High Blood Pressure Natural Remedies
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Having high blood pressure increases your chance for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or kidney disease. Normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high blood pressure or hypertension.
The kidneys are the first cause of high blood pressure, but are also the easiest to treat. Excess fluids can cause high blood press (kidney weakness). Metaphorically, kidney weakness equals fear. Other causes may come from stress, a diet rich in animal fats, and toxicity related to use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea.
Modern medicine treats high blood pressure using diuretics that stress the kidneys and may damage them. Beta blockers lower the heart rate. ACE inhibitors are blood vessel constrictors. Calcium-channel blockers relax the blood vessels. All these treatments supply only symptomatic relief and include a life-time dependence on medications.
From a natural perspective, using the word pressure brings up a whole new category of feeling pressured to perform at work, pressured in relationships, or your own high expectations of yourself or others. For men, in general, high blood pressure is related to anger; for women, it is more about stress. For men and women, it could be either or both. Most people don’t know how to manage stress nor are they interested “how to.” And as a result, the drug companies have provided a “quick fix” which, truly, any of us can become dependent upon for a lifetime.
I believe most high blood pressure issues are from financial stress. The way we value ourselves and others has to do with heart health. In most cases of high blood pressure, the cause is a great mystery according to the modern health perspective.
Of course, a healthy diet and exercise is the natural way to start helping lower high blood pressure. Take time to address your stresses in life and find ways to minimize them.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for High Blood Pressure
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Herbs for cardiovascular function:
Hawthorn berries – cardio tonic
Motherwort – diuretic and cardio tonic
Melissa (Lemon balm) – nerve and arterial relaxant
Cramp bark – to relax muscles and arterial tension
Herbs to strengthen kidney function:
Horsetail (Shave grass) – urinary tract health
Uva ursi – diuretic, urinary tonic
Dandelion leaf – diuretic, liver herb
Cell Salts to Help with High Blood Pressure
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#1 Calc fluor 6X – to strengthen arterial walls
#4 Ferr phos 6X – reduce vein and body inflammation
#6 Kali phos 6X – nervous high blood pressure
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue of the blood vessels
Add Nat sulph 6X if there is excessive water retention
High Blood Pressure Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Coffea cruda – overactive mind, sleeplessness, and sudden high blood pressure.
Crataegus – arteriosclerosis, oppression of chest, nervous palpitations, valvular problems.
Glonoinum – very sudden high blood pressure with intense throbbing headaches.
Lachesis – irritability, talkative, can be bipolar, can have very high blood pressure, intense and jealous.
Natrum muriaticum – craving for salt, social isolation (wants to be alone), irregular heart beats, dryness.
Veratrum album – includes abdominal problems and religious obsessions.