High blood pressure is a problem that should never be underestimated. In addition to changing your lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating healthier, you can take natural remedies to lower blood pressure. Among the most effective you can try garlic, basil, hawthorn, cardamom and ginger.
That of high pressure it is a problem that affects a large number of people in the world, a disorder that can have very serious consequences. It is estimated that to suffer from high blood pressure, or hypertension, globally, are about 1.2 billion people. Worldwide, one in three adults suffer from this condition.
But it is possible to adopt gods natural remedies to lower blood pressure? In this article we will see which are the most effective approaches to bring blood pressure back to optimal levels, we will understand what the risks of high blood pressure are and which drinks and herbal teas to take to improve your health.
What if the pressure is high?
When i pressure values are higher than 130 (systolic / maximum blood pressure), and 85 (diastolic / minimum blood pressure), we speak of high blood pressure. In such cases, when the problem occurs frequently and for a long time, you are at risk of developing heart disease and other medical conditions.
Uncontrolled high blood pressure, especially when linked to others risk factorscan put a person at greater risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, heart, kidney, brain damage, blindness, and memory loss.
If your blood pressure is very high, your doctor may prescribe medications to keep it under control.
In addition, the specialist will indicate a series of strategies that it is good to adopt immediately, to improve health and effectively reduce pressure, while also reducing the risk of developing heart disease.
What to do to immediately lower the pressure?
If you warn i symptoms of high blood pressuresuch as dizziness, ringing in the ears, impaired vision, headache, palpitations and tiredness, it is necessary intervene as soon as possibleby first monitoring blood pressure values, then adopting immediate strategies to reduce them.
If you have very high blood pressure – when the values exceed 120/180 mmHg, you are faced with a hypertensive crisis – See a doctor immediately. In the meantime, you can act quickly by applying the following tips:
- Stop whatever you are doing and sit down
- Keep calmso as not to further increase the pressure values
- Drink a glass of water to rehydrate your body
- Do some exercises deep breathing
- Massage your neck and face for a few minutes
- Soak your feet in warm water for about a quarter of an hour to redirect the blood supply downwards.
If your blood pressure levels do not reduce quickly, do not hesitate to contact your doctor.
How to lower blood pressure naturally?
If your blood pressure readings are higher than the reference range, your doctor may advise you to make changes in your diet, lifestyle and daily habits.
In particular, you will be advised to:
- Play sports regularly and constancy (at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day), combining aerobic activity with strength exercises
- Lose weight if necessary: excessive weight and high blood pressure usually go hand in hand, so it may be necessary to lose a few kilos to return to optimal values
- Follow one diet rich in fruits and vegetables in season: among the best diets against hypertension we point out the the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean diet
- Limit the consumption of pre-cooked, canned and excessively salty products
- Salt consumption should not exceed 5 grams per day
- Avoid cigarette smoke including passive, which can further increase the problem of high blood pressure
- Limit your consumption alcoholic beverages
- Reduce it daily stress: since we cannot completely eliminate stressors from our lives, we will have to learn to manage this feeling in a healthy way, learning about breathing techniques and meditationpracticing yoga and finding time to cultivate your hobbies and passions.
9 natural remedies to lower blood pressure
If you often have high blood pressure, your doctor may have already recommended one pharmacological therapyto be combined with all the changes and strategies that we have just seen.
Alongside drugs, it is also possible to combine gods natural remedies which have the ability to keep blood pressure levels at bay. But how lower blood pressure with grandmother’s remedies?
Before seeing which herbal teas and remedies are useful for dealing with this problem, we remind you that the consequences of poorly managed high blood pressure are very serious, so if you intend to adopt a natural remedy of any kind, you will have to do so by first asking your doctor for advice. doctor.
In this way it will be possible to evaluate a possible use of natural remedies, also taking into consideration the possible ones drug or supplement interactions that you are already taking. So let’s see what are the herbs and drinks that lower blood pressure naturally.
