How to lower BP?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
June 15, 2009 6:59am CST
No not the allopathic medicines I am talking about, its the natrual products by which one can reduce the shooting BLood pressure, is there any traditional or home remedy by which using one can get to normal BP?
7 responses
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Although belonging to a family with High Blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk of also developing one, you can still modify this. Hypertension is more of a lifestyle related condition. If you modify your lifestyle in a way, to lessen your risks, you can avoid taking medicines (per physcian's advice ofcourse). Just like any lifestyle related condition, the triad of treatment will always include: 1. Proper diet 2. Exercise 3. Medicine maintenance (if advised by physician)
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
25 Aug 09
it is the family history too which is important in the cases of blood pressure and its the medicines I would like to ignore!
@jazzsue58 (2672)
25 Aug 09
Remember, though, that a lot of generic medicines prescribed today are based on, or derived from, natural plant remedies that were found to be effective years ago. Atenolol, aspirin etc have forms that are all found naturally. Many plant extracts open up the blood vessels, which will lower BP. But often these can have bigger side effects, and potentially cause more damage, than carefully prescribed conventional treatments. If you're not on antidepressants, try St John's Wort - it reduces stress and anxiety, and has a side effect of reducing BP. Avoid licorice, which sends it sky high. Swimming in cold water is a brilliant way to reduce BP, as the core body blood vessels open up to keep the body at the right temperature for exercising.
@kryzell (921)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
So true... heredity also plays a big part in getting hypertension.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
15 Jun 09
I have inherited hypertension (I'm not fat, I exercise, don't smoke or add salt to food etc)so have to take pills as the natural/lifestyle remedies don't work for me. But it's done me no harm to go for regular refreshing walks, get myself a pet to cuddle,and start writing for a ... no, scrap that last one. I'd say, anything that opens up blood vessels - maybe even a hot chilli (which you'd think would have the opposite effect but doesn't, apparently) I'll get back to you on this - my daughter will know, she works in a health supplements store.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
25 Aug 09
This is realy nice of you to collect some info and post it here, its informative!
@jazzsue58 (2672)
25 Aug 09
Glad to be of service - thanks for the reply.
@orevro (716)
• Philippines
17 Jun 09
eat fried garlic, fry it to the point of it being crispy but not burnt. make sure that you strain the gralic so that you won't ingest added oils. Drink a lot of water if it's not contraindicated. try to get some exercise, eat a balanced meal, refrain from eating fatty and salty foods, try to relax, if possible, sleep at least 7-8 hours. do all of these and i'm sure that you will have a normal blood pressure :) don't forget to go to your doctor for check up :)
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
25 Aug 09
garlic is good for bloood pressure, are you sure about it?
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
24 Oct 10
Well true, depression causes attacks and most health problems, its highly dangerous and hence we should learn to manage depression.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
12 Oct 09
I think the best way to control ones BP is to keep yourself cool and calm and avoid any kind of stress.As far as home remedies are concerned I have seen vegetable juices are very good to avoid high and low blood pressure like bitter guard juice,amla juice,lauki juice.Use salt in less quantity as it could raise your blood pressure level,Go for regular walks and do some yoga which are helpful in dealing with the situation of blood pressure.But most importantly be positive and happy.
• China
12 Sep 09
walking is the best way to reduce your blood pressure especialy on cabblestone.
• India
25 Aug 09
Dear friend , Yes, garlic is the best source of reducing amount of cholestrol in the blood vessels. My father had high blood pressure for years and for years he took roasted garlic in the morning. Apart from that take very little salt in your diet and lot of walking exercises.