Hypertension Treatment

Natural Remedy For Hypertension

Although proper medication is available for hypertension like anti-diuretics and beta-blockers, people are opting for natural remedies in order to avoid side effects. Some popular herbs and supplements have been found effective in reducing blood pressure level.

Several natural supplements, including coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), omega-3 fatty acids, and the amino acids: L-arginine and L-taurine have been found very effective and are supported by the results of placebo-controlled studies. 

You must know which herbs to avoid and which one to consume to lower blood pressure. Herbs like Ma Huang, yohimbine and licorine should be either taken in very little quantity or should be better avoided as their consumption may tend to aggravate the situation. Cranberry juice and caffeine and little amount of alcohol are mild diuretics, hence could be taken to cure high blood pressure.

Consumption of these results in sodium and water loss through urine, that greatly help reduce your blood pressure. Because of the health risks associated with many herbs, especially when used in combination with anti-hypertensive medications, it is
necessary to let your doctor and/or pharmacist know what herbs and supplements you are taking.

A diet rich of complex carbohydrates is also a natural remedy for hypertension. Such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains should be used. Certain breathing exercises are also a natural way to treat hypertension. With the help of exercise of different types and intensity you can effectively lower your blood pressure.

It is better to prefer blood pressure herbal remedy over blood pressure medicine. But knowing the causes of high blood pressure is a prerequisite for natural therapies too. You can always combine some natural remedies with  anti-hypertensive medicines for lowering high blood pressure.