Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is unfortunately a common problem throughout the U.S. It is a very serious condition that, if untreated, can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure and strokes. A blood pressure reading is considered high if it goes over 140/90. There are many factors that can contribute to high blood pressure, including: obesity, excessive drinking, stress, birth control pills, kidney disease, adrenal disease and genetic factors.
While there are many prescription drugs that help to lower blood pressure, it can also be treated with all-natural remedies. Today’s video will discuss ten home remedies to lower blood pressure.
1. Watermelon Seeds
Watermelon seeds contain cucurbocitrin, which is a compound that helps to widen blood capillaries and improve kidney function. In 2010, Florida State conducted a study that showed watermelon can help to lower blood pressure readings.
Lemons remove the rigid nature of the blood vessels and leave them soft and flexible. This, in turn, lowers the blood pressure level. Consuming lemon juice regularly also lowers the change of heart failure because of the high levels of Vitamin C.
Bananas can help to control blood pressure, when consumed on a regular basis. This is because of the high levels of potassium in the bananas that help to lessen the effects of sodium on the body.
Raw and cooked garlic can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels by relaxing the blood vessels and increasing the body’s production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulphide. Consume one or two crushed garlic cloves per day.
5. Coconut Water
To those with high blood pressure, it is especially important to keep hydrated. It is recommended that they consume eight to ten glasses each day. Coconut water is helpful in lowering blood pressure.
Celery contains chemicals that help to control blood pressure. They relax the muscles in and around the heart and can allow the blood to flow more efficiently. Celery also helps to reduce stress hormones, which lowers blood pressure. Consume one stalk of celery with one glass of water each day.
7. Onion Juice
Onions contain antioxidants that lower blood pressure. Simply consume one medium-sized raw onion per day. Alternatively, you can mix ½ teaspoon of onion juice with ½ teaspoon of honey and consume twice per day for one to two weeks.
8. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper prevents platelets from sticking together and therefore, allows blood to flow more efficiently. Simply add cayenne pepper to fruit or vegetable salads, as well as in the dishes that you cook. A little cayenne pepper goes a long way, so just a pinch will do.
9. Fenugreek Seeds
Fenugreek seeds contain potassium and fiber that helps to control blood pressure. To use, boil one or two teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in water for about two minutes and then strain. Place the seeds into a blender and mix into a paste. Consume the paste twice a day, once in the morning on an empty stomach and once in the evening. Use this remedy for two to three months for best results.
Honey calms the blood vessels in the body and lowers blood pressure. Simply consume two teaspoons of honey on an empty stomach each morning. Also, you can mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of ginger juice and two teaspoons of cumin seed powder. Consume this twice each day for best results.
Most importantly, if you suffer from high blood pressure, it is highly recommended that you consult with your doctor and follow their directives. High blood pressure should be taken seriously, as if left on treated, it can have dire consequences.
Do you or someone you know have high blood pressure? Have you added any of these all-natural remedies to your regime? Let us know in our comment section.
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I have high blood pressure and have had try these foods for 7 years, none of them works. In traditional Chinese Medicine there is no such thing call high blood pressure. Good health is judge by the heart beat rate. Neither foods nor medicine can lower your high blood pressure if you are aging.
According to Robert Rowan, M.D. ("Control High Blood Pressure Without Drugs") normal BP is considered below the 150s systolic and below the 90s diastolic. It is also normal for BP to increase as one ages. According to Marvin Moser, M.D. ("Historical Perspectives on the Management of Hypertension") when the BP gets to be over 160/90 it is to be watched closely and checked every 6 to 9 months. When it gets to be over 180/100 intervention is necessary. According to both M.D.s (and quite a few more) the first intervention is lifestyle change, NOT drugs. Only if the BP is uncontrollable should drugs be used. Unfortunately, many M.D.s reach for the prescription pad much too soon. What is being found out is that the best way to measure BP is through ambulatory means over a 24-hour period, not in the doctor's office. Research has found that "white coat hypertension is a problem that many doctors don't take into account. In research done in Australia several years back 8500 patients' BP was followed over a 24-hour period then measured in the doctor's office. It was found that when the nurse took the BP it was 19 points higher than the ambulatory measurement. When the doctor took the BP it was 27 points higher. Other research has shown the BP to be 20 points higher than it actually is. The problem with BP is that it changes constantly and that is the main reason that ambulatory readings are important. The fact is anything can affect the BP.
The problem is, people don't want to hear about natural ways to help anything. Any time I recommend something natural people wave me off and go back to the doctor to get more pills (while sucking down a triple quarter pounder with cheese and a diet Coke from McDonalds).
Try to get off of it as quick as possible. Find a doctor that practices natural medicine. The doctors don’t lose any sleep over your high blood pressure. That want to put you on medications that will kill you. That is called capitalism. Every time you take on of their pills you are making the pharmaceutical companies and the doctors rich. Good luck
What good does having low blood pressure, if you have to consume gross stuff like onion juice!? F-that! Great you now smell gross and no one wants to be around you, but on the plus side you have low blood pressure! 😅
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