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High Blood Pressure Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension) is often called the "silent killer" since it is one of the leading risk factors associated with heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure but it has no clearly identifiable symptoms. Since it is estimated that one in three adults in the USA suffer from high blood pressure, it is extremely important to get your blood pressure checked regularly by your doctor.

Although medication is often prescribed for serious cases of high blood pressure, most instances of the condition can easily be treated using a variety of everyday natural foods and simple lifestyle changes.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

While there is no single exact cause of high blood pressure or hypertension, a few risk factors have been recognized:

  • A regularly high intake of salt (exceeding 6 grams per day).
  • Excessively drinking alcohol (more than 2 drinks per day).
  • Regularly consuming large amounts of caffeine.
  • Obesity, since the heart has to pump more blood to supply the excess tissue.
  • Lack of aerobic exercise (such as walking, jogging, biking, or swimming).
  • Stress.
  • Hereditary (genetic) predisposition (for example, African Americans are more often susceptible to high blood pressure than Caucasians or Asians).

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Celery

Research has shown that munching on celery can help to lower blood pressure. It turns out that compounds found in the oil of celery can relax and dilate the muscles that line the arteries, which helps to regulate blood pressure. Therefore, simply eating a few stalks of celery per day as a simple snack at lunch can help significantly.

Garlic

Garlic has also been known to help reduce high blood pressure. Although the exact reasons are still not clear, studies have shown that eating just a single clove a day (either raw or cooked) has a beneficial effect. An added bonus for eating garlic is that it is also known to reduce cholesterol. Therefore, regularly consuming garlic, either fresh or in capsule form, is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease.

Potassium

Studies have shown that consuming potassium-rich foods can help to lower blood pressure. Good sources of potassium include bananas, oranges, spinach, and zucchini.

NOTE: If you are being treated for kidney failure, potassium rich foods can actually be harmful to you. Therefore, if this applies to you, consult your doctor first before trying this home remedy.

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil contains a number of active ingredients that have been shown to help reduce cholesterol and control high blood pressure. Therefore, to reduce excess blood pressure simply take one teaspoon of Black Seed oil daily. Black Seed Oil can also be mixed into juice or tea if you don't like the taste of the raw oil.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an herb which helps increase blood circulation in our bodies by dilating our blood vessels. Therefore, a simple remedy to lower blood pressure is to take 120mg of Ginkgo Biloba extract daily before any meal.

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Comments

  1. on said:

    Ola James, Please try one of the remedies suggested above on this page for Hypertension. Hope it helps!

  2. on said:

    I read about you on the net - I am hypertensive. What can I do, in terms of diet and medication, to reduce it?

  3. on said:

    Shuaibu Nuhu, you don't need to drink the vinegar the garlic cloves are soaked in. Simply take 2 garlic cloves out of the organic vinegar and eat them in the morning and 2 in the evening for a week. Reduce the amount to one clove in the morning and one in the evening, if you notice that blood pressure is becoming normal. Make sure to keep monitoring your BP. Hope it helps!

  4. on said:

    Ayi, you can soak as many garlic cloves in a jar of organic Apple Cider Vinegar or any other organic vinegar until they become soft. And consume two of these softened garlic cloves in the morning and two in the evening for a week. Keep monitoring your blood pressure and reduce the consumption to one clove in the morning and one clove in the evening if you notice that BP levels are lower. Also maintain a healthy diet and a heart-friendly exercise routine.

  5. on said:

    Hi, I wanted to know for high blood pressure, should I take two garlic cloves with the vinegar they are soaked in or take only the garlic cloves? Thank you.

  6. on said:

    Are we to soak the garlic in organic apple cider vinegar? How many garlic cloves are to be soaked and for how long? How many times daily they should be consumed?

  7. on said:

    I need information regarding hypertension. I'm 37 year old male.

  8. on said:

    This is a great article. I’ve read about high blood pressure at many other sites before that but I did not get this type of effective and more useful text. This article helped me a lot to understand the condition. Thanks!

  9. on said:

    This is a great article. I’ve read in many other places before that but this seems more natural to user. This helped me a lot to understand information about High Blood Pressure.
    Japani Tal

  10. on said:

    My husband is in his early fifties and battling with blood pressure off and on and at times at night. The last test was 143/90. What home remedy do u recommend?


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