Q&A: What are the most effective herbal remedies to lower hypertension?

Question by jeff h: What are the most effective herbal remedies to lower hypertension?
I am doing a comparative presentation in school and am particularly interested in native American and old southern cures, but will take any herb to research. I am comparing herbals vs. pharmaceuticals.

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Answer by Rebecca
Garlic: Garlic has been touted as an herb with numerous health benefits, from treating the common cold to serving as an anti-cancer agent. Research has proven that garlic is beneficial for those with hypertension. By thinning the blood garlic can lower blood pressure by 5 to 10 percent. It can also lower cholesterol and discourage clot formation. Unfortunately, garlic has a reputation for being an “anti-social” food, but with all of the health benefits that garlic provides, bad breath should be the least of your worries.

Hawthorne: One of the safest herbal remedies on the market, Hawthorne berries are used to treat cardiovascular disease in many different cultures. In Europe, it is one of the most popular herbs used in alternative medicine today. Studies have shown that Hawthorne berries protect arterial walls, lower blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, and strengthen the heart’s pumping ability. The full effect usually takes several weeks to months to develop.

Rauwolfia serpentina: Otherwise known as Indian Snakeroot, this powerful herb can significantly lower blood pressure with only a small dose. The effects of the herb are usually not seen until a few days after the initial administration and have a cumulative effect. Rauwolfia does have side effects, the most common being nasal congestion. Less common side effects include dizziness, nausea, and dry mouth.
Supplement Your Diet:
You can also complement lifestyle changes with dietary supplements. Try supplements for at least a few months to gauge their effectiveness. The following is a list of commonly used supplements:
Calcium: A relationship exists between calcium and your blood pressure. Studies have shown that calcium reduces blood pressure levels. Calcium is important to the body because it plays a pivotal role in muscle contractions, including heart muscle contractions.

Magnesium: Magnesium is involved in over 300 different biochemical reactions in the body. Magnesium is required to assimilate calcium into the body and regulates the entrance and utilization of calcium in the cells.

Potassium: Studies indicate that potassium may reduce blood pressure.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps lower blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is an antioxidant believed to lower blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels. Vitamin E also protects blood vessels from damage.

Coenzyme Q10: Coenzyme Q10 is believed to help regulate blood pressure by improving the function of the blood vessel walls.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Recent studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids may significantly lower blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.

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  1. Homeopathic Remedies for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

    Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly

    With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses)

    With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly

    With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly

    With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly

    For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses)

    Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly

    Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses)

    Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly

    Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

    Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 – 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

    Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision’s disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses)

    In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

    In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and storms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses)

    With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly

    Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly

    During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly

    Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly

    Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
    Curing without any side effects or Complications; thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine

    Take Care and God Bless you..

    Please check this article too if you have Hypertension :- https://www.hpathy.com/diseases/hypertension-symptoms-treatment-cure.asp