High 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:
It is also known as Buchu.
It’s common name is Garlic.
It’s common name is Graviola.
It’s common name is Celery.
It is also known as Manchurian Dutchman’s pipe or Guan Mu Tong.
It is also known as Breadfruit.
It is also known as Green Oat.
It is also known as Indian plantago.
It is used for making tea.
It is also known as Lasaf.
It is also known as Ajwain.
It is also known as Chaksu.
It is also known as Coffee weed.
It is also known as Black bean.
It is also known as Karpurvali.
It is also known as Virginia dayflower.
It is also known as Chinese Hawthorn.
It is also known as River Lily, Swamp Lily.
It is also known as Giant dodder.
It is also known as Carrot.
It is also known as Osbeck.
It is also known as Hardy Fuchsia, Chiko, Tilco.
Commonly known as Soybean.
It is also known as Pima cotton.
Commonly known as Roselle.
It is also known as French Lavander.
It is also known as Rompepiedra or Stone breaker.
It is also known as Linseed, or Flaxseed.
Commonly known as Black Mangrove.
Commonly known as Tomato.
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.