Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition which affects 50 million Americans – one in four adults. It is related with the force of blood against the walls of arteries. This problem of blood pressure is dangerous as in this problem the heart has to work harder to pump blood to the body which results in the hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. We all know the normal pressure of the blood is 120/80 and when the pressure reaches to 140/90 or more than this condition is said to be high blood pressure. If the pressure of the blood is between 120/80 and 140/90 then this condition is said to be prehypertension.
With the increase of high blood pressure, chances of heart diseases, kidney problem as well as having a stroke increases. Hypertension is often known as the silent killer as it shows no warning signs or symptoms. It is very necessary to lower your BP.
Some of the important symptoms of high blood pressure are headaches, fatigue, visual disturbances, tinnitus, nausea etc. BP can be easily lowered with the help of herbal remedies. Some of the important herbal remedies to lower the blood pressure
1. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) this herb is said to be a coronary vasodilator. It improves the circulation of blood, also helps to maintain the tone and health of the heart muscle and also protects the heart. This herb is helpful in promoting healing after a heart attack.
2. Garlic is said to be the wonderful drug for heart. Even the level of cholesterol is lowered by taking fresh garlic and garlic supplements. It also prevents blood clot and destroys plaque. To reduce the BP as well as cholesterol one must take a clove of garlic day for at least 12 weeks.
3. Guggul is also said to be an effective herb to lower blood fat levels. It is very useful in psoriasis, astherosclerosis and cardiac aschemia. It is very effective in lowering the blood cholesterol by 22-30% and also lowers the triglycerides by 22-30%.
Many of the valuable herbs and natural nutrients have been blended in a right proportion to form Stresx capsules to promote healthy heart functioning and to maintain healthy BP levels.
The problem of BP can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight. You must lose excess weight, if you are overweight. Do more and more exercise. Drink alcoholic beverages in limited and moderate quantity. Eat foods with low in salt. Meditation and yoga are very effective in lowering of high blood pressure. Prevention is better than cure so it is advisable to prevent it.
Dr Easton Patrick