High Blood Pressure

Herbs and Minerals for High Blood Pressure

A person having blood pressure readings in excess of 140/90 is said to be suffering from hypertension. Here you need to realize that you cannot completely cure hypertension. All you can do is keep your blood pressure under control by bringing a dramatic change in your lifestyle and dietary habits.

We are providing you examples of minerals and herbs that help keep your blood pressure under control.

Arginine is a type of amino acid found mainly in foods such as chocolates, fish, meat and nuts. It helps to dilate and relax your blood vessels and thus keeps your blood pressure under control.

Bilberry increases the flow of blood in your body and thus lowers your blood pressure. It is a very close relative of blueberry and is also very effective in treating cataracts.

Co-Enzyme Q10 is very beneficial for your blood pressure as well as the heart. It relaxes and widens the blood vessels and thus lowers the blood pressure. It can be found in both fish and meat. It also is very good for health as it helps in the production of energy.

Garlic, a very well known flavoring agent and herb, it isĀ  effective in lowering the blood pressure. It helps in reducing and preventing further growth of arterial plaque.

Hawthorn is a special type of herb that increases the flow of blood and helps in reducing hypertension. This herb is also recognized for many other benefits it can provide to your cardiac health. Besides, this herb was also used as a remedy for back problems in ancient Greece.

Reishi is a kind of mushroom that not only helps in lowering your blood pressure but also helps in reducing cholesterol and is a blood thinning agent.

Nattokinase is an enzyme derived from Natto or fermented cooked soybeans. This is very popular in Japan and a very effective one for lowering your blood pressure as well as purifying your blood.

The list of herbs and minerals that you can use to lower your blood pressure is virtually endless, but the above mentioned are the most common.