Categorie : Erbe della salute
In this article I would like to talk to you about hypertension , a problem that today, as per the protocol, provides only and exclusively a pharmacological therapy.
In reality there are valid natural alternatives , but these are almost never taken into consideration by the attending physician.
This is why I believe it is important to be personally informed about what are the alternatives, especially when the problem is not yet so serious. And what I would like to do today is this, make you aware that there are also natural remedies, among other things also very effective.
Also pay close attention to your diet .
The latest studies have shown that it is not just salt and coffee that increase the pressure, but above all the sugars and refined flours (ie white bread, pasta, pizza, crackers, biscuits, various sweets, white rice, etc.). ).
While foods like legumes, fish and vegetables are your best allies to lower the pressure.
Let's see what are the most effective natural remedies to regulate the pressure.
Please note that if you are already taking medication, many of these herbs may be contraindicated for you, as they would interfere with the drug.
So if you are going to use it, talk to your doctor first because you will most likely have to reduce the dosage of the drug, or at least discontinue it. This of course will be up to the doctor to decide.
This is due to its high content of mineral salts (including potassium which has a diuretic and hypotensive action) and vitamin C , which acts by improving blood circulation and strengthening veins, arteries and capillaries.
In a study of over 5,000 patients, positive results were reported in five years after giving aloe juice in combination with psyllium fiber. Apart from the reductions in total cholesterol levels, triglycerides and blood sugar, the following results were found:
There was a decrease in the frequency of angina attacks during the study period. At the end of the study, 85% of patients reported normal heart rhythm . All patients taking beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers or diuretic drugs to treat their hypertension and angina had to reduce the dosage of the drugs to at least half of their prescribed dosages.
For information on juice preparations and intake laws:
The decoction of olive leaves has a calcium-antagonist activity on the blood vessels, which would justify its hypotensive action.
But that is not all. Thanks to the presence of oleuropein (a polyphenol), the decoction of olive leaves also performs a vasodilating action , due to the relaxation of the smooth muscles of the arteries, with benefits also at the coronary level. It also reduces the systolic pressure and brings diastolic back into physiological values.
For more information on the medicinal properties of the olive leaves read here: Olive Leaf Infusion: properties and benefits
How to prepare the decoction:
Drink 2 to 3 cups a day.
Hawthorn herbal tea is one of the most used natural remedies to regulate blood pressure , as well as to treat many other cardiovascular problems, such as arrhythmias, tachycardias, extrasystoles, agina pectoris and mild heart failure .
Hawthorn is used flowers and leaves, parts of the plant particularly rich in beneficial active ingredients such as flavonoids, plant sterols, amines, catechins, phenolic acids, triterpenic and phenolcarboxylic acids and especially proanthocyanidols, substances known for their cardiotonic action.
The hawthorn acts as:
Preparing the herbal tea of hawthorn is very simple.
For an herbal tea you will need 250ml and a teaspoon of dried hawthorn flowers and / or leaves. Pour the hawthorn into hot water and let it rest for 10 minutes. Then filter and drink the hot or warm tea.
Drink this herbal tea 2 to 4 times a day .
In addition to this it must be said that Stevia has excellent hypotensive properties , ie it is able to reduce blood pressure.
The hypotensive action is to be attributed to a substance called stevioside .
One of the most significant studies that demonstrates the effectiveness of this compound, was conducted in 2003 in China, out of 106 people suffering from hypertension .
Of these 60 were assigned to active treatment with stevioside extract, while the other 46 were assigned to the placebo group. Each subject was given capsules containing stevioside (250 mg) or placebo three times a day and were monitored at monthly intervals for a total duration of one year.
Already after 3 months the systolic and diastolic blood pressure of the active group decreased significantly and the effect persisted throughout the year. Blood biochemical parameters including lipids and glucose did not show significant changes and no side effects were noted.
Stevia can be used alone to prepare herbal teas, or in combination with other herbs or tea, as a natural sweetener.You can find great advice on using it in the kitchen on this page: Stevia, the natural sweetener that replaces sugar
Fascinated by the many beneficial and healing properties of these plants and after having used them for a long time, today, with the help of my family, I cultivate with passion Aloe Arborescens, Aloe Vera and many other aromatic and medicinal plants. My philosophy is simple, it is to offer the highest quality of raw materials and to use exclusively artisan processes to produce my products. Rules seemingly simple, which serve to get the most out of my plants and my products.