Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

When blood pressure is high, the blood moves through the arteries more forcefully. This puts increased pressure on the delicate tissues in the arteries and damages the blood vessels.
Blood pressure is the force at which blood pumps from the heart into the arteries. A normal blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 mm Hg.

Home remedies for high blood pressure:


1. Lose excess weight

Weight and blood pressure go hand in hand. Losing just 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) can help lower your blood pressure. It’s not just the number on your scale that matters. Watching your waistline is also critical for controlling blood pressure.

The extra fat around your waist, called visceral fat, is troublesome. It tends to surround various organs in the abdomen. This can lead to serious health problems, including high blood pressure. In general, men should keep their waist measurement to less than 40 inches. Women should aim for less than 35 inches.

2. Stress less

In today’s fast-paced world that’s filled with increasing demands, it can be hard to slow down and relax. It’s important to step away from your daily responsibilities so you can ease your stress. Stress can temporarily raise your blood pressure. Too much of it can keep your pressure up for extended periods of time.

It helps to identify the trigger for your stress. It may be your job, relationship, or finances. Once you know the source of your stress, you can try to find ways to fix the problem. You can also take steps to relieve your stress in a healthy way. Try taking a few deep breaths, meditating, or practicing yoga.

3. Watermelon In The Morning

Every morning, be faithful to watermelon. Often times watermelon as viewed as a strict summer fruit, one for seed spitting contests and barbecues, but it can also help lower blood pressure.

Why does it help lower blood pressure? Watermelon contains an organic compound called citrulline. Once it enters the body it is converted to  L-arginine, the precursor to nitric oxide.  Nitric-oxide in the body relaxes the blood vessels causing your blood pressure to decrease. A great natural remedy to enjoy.

4. Coconut Water 

Coconut water finds itself high on the list of home remedies for high blood pressure. One of the causes for high blood pressure is an imbalance of electrolytes in the blood. Because coconut water contains an adequate supply of minerals and salts, it can help counter this imbalance. Modern researchers say the potassium content in coconut water plays a huge role in lowering blood pressure. Both potassium chloride (seen in supplements) and potassium citrate (seen in foods) can help lower blood pressure. Potassium helps balance out the level of sodium in your blood and keeps your body functioning properly.

5. Raw Apple Cider 

A study published in the Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry looked at the effect that vinegar has on blood pressure if it is introduced to your diet. The results of the research showed that consumption of acetic acid (which is found in apple cider vinegar) caused a significant reduction in hypertension (high blood pressure). The research found that the acetic acid reduced blood pressure by lowering the renin activity. Renin is an enzyme which helps regulate blood pressure. I mix 1-2 tablespoons in a glass of warm water in the morning. I have found like I like Braggs ACV with the mother.

6. Honey and Ginger Juice:

This is a great combination you can prepare at home. Mix a teaspoon of ginger juice with a teaspoon of honey and cumin seeds.

This is a healthy remedy for keeping your throat and stomach healthy while also lowering your blood pressure.

Consume this preparation twice a day as an herbal remedy for blood pressure ailments.

7. Garlic

Garlic is found in almost every Indian household and holds enormous benefits. This pungent seasoning has a high blood pressure lowering ability that relaxes the blood vessels and dilates them. Add fresh garlic in your food or eat 1-4 garlic cloves daily.

8. Load up on potassium

Potassium sometimes called the “un-salt” can lower blood pressure, but less than 2 percent of Americans get the recommended 4.7 grams of potassium a day. Avocados pack in more potassium than any other fruit or veggie, including bananas, so add some to your sandwich or salad for an nutritional boost. Other potassium-rich foods include cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, spinach, and lima beans.

9. Drink two glasses of orange juice

Volunteers who drank a glass of orange juice at morning and another at night reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 7 percent and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 4.6 percent, found a Cleveland Clinic study. OJ is high in potassium, which probably explains the benefits.


10. Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper is a great remedy for anyone experiencing mild hypertension. It helps prevent the blood platelets from clumping up and accumulating in the blood vessels. This helps ensure that the blood flows smoothly. You can take cayenne pepper in vegetable salads, fruits salads or add a pinch to your soups.

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