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Reduce high blood pressure naturally

Tips from around the world 

Are you looking for natural ways to reduce your high blood pressure? Give it a try with these tips from pharmacists and recent university studies. 

1. The famous Harvard Medical School has found in a study that bananas significantly lower high blood pressure due to their high potassium content. Eat three bananas every day for a period of 2 months and measure measure your blood pressure during this time regularly. 

2. Reduce your salt intake to less than 10g per day and replace the salt with fresh herbs or special salts such as sea salt or Himalayan salt. Salt binds water in the body, and therefore, water in the body is no longer available in the bloodstream. There is an insufficient amount of blood that causes blood pressure to rise so as to maintain the constant pressure in the system. If you already suffer from high blood pressure and you further increase this pressure by taking too much cooking salts, it stands to reason that you can significantly reduce your high blood pressure by reducing the amount of salt you consume. 

3. The American Heart Association and the Oslo University recommends eating three kiwis a day to lower the blood pressure because they contain the antioxidant lutein. This can help you to lower your blood pressure permanently.

4. A group of researchers from the Louisville, Kentucky identified raisins as a natural high blood pressure medicine. In studies they have found that the high potassium content of sweet dried fruit eaten during a period of three months, significantly lowers high blood pressure. 

5. Watermelons also appear to reduce hypertension as discovered by nutritional scientists at Florida State University. All participants in the study at the prestigious university were able to reduce their blood pressure to normal levels. Watermelons have a high water content and the citrulline contained in the fruits was found to be responsible for lowering the blood pressure. A small watermelon a day is very important and is a really good natural high blood pressure medicine. 

6. Dark chocolate contains a lot of cocoa and the substances contained in cocoa, such as proanthocyanidins, result in larger blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. However, the staff of the University of Cologne said that the consumption of dark chocolate is recommended to reduce high blood pressure albeit with some restrictions, since chocolate is known to be high in calories and high blood pressure patients usually have a high-calorie diet already.

7. Rauwolfina, the Indian snake root, is used in India for treating high blood pressure. Rauwolfina contains the alkaloid reserpine, and is considered to be a true miracle in traditional in the treatment of high blood pressure. However, the intake of Rauwolfina should be agreed with a doctor or medical practitioner because there are also some reports of side effects with this natural remedy. 

8. Garlic can also reduce high blood pressure because it contains the active ingredient allicin. Garlic coated tablets can often taken in the fight against high blood pressure for a long period time. 

9. Mistletoe is also a natural high blood pressure remedy because it contains oleanolic acid contained. In rats, studies have shown a significant reduction of high blood pressure from the use of mistletoe. But studies in humans have yet to come.