High blood pressure is also known as Hypertension or the silent killer. 67 million American’s have some form of hypertension and that number is growing every year.

The effects of high blood pressure on the body obviously can be deadly and most cases are very serious. Your heart is pumping blood to hard so it affects your entire body.

Doctors are prescribing all sorts of chemical combinations to fight high blood pressure but wouldn’t you rather have a natural remedy? Here are a collection of different natural home remedies you can try at home to relieve hypertension and live a healthier life.

 

Sip Coconut Water

Coconut water is very healthy and full of nutrients. Containing high levels of potassium and magnesium, both of which help regulate the function of muscles. Your heart is a huge muscle so these nutrients will help calm it down.

 

Lay Off the Salt

Salt is actually good for you in small doses, its when you get too much that the problems begin to arise. Salt is actually not the problem, but sodium is the real culprit. High levels of sodium can throw off the balance of fluid in your body, adding work for the heart. Watch out for processed foods, which contain high levels of sodium.

 

Drink Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus acts as a diuretic for the body, making you flush out excess liquids and maintaining a balance of fluids. Drink some hibiscus tea and lower your blood pressure the way Hawaiians have for centuries. Hawaiians have the lowest blood pressure in all of America.

 

Omega 3

Get those fish and krill oils in your body. The Omega-3 fatty acids are great for your heart health and high blood pressure affects the heart the most.

 

Work it out

Diet is important but it must be accompanied by an exercise routine to fully be healthy. Exercising strengthens the heart and helps lower blood pressure, so get out t and move for 30 minutes a day.

 

Garlic

Garlic is a natural home remedy that your mother keeps telling you about, but what about the smell? Garlic should be eaten in moderation to lessen the smell, but you shouldn’t worry about the smell when it comes to your overall health. Take garlic in tablet form to keep the smell down and get the most out of the nutrients.

 

Morning melon

Watermelons contain an amino acid called citrulline, which is known to fight blood pressure better than any man made chemical. Eating some watermelon every morning will rapidly decrease your blood pressure and make your overall health increase. Plus who doesn’t love some good watermelon.

 

Ginger-Cardamom tea

Cardamom has been proven to fight blood pressure and ginger has been known to improve circulation, so the combination is excellent at fighting hypertension. One cup of tea in the morning to live a healthier life doesn’t seem too bad after all.

 

Try these home remedies before you go to your doctor and he prescribes some harmful chemicals to fight hypertension. Always consult a doctor before trying new techniques.

 

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