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Hypertension is the medical term for the high blood pressure, which is a condition that usually affects everyone during life. High blood pressure appears when the heart pumps too much blood and when the arteries are very narrow. The treatment of high blood pressure is important in order to avoid some serious complications that this condition can cause, such as heart attack and stroke.

Symptoms and causes of hypertension

The ordinary symptoms of high blood pressure are headaches, dizziness, and nosebleeds. Generally, all these signs happen only when the high blood pressure is in the progressed phase. Hypertension may be primary or secondary, but the causes for hypertension are not still completely established. However, certain conditions may lead to this state of blood pressure, or it can be inherited. These conditions are smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and alcohol, as well as stress and salty foods.

Herbs for hypertension

There are about ten herbs that are very effective in treatment of high blood pressure. However, it is very important to consult good herbalist before using any of these herbs. The herbalist will recommend the best herb that suits a person depending on the person’s medical history and the symptoms of hypertension that appear in that person. The most beneficial herbs for high blood pressure are Danshen, Cayenne, Ginkgo biloba, Hawthorn berry, and Garlic, in addition to Rauwolfia Serpentina and Parsley. Moreover, Reishi, Aloe Vera and Black Cohosh Root are herbs that most herbalists also recommend when high blood pressure is in the question.

When a person that suffers from hypertension decides to use these herbs, he/she must know that warfarin or any other blood thinner must not be used along with an herb. The above listed herbs are all vasodilators, which are the substances or herbs that are very effective in relaxing of smooth muscle and help in opening of arteries. Vasodilators are considered to be natural ACE inhibitors that are more effective in comparison to the synthetical ACE inhibitors, which may have characteristic side effects.

It is recommended to take these herbs on empty stomach before the meal. However, several of them may cause certain unwanted reactions; for example, Hawthorn berry may cause nausea in the beginning until the organism gets used to it. Furthermore, Cayelinne, as well as Black Cohosh root, may lead to the stomach irritation. All these herbs are very potent for the regulating and stabilizing of blood circulation. Therefore, they must be taken with caution.

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