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Ayurvedic Treatment of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

According to Ayurveda, the ancient healthcare system of India, the blood pressure is due to imbalanced "Vata" and "Pitta". High blood pressure is also known as rakta cappa vriddhi in Ayurveda. According to modern medical system, blood pressure is due to lifestyle, eating habits, side effects of medicines, stress, anxiety and many other reasons.

When the arteries get hardened and the pressure increases within them it increases the pressure of blood which is medically known as High Blood Pressure. There are certain herbal remedies in Ayurveda for blood pressure which are found to be very effective & successful. These herbs not only treat high blood pressure but also prevents many other complications. The herbal treatment of blood pressure mainly consists of some herbal Remedies like Gotukola, Arjuna herb in the form of herbal tea or juice or capsules, Brahmi or Stress Support capsules for stress. These herbal remedies for blood pressure constitute excellent way to get rid of blood pressure naturally. It is better to go for natural care of the disease rather than depending upon chemical based drugs which cause so many side effects.

What is Blood Pressure?

Understanding the blood pressure in a layman's language:-

Blood pressure is the force exerted by blood on the walls of the arteries, and when the pressure goes beyond certain limit it results to high pressure in blood which is called High Blood Pressure. Usually the normal blood pressure is 120 / 80 mm of Hg. and it starts to damage the inner walls of the arteries when raises to higher scale. As the inner wall of the arteries are damaged due to high blood pressure, therefore it gets harden and lose their elasticity and they become more prone to rupture or blockage.

This leads to minor leakages here and there leading to irregular blood supply to vital cells of brain, eyes, heart causing hemorrhage. This hemorrhage can lead to blindness, stroke, heart attack, erectile dysfunction and so many diseases.

Explaining the function of arteries through example - Just imagine a rubber pipe carrying water for irrigation to a big field. The rubber pipe is elastic when new. When it gets older, it gets hardened and starts to leak from various places and if it leaks, the excess water will destroy the plants around the leakage area and the plants which were going to get the water supply, also get destroyed because they did not get any water. Similarly if the arteries bleed, the tissues get damaged in the area where bleeding happens. This is called – Hemorrhage in medical terminology. The area which does not get blood supply because of hemorrhage or blockage in the artery leads to a situation called "ischemia" in medical terms.

Therefore the leakage or bleeding from the arteries can lead to damage in 2 ways:-

  1. Hemorrhagic (Stroke can be due to hemorrhage or can be due to Ischemia)
  2. Ischemia (Usually Myocardial Ischemia is the medical term used for heart attack)

After effects of Prolonged High Blood Pressure

  1. Palpitations
  2. Heart Size Enlargement leading to Congestive heart failure (Left ventricular failure)
  3. Stroke
  4. Heart Attacks
  5. Blindness and retinopathy
  6. Tinnitus - ringing in the ears
  7. Facial paralysis
  8. Feeling of heat inside the body – especially behind the eyes
  9. Restlessness, Anxiety and Sleeplessness

Causes of High Blood Pressure

  1. Stress and Anxiety - Major cause of Blood Pressure now a days
  2. Adrenaline / Catchecholamines secreting tumors - Pheochromocytoma etc.
  3. Smoking - The smoke damages the inner walls of arteries and causes blockages and reduction in elasticity of arteries.
  4. Obesity - The field which the pipes have to irrigate becomes bigger in this case, therefore the pressure on the heart and arteries increases. Heart size enlarges and finally fails
  5. Alcohol - Chronic alcohol consumption can also lead to blood pressure along with too much consumption of Non-Veg diet.
  6. How Non-Veg diet can cause blood pressure - Here is an analogy to explain you the feelings of Chicken before getting slaughtered.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Blood Pressure

There are certain Ayurvedic remedies which should be used to care blood pressure permanently + thought balance + alkaline diet consumption is also necessary along with using herbal Remedies to keep this disease away from affecting the body. Alkaline diet means a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and avoiding high protein diet, alcohol and smoking.

By Thought Balance - Try to avoid Anger, overcome fears, phobias, stress and anxiety.

Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Hypertension Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of high blood pressure. We provide 100 percent pure, effective and natural products. All the ingredients used in the preparation of this pack are free from side effects and are safe to use. And they are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of the medicines from the house are made without the addition of chemicals or additives or preservatives in it.

Dosage

  1. Arjuna Tea - 1 cup once daily.
  2. Total Heart Support - 1 capsule twice daily.
  3. Pitta Balance - 1 capsule twice daily.
  4. SarpagandhaGhan Vati - 2 tablets twice daily.

Products Description

1. Arjuna tea

The Arjun tea of Planet Ayurveda contains pure Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) in it. Terminalia arjuna, commonly known as Arjuna, is about 25m tall plant which has usually buttressed trunk. This trunk forms a wide canopy at the crown and the branches drop downwards from here. Leaves are green in color and conical in shape. Flowers are of yellow color and appear between March and June. This plant is usually found on river banks in West Bengal and South and Central India. The bark of Arjuna contains arjunic acid, tannic acid, saponins, tannins, Gallic acid and flavonoids. It also contains phytosterols. Arjuna is not only good for healthy blood pressure, but for the overall health of the body.

2. Total Heart Support

The total heart support capsule of Planet Ayurveda contains the extracts of four ingredients in it. These ingredients include Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis).

3. Pitta balance

Planet Ayurveda Pitta balance capsules are prepared by Parval Pishti (Coral calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate calcium), Kamdhudha Ras (Calcium compound), Mukta Pishti (Pearl calcium) and Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

4. Sarpagandhaghan Vati

Sarpagandhaghan Vati is a natural supplement provided by Planet Ayurveda, which contains Sarpagandha extract in it. Sarpagandha is also known as Rauwolfia serpentina or Indian snakeroot. This plant contains more than 50 alkaloids in it. The main alkaloids are ajmaline, ajmalimine, indobine, reserpine, serpentinine, serpinine and serpentine. This plant not only contains alkaloids, but also carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resins, tannins, saponins and terpenes in it.

To buy Hypertension Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/hypertension-care-pack.html.

FAQs on High Blood Pressure

1. What are the side effects of high BP?

Side effects of high BP are:

  • Fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Aortic dissection
  • Memory loss

2. Can blood pressure be reduced?

Yes, blood pressure can be reduced by consuming fresh fruits such as bananas, grapefruits, prunes, and vegetables such as tomatoes and potatoes.

  • Limit the intake of saturated fats and cholesterol-rich diet.
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine-containing products such as tea and coffee.
  • Avoid obesity.
  • Do regular exercise, yoga and meditation.
  • Limit the quantity of salt intake in your diet.
  • Remain stress free

3. What is concerning blood pressure?

Concerning blood pressure means when the pressure in the arteries is higher than the normal. In adults, systolic blood pressure is 120 to 129 and diastolic blood pressure is less than 80. If blood pressure raises above it, it becomes the matter of concern.

4. Can anyone get high blood pressure?

Yes, anyone can get high blood pressure. When it appears suddenly and can lead to high blood pressure this refers to as primary hypertension. There are several factors such as obstructive sleep apnea, kidney problems etc which can lead to secondary hypertension and it can be reduced by changing the daily lifestyle.

5. What is the fastest way to lower blood pressure naturally? / What should we do when BP is high? / How can you bring your blood pressure down quickly?

  • Do exercise and medication regularly.
  • Reduce the intake of sodium and caffeine-containing products.
  • Lose weight
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Quit smoking
  • Be stress free

6. Is High BP dangerous? / Why is high blood pressure bad?

Yes, high BP is dangerous with or without any symptoms because it weakens the heart muscles and contracts them that may increase the risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or even heart failure.

7. What is the best drink for high blood pressure?

Best drink for high blood pressure:

  • Beet juice
  • Almond milk
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Hibiscus tea

These juices lower the systolic blood pressure within six hours.

8. What should be avoided in high BP?

  • Intake of salt and tomato products
  • Limit the intake of saturated fats and cholesterol-rich diet.
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine-containing products such as tea and coffee.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.

9. What are the early warning signs of high blood pressure?

  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Headache
  • Fainting
  • Stroke
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness

10. Can you feel when your blood pressure is high? / How do you feel when you have high blood pressure?

There is a pounding feeling in the head or chest or there may be a feeling of dizziness or lightheadedness. But in some conditions people with high blood pressure may not feel such type of symptoms and it may go years without knowing they have the condition.