From the characteristic scent that recalls that of stalk of celeryi celery seeds they are useful not only to enhance the flavors of our recipes, but they also act as vasodilators and are a source of minerals and fiber, so they help reduce blood pressure levels naturally.
We know the Red grapevine as the ally of veins and capillaries, but we would do well to consider it also a useful remedy for reducing blood pressure.
Thanks to his antioxidant propertiesastringents and anti-inflammatorythe plant strengthens blood vessels and exerts a vasodilator effecthelping to bring the pressure back to normal ranges.
In addition to being a fresh-smelling herb, parsley also boasts medicinal properties. The plant is in fact known for its ability to reduce blood pressure levels.
Merit of the compounds that characterize it, such as vitamin C they carotenoid antioxidantswhich also act by reducing the LDL cholesterol bad, an additional risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease.
Il decoction of parsley it is used, in popular medicine, as a powerful diuretic. The aromatic herb can interact with the effectiveness of some anticoagulant drugs, so its use is not recommended without first consulting your doctor.
The use of garlic to lower blood pressure has been known for a long time. Thanks to its content of allicina and other substances, this ingredient can relax blood vessels reduce pressure naturally.
How do you eat garlic to lower blood pressure?
You can take advantage of the antihypertensive effects of garlicthe ability to decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressure, simply by consuming it fresh every day, while for a more incisive effect it is possible to resort to garlic supplementsoften sold to improve cardiovascular health and get blood pressure back on track.
If you are wondering what are the herbal teas that lower blood pressure, thyme could be the answer you were looking for. The plant, known more as an aromatic herb capable of flavoring meat and fish dishes, actually contains a series of beneficial compounds, such as rosmarinic acid, capable of reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels.
Thyme can also reduce blood pressure levels, it is also considered an excellent natural remedy to lower cholesterol and triglycerides.
You can take this remedy in the form of fresh or dried herbin the form of herbal tea or dietary supplement.
Known as a natural anti-inflammatory, as well as a tantalizing spice, ginger actually boasts a long list of beneficial properties.
Ginger root is used as a natural antifungal, as an antioxidant, digestive and as a natural remedy for nausea.
Well, another beneficial power is added to this list: if consumed regularly, ginger can lower blood pressure, protecting the health of the heart and that of the body in general.
Also cardamom, a spice mostly known for its flavor and its digestive functioncan actually act as a perfect natural high blood pressure remedy.
This spice indeed acts as a sort of natural diuretic and acts as natural calcium channel blockerfor which it serves as an excellent remedy against hypertension.
You can use cardamom both as a spice to add to preparations and in the form of infusionto lower the pressure in a few minutes.
Mostly known as natural anti anxiety remedyhawthorn is actually an excellent ally even against hypertension, as it is capable of improve blood circulationby dilating the vessels.
The plant also improves cholesterol levels and platelet function, thus counteracting the problem of high blood pressure.
Finally, but the list of herbs that lower blood pressure is actually really endless, even our dear old basil can lower blood pressure naturally.
This aromatic herb has long been used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Taken in the form of infusion or herbal teaor added to the preparation of sauces and gravies of various kinds, basil can lend a great hand in reducing blood pressure in a healthy and tasty way.
High blood pressure: useful tips and precautions
We have seen that high blood pressure is a very serious problem that should not be taken lightly. A’untreated hypertension and prolonged can involve very serious risks, which is why, if your doctor has prescribed you one pharmacological therapyfor no reason should natural remedies be taken to replace the indicated drugs.
If you have high blood pressure, you may want to look for some natural remedies to lower immediately pressure, but it is always a good idea to consult your doctor to find the most suitable treatment.
In the long run, it’s a good idea to adopt one healthy lifestylelose weight if needed, exercise and improve your fitness daily nutrition.
It is undoubtedly possible to combine this series of strategies with the intake of herbs and spices capable of lowering blood pressure, as long as the possible adverse effects and any interactions with other medications and supplements.
Therefore inform your doctor if you are taking these or other natural remedies, in order to establish, in agreement with the specialist, a treatment plan aimed at the general improvement of your health.
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