Synthetic medication is the common treatment for any disease including high blood pressure. What we don’t know is these medications, when administered for a long time, can damage some vital organs of the human body like the liver. It is time to consider natural and organic medication for high blood pressure. Why? First, they are effective; second, they don’t pose health risk to your other organs. Below are some of the natural and organic medicine that you can use to alleviate high blood pressure:
Basil is an herb that can be used in savory dishes. Its inherent aroma freshens up any food. Aside from its delicious contribution to dishes, basil can also help lower blood pressure. It is believed that the chemical eugenol found in basil blocks substances that cause the constriction of blood vessels.
If you wanted an extra something to care for your blood pressure, always throw in these aromatic leaves to your soup, chilis, pasta, and more. Keep a pot of fresh basil in your kitchen window.
Like basil, cinnamon is an easy-going ingredient that you can just throw in any dish, especially dessert. Plus, cinnamon can also lower your blood pressure.
A study that used rodents as subjects showed remarkable results in the link between cinnamon and lowered blood pressure (Healthline Editorial Team, 2018). The results showed that rodents with chronic and acute hypertension could be cured with cinnamon.
You can add a sprinkle of cinnamon in your morning coffee, oatmeal, and more.
Cardamom is a type of seasoning that is prevalent in the Middle East and Asian regions. A study involving 20 people showed remarkable results of lowered blood pressure after 12 weeks (Verma, et al., 2009).
Cardamom might taste strange to some, but (I promise you) it is one of the best seasonings ever for a savory dish. This seasoning is versatile. You can sprinkle it in soups and in some pastries.
Flaxseed is said to lower blood pressure because it is a wellspring of omega 3 fatty acids. Aside from hypertension, flaxseed can also prevent the onset of atherosclerosis, reduce cholesterol, improve the level of sugar in the blood, and sometimes act as an effective antioxidant.
Try to be picky about purchasing your flaxseed. Choose whole flax seeds. Another tip is to store your flaxseed on the top shelf of your refrigerator. Keeping it cold and fresh increases its potency for high-blood pressure.
Garlic helps in lowering your blood pressure because of its ability to increase your body’s nitric oxide level. A body with a healthy nitric oxide level has relaxed and dilated blood vessels. Well-dilated blood vessels help a lot in improving blood pressure.
Garlic can be taken in raw, cooked, or in supplemental form. The form of how you take it should base solely on your preference.
CBD oil or cannabidiol is said to lower blood pressure. Why is it acknowledged to lower blood pressure? First, CBD is a vasodilator. Second, it has an analgesic effect. A vasodilator can dilate your blood vessels. Analgesic compounds relax your blood vessels. All of these factors can lead to a healthier range of blood pressure.
Converse with your doctor today about taking CBD oil supplements. Doctors can tell what’s the best CBD oil dosage for you. They would also know if taking this oil is good for your current medical condition. And, don’t forget to put CBD oil in your list of alternative drugs for hypertension.