Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Home remedies for High Blood Pressure

Rauvolfia serpentina or Indian snakeroot or sarpagandha
Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons by AshishBhatnagar
In the modern hectic life the people do not pay attention to the proper diet and daily routine. As a result their health starts becoming adversely affected. The recent researches have come to the conclusion that the high blood pressure or hypertension which generally occurred after the age of 40 has now started taking the young generation into its fold. The chances of high blood pressure increases among the people, who abstain from physical labor, avoid the exercises or yoga and take the fatty or spicy foods. 

The Symptoms and Protective Measures

The common symptoms are restlessness, excessive anger, panting on stairs, giddiness, increased palpitation and reduced sleep.
The people with above symptoms should regularly get their blood cholesterol levels checked.

Home Remedies

1. It is better for the people with high blood pressure to walk barefoot on grass in an open lawn in the morning. After taking a little rest wash the face and hands and chew 1-2 fruits of garlic and take the carrot or spinach juice to regulate the high blood pressure. Thereafter take onion juice with honey or candy sugar.

2. Take half tablespoon each of the powder of sarpagandha or Rauwolfia serpentine or Indian snake root and Indian gooseberry or amla before breakfast or in the evening regularly for the overall health of the heart.

3. Include cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, onion, cabbage, turnip, bitter gourd, papaya, pointed gourd or parwal or parval, tinda or Indian round gourd or apple gourd or Indian baby pumpkin, the root vegetable arbi or taro or colocasia, gram, sahjan or drumsticks, fenugreek or methi leaves, cholai or amaranthus or amaranth leaves, bathua or Chenopodium album leaves, mint, basil, ginger etc. in the regular diet.

4. Watermelon is very beneficial in high blood pressure. Eat the fruit or take the juice of it regularly.

5. Take the juice of sugar cane with ginger or take lemon juice or banana soup to reduce the high blood pressure.

6. Take the powder of white poppy seeds or khaskhas with onion juice and candy sugar to regulate the blood pressure.

7. The intake or orange, grape or mausami or Citrus limetta juice in the morning normalizes the increased blood pressure.

8. Chewing of the raw Indian gooseberry also helps in high blood pressure.
The intake of bread made by mixing the wheat flour, gram flour, barley flour, millet flour and corn flour is good for those having high blood pressure.

9. The application of the paste of henna or mint juice on feet and hands helps in alleviating the blood pressure.

10. The application of sandalwood paste on forehead also reduces blood pressure.

11. The intake of sprouted foods or grains is also good for the patients of high blood pressure.  
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