4 Blood Pressure Herbs

High blood pressure herbs are not recommended for someone who suffers from highly elevated blood pressure levels. They can, however, help those who want to gain a little more control on slightly elevated blood pressure readings. Always check with your health care professional first before starting an herb regimen since herbs can interact with prescribed medications. In addition, when taken in high doses, herbs can be dangerous. So check with your health food store for the proper dosage of any herbs you take.

Ginger - has been found to gradually help lower blood pressure. It's safe and effective, and if you take the time to learn to integrate it into your diet as a substitute for the flavor of salt, you can benefit your blood pressure on two fronts at the same time. Ginger adds a delicate spiciness to many foods including salad dressings and pumpkin pies.

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Rauwolfia - is a powerful hypotensive botanical that helps to control hypertension. Because it's so powerful, only a small dose will achieve results. There are side effects, such as nasal congestion, if the dose is too large.

Mistletoe - is hypotensive, meaning it helps to lower high blood pressure, without being as potentially overwhelming as some of the other choices. It's prepared as a cold infusion, because the poison doesn't dissolve in cold water. If preparing as a tea, use a table spoon of mistletow in a cup of cold water. Cover and let it sit for 8-12 hours. Run the infusion through a sieve and heat to drinking temperature.

Hawthorne - causes vasodilation, which is the dilation of the coronary blood vessels. This helps increase the heart's output and the flow of blood throughout the body. Which, in turn, helps to lower blood pressure. Generally, a two-month regimen is necessary before you'll see results. Hawthorn Extract provides powerful antioxidant flavonoids, including standardized Vitexin that, along with other components in Hawthorn, have also been found to support healthy range blood flow and healthy range blood pressure.

Again, before adding herbs into your diet, check with your physician.

Here's another resource if you're in search of a way to control your blood pressure without taking medication: The Blood Pressure Remedy Report


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