Natural remedies of high blood pressure

Herbs for treatment of hypertensionHigh blood pressure is also known as “Hypertension” in medical terms. In hypertension (or high blood pressure) blood pressure in the arteries is increased. Arteries are blood vessels carrying blood from heart to the rest of the body.

There are two types of hypertension:

1. Primary hypertension:

There are 90-95% cases of primary hypertension. (The cause of which is unknown).

2. Secondary hypertension:

There are 5-10% cases of secondary hypertension, which is the result of some other conditions such as the affect on the kidneys, endocrine system, arteries or heart.

About 75-80% of population in developing countries use complementary, alternative or natural remedies for the treatment of diseases as they have lesser side effects.

Following herbs are found to have antihypertensive or hypotensive effects:

Agathosma betulina

It is also known as Buchu.

Allium sativum

It’s common name is Garlic.

Annona muricata

It’s common name is Graviola.

Apium graveolens

It’s common name is Celery.

Aristolochia manshuriensis

It is also known as Manchurian Dutchman’s pipe or Guan Mu Tong.

Artocarpus altilis

It is also known as Breadfruit.

Avena sativa

It is also known as Green Oat.

Blond psyllium

It is also known as Indian plantago.

Camellia sinensis

It is used for making tea.

Capparis cartilaginea

It is also known as Lasaf.

Carum copticum

It is also known as Ajwain.

Cassia absus

It is also known as Chaksu.

Cassia occidentalis

It is also known as Coffee weed.

Castanospermum australe

It is also known as Black bean.

Coleus forskohlii

It is also known as Karpurvali.

Commelina virginica

It is also known as Virginia dayflower.

Crataegus pinnatifida

It is also known as Chinese Hawthorn.

Crinum glaucum

It is also known as River Lily, Swamp Lily.

Cuscuta reflexa

It is also known as Giant dodder.

Daucus carota

It is also known as Carrot.

Desmodium styracifolium

It is also known as Osbeck.

Fuchsia magellanica

It is also known as Hardy Fuchsia, Chiko, Tilco.

Glycine max

Commonly known as Soybean.

Gossypium barbadense

It is also known as Pima cotton.

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Commonly known as Roselle.

Lavandula stoechas

It is also known as French Lavander.

Lepidium latifolium

It is also known as Rompepiedra or Stone breaker.

Linum usitatissimum

It is also known as Linseed, or Flaxseed.

Lumnitzera racemosa

Commonly known as Black Mangrove.

Lycopersicon esculentum

Commonly known as Tomato.

Moringa oleifera

It is also known as Murungai.

References and Further Reading:

Tabasum, N. et. al. (2011). Role of natural herbs in the treatment of hypertension. Pharmacognosy Review, 5(9), 30-40.

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