7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

A great natural remedy for high blood pressure is taking blueberry juice daily or having some garlic water daily. In addition, various types of tea, such as hibiscus tea or olive leaf tea, seem to have excellent antihypertensive properties which help control blood pressure.

Even though these natural remedies are useful for complementing high blood pressure treatment, they should only be taken under the supervision of a cardiologist, as they do not exclude the need to use the medication prescribed by your doctor.

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1. Garlic water

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Garlic water is an excellent natural way to regulate blood pressure as it stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which is a gas that causes strong vasodilation effect, which helps blood circulation and decreases pressure on the heart.

In addition, garlic is also great at maintain cardiovascular health, since it has incredible antioxidant properties that protect the blood vessels.

A good way of taking garlic is using flavored water throughout the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 clove of raw garlic, peeled and crushed;
  • 3.4 oz (100 ml) of water.

Preparation method

Place the garlic clove in a cup of water and let it sit for six to eight hours (overnight, for instance) and then, in the following morning, drink it before breakfast. If you like, you can also prepare a liter of garlic water and drink it throughout the day.

In addition to taking garlic water, you can also ingest garlic throughout the day with food as it is more easily digested like that than with water. A good tip is to add some peeled cloves to your olive oil jar. Then, whenever you use the olive oil, you will also benefit from the garlic properties.

2. Olive leaf tea

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Olive-tree leaves are another one of the best natural remedies for high blood pressure because they have polyphenols that regulate blood pressure, without the risk of causing hypotension, even if consumed in excess.

In addition, they also have a slight calming and relaxing effect, which helps to control anxiety symptoms.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of ground olive leaves;
  • 16.9 oz (500 ml) of boiling water.

Preparation method 

Place the olive leaves in a pan with boiling water and let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes. Then strain the mixture and let it cool down. Finally, drink three to four cups of tea throughout the day. 

In addition to the tea, there is also an olive leaf extract that can be bought in stores, in the form of capsules which can be taken in doses of 500 mg, twice a day after meals.

3. Blueberry juice

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

In addition to being an excellent source of antioxidants, which fight diseases like cancer and prevent aging, blueberries also help decrease blood pressure, especially when consumed daily.

The effects of blueberries are more evident in people with high cardiovascular risk, such as those who are obese or those who have metabolic syndrome. Therefore, blueberry juice can be used as a natural complement to the high blood pressure treatment prescribed by the doctor. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries;
  • ½ cup of water;
  • Juice ½ lemon.

Preparation method

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can take this juice once or twice daily. 

4. Hibiscus tea

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Hibiscus is a plant that is very popular amongst those who want to lose weight, however this plant can also help reduce blood pressure. This is because of its rich composition in anthocyanins, which are flavonoids that help regulate blood pressure.

To get a better result in regulating blood pressure it is recommended to use the flower calyxes with darker colors. The calyxes are the structures that connect the stem to the petals. The darker the hibiscus flowers are, the greater the concentration of anthocyanins and the greater the effect against high blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2 grams of hibiscus calyxes;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation method

Place the hibiscus calyxes in the cup of water and let them sit for five to ten minutes. Then strain the mixture and drink once to twice a day, making sure you allow at least eight hours between each cup of tea.

Even though there are no studies that prove this yet, hibiscus may be toxic above the daily dose of six grams. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not take more than the dose indicated above.

Hibiscus tea may have a bitter taste, so if necessary, you can add a teaspoon of stevia or honey to the mixture. 

5. Mangaba tea

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Another excellent natural remedy for high blood pressure is eating a fruit called mangaba or taking a mangaba bark tea, which helps with vasodilation, lowering blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of magaba bark;
  • 16.9 oz (500 ml) of boiling water.

Preparation method 

Add the bark to the boiling water and let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Cover the pan, let the tea cool down and then strain. Take two to three cups per day.

6. Horsetail tea

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Horsetail tea is an excellent natural diuretic that increases the production of urine and eliminates excess liquid from the body. Therefore, it can be a great tea to lower blood pressure in people who have a lot of fluid retention, as the excess water in the body causes more stress for the heart, worsening hypertension.

Despite the benefits, this tea should only be taken occasionally, for instance, when it is harder to control blood pressure with other methods and there is a lot of fluid retention. This tea must not be taken for more than one week, as it also leads to the elimination of important minerals through the urine.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of dry horsetail leaves;
  • 16.9 oz (500 ml) of boiling water.

Preparation method 

Place the horsetail leaves in the boiling water and let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes. Then strain the mixture and drink the tea while it is warm. This tea can be taken two to three times a day.

7. Valerian tea 

7 Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Valerian roots have excellent calming and relaxing properties that help improve blood circulation. In addition, valerian tea acts directly on the GABA neurotransmitter, which can help those who suffer from frequent anxiety crises that can lead to increased blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 5 grams of dried valerian root;
  • 1 cup of boiling water.

Preparation method

Place the valerian roots in a cup of boiling water and let the mixture sit for five to ten minutes. Then strain and drink two to three times a day. In some people, valerian tea can cause sleepiness during the day, so if this happens, it should only be used at bedtime.

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