People with high blood pressure often feel like there is no relief, and herbs may be one way to help.
There are herbs that can lower the risk of heart disease, which is a major cause of high blood pressure. Some herbs even work on both at the same time! Here are three herbs you should know about if you have high blood pressure or want to prevent it – they might just save your life!
Garlic is the herb that seems to have it all. It’s a natural antibiotic, an anti-inflammatory, and in some studies has been found to help prevent cancer. Garlic also helps reduce cholesterol levels, prevents blood clots from forming inside your veins, reduces high blood pressure, and lowers the risk of heart attack or stroke by over 25%. What’s not to love about garlic?
Garlic is one of those herbs you never want to be without when you are cooking because it adds flavor as well as health benefits.
This tasty little vegetable can be eaten raw in salads or cooked into sauces for pasta dishes, meatballs, or even just scrambled eggs with herbs. You’ll find that garlic will add depth and flavor no matter what you are cooking.
If you suffer from high blood pressure, it is strongly advised to eat three cloves of raw garlic each day. You can also take one garlic capsule with 300mg of allicin which will provide similar benefits. Garlic oil capsules or tinctures should not be used by those who suffer from hypertension as they could lead to overdosing.
2) Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba herbs are used to treat the symptoms of high blood pressure. Ginkgo biloba herbs should not be used if you have unstable angina, uncontrolled hypertension, or a history of stroke, liver disease, or kidney disease. They may also interact with certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. You should consult your doctor before using Ginkgo Biloba herbs for high blood pressure treatment. Ginkgo biloba herbs work by reducing how much fluid builds up in the body and increasing blood flow through the veins. They do this by making it easier for your heart to pump more efficiently while also relaxing your arteries so that they can expand more easily and let more blood through them at once. The blood pressure herbs in ginkgo Biloba herbs reduce the risk for heart attacks and strokes by increasing blood flow to vital organs such as the brain.
Nettle is a herb that has been shown to be beneficial for avoiding or reducing high blood pressure. Nettle contains chemicals called nitrates which can help dilate the blood vessels in your body. This will decrease the resistance against the flow of blood, which lowers your risk of having high blood pressure. If you have not used herbs before it is recommended that you consult with a doctor first to see if they are safe for you and learn how much should be taken. It’s also important to note that nettle does not need to be taken every day, but taking it regularly can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure over time. Nettle may work in other ways too: recent research suggests its active compounds lower levels of cortisol (a hormone produced by the body in response to stress), which, when elevated, may contribute to high blood pressure.