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Herbs and spices that can lower high blood pressure

We know that high blood pressure can lead to all sorts of serious health issues but do you really want to be on medication all your life? Instead you may want to seek out other natural ways to treat your high blood pressure. It is suggested however, that you do not go off your high blood pressure medication without first consulting your physician and you may also want to discuss any alternative treatments wit your doctor.

There are several herbs and spices that are touted as being beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure. Some of these herbs you probably already use in the course of cooking but it is sure good to know that herbs and spices we already use can help our high blood pressure. Basil has been shown to lower blood pressure but just temporarily, so don't skimp on the basil. Another spice we use regularly that has been shown to help is cinnamon. So who doesn't love cinnamon? This is an easy and pleasant fix, just use more of it. Finally there is good old garlic. Garlic has many properties that help with a number of ailments and now you can add lowering high blood pressure to the list.

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Soonerdad3 wrote on March 17, 2015, 8:57 PM

I have heard that cinnamon and garlic have properties that can help lower blood pressure, but I have not heard about basil.

MelissaE wrote on March 17, 2015, 9:30 PM

This is great information. I have high blood pressure that I control with diet.

seren3 wrote on March 18, 2015, 12:16 AM

I love all of those! Delicious and great in cooking.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 18, 2015, 2:25 AM

I had heard about garlic and cinnamon but not basil. It would be great if BP can be lowered without consuming a lot of medicines (For tags please use # instead of +sign such as etc.)

nbaquero wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:17 AM

ScarletRose This is good information, a good diet is a key factor in preventing many chronic diseases and controlling others like Hypertension.

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crowntower wrote on March 18, 2015, 12:10 PM

Thank you for sharing this herbs and spices, I think this can help if... a person who has blood pressure can also discipline himself/herself from eating a lot of forbidden yummy food. The problem is, even though they intake medicine or other herbs, if they keep on eating and doing things that are bad for them, there will be no effect! God bless.

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:36 PM

So true. diet is very important as medications and herbs would not do the trick alone.

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:44 PM

Even with medication and herbs probably won't be effective without a good diet.

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:51 PM

Me too. I hadn't heard about basil until recently even though I grow it and use it a lot

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:53 PM

I have very heavy hands when it comes to shaking the cinnamon on anything. Love it.

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 10:01 PM

It is so great to have alternatives to medications that can have so many adverse side effects

ScarletRose wrote on March 18, 2015, 10:18 PM

Basil is the lesser known one but I have used it for a long time.

nbaquero wrote on March 19, 2015, 6:05 AM

Good point ScarletRose problem is that people don't pay attention to their diets.

agvulpes wrote on March 19, 2015, 6:15 AM

We use a lot of Garlic but not so much cinnamon and Basil. Thanks to you it seems that is about to change :)