Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure


An estimated 50 million Americans have high blood pressure. The U.S. Public Health Service reports that High Blood Pressure affects a substantial amount of Americans over the age of sixty-five. According to the Mayo Clinic, high blood pressure is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause heart disease.

Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure, hypertension, for years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms, damage to blood vessels and your heart continues and can be detected. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems including heart attack and stroke.

Below are a few herbs that are said to help both regulate and lower your blood pressure:

Cayenne Pepper: Cayenne promotes the opening of the blood vessels, thereby causing the blood to circulate easily through the body.

Hawthorn Berries: Hawthorn promotes blood flow by dilating or widening your arteries which lessen the amount of pressure on your arteries from your blood. This decreases the stress placed on your heart and reduces your risk of heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.

Turmeric Supreme Heart by Gaia: Turmeric Supreme Heart by Gaia supports healthy cardiovascular function.

Berberine 1200: Berberine stimulates the release of nitric oxide (NO), a signaling molecule that relaxes the arteries, increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure, and protects against atherosclerosis.

Below are a few herbs and supplements that are said to help lower stress levels with those who have high blood pressure:

Holy Basil: Holy Basil helps the body to reduce stress levels, which promotes physical and emotional endurance. It is an adaptogen, a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha helps with stress and is an adaptogen like Holy Basil, but Ashwagandha tends to work on thyroid hormones.

Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy: Bach Flowers Rescue Remedy relieves stress and anxiety naturally. It uniquely addresses emotional and mental aspects of wellness.

L-Theanine: L-Theanine Is an amino acid (a building block for proteins) found in green tea. People use theanine for treating anxiety and high blood pressure.

Natural Vitality Magnesium: Natural Vitality Magnesium helps the body relieve stress and anxiety. Magnesium helps with stress by, blocking stress and anxiety hormones.

Sources: Balch, James, Balch, Phyllis. Prescription For Nutritional Healing. Avery Publishing group, 1990