High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious condition that affects one in four adults.  High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body.  It is the force of blood against the walls of arteries.  It makes the heart work harder to pump blood to the body and causes the hardening of the arteries. Normal blood pressure is less than 130/85.  High blood pressure is higher than 140/90.  Hypertension is between 120/80 and 140/90.

Certain herbs have been found to be an equally competent substitute of synthetic medications to control blood pressure.  Herbs can even offer permanent cure to abnormal blood pressure.  Certain herbs contain enzymes and triterpine glycosides that are helpful in normal functioning of heart and arteries.  They also inhibit an enzyme that causes cells to clot.  By keeping arteries and heart in good working condition, it controls blood pressure abnormality.  Certain herbs can strengthen the heart, reduces stiffness of the arteries, and reduces cholesterol.  They also increase the liver's conversion of LDL's - bad cholesterol into HDL' s - good cholesterol.  HDL's do not clog the arteries.

To reduce high blood pressure, it is also important to eat fewer foods rich in sodium.  Processed food accounts for 80% of the sodium in most diets.  It is best to increase the amount of potassium, calcium, and magnesium in the diet.  Garlic also helps lower blood pressure by keeping the arteries clear of cholesterol and potential plaque buildup.  Along with good eating habits, certain herbs help to regulate the heart and blood pressure.  They improve blood circulation and increases heart action without increasing blood pressure.

Kathy Kafka

Complete Natural Blends


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