Natural cure for high blood pressure is to follow a well-balanced routine of proper diet, exercise and rest. Recent studies have revealed an important link between dietary calcium and potassium and hypertension. Researchers have found that people who take potassium rich diets have a low incidence of hypertension even if they do not control their salt intake. They have also found that people with hypertension do not seem to get much calcium in the form of dairy products.
Long term-high blood pressure increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes. Causes of high blood pressure include a high salt diet, emotional stress, alcohol, caffeine, smoking, obesity, inactivity, birth control pills, and heavy-metal poisoning.
Water treatments for hypertension include hot foot or leg bath for 10 minutes, hot compress over the heart replacing it as bath cools down. Persons suffering from hypertension must ensure at least 8 hours of soothing sleep, because proper rest is an important part of the treatment. Most important of all, the patient must avoid over-straining, worries, tension, anger and haste. He must try to be jolly and develop a contented mind.
Diet Therapy for High blood Pressure
Diet is the most important part of the treatment. Meat and eggs cause the blood pressure to rise more than any other food. The pressure is lowered and blood clotting is diminished by consuming a higher fruit content, lower protein and non-flesh diet. A natural diet comprises fresh fruits and vegetables.
A hypertension patient should start the process of medication by living on an exclusive fruit-diet for at least a week, and take fruits at 5 hourly intervals thrice in the day. Oranges, apples, pears, mangoes, guava, raspberry, and water-melon are the best diet in such cases.
Milk may be taken after a week of ‘fruits only’ diet. The milk should be fresh and should be boiled only once.
The patient can be permitted cereals in his food after 2 weeks.
Vegetables if taken raw are helpful for the patients of hypertension. If they are cooked, it should be ensured that their natural juices are not burnt in the process of cooking.
Vegetables like cucumber, carrot, tomatoes, onion, cabbage and spinach are best taken in their raw form. They may be cut into small pieces and sprinkled with a little salt and the juice of a lemon added to them so as to make them more appetising.
Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure
The natural treatment may take sometime but it is the safest and best way to get rid of this disease.
Garlic is regarded as one of the most effectual remedies to lower blood pressure. The pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasms of the small arteries. Garlic also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness, numbness, and shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive tract.
Another effective food remedy for high blood pressure is Indian gooseberry (amla). A tablespoonful each of fresh amla juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning in this condition.
Lemon is also regarded as an important food to control high blood pressure. It is a rich source of vitamin P which is found both in the juice and peel of the fruit. This vitamin is necessary for preventing capillary fragility.
Watermelon is another valuable protection against high blood pressure.
Eating dark chocolate or chocolate or cocoa products enriched with flavonols may slightly lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure or pre-hypertensive people.
Exercise for High Blood Pressure
Exercise plays an indispensable part of curing hypertension. Walking is an excellent form of exercise. It helps to relieve tension, builds up the muscles and aids in the circulation of blood. As the blood pressure shows signs of lessening, more exercise like bicycling, swimming, jogging should be taken.
Yoga asanas such as Surya Namaskar, Makarasana, Matsyasana, Vajrasana, Ardha Padmasana, Shavasana, Pavana-Muktasana, and simple Pranayama like Anuloma-Viloma and abdominal breathing are advantageous.
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