Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure Also Known As Hypertension


High or increased blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has become endemic globally. It is characterized by a measure of circulation of 140/90mmHg or higher and can lead to, and actually does lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.

One can be said to have hypertension when the measure is high consistently, over a long period. This condition is caused by lifestyle patterns like sedentary jobs (and lack of regular exercise), diets (immoderate drinking, increase in salt intake), worry, contraceptives and addiction to pain killers, kidney and adrenal ailments and infections and genetics.


Much as doctors are prescribing drugs for this ailments, this condition can be controlled naturally, with organic components. There are 10 tried and tested home remedies to help hypertensive patients ameliorate their condition, in addition to the treatment being received at the hospitals