What it is?
Defined as the force the blood exerts on arteries and veins as it circulates through the body, blood pressure is controlled by a complex regulatory system involving the heart, blood vessels, brain, kidneys, and adrenal glands. It’s normal for blood pressure to fluctuate often—even minute to minute. In some people, however, blood pressure remains chronically high, a condition known medically as hypertension.
Normal blood pressure is 120 (systolic) over 80 (diastolic) or lower. Hypertension is defined as blood pressure averaging 140/90 or higher in at least two separate measurements.
What causes it?
In 90% of people with hypertension, the cause isn’t known; this type is called essential hypertension. However, risk factors include smoking, obesity, gender (men are twice as likely to suffer hypertension as women), a high-sodium diet, and a family history. In addition, blacks are more prone to hypertension—and suffer greater consequences from it—than whites.
How supplements can help?
If you have mild hypertension, start making lifestyle changes and take calcium and magnesium. If your blood pressure is higher, see your doctor before using supplements.
In some studies, calcium has been shown to lower blood pressure; it is also involved in muscle contraction, so it’s good for the heart and blood vessels. Magnesium relaxes the muscles that control blood vessels, permitting blood to flow more freely. It also helps to maintain a balance between potassium and sodium in the blood, which has a positive effect on blood pressure. The mineral potassium is also effective in blood pressure. But potassium supplements are almost never necessary; eating more fruits and vegetables is sufficient for most people.
• Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina)
• Jatamansi ( Nardostachys jatamansi)
• Sarpagandhaghan Bati
• Sarpagandha Tablets
• Stress Guard
• Avoid meat, eggs and salt
• Reduce protein intake
• Follow the following vegetarian diet:
Vegetables: Garlic, lemon,parsley,
Fruits: Indian Gooseberry,Grape fruuit, watermelon,
Dairy: Milk,Cottage cheese,clarified butter.
• Should get 8 hours of sleep
• Proper rest is of primary importance
• Avoid overstrain
• Don’t worry be happy
• Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana)
• Cobra (Bhujanga Asana)
• Use Mahanarayan Taila
• Brihat Vishnu Taila