Best Foods and Herbs to Naturally Lower High Blood Pressure

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1. Cat’s Claw

This is an ancient Chinese herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years for high blood pressure, as well as neurological health issues. Studies involving cats claw as a treatment for high blood pressure shows that it helps by acting on the calcium channels in the body’s cells. Cat’s claw extract can be bought at any health food store in supplement form.

 

2.  Garlic

Garlic has a long history of use as both a food and for medicinal purposes. Indigenous to central Asia, garlic has a multitude of studies which show that it can both prevent and reduce high blood pressure, which makes it one of the most heart friendly herbs around. Popular in many traditional dishes, especially in Asian cultures, studies done in vivo have shown that garlic can cause significant reductions in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. Still other studies show that garlic can reduce the risk of blood clots as well as lowering cholesterol levels, which is another good thing for your heart. Consume as much raw garlic as you can or lightly cook it with your meals. Always choose organic garlic for your best health.

 

3. Lavender

You might think that this sweet flower is only good for sachets, but the truth is, this sweet smell has long been used as both a perfume and to induce calm and relaxation. You can use the essential oil for aromatherapy to relax your nerves and relieve stress, which will lower your blood pressure if it is due to stress or overwork. You can even eat the flowers, and both the leaves and flowers make an excellent tea.

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