In the US every 1 in 3 adults have problems with hypertension or high blood pressure. This number continuously keep increasing. Most of the cases or nearly 95% are cases with hypertension which is a condition that causes high blood pressure.
It is extremely important to have proper blood and circulation in order to maintain your body healthy. This way you will supply your body with enough nutrients and oxygen in order to work properly.
Proper blood circulation is important for removing waste and carbon dioxide from your body. When your heart beats it actually creates pressure which transfers blood through the veins and arteries. This process and pressure is known as blood pressure.
The blood pressure is made of two forces, one that pumps the blood through the arteries, and the second one is when the heart rests blood flow back to the muscle through the veins. High level of blood pressure can actually interrupt this process and damage the system.
It is important to maintain proper blood pressure in order pumping blood from the heart to work properly. Having high blood pressure can cause the artery walls to overstretch, which might lead to tears in the blood vessels.
This way you might increase the risk of blood clots which weakens the walls. Lack of oxygen might lead to damage of the tissues in the arteries. Doctors usually prescribe medications for lowering blood pressure, but you can also achieve this by having healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.
Try to avoid salt
Consuming high amount of salt might lead to fluid imbalance in the body. Your body needs extra amount of water in order to remove the surplus salt, and if not consumed enough amount of water it might take the liquids from the tissues.
The maximum recommended intake of salt is 2,300 mg or less. Some studies suggest that consuming large amounts of salt lead to increased need of salt.
Here are some of the best natural remedies that will help you reduce blood pressure:
1. Hibiscus tea
Hibiscus tea is great for pulling sodium from the bloodstream due to the diuretic effect it has. This way it acts as reducer of the blood pressure and relieves the arterial walls. Also it is found that it mimics the ACE inhibitors which are found as main ingredient in the pharmaceutical drugs which are used for high blood pressure. This remedy might not be as powerful as ACE medications, but provides enough benefits and acts positively. Here is what you need
1. Organic honey – 1 taespoon
4. Dried Hibiscus – 2 teaspoons
5. Water – 1 cup
You will need to boil the water and add the hibiscus in it. Leave it for 5 minutes and add the cinnamon. At the end you can add the lemon and honey. Consume this remedy 2-3 times per day.
Regular consumption of fish oil can help you reduce blood pressure. Also it is great for reducing triglycerides and improvement of the overall health. People with heart transplant should consume fish oil in order to decrease the hypertension. Make sure that you buy high quality fish oil, and it is recommended to use it in liquid form.
This staple herb is extremely rich with flavonoids that help you treat arrhythmia, palpitations and improve the function of capillaries. Also it is great for boosting the metabolism and lowering the blood pressure. Here is how to prepare it:
1. Powdered hawthorn berry – 4 tablespoons
2. Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
3. Cocoa powder
4. Organic honey
Mix all ingredients together until you get fine homogenous thick paste. Use this thick paste to make small rolled balls (size of your fingernail). These balls should be placed on cookie sheet and in the oven. Heat on 150 F and leave it until they dry out. Afterwards, you can store the remedy in a glass jar, but make sure they are in dark and cool area.
It is important that you work out regularly in order to make your heart muscle stronger. By regular exercise you will manage to ease the heart when pumps blood, as well as prevent any heart condition. With regular exercise you will also manage to lose weight.
The main property of garlic is allicin which is great for lowering the blood pressure. Also it is known that garlic contains numerous health benefits, so it is recommended to be used on regular basis.
Watermelon contains high amount of citrulline which is processed and converted into arginine. The formation of arginine provides chemical building block which supports the process of nitric oxide production.
Furthermore, the nitric oxide is important for pumping the blood through the entire body. This way it manages to reduce the blood pressure. Recommended consumption is 2 cups of fresh watermelon per day, preferable in the morning on empty stomach.
Ginger and cardamom tea
Study conducted back in 2009 which was published in the Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics, found that consumption of 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder on daily basis could reduce the blood pressure.
Also it you combine cardamom and ginger you will manage to improve the blood circulation and the health of your heart. Here is what you need and how to prepare it:
1. Honey – 2 teaspoons
2. Water – ½ cup
3. Milk – ½ cup
4. Cardamom pods – 1 teaspoon
5. Ginger powder – ½ teaspoon
6. Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
7. Black tea – 1 teabag
8. Mortar and pestle
At first you will need to crush the cardamom pods and mix it with the remaining ingredients. Leave the honey aside. Put the ingredients in saucepan and heat it enough for simmering. Leave it to simmer for 9-10 minutes.
You will know the remedy is ready once it turn caramel-brown color. At the end add the honey and stir it well. Strain the mixture into a cup and consume two cups per day.
Cat’s claw decoction
The best climbing vine is cat’s claw which is found in Central and South America. This remedy has been used for centuries by people for treatment of numerous health problems. The main use of this remedy has been for reducing blood pressure.
It contains properties that dilutes the blood vessels which allows the blood to flow better. Also the remedy has diuretic effect which is great for reduction of blood pressure. Pregnant women should avoid using this remedy. Here is how to prepare it:
1. Dried herb – 2 tablespoons
2. Water – 2 cups
3. Honey – ½ teaspoon
First you will need to put the dried herbs and water in saucepan and heat it until it reaches boiling point. Once it reaches boiling point lower the heat and leave it to simmer for 45 minutes. Afterwards you should strain the mixture into a cup and add the honey and lemon. Consume it on daily basis.
Blueberries contain quercetin which is one of the best flavonoids. Here is how to prepare the remedy for treatment of high blood pressure and hypertension:
1. Dried blueberries – 8 tablespoons
2. Water – 4 cups
3. Honey – 1 cup
4. Glass jar
First you need to mix the water and dried blueberries into pan. Simmer it on low heat until half the water evaporates. Afterwards you should strain the blueberries and press them in order to squeeze the juice from it.
Put them back into the pot and add the honey. If you prefer having thicker syrup you should add more honey. You can store the mixture in your fridge. Consume 1 tablespoon of this natural syrup on daily basis.
In order to better understand blood pressure you should know that the force that pumps blood are systole and diastole. These numbers actually we see when we measure blood pressure. The first number shows the force of blood being pumped away whereas the second one shows the process of blood return to the heart.
The normal blood pressure is considered to be 120 for the systolic number, and 80 diastolic.