Stressful lifestyles have made high blood pressure, or hypertension, a common phenomenon today. Not only is high blood pressure caused by the stress we have in our lives, but also because of the shortcuts we use in our cooking. Because of time constraints, people now opt to just open cans and heat the food, consuming more and more processed foods, leading to high salt intake.
How would you know if you have high blood pressure? Well, the most obvious symptoms to look out for would be headaches and blurry vision, but shortness of breath and chest pain can also indicate high blood pressure.
If not addressed at the earliest, hypertension can lead to heart and kidney ailments. Follow these simple remedies, cut out alcohol and excessive caffeine, and enjoy a healthier life.
Step 1: Remedy 1
Amla, or gooseberry, can be effectively used to treat hypertension.
- Take about 2-3 amlas.
- Chop and crush them.
- Squeeze out 2 tsp of juice.
- Add 2 tsp of honey.
- Include about 2-3 tsp of flaxseeds every day.
These can also be crushed coarsely and sprinkled over food.
Step 2: Remedy 2
- Take about 2 tlbsp of watermelon seeds.
- Dry roast these in a pan.
- When cool, grind the seeds. Take 2 cups of water, and add the ground seeds.
- Boil for 10-15 minutes. Cool and strain.
Have this liquid twice a day.
Step 3: Remedy 3
- Take a piece of fresh ginger root and grate it.
- Extract 1 tsp of juice.
- Mix in 1 tsp of honey
- 1 tsp of cumin powder.
Stir well, and have twice a day
Step 4: Bonus Tip
Garlic, especially in the raw form, is again very effective for blood pressure control. Have 2-3 cloves of garlic every day.