Originally Answered: What can i do to lower my blood pressure, without taking drugs...anything herbal?
There are a number of alternative treatments and natural approaches to
Treating high blood pressure. Cathy Wong, a naturopathic physician has
These helpful suggestions. Here is a list of dietary supplements and herbs used in controlling high blood pressure.
* Essential Fatty Acids
* Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
* Coenzyme Q10 and Coenzyme A
* Vitamin E:
* Vitamin C:
* Multi Vitamin
*Diet: Maintain adequate calcium, magnesium, and potassium intake.
Potassium-rich foods include avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, and honeydew
Melon, grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage,
Cauliflower, green peas, potatoes, and squash. Foods rich in magnesium
Include nuts, rice, bananas, potatoes, wheat germ, kidney, and Lima
Beans, soy, and molasses.
* Herbs/Nutritional Supplements: Consider garlic, Coenzyme Q10 (Co
Q10), and Hawthorn. Garlic is a very popular natural treatment for high blood pressure. It appears from a 2005 study that using fresh garlic in your diet may be more effective than using supplemental forms. Allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, is destroyed within one hour of smashing the garlic. This means that garlic pills are virtually worthless and should not be used.
Instead, when you use the garlic, compress it with a spoon prior to
Swallowing it, or put it through your juicer to add to vegetable
Juice. Just be careful not to put too much as raw garlic has a
Powerful flavor and can cause some unpleasant surprises. A single
Medium size clove or two is usually sufficient.
There have been a number of studies examining the effects of garlic
Supplements on blood pressure. Garlic appears to lower blood pressure
By 5 to 10%. It can also lower cholesterol, reduce triglyceride
Levels, discourage clot formation, and promote blood circulation. A
Typical dose of garlic is 900 mg of garlic powder per day,
Standardized to contain 1.3% allicin. This provides about 12,000 mcg
Of allicin per day. This dosage is also recommended for lowering high
Take care always! OIRAM