Homeopathic Ways To Decrease High Blood Pressure
Believe it or not, there are some homeopathic ways to decrease high blood pressure, so don’t go rushing off to your doctor in a frenzy just yet. Before we get into at-home treatment for high blood pressure, let’s take a moment to acquaint ourselves with what exactly high blood pressure is.
High blood pressure-also known as hypertension-occurs when the pressure exerted on the walls of the body’s blood vessels is elevated. A healthy range for blood pressure should be below 120/80, which is the measurement of systolic (maximum pressure) and diastolic (lowest pressure). A measurement between 120/80 and 139/89 indicates pre-hypertension; this is sort of the red flag your body sends up to warn you that you’re getting close to unhealthy pressure levels.
A reading between 140/90 and 159/99 is considered level one hypertension, and lastly, anything higher than 160/100 is level two hypertension. Moreover, about 73 million people of all ages suffer from high blood pressure, so this isn’t exactly a rare condition. Oddly, often times high blood pressure has no cause—it’s just kind of there, but some of the known causes include smoking, high sodium intake, stress, diabetes, thyroid problems, or a sedentary lifestyle. Other times, it may simply be a genetic issue.
Now that we know what the condition is all about, let’s check out some ways to decrease high blood pressure.
- Garlic. One of the most effective and commonly used home remedies for high blood pressure is garlic-either fresh or in supplement form.
- Papaya. Another popular remedy is to eat a papaya on an empty stomach every day for a month, and not eat anything else for two hours afterward.
- Onion and lemon juice. Here’s another that will probably taste a little odd: mix equal parts fresh-squeezed onion juice and lemon juice, and take two tablespoons of it twice a day.
- Grapefruit. That magnificent fruit that makes your tongue flail in confusion is recommended for lowering high blood pressure too.
- Try vitamin supplements. Magnesium relaxes the blood vessels, and vitamin C and hawthorn widen them. Both of these allow blood to flow more easily and will result in lower blood pressure.
Some other ways to decrease high blood pressure don’t involve consuming foods that target the blood pressure:
- You should cut your salt intake down to a minimum amount (but not entirely, as iodized salt is needed to prevent goiter). This means staying away from anything prepared, preserved or frozen, such as icebox pizzas, deli meat, and soy sauce.
- Make things like potatoes, rice, and green vegetables part of your diet…and no, this does not include French fries, fried rice, or creamed spinach. Sadly, salt adds flavor to a lot of things, so expect a bland diet when recovering from high blood pressure.
- And finally, if you are able to do so, incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. One of the very best ways to decrease high blood pressure is to get off your behind and move around. You don’t need to run a marathon to another state to do this, either; just go for a 30-minute stroll a few times a week at the very least.
You can also lift weights, jog, do aerobics, martial arts, strength training (like squats and lunges), or even play Dance Dance Revolution, which boasts some serious calorie loss on the higher difficulties. If you are unable to be physically active-like due to disability, arthritis, and so forth-you will need to stick to homeopathic remedies and diet changes to get your blood pressure back to a normal level. It will take a while, but the results will start showing eventually and you will have lowered your risk for stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure, all of which can result from high blood pressure.