High Blood Pressure and Herbal Alternatives

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of North American adults now have blood pressure levels that would be described as high.

A number of factors contribute to elevated blood pressure, such as:

  • genetics

  • stress

  • diet

  • smoking

  • lack of exercise

Because it’s largely symptomless, hypertension is known as the “silent killer.” This is why it’s so important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Having high blood pressure increases your risk of several health problems, such as:

  • heart attack

  • stroke

  • diabetes

  • heart failure

  • kidney disease

  • vision loss

  • metabolic syndrome

Due to its lack of symptoms, high blood pressure can inflict damage before you’re even aware you have it, so don’t neglect regular blood pressure screenings. Sometimes treating this condition involves medication.

If you’re thinking of trying herbs for medical reasons, whether it’s the whole herb or a supplement, speak to your doctor first. Currently, there are no herbs regularly recommended by high blood pressure specialists. Some herbs, especially in large quantities, may produce undesirable side effects or interfere with other medications.  Discuss your specific herbal medications with your prescribing doctor, so that they will be aware of, and monitor closely for any potential interactions.

Read on to learn more about herbs and the research surrounding them.

Flaxseed

Flaxseed may protect against atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by reducing serum cholesterol, improving glucose tolerance, and acting as an antioxidant. Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and has been shown in some studies to lower blood pressure.

Basil

Basil might help lower your blood pressure. In rodents, basil extract has been shown to lower blood pressure, although only briefly. The chemical eugenol, which is found in basil, may block certain substances that tighten blood vessels. This may lead to a drop in blood pressure. More studies are needed. Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and certainly can’t hurt. Keep a small pot of the herb in your kitchen garden and add the fresh leaves to pasta, soups, salads, and casseroles.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is another tasty seasoning that requires little effort to include in your daily diet, and it may bring your blood pressure numbers down.You can include more cinnamon in your diet by sprinkling it on your breakfast cereal, oatmeal, and even in your coffee. At dinner, cinnamon enhances the flavor of stir-fries, curries, and stews.

Cardamom

Cardamom is a seasoning that comes from India and is often used in South Asian cuisine. A small study of 20 people investigating the health effects of cardamom found that participants with high blood pressure saw significant reductions in their blood pressure readings after taking 1.5 grams of cardamom powder twice a day for 12 weeks.

Garlic

Garlic may have the ability to lower your blood pressure by helping to increase a substance in the body known as nitric oxide, which can cause your blood vessels to relax and dilate.

This lets blood flow more freely and reduces blood pressure.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is an herbal remedy for high blood pressure that has been used in traditional Chinese medicines for thousands of years. In rodents, extracts of Hawthorn seem to have a whole host of benefits on cardiovascular health, including helping reduce blood pressure, preventing hardening of the arteries, and lowering cholesterol. You can take hawthorn as a pill, liquid extract, or tea.

Celery seed

Celery has long been used to treat hypertension in China, and studies in rodents have shown that it may be effective. You can use the seeds, or you can juice the whole plant. Celery may also be a diuretic, which may help explain its effect on blood pressure. Researchers believe that a variety of substances in celery may play a role in lowering blood pressure. However, human studies are needed.

French lavender

The beautiful, perfume-like scent of lavender is not the only useful aspect of the plant. Lavender extracts have been shown to lower heart rate and blood pressure in rodents. Although not many people think to use lavender as a culinary herb, you can use the flowers in baked goods. The leaves can be used in the same way you would use rosemary.

Cat’s claw

Cat’s claw is an herbal medicine used in traditional Chinese practice to treat hypertension as well as neurological health problems. Studies of cat’s claw as a treatment for hypertension in rodents indicate that it may be helpful in reducing blood pressure by acting on calcium channels in your cells. You can get cat’s claw in supplement form from many health food stores.

Intra Herbal Juice

Intra ® is a precise formulation of 23 time-tested and trusted botanical extracts manufactured by Lifestyles Global Network Canada.  As a natural food supplement, Intra® helps balance and strengthen the body’s systems with the essential nutrients that are lacking in most modern diets. Intra® was developed for this exact purpose using purified herbal extracts in relatively low dosage, balanced formulation. Many herbal experts recommend that high dosages of single herbs taken for only short periods of time. However, this does not apply with Intra.

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Remember!

Talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you, which may include medication, lifestyle changes, or alternative treatments. It’s important to discuss any herbs or supplements with your doctor before taking them. Additionally, don’t stop taking any prescribed medications without speaking with your healthcare provider. It’s important to remember that there’s not enough evidence to recommend taking herbal supplements instead of prescription medications to treat high blood pressure. Very few studies with plants and herbs have been done in humans. Research has not been able to establish side effects, doses, or long-term effects of these supplements.

Source: Healthline.com, Pixbay.com, Wikipedia.com, Google, Lifestyles GN Canada

What essentially influences our health

We live in an industrially polluted environment, enclosed by many negative emotions, under permanent stress, often maintaining a low-quality diet and having a lack of movement. Our life focuses on success and performance, which have become the main values of today’s consumer society. We ringed ourselves with comfort and want to have a better and better life. However, all this comes at a price – the number of the ill.

Diseases of civilisation, for example allergies, asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, weak bowels, chronic constipation, digestive problems, ,diabetes, headaches, impotence, menstrual pain, high blood pressure, high level of cholesterol, depression and various other , are the aftereffect of our modern lifestyle.

We continually receive toxic substances from air, food and beverages. We use more and more drugs; we smoke and drink alcohol. All the toxic items we receive impair our body’s balance and weaken our immune system. Likevise mental stress, these toxic material also cause an increased production of free radicals in the human organism. If these are not exhaust from the organism, they become toxic, leading to the destruction of tissues after some time. It has been confirm that the cause of arthritis and heart diseases can be found in the destructive effect of free radicals on connective (joint), vascular and cardiac tissue.

These complications are often mitigated by prescription drugs or drugs we buy in pharmacies and health product shops. However, these drugs cause new problems due to their side effects. A few herbs, with their specific therapeutic characteristics, may help us as well. Still, like modern drugs may even be harmful to our body if we use them over a long time period. The reason is mostly low quality due to nontraditional and unclear sources.

How to maintain good health?

A body which has physiological equilibrium (YIN and YANG in balance) is a healthy body. Today’s medicine often talks about maintaining homeostasis in the body. Products of our modern lifestyle, such as negative emotions, stress, a polluted environment, lack of exercise, low-quality diet and excessive use of medicinal drugs, often disturb this equilibrium, causing illness. This condition requires even more drugs and we find ourselves in a vicious circle. How to get out of it?

In order to be healthy, we should make constant changes in our lifestyle:

  1. We should keep a proper (healthy) diet
  2. We should avoid excessive and uncontrolled use of medicinal drugs
  3. We should be physically and mentally active
  4. We should use medicinal drugs within reason
  5. We should use the right dietary supplements
  6. We should  drink enough quality water

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