Do you struggle with hypertension? Does high blood pressure run in your family? Has your doctor given you a list of behaviors to employ (walking), drugs to take, and foods to avoid (salt) in an attempt to keep your blood pressure normal? If you are one of the millions of people who have been diagnosed with this condition, you know that not all prescribed drugs work for everyone, and there can be unpleasant or downright dangerous side effects from the medication.
So while you are searching for a way to reduce your dosages of medicines, lower your blood pressure without the high cost of western drugs, or are simply overwhelmed by the idea of eating a cardboard-like diet for the rest of your life, you may want to look into some natural hypertensive remedies.
Garlic, which not only tastes and smells great, has been shown to reduce blood pressure. It is available as both a food ingredient (spice) and in tablet or capsule form. Garlic may also thin the blood, so people on anticoagulant medicine should be aware of that fact and consult their doctor for advice about using garlic as a one of the natural remedies for high blood pressure.
Chinese medicine specialists will often recommend a combination of Chinese herbs, foods, and acupuncture as natural cures. The common foods that have shown to help are water chestnuts, Chinese celery, and mung beans.
In cooperation with your traditional western medicines, lifestyle changes, too, can be considered natural hypertension remedies. Inactivity and obesity both increase your risk for the disease, so beginning a more active lifestyle will likely improve your blood pressure readings.