Blood pressure (BP) is a serious and long-standing disorder that needs efficient medical care. The Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure include.
- Patanjali’s Divya Mukta vati tablets.
- Yoga and meditation
- Arjuna bark extract.
- Garlic (Lasuna)
- Guggul lipids
- DASH diet
- Reduce sodium intake
The pressure of blood in the arteries is called BP.
In a healthy individual, when measured with a sphygmomanometer, it is around 120/80 ± 10 mm of Hg.
The upper figure represents the systolic BP, while the lower figure indicates the diastolic BP.
When you check the blood pressure, try to take multiple readings in a day. Because a single measurement may not indicate it and you may neglect it, which could cause serious problems later.
So, try to take multiple readings in a day like in the morning after awake, in the afternoon, evening, before going to bed etc. Use a digital sphygmomanometer to monitor your BP regularly.
The rise in blood pressure depends on factors like anxiety, the resistance of blood vessel walls, age, diet, etc.
The chances of a rise in blood pressure increases and this rise is risky to health as it can cause clots and stroke in the brain, kidney, cardiac problems, etc.
Any negligence in taking medicines can lead to an abrupt rise in BP, leading to severe life risks.
So it is always advised to consult a doctor, self-monitor and take medicine for healthy blood pressure.
Also, try to overcome addiction to alcohol and smoking.
How to control high blood pressure without medication
Patanjali’s Divya Mukta vati tablets.
This is an Ayurvedic formulation made by the use of regular plant extracts. It is available as tablets which can be taken twice a day dosing.
It shows great results in controlling the BP. As a caution, do not stop regular medicines and continue to take along.
Try to start with one pill a day and monitor the changes in the body. Some of them experience excessive urination at night and also disturbed breathing. So, take one tablet in the morning every day and notice the changes.
It is really a good medicine and used by my friends and family members.
Yoga and meditation
Blood pressure fluctuates due to mental anxiety, lack of sleep and a sedentary lifestyle too. So adopt some form of exercises to keep it under control.
Along with natural medicines, practicing yoga and meditation helps to keep your BP under control.
One can practice pranayams-related breathing and also yogas postures.
Refer to the different yoga postures and Pranayam for high and low blood pressure in the book light on yoga.
Arjuna: This is an extract from the dried bark of the Terminalia Arjuna tree. It consists of water-soluble tannin, which acts to support cardiac health and regulate blood circulation. Those who take it regularly can have a decrease in hypertension symptoms without other side effects.
Arjuna reduces blood pressure by its actions in the brain and also on the blood vessels. It also helps to reduce edema by enhanced urination. Further, if you have breathlessness or congestion in the chest, it helps to relieve it by supporting heart function.
Still, it is advised to consult a physician before you try this product. Also, keep a regular check on your blood pressure while taking this medicine.
Lasuna: This is the kitchen garlic and having it on a daily basis can reduce high blood pressure. It also reduces cholesterol and excess fat content in the blood. Thus it helps to check blood pressure and also chances of heart diseases.
However, since it is pungent to eat raw garlic, one can have it in the form of tablets having the garlic extract.
Rauwolfia: This is an alkaloid extract from the plant rauwolfia serpentina plant. It acts to reduce mild to moderate blood pressure by its action on the nervous system. However, the rauwolfia extract is too bitter to taste. Hence, you could take it as tablets or capsules.
Guggul lipids: Guggul lipids help in the reduction of high blood pressure by their ability to reduce harmful lipids in the body.
Ashvagandha: Ashvagandha is a general health supplement that helps to reduce stress and bring in overall health. It can reduce high blood pressure provided other steps like physical activity and control over salt and oil uptake are followed.
Basil: It is also called Tulasi and has prominent effects on respiration, stress and also mental health. Basil helps to reduce blood pressure arising out of mental stress.
By DASH diet: DASH is “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This is a sort of diet that includes more fruits, vegetables, grain, etc. and less fatty food, spice, etc. One can take a detailed note from their physician or look into DASH books.
By exercise: Exercises are good workouts for muscles and helps regulate their tone. Similarly, blood vessels have muscles that maintain their contractile nature and thereby regulate blood pressure. So doing exercise helps them stay fit in function. So blood pressure comes down even in those patients who take up walking like regular workouts.
If you are of old age or feel too hard to go for exercise, at least go for a walk. Walking is one of the natural exercises.
It helps relieve stress in muscles and minimize blood pressure. If you are in old age and feeling some vertigo-like symptoms due to high blood pressure.
Then try walking for a few hundred meters a day. You will notice a decline in symptoms of high BP.
Even exercise helps remove body water content by sweat, keeping blood pressure low. Also, it reduces obesity which can be a cause of blood pressure.
The intention of the exercise is also to reduce obesity and overweight.
By stress-free mind: Many youngsters have high blood pressure due to mental stress. Psychological problems like anxiety lead one to suffer from high blood pressure. These people can get rid of the blood pressure by relaxation of mind. This can be achieved by stress, breathing exercise, good sleep, and positive thoughts.
By decreasing Sodium consumption: Sodium consumption is a part of the food as it is added for better taste. High salt intake increases blood volume due to its ability to retain water inside. So a reduction in salt intake reduces blood volume and thereby high blood pressure.
Decrease consumption of oil and fat-rich foods. Oily foods enhance cholesterol formation which in turn hardens the blood vessels leading to a lack of elasticity and alteration in blood pressure. So control of cholesterol levels is important to lower blood pressure. The blood vessels stay healthy and avoid chances of high blood pressure for long.
Less spicy food: Spicy foods add up to stress and excitement of the brain which can raise blood pressure. Also, most spicy foods have oil. So use as little spice in food.
By Blood Pressure control machines:
Ex: Zona plus. This is a handy machine that a person requires to exercise with his hands. Regular use has shown to reduce blood pressure. Though this is approved by the FDA recently for use by the public still there are mixed responses in its effectiveness. You can try Zona plus for a few weeks to see.
Also, take steps for medicines in case you are overweight. Obesity is also one of the causative factors for change in blood pressure.
Following these methods besides normal medicine to check high BP has the advantage that accidental irregularity in taking medicine will not lead to an abrupt rise in BP.