11. What is the main cause of high blood pressure? / What are the main causes of hypertension?

  • Lack of exercise
  • Having sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Rich carbohydrate diet. Take more saturated fatty acids.
  • Stress & worries
  • Side-effects of many medications
  • Due to some diseases like kidney failure or diabetes.

12. What is a dangerous level of blood pressure? / What blood pressure is considered dangerously high?

Blood pressure above the level of 140mm Hg (Systolic pressure) and 90 mm Hg (Diastolic pressure) is dangerous. Lower the level of blood pressure lower will be the risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke and kidney diseases.

13. What is the danger zone of high blood pressure?

Danger zone of high blood pressure is when systolic pressure is 180mm Hg and diastolic pressure is 90 mm Hg because it can damage the blood vessels and it may lead cardiac problems which can even leads to death.

14. What happens to your body when you have high blood pressure?

There is a feeling of dizziness or lightheadedness and this puts an extra strain on blood vessels and heart and this extra strain increases the risk of heart stroke. It can also affects kidney and heart.

15. Why is my blood pressure higher in the morning?

In the morning, body releases hormones like adrenaline and non-adrenaline that can cause high blood pressure. This increases the risk of blood vessel and heart problems like stroke.

16. Is chicken good for high blood pressure?

No, chicken is not good for a person suffering from high blood pressure because it contains saturated fats that increase the blood cholesterol and it simultaneously increases the blood pressure.

17. What kind of exercise is good for high blood pressure?

Exercises such as jogging, walking, skating, swimming, jumping rope are good for high blood pressure because these exercises helps to maintain the body weight therefore reduces the blood pressure.

18. What happens if high blood pressure left untreated?

If high blood pressure left untreated then it may cause the blood vessels to rupture and narrow and that damages the blood vessels which lead to heart stroke. It can also cause damage to kidneys and result in kidney failure. It result in heart attack or dementia like conditions.

19. Can Apple cider vinegar lower blood pressure immediately?

Yes, apple cider vinegar can lower blood pressure immediately because it acts as a detoxifier and inhibits the production of free radicals. You can take apple cider vinegar with honey in the morning on an empty stomach. It lowers the cholesterol level.

20. How can I lower my blood pressure quickly for a test? / What should we eat if we have high blood pressure?

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and drink beetroot juice
  • Eat potassium-rich diet

21. Can aspirin help lower blood pressure?

Yes, aspirin can help in lowering the blood pressure but it can cause several side effects such as fever, coughing up vomiting or blood, bloody stools, seizures, hallucination and other serious health hazards.

22. Is coffee bad for high blood pressure?

Yes, coffee is bad for high blood pressure because it contains caffeine that increases the pressure on the blood vessels and contracts them which leads to an increase in the blood pressure.

23. Is Apple good for high blood pressure?

Yes, Apple is good for high blood pressure because it is rich in nitrates and allows the body to produce more nitric oxide (NO). There is a dilatation of the arteries which results in decreasing blood pressure and improves the cardiovascular system.

24. Is peanut butter good for high blood pressure?

Yes, peanut butter is good for high blood pressure because it reduces the LDL cholesterol level thereby reduces the blood pressure levels and lowers the risk of heart disease such as heart attack.

25. Is Egg bad for high blood pressure?

Yes, egg is bad for high blood pressure. But a person can eat egg whites because it contains a peptide that blocks the production of an enzyme which causes the blood pressure to raise and that may lead to heart stroke.

26. What is the best breakfast for high blood pressure?

A person should eat low fat protein diet, whole grains and a plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Foods rich in calcium, magnesium and potassium are also very helpful in reducing blood pressure level. One can have idli, omelette, and upma.

27. What is considered stroke level high blood pressure?

Severe increase in the blood pressure can lead to heart stroke. When systolic pressure is 180mm Hg and diastolic pressure is 120mm Hg is considered as stroke level high blood pressure.

