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Top 10 Herbs to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure Quickly
If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer from high blood pressure, you are most likely annoyed and frightened at the same time. Hypertension often has no symptoms so you might have high blood pressure and not know it until you see a doctor.
Having hypertension increases your risk of developing some serious health problems such as stroke, heart failure, vision loss, kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, and heart attack.
Unfortunately, your doctor will probably offer you a prescription that has terrible side effects that are not only unhealthy; they could even affect your quality of life. Take a look at the following list of the top 10 herbs that can help to lower your hypertension quicker than you can say “Wow, look at that!”
If you are taking medication for your high blood pressure, always talk to your doctor first before starting any herbal treatment or before stopping any medications.
1. Indian Snakeroot
This herb has been used for years traditionally to treat many problems related to the heart. Indian snakeroot (rauwolfia serpentine) does improve cardiovascular health by lowering the blood pressure. This herb has high levels of alkaloid reserpine, a powerful compound that regulates heart function in the body. This is extremely helpful when heart issues or blood pressure is due to stress or high levels of anxiety.
Garlic is a very powerful herb that is well-known to be highly effective for a number of physical ailments. In fact, many of the benefits of garlic are still being discovered. Recent research done at the University of Berlin found that garlic can remove nanoplaque. Nanoplaque is a compound that gets deposited on the walls of cells, which leads to clogged arteries and atherosclerosis. Garlic is known to stop blood clots, lower overall cholesterol levels, which will stop high blood pressure.
3. Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba can thin the blood while dilating your blood vessels, which allow the blood to circulate more easily, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. This popular herb is also high in important antioxidants, terpenoids, and flavonoids, which are known to lower blood pressure, which improves the health of your heart.
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