Herbs Reducing High Blood Pressure

Written by: Export Herbs

In our previous blog post we talked about herbs that help with stress relief. Now we focus on herbs that assist in aiding high blood pressure, which is one of the largest causes of stress. Blood vessels that become clogged cause stress on the heart which leads to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failures. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mmHg. Once a person’s blood pressure goes over this level, it is considered prehypertension. One has to mention that certain stressful events may cause temporary high blood pressure, so regular testing will determine whether a person has entered the danger states.

high blood pressureDuring prehypertension, one should reconsider what to eat. Stay away from rich foods especially processed foods as they are loaded with sodium. Focus on increasing foods with calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Below are listed some of the most potent herbs that assist in reducing high blood pressure:

Garlic is perhaps the most powerful of these aiding herbs. It keeps the arteries clear of cholesterol build up whilst decreasing blood clotting.

Lemon Grass has sedative properties which help when the cause of the high blood pressure is stress related. The herb will assist in reducing anxiety.

Cinnamon is known for its fighting abilities against disease, but it is also a potent fighter of heart disease. By taking in a cup of cinnamon brewed as a tea, means between thirteen and twenty three percent increase in antioxidants which lower blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

Oergano contains carvacrol which has been a proven fighter against blood pressure. As it reduces the heart rate and arterial pressure, it aids in lower the levels.garlic

Basil is known to decrease the calcium build up in arteries. Many people are unaware that calcium also causes blockages in arteries, and not only fat.

Olives are a significant part of the Mediterranean diet and is perhaps one of the healthiest foods in the world. Olive oil is known to reduce blood pressure. The leaves can also be brewed into a tea which can be taken to reduce blood pressure.

Heart diseases caused by stress can be managed without complicated medication. Once again, nature contributes to a number of herbs that not only heals us, but make up for the damaged caused by what we eat and how we live.

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