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World Health Day: Home Remedies to Treat High Blood Pressure

  By posted Apr 7th 2013
Healthy Living

 

World Health Day: Home Remedies to Treat High Blood Pressure

 

High blood pressure or Hypertension is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure.

 

High blood pressure, a silent killer can cause heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, organ failure, and death if not treated on time. Your doctor will give you medical prescriptions if you have high blood pressure, but did you know that there are several things in your kitchen cabinets that can be used to lower the same problem?

 

Red Vs White
Fish and chicken are helpful in lowering blood pressure. But red meat will spike your blood pressure and even make matters worse. Try clubbing chicken or fish with vegetables and you are sorted!

Garlic
Garlic is a key ingrediant of the Indian diet and many cuisines around the world.  Remember your grandma asking you to eat a piece of garlic every day? Well she was right! This natural medicine helps in lowering cholesterol and also keeps your blood pressure in check.

Onion and honey
A quick tip to lower your blood pressure is to take a tbsp of onion juice in a cup and add two tbsp of honey. Have this concoction every day.

 

Curry Leaves
This is one remedy that our south Indian friends mostly opt for. Curry leaves are a natural source that battles various illnesses. In a vessel add drinking water and 4-5 curry leaves, cool it and use it for daily drinking.

Carrots
Blend a carrot and spinach to get a tall glass of juice. Drink this twice a day to lower your blood pressure.

Beet root
This beautiful vegetable juice is a great way to lower your blood pressure.  Drink it twice a day.

Decrease the salt in your diet: 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day

Note: These home remedies for lowering blood pressure should be taken along with your doctor’s prescriptions. They will help you lower your blood pressure and live a healthy life.

 

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