There are so many people with high blood pressure, and we are so quick to run to the doctor for the almighty drug. But did you know there are other, safer, natural remedies? Yes, mild cases of high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries can be treated effectively with herbs.
Of course, you want to make sure to seek professional advice, and this is especially important if you are taking another medication for your high blood pressure or anything else for that matter.
It is quite safe for home use, and is not just a culinary item. It is used for infections and circulatory problems, and even is suggested for people with diabetes. It is grown worldwide, and can even be grown by you. It has been researched only a little, and has been found in the 1980’s, in clinical trials, to reduce blood fat levels and lower blood pressure.
The chopped cloves are best to use to reduce blood pressure, and while it is best to eat them raw to maintain potency, the taste improves upon cooking. Tablets are also very effective, however, for high blood pressure and can be found readily in herbal shops and nutrition stores.
Also called Maidenhair Tree, it is for many centuries been used as medicine. The trees are grown in large plantations in China and even the southern United States. Research since the 1960’s has found Ginkgo to improve circulation and even aid in memory and concentration due to improving circulation to the brain.
A tea made with Ginkgo is best for treating high blood pressure, and tablets can also be taken. These are readily available in herbal shops and nutrition stores.
It is probably best known as a spice in mom’s pies, but it is also a fine herbal remedy. It has thankfully been very well researched, and has been found to improve circulation especially towards the extremities.
Capsules or tinctures are best when it comes to circulation, and there is nothing wrong with adding some to your daily diet! It is a wonderful idea to grate some fresh ginger right onto your food, such as your oatmeal in the morning, or perhaps onto your stir-fry.