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Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is, unfortunately, a rather common disorder that affects one in three Americans. Continued high blood pressure can damage your heart and increases your risk of stroke and heart disease. Doctors currently tell you that blood pressure levels of 140/90 or higher mean you suffer from blood pressure that is too high. Some health institutions go even farther and say that any reading of 130/90 is too high. Yes, there are a multitude of medications that can help lower your pressure, but they come with a high level of very unpleasant side effects. Why give big business pharmaceuticals more of your hard earned money when you can use Mother Nature’s way of lowering your blood pressure, and avoid all those nasty side effects?
Your doctor may scoff at treating your high blood pressure with natural herbs but using prescription drugs certainly hasn’t cured those who use them. Ask your doctor if you can do a trial run by using natural herbs for 3 months. If your blood pressure hasn’t significantly lowered after that time, you can always return to your prescription medication. As always, talk this over with your doctor before you stop taking any medication(s).
Managing your blood pressure using natural herbs is a fantastic way to treat your problem with absolutely no side effects. Take a look at our top 10 herbs and spices that can lower your blood pressure the way Mother Nature intended.
Hawthorne is an herb that is a natural diuretic as well as helps to reduce blood pressure. When you choose a supplement, look for one that is made from an extract that uses the entire plant, not just leaves or berries. Hawthorne dilates the coronary arteries and increases contractions of the heart.
Phytomedicine published a study in 2010 that stated hawthorn extract improved heart contractions in those heart muscles that were damaged by an insufficient blood supply. It also helped to heal tissue damage. Hawthorn sometimes causes nausea in some people. As always, talk to your doctor before combing hawthorn with other medications.