High Blood Pressure

@rainbow (6762)
February 4, 2007 2:16pm CST
While I would never say that herbal remedies are an alternative to Drs' medicine, there are some plants and herbs that may help you. Garlic is the ultimate food for your heart reducing bloods stickyness and choloesterol levels. Tumeric is a good antitoxidant, it lowers cholesterol, blood lipids and prevents clot formation, it's also known to strengthen blood vessels. Mistletoe and motherwort reduce anxiety, relieve hypertension and lower blood pressure. Hawthorne helps regulate blood pressure, strengthening and balancing your heart and circulationand promotes relaxation. Rosemary inhibits free radical damage. lifts the spirits avoiding stress,contains flavernoids which improve your circulation. Shitake, can lower cholesterol by up to 15% and contain protective antitoxidants which help prevent plaque froming in our arteries.
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@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Love your sharing this, only one point the Mistletoe that you use might be poisonour. Know of what you take for this and any herb you use. Best to learn the latin or botanial names for safety's sake. Inclusion of herbs such as these in your diet can really help a body to be all it can be.
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@rainbow (6762)
4 Feb 07
That is such an important point! I always thought mistletoe was poisonous so would only ever get it from the herbalists. I'm quite lucky Shreks uncle owns a garden centre so I can get lots of advice and safe herbs for my garden.
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@rainbow (6762)
4 Feb 07
That is such an important point! I always thought mistletoe was poisonous so would only ever get it from the herbalists. I'm quite lucky Shreks uncle owns a garden centre so I can get lots of advice and safe herbs for my garden.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
5 Feb 07
Look, do me a favor, and pleeze do not start talking about herbs until you are more informed, you could have killed someone! that is really irresponsible!
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Thank you for the herbal remedies you posted. They surely help me for my cholesterol and high blood pressure.
@rainbow (6762)
4 Feb 07
Please be aware that herbs are not a alternative without the advice of a qualified herbalist, they are just nice tohave around the kitchen and put in food, they should not be used in tablet from from the shop without the knowledge of your Doctor. I don't think they'd harm you but a large dose may affect your medication.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I knew about garlic but didnt know about the others. It is really neat how there are so many things out there. I use the herbal remedies all the time. Thanks for the information.
@rainbow (6762)
4 Feb 07
I dsicovered a while ago that although I know these herbs and supliaments are good for me I had no idea what functions they all have. It's really interesting to learn about little natural ways we may be able to help keep our families healthy. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about these herbs.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
5 Feb 07
You are suggesting herbs that will kill you, or others. Some of them are poisons...this is really irresponsible, I am sorry!
@rainbow (6762)
5 Feb 07
I really do not understand where I am refering that herbs could harm you just that they are not to be used as an alternatie to Dr medicine, people on medication should know better than to change things without consulting their GP,
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Thanks for these little bits of information. I think that most people wouild be going to the health food store to buy supplies though. I take Goji juice daily and this helps with general well being as well as high blood pressure and a mirade of other conditions. Look it up....
@rainbow (6762)
16 Feb 07
Thanks for that info, Gjoi juice sounds good! I cannot imagine getting herbs etc from anywhere else that the health food store or supermarket, I have some little herb plants but only sage, thyme, rosemary etc, nothing extravagant. I even got these from the supermarket rather than the garden centre in case.
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
I agree with you about garlic. In fact, all of us should take it as often as we can. Better still consume it raw. I like mine raw, chopped up and mixed with a little soy sauce to dip with fish or other meats. It is really healthy and is not expensive. I am told that the burnt type is the best.
@rainbow (6762)
16 Feb 07
I made rosemary and garlic bread yesterday, I will get healthy stuff into my family somehow, lol.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I have the opposite problem, I have low blood pressure. It is not something I am medicated for, but I still suffer vertigo sometimes because of it. The only thing I can do is up my salt intake or eat salty foods. If you should ever come across any herbal remidies for the affects of low blood pressure I'd love to hear them. Cheers!
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@rainbow (6762)
4 Feb 07
Poor you, that is arkward, I will have a fish around through my herby books and see if I can find anything, probably not but eating a bad diet is not the cure, lol. A proper herbalist may be able to help, I get vertigo because I have pressure problems in my ears, it's not nice, I really feel fro you.
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