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The most effective herbal remedies for high blood pressure that I have found are in the form of tea. I found that several teas, in different combinations would reduce my hypertension symptoms to the point where I didn’t even feel them. There are four herbal remedies I use on a daily basis and I’ve been using them for a couple of years now. In this article you will learn about the first two of these teas that are effective for treating secondary high blood pressure.
White peony (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – This is one of my most favorite herbal remedies for high blood pressure. It’s a part used in most of the white peony herbal remedies I’ve found. The Chinese use it as an expectorant and a digestive aid. I’ve heard that parts of the stems are used for skin treatments. It contains compounds that prevent cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels, so it works to lower your overall cholesterol levels.
Ligusticum (Cnidium monnieri) – This is another one of my favorite high blood pressure herbal remedies. The name comes from the initials “LIG” for Ligusticum. This herb is part of the mint family. It has a sweet taste that some find quite tasty. The leaves and young stems are often tossing into salads to enhance their flavor.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – This herb is also part of the mint family. It is often called Indian Ginseng or Indian Stinging Nettle because of its ability to relieve the symptoms of inflammation and other diseases. The leaves and stems can be burned to make hot tea or beverages. In my research, I did not see any studies on the effect of Ashwagandha on hypertension. However, the National Institute of Health says it may lower LDL cholesterol.
Ginger (Glycerrhiza glabra) – Most people have heard of Ginger but not many realize that Ginger is an herbal remedy for high blood pressure. This plant contains the compound Ginkgo biloba, which increases blood flow. However, the only study that I could find on this was performed in Germany. A chemical was injected into the animals that were high blood pressure. The animals were then given Ginger.
Panax Ginseng – This is the most popular herbal remedy for secondary high blood pressure. It is very effective when taken with food, preferably as a drink after meals. One study performed in Bulgaria showed that Panax Ginseng increased LDL cholesterol and decreased HDL cholesterol, which is the good kind.
If you go to Google scholar, you can learn much more about high blood pressure herbal remedies. All these medicinal plants are ranked according to the number of studies that have been performed on them. This is a very useful tool because you can easily find out which are the most effective and why.
You should know that herbal remedies for the treatment of high blood pressure are not classified by ethnobotanical sources alone. In fact, there are some plants that have been used for tribal rituals in Africa even today. The tribes use the parts from these plants to make sacred powder for ingestion and to sprinkle on food. Some of these herbs can be very strong and can cause adverse reactions when mixed with certain medications. This makes it important that you consult your doctor before taking any herbal remedies for the treatment of high blood pressure. Please follow the links below to learn more about ethnobotanical medicinal plants.
Dandelion root is one of the most commonly prescribed hypertensive plants by doctors all over the world. It can lower blood pressure by reducing the stress hormone levels. Other common herbs that are used for treating hypertension include Devil’s Claw, Burdock, and Milk Thistle. These three herbs have different levels of effect. For example, Dandelion Root is more of an adaptogenic herb meaning it helps people with a hectic lifestyle who wish to lower their blood pressure without losing too much of their other lifestyle habits.
Popular medicine known as Dandelion Root is also known by its common name, Diorette. It is native to Europe and Asia but is now grown in North America. One part of this herb is extracted and added to D-Limonene oil, an extremely popular hair care ingredient. D-Limonene is used by almost every manufacturer of hair oils for dandruff as well as for high blood pressure reduction.
This herb is also used in combination with other bio-active compounds that are extracted from various other bio-active plants used for treating hypertension. For example, the compound D-Arginine is found abundantly in the root of Dandelion Root and is effective in treating various problems associated with hypertension such as urinary incontinence, bloating, excessive secretion of urine, nervousness, depression, night sweats, and fatigue. There are manifold plants used for treating high blood pressure that is not mentioned here because they have not been studied extensively. However, Dandelion Root and D-Arginine are some of the most potent bio-active compounds for hypertension treatment.