Many plants and their fruits are recommended as “natural remedies” for high blood pressure, but we should be straightforward – you must consult a physician and adhere to the prescribed therapies because elevated blood pressure can cause heart and stroke and may also be a symptom of some other diseases, eg kidney.
Caution is also needed when taking herbal remedies because they are by no means harmless, especially if taken without counseling with the phytotherapist and the pharmacist.
The pressure will be much easier to balance if you reduce your intake of caffeine and sodium (salt) in your diet and increase the intake of potassium, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids.
Important natural allies in the fight against high pressure can be:
It has been scientifically proven that, thanks to the high proportion of adenosine and amino acids, garlic (raw or cooked) balances blood cholesterol levels, stimulates circulation and “relaxation” of blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. For such an effect, it is recommended to eat 2-3 garlic cloves a day, and water drops of garlic juice can also be taken. The only “minus” of garlic is that it has an intense smell, so some take garlic in the form of tablets or capsules, but the most effective is considered fresh in shape.
Since ancient times, hawthorn is a natural remedy for cardiovascular disease, and is referred to as a biological purifying brush for excess cholesterol, triglycerides and possible clots. The hawthorn is abundant with minerals and antioxidants (eg flavonoids and tannins) that strengthen the heart, widen blood vessels and lower the pressure, and also the heel is known as a soothing means for a better sleep. From the flowers, leaves and fruits of the hawthorn, various teas, tinctures, liqueurs …
Aromatic substances are the ones that give a celery a peculiar taste also helps balance blood pressure. Likewise, celery has diuretic properties, but it also reduces the effect of stress hormones that stimulate the narrowing of blood vessels. Celery is used in natural medicine to relieve pain, eg in arthritis and rheumatism. It is recommended to chew celery daily or eat one stalk daily with a glass of water, and you can enrich it with soups, salads and similar.
Elderberry abound with anthocyanin which is considered to be one of the strongest natural antioxidants. Anthocyanin has been shown to balance cholesterol levels in the blood and to protect against cardiovascular disease, as well as elevated blood pressure. Elderberry juice is very healthy, and tehre is even more medicinal preparations of its fruits: syrup, liqueur, wine, marmelade… The elderberry extract can be found in health food stores and natural pharmacies.
Saffron contains a chemical compound that lowers the blood pressure. You can use it as a spice in the meals or make a tea from it. Many Indians, in fact, add a funnel saffron to tea for a better taste.
Glucophagin can be found in broccoli and broccoli beans, and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Tomato contains gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a compound that can help lower the pressure.
Carrots are rich in potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. It also contains beta-carotene, which, according to research, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Many carrots help maintain normal pressure, because it regulates the function of the heart and the kidneys. The recommended dose is 240 ml of a mixture of celery juice, carrot juice and water, at least once a day.
In addition to being an excellent spice in culinary use, cardamom is rich in healing properties and has a wide range of applications: cardamom extract contains volatile components that help in poor digestion and stimulate metabolism. It is also considered a diuretic and is very useful for urinary tract problems, cleanses the calcium and urea reeds and can thus help with weight loss. Cardamom can reduce blood pressure and remove toxins from the body.