to incorporate in your life.

Lose weight

When you are on a bit heavier side, managing blood pressure becomes a bit difficult if you are not keen on losing a few pounds. Your weight makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to your body. In other words, you are putting extra pressure on your heart. Take morning walk, take stairs instead of elevator, walk your dog; do whatever it takes to lose weight.

Cut down on sodium and get potassium

Excessive sodium leads to fluid retention in the body which is linked with high blood pressure. Cut down on salt which is a major source of dietary sodium. Along with you need to reduce intake of preservative-rich foods and food items which are loaded with sodium.

Low potassium levels lead to increased levels of sodium. Potassium is needed to balance electrolytes (salt) in your body. You can get this mineral from eating bananas, kiwi, tomatoes, prunes, fresh apricots, and spinach.

Stay hydrated

Water helps in detoxifying your body by flushing out toxins. Try drinking eight glasses of water every day. It helps in cleansing your body. It also helps in managing blood pressure to some extent. Overall, drinking water helps in maintaining health.

Herbs for managing high blood pressure

Garlic

It is effective in managing high blood pressure. Eating fresh garlic pods every day on an empty stomach can do wonder for your blood pressure. Studies have shown that garlic is useful in keeping high blood pressure at normal value. If you are not a fan of eating raw garlic, you can also get garlic supplements which are easily available. You can also include garlic in your soups, salads, curries to get maximum benefits.

Flax seeds

These super seeds are powered with omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish. Therefore, flax seeds are great alternative for vegetarians to get these essential fatty acids. Like garlic supplements, you can also get flax seeds supplements.

To lower the blood pressure, you can drink flaxseed tea by boiling one teaspoon of flax seeds in a cup of water and drink it thrice a day for at least a week to see the considerable results. Do not consume more than three cups of flax seeds tea as it is a mild laxative.

Cayenne

It has capsaicin which makes nerve cells to release a chemical called substance P. It helps in transmitting pain signals to the brain.  Moreover, it aids in digestion and also acts as a catalyst for enhancing effectiveness of other herbs.

Hawthorn

You can use the flowers, leaves, and berries of this herb. It is used to protect the heart and to manage high blood pressure. This herb improves blood flow by opening the arteries. Hawthorn also aids in treating abnormally faster heart rate.

Relationship between High Blood pressure and ED

Did you know that extremely high blood pressure is a major cause of developing erectile dysfunction? It is cleared that men having high blood pressure can have erectile dysfunction. Almost 50 % of men having erectile dysfunction, who have high blood pressure. The treatment of erectile dysfunction is possible with the help of Kamagra soft tabs. You can prevent the risk of developing erectile dysfunction by managing high blood pressure.

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