28. Does drinking water cause high BP?

Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday reduces the symptoms related to high blood pressure because dehydration constricts the blood vessels and results in improper deliver of oxygen to different parts of the body which leads to increase in the blood pressure levels. While doing exercise it is very necessary to increase the amount of water you drink daily.

29. Is green tea good for high blood pressure?

Yes, green tea is good for high blood pressure because it contains antioxidants that inhibit the damage of cells caused by free radicals. It also protects the endothelial layer that relaxes the blood vessels and allows the proper flow of blood.

30. Is honey good for high blood pressure?

Yes, honey is good for high blood pressure because it contains antioxidants that are linked to lower the blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and other related problems.

31. Can I eat cheese if I have high blood pressure?

No, you cannot eat cheese if you have high blood pressure because it contains sodium that increases the pressure on the blood vessels and contracts them. This may rise in the blood pressure level.

32. Can stress cause blood pressure to elevate?

Yes, because stress causes the heart to beat faster that narrows the blood vessels and this will elevate the blood pressure. So try to avoid stress and do asana and kapal bhati for a better life. Take proper sleep and rest to remain stress free.

33. Which nuts are good for lowering blood pressure?

Almonds and cashew nuts are good for lowering the blood pressure because it reduces the arterial inflammation thereby lowers the pressure inside the arteries and reduces the risk of heart stroke. Take cashew in limited amount as it increases cholesterol.

34. Why is my blood pressure so high?

  • Intake of too much salt in the diet
  • Smoking
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine-containing drink such as tea, coffee or alcohol
  • Taking saturated fatty acids in excess amount
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • No physical activities

35. Is banana good for high blood pressure?

Yes, banana is good for high blood pressure because it is rich in potassium which lowers the blood pressure and balances the effects of salt on the body that maintains the proper functioning of the kidneys.

36. Is lemon juice good for high blood pressure?

Yes, lemon juice is good for high blood pressure because makes the blood vessels flexible and soft which results in lowering cholesterol level thereby lowers the blood pressure. You can take lemon juice with honey in the morning on an empty stomach.

37. Can high blood pressure be cured permanently?

Yes, high-level blood pressure can be cured permanently by Ayurvedic medications because these medications are prepared from natural and effective herbs and these herbs works on the root cause of disease.

38. What is the best medicine for high blood pressure?

The best medicine for high blood pressure is Hypertension Care Pack. This pack contains:

I. Arjuna Tea:

Arjuna tea contains pure Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) and this plant is about 25m tall Its bark contains tannic acid, flavonoids, gallic acid, and arjunic acid. It is good not only for maintaining blood pressure but also for maintaining the overall health of the body. It is rich in antioxidants. It provide strength to heart muscles and vascular system. It has no preservative added and free from chemicals.

II. Total Heart Support:

These capsules contain pure extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Shankhpushi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It is for healthy heart, support total functioning of heart and maintain Bp.

III. Pitta Balance:

These capsules are prepared by Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium), praval pishti (Coral calcium), kamdhudha ras (Calcium compound), Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia) and Akik pishti (Agate calcium). It balances pitta doshas which is reason for high Bp. It balances aggravated pitta doshas because of its cooling effects.

IV. Sarpagandha Ghan Vati:

Sarpagandha ghan vati is a natural supplement which contains pure extract of sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentine). This plant contains more than 50 alkaloids such as serpentine, ajmaline, serpentine, indobine, ajmalimine, serpinine etc. It also contains flavonoids, carbohydrates, resins, terpenes, phenols, and glycosides. It helps in lowering blood pressure.

39. Is it normal for blood pressure to rise at night?

Sleep apnea and high cholesterol level increases the risk for developing blood pressure at night which results in the contraction of blood vessels and increases the pressure over it. This may lead to an increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke etc.

40. Which arm is best for taking blood pressure?

Left arm is best for taking blood pressure because left arm can signal circulatory problems that can lead to heart attack, peripheral artery disease, stroke or other cardiovascular disorders. The arm should rest comfortably at the heart level.

41. How long should you wait between blood pressure readings?

You should wait for one to three minutes between the blood pressure readings and then check it again for accurate findings.

42. What are the early warning signs of a stroke?

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe headache
  • Numbness in the arm, leg or face

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