A popular alternative to taking prescribed drugs to lower blood pressure are Home remedies; this is due to many factors. Ingredients for home remedies to lower blood pressure can be found in the local supermarket or even tucked away in the cupboard at home. You only need to know what you’re looking for.
One of the most common home remedies for lowering blood pressure is garlic; it has amazing properties. A huge plus in taking garlic- it lowers not only blood pressure but helps reduce levels of clotting. Some researchers also think garlic can reduce triglyceride levels in addition to lowering blood pressure.
If you eat a high fat diet, eating garlic will not be effective in reducing blood pressure. This is because the high fat content in the diet overpowers the properties of the garlic. Drinking alcohol to excess will also have a negative affect on garlic’s healing properties.
Potassium and magnesium are vital to the control of elevated blood pressure so home remedies include adding bananas, kidney beans, molasses and soy to the diet. Fruits such as watermelon and grapes may be considered excellent resources of potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Please remember to always consult your doctor before starting any alternative remedies for high blood pressure, and never ever under any circumstances cease taking your prescribed blood pressure medication without first asking your doctors advice. If you suddenly stop taking your medication, it may have serious adverse effects on your health, resulting in you becoming very ill and even being hospitalized.