Herbal Remedies For High Blood Pressure

Heart disease and high blood pressure are often thought of as middle-aged man’s disease. However, their occurrence is increasing rapidly among younger women as well.

What is high blood pressure?

For blood to reach every organ in the body it needs to be pumped by the heart. As blood moves through the arteries a certain amount of pressure builds. If you’re healthy your arteries will be flexible and will allow the blood to pass through easily.

Risk Factors If you’re unhealthy the pressure builds up in the arteries and in severe cases this can result in heart attacks or even strokes. High amount of cholesterol in the arteries can cause blockages, which can contribute to arterial problems and serious heart complaints.

Fatty diets, high salt intake, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle all increase the likelihood of developing high blood pressure. Treat this condition by adopting a healthier lifestyle including regular exercise, a low-fat diet and consider using some traditional herbal remedies.

Onion Herbal Solutions

Plant extracts reduce blood pressure in three ways. Firstly, they can thin the blood, making it easier to flow through constricted arteries. As part of a balanced diet  they can also help to lower cholesterol and act as an antioxidant, inhibiting the formation of plaque in the arteries. Garlic and Ginko are good herbal remedies for boosting circulation and can help to reduce fatty deposits on arterial walls. Turmeric is a good antioxidant and herb that reduces anxiety, for example Mistletoe and Motherwort, also relieve hypertension and lower blood pressure.

Herbs To Treat High Blood Pressure-

” Warning” – If you suffer from high blood pressure you should consult your doctor before trying any of these treatments.

Recipe for high blood pressure

Sweet Potato and Onion Soup

Onions have been shown to reduce lipoprotein and cholesterol, helping to lower blood pressure.  This tasty soup incorporates both onion and garlic.

You will need:

1. Saute’ all the vegetables together in the oil for five minutes, being careful not to burn any of them.

2. Add the litre of vegetable stock and gently bring all of your gathered ingredients to the boil.

3. Simmer for around 25 minutes until the vegetables have become fully tender.

4. Blend the mixture together with a hand blender or a liquidiser.

5. Bring to the boil and add the yogurt and a little coriander as a garnish for your soup.


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