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Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious health problem that can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. A blood pressure reading of 140/90 mm Hg or above is considered high.

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Hypertension usually is diagnosed when a person has a sustained high reading over a certain period of time


systolic and diastolic pressure for high blood pressure

Common causes or contributing factors of hypertension are obesity, genetic factors, excessive drinking, high salt intake, lack of aerobic exercise, stress, birth control pills, pain relievers, kidney disease, and adrenal disease.

Medication is often prescribed for hypertension. You can also help control it with simple natural remedies.

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Here are the top 10 home remedies for high blood pressure.
(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)

1. Lemons

Lemons help keep blood vessels soft and pliable and by removing any rigidity, high blood pressure will be reduced. In addition, you can help lower your chance of heart failure by consuming lemon juice regularly, due to its vitamin C content. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals.

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Simply drink a cup of warm water with the juice from half a lemon added to it each morning on an empty stomach. For best results, do not add salt or sugar.

2. Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon seeds contain a compound called cucurbocitrin, which helps widen the blood capillaries. At the same time, it also helps improve kidney functioning. This in turn reduces blood pressure levels and also helps a lot with arthritis.

Also, a 2010 Florida State pilot study found that watermelon can help lower blood pressure due to its vasodilatory effect.

  • Grind equal quantities of dried watermelon seeds and poppy seeds (khus khus). Take one teaspoon of this mixture in the morning on an empty stomach and again in the evening.
  • Alternatively, add two teaspoons of gently crushed, dried watermelon seeds to one cup of boiled water. Steep it for about an hour, then strain it. Take four tablespoons of this water at regular intervals throughout the day.

3. Garlic

Several studies have demonstrated blood pressure lowering effects of garlic. Both raw and cooked garlic help control high blood pressure and at the same time reduce cholesterol levels.

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Eat Garlic to Lower Blood Pressure

Garlic helps relax blood vessels by stimulating the production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide.

  • Eat one or two crushed garlic cloves daily. You can simply crush them with your hands. Crushing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a compound that promotes good blood flow, removes gas and reduces the pressure on the heart. If you do not like eating raw garlic or if it causes a burning sensation, then take it along with a cup of milk.
  • You can also mix five or six drops of garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice a day.

4. Banana

Bananas are one fruit that people with high blood pressure can eat regularly to control it. Bananas are a rich source of potassium, which lessens the effect of sodium.

So, try to eat one or two bananas daily. Along with bananas, you can try dried apricots, raisins, currants, orange juice, spinach, zucchini, baked sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash.

5. Celery

The high level of the phytochemical 3-N-butylphthalide present in celery greatly helps control high blood pressure. Phthalides help relax the muscles in and around arterial walls, thereby creating more space and allowing the blood to flow in without difficulty.

At the same time, it can help reduce the stress hormones that constrict blood vessels, which contributes to high blood pressure.

Try to eat one stalk of celery along with a glass of water daily. If you prefer, you can munch on celery throughout the day.

6. Coconut Water

People with high blood pressure must keep their bodies well hydrated. It is a good idea to drink eight to 10 glasses of water daily. Coconut water is particularly beneficial for lowering blood pressure.

A 2005 study published in the West Indian Medical Journal found that coconut water, being rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin C can help decrease systolic blood pressure. Along with coconut water, you can also use coconut oil when cooking.

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure was last modified: October 22nd, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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178 thoughts on “Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure”

  1. I have been on a blood pressure medication since 2 years. I also had a lot of acidity and bloating.

    I have been having a cup of turmeric tea 1st thing in the morning for over a month. My blood pressure has drastically come down. My acidity and bloating are gone.
    How to make it
    Put half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of boiled wate. . Add a quarter tea spoon of honey. Cut a small slice of lemmon or lime. Mix in boiling water. Drink 1st thing in the morning on a empty stomach. You will be amazed with the results.
    Good luck

  2. Nice informs.God bless you all.l pray that let the creator perfects everything dats concern his children. He is the great healer.

  3. Hi guys!i was diagnose recently for having HBP. I got like 150-90.I was reading your comments and it sound promising!i tried eating banana and garlic and i am hoping tomorrow that i wil have a very positive results!ill be posting my results soon!pls wish me well i need it for my medicals for work….

  4. I jst hv my BP checked and it is 140 over 100..pouts they said it is still high..i ate 2 cloves of garlic and a banana this morning ..before this its 150 over 90

  5. Hi I am Thank I I have one month baby and I am breastfeeding feeding can I also use lemon and honey or garlic will all this not affect my baby.

  6. How can someone avoid the offensive smell that comes from eating garlic on a regular basis. Aside from the smell from the mouth, the smell could also come from sweating.

  7. Grate ginger root add boiled water, add juice from 1 lemon. Then drink. Long term, move food diet from acid side of food pH side of chart to alkaline side.

  8. I’m only 26 but I have a HB every afternoon 150/100 I don’t eat fatty foods I don’t eat red meats and rice. Only fruits and vegetables non fat milk fish and brown rice half cup in lunch but still may Bp is high . 😔😔

  9. Thank you so much for the natural remedies. i am starting immediately to try them.From the comments i have noted that it is It is important to also drink lots of water and to exercise and trust in God for the natural remedies to work.

  10. No-one seems to have written for a while, but I wanted to say how friendly everyone seems. I will join you in trying the honey in lemon and see if it works. I have read that beet juice helps lower BP. Has anyone here tried it? The prescription BP meds have ruined my shoulder and thigh muscles and I want to come them once the natural remedies kick in. Thank you to everyone for your helpful advice.

  11. Beets and/or Beet juice is NOT recommended for treating HBP, in any case. I hope this helps. This information can be researched.

  12. My bp is on and off but today was worse my weight is 66but my bp 196/125 yooooh …..so frustrating
    Thanx i will start garlic,lemon and water and also do exercises

  13. Hello…its today when ive tried to check my BP.it hasbeen 180 by 100 so ive to tyr all the advise ive got from you people. thanks alot.

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