Which of These High Blood Pressure Herbs Is Right for You?
If hypertension is not very advanced, high blood pressure herbs can have a huge effect in treating this disease.
Also many of the drugs used to treat high blood pressure are based on medicinal herbs.
Medicinal herbs can give good results in mild disease or early stages of disease.
In chronic diseases, natural treatment has an adjuvant role and can contribute to a partial improvement of symptoms or lesions.
To see the effects of medicinal plants for hypertension it requires prolonged administration.
High Blood Pressure Herbs
1. Common Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
- It reduces and stabilizes blood pressure,
- It is a tonic and heart protector,
- It has coronary dilatation effect,
- It is non-toxic and does not present side effects.
Hawthorn is recommended by phytotherapists due to the high content of antioxidants and its property of lowering cholesterol levels in cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias.
Infusion is prepared with 50 g / 1.76 oz of plant (flowers) in 1 l / 34 oz of boiling water. Let it steep for 15 minute then strain. Drink 3 cups a day, 3 weeks per month.
2. Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
Regulates and normalizes blood pressure. Because of these properties, Shepherd's Purse is recommended as an aid in heart disease with arrhythmia, accompanied by hypertension, hypotension or labile blood pressure.
In addition to the hypotensive action, Shepherd's Purse stops bleeding, so it is recommended for hypertension accompanied by bleeding (epistaxis etc.) or hypertension occurred at menopause.
Shepherd's Purse is also recommended as an excellent treatment of Tachycardia (abnormal heartbeat acceleration due to exercise, emotions, a heart condition etc.).
Infusion: Put a spoon of dried Shepherd's Purse in a cup and pour boiling water. Drink 2 cups a day, in the morning and evening, before meals.
3. Mistletoe (Viscum album) is one of the most efficient high blood pressure herbs. It has vasodilators properties at coronary and peripheral levels, antispasmodic and calming in case of heart and nervous excitation.
It regulates blood pressure (lowers blood pressure in hypertensive and raises it in hypotensive), but it also has a certain toxicity. Therefore, heart patients should be very careful when using mistletoe and, if cardiac arrhythmia occurs, the treatment should be discontinued.
Prepare it as cold macerate. Put 1 teaspoon of mistletoe in 0.25 l of cold water. Leave overnight and strain in the morning. Drink 2-3 cups per day.
These remedies should be prescribed only by a phytotheraphist after a cardiology check-up.
4. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca - the aerial part)
Motherwort is a cardiac tonic, reduces the blood pressure, soothing and calming to the nervous, stressed or agitated people.
It is a plant with good calming effect and is recommended especially for hypertension that occurs on a background of irritability, anger, tension. It is also useful, along with Hawthorn in case of menopause hypertension.
Infusion: Put 2 teaspoons of plant in 1 cup of water. Drink regularly for 4-6 weeks, one cup one morning and one in the evening.
5. Olive Leaves have hypotensive effects. They are recommended in the case of moderate hypertension, blood circulation disorders, angina pectoris, non-insulin dependent diabetes (it has hypoglycaemic properties), herpes, viral and bacterial infections, prevent premature aging.
In terms of hypertension, studies have shown that 3 months treatment with olive leaves extract return blood pressure to normal values. The leaves can be used as an infusion or decoction.
Infusion: Put 15 g / 0.53 oz of leaves in 1 l / 34 oz of boiling water. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink one cup in the morning and one in the evening.
Decoction: Put 30 g / 1.06 oz of leaves in 1 l / 34 oz of cold water. Boil for 5 minutes, then strain. Drink warm, one cup in the morning and one in the evening.
6. Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) oil lowers blood pressure.
Sea buckthorn gives us a naturally reserve of vitamins and minerals: vitamin B complex, a dose of vitamin C of greater value than that given by citrus, vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium and sodium.
Sea buckthorn oil is recommended especially for people suffering from hypertension or angina pain. Sea buckthorn oil is obtained by cold pressing the fruits. Store the juice in a cool place for a period of several days. It can be used daily before a meal or shortly before taking allopathic treatment.
7. Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) - a plant with almost miraculous external properties is also used by phytotheraphists in rheumatism, cardiac arrhythmias and various heart disorders.
For minor heart problems the healthiest natural product is tincture from plantain powder, which is prepared by mixing 50 g / 1.76 oz of plantain with 250 ml / 8.45 oz vinegar. Drink a teaspon each night before going to bed.
8. Nettle (Urtica dioica) is a classic spring tonic.
Drink before the main meals half a glass of nettle juice. Besides the effects of regulating blood pressure, the nettle aqueous extract has a protective effect on blood vessels, preventing sclerosis.
Dry nettle powder is good also for the intake of iron and calcium.
9. Lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor - the aerial part) causes dilation of blood vessels and is particularly recommended for the elderly, in atherosclerosis or cerebral stroke sequelae.
10. High Blood Pressure Remedy - High blood pressure can also be caused by restlessness, anger or anxiety.
Some herbs have relaxing effects on the body and can help eliminate mental tension, thus lowering high blood pressure.
High blood pressure herbs should not replace any allopathic treatment recommended by a doctor. Herbs can be taken in parallel with prescribed antihypertensive therapy, but always seek medical advice.
Do not follow many remedies at the same time. Plants have active principles and it isn't good to overdose. Choose the recipe that suits your needs best.
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