Cardiology Advised Home Remedies for Hypertension
One of the diseases of the modern century is hypertension
or high blood pressure. Unlike other conditions, people are afflicted by it without experiencing
any prior symptoms or signs. The simplest way to find out if you have this problem is to check
your blood pressure regularly with a blood pressure monitor, which shows accurate results. If
you do observe levels higher than normal then there is no need to panic as hypertension can be
controlled quite easily with medicines and by making a few simple changes in diet and daily
There are many natural or homemade remedies available to
keep blood pressure under control.
Some of these natural products are given below:
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers acts in various ways to brig down an increased blood pressure. It
helps in flushing out the excess salt and increases the elasticity of the blood vessels. Its
richness in calcium, potassium and phosphorous plays a vital role in controlling blood
- Garlic: Garlic is very beneficial for health. It not only controls high blood pressure but
also acts as an antioxidant. It has the ability to reduce clotting in the blood, hence leading
to a reduction in the pressure.
- White meat and fish: Rather than eating red meat, white meat should be taken because they
are low in fat comparatively. Also, fish meat is filled with Omega 3 which has many benefits
including reducing blood pressure.
- Saffron: Saffron is an ancient spice that has retained its reputation of being regal and
exotic by being as expensive now as it was in old times. This unique spice contains a chemical
called crocetin that helps in reducing blood pressure. However, saffron should be used in very
small quantities as high amounts can cause unconsciousness.
These are just some of the natural ways by which
hypertension patients can control their disease. However, these alone are not enough. They must
consult a doctor who would most probably advise them to take medication along with exercise and
some dietary changes. Patients are also warned to reduce their salt and alcohol intake and to
avoid dairy products.