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TOP 3 Natural Treatments For High Blood Pressure

Updated: Mar 9

High blood pressure (hypertension) is said to affect over a billion people worldwide. These statistics have been linked to processed and prepared foods, such as fast food and ready-made microwave meals, as well as our modern stressful lifestyles. The effects of high blood pressure on those who suffer from it range from minor to chronic. So what can be done to either prevent this condition from developing, or manage it if you suffer from high blood pressure? Well, here are the top three natural health treatments we recommend.

1. Lifestyle

Yes, the main cause of non-genetic hypertension is often lifestyle based. So here are some tips to improving your lifestyle when it comes to prevention and managment of high blood pressure:

  • Get into a good exercise routine. Nothing crazy, but a brisk walk and some moderate exercise will go a long way when it comes to reducing stress and blood pressure levels.

  • Improve your diet. Specificaly the amount of salt you eat. High levels of sodium in the diet has been strongly linked to heightened blood pressure levels. Foods that are potassium-rich as well as high in magnesium are fantastic when it comes to reducing blood pressure. Examples of potassium-rich foods include vegetables, dairy, nuts, tuna, beans and fuit.

  • Exessive alcohol consumption and smoking. Changing these two poor lifestyle habits is perhaps the most important step when it comes to managing high blood pressure.

2. Herbs and herb supplements

Herbs and herb-based supplements are great options when it comes to the treatment and management of high blood pressure. Not only are these herbs the natural and organic option, but they also contain all sorts of goodies that will aid the entire body when it comes to achieving and maintaining health.

So here are our top ten picks:

  • Cinnamon

  • Cardamom

  • Garlic

  • Flax seeds

  • Basil

  • Celery seed

  • French lavender

  • Ginger

  • Hawthorn

  • Cat’s claw

A wide variety of studies performed by various institutions have proved that incorporating these ten herbs in particular into your diet or supplement schedule will result in a reduction in blood pressure levels. Not only are most of these herbs very tasty, but they are also easy to get hold of and use - that is why we've chosen them for our top ten picks. These herbs can either be used individually or together, so play around with different combinations and see what works for you.

3. Parsley tea and Epsom salts

I've personally found that this option workes wonders with my patients!

Parsley tea has been shown to have a whole host of benefits, ranging from cleaning out the kidneys to balancing blood glucose levels. And for treating high blood pressure, it works wonders. Simply place some fresh parsley in a cup and add boiling water. Allow the tea to draw and then enjoy! Another option is to buy parsley tea at any health shop or supermarket.

Epsom salts (magnesium) is cheap to buy and easy to take. Simply add 1 teaspoon of epsom salts to some boiling water (a warning, it's quite bitter so have some juice ready to wash it down with), wait for it to cool and then swig it down. The epsom salts will clean out the liver and regulate the sodium in the body. This will bring down your blood pressure levels quite nicely!

And there you have it, our top three natural treatments for high blood pressure. Leave us a comment if you have any questions, or click here to book a consultation.

So the question is, are you ready to start living your healthy happy life?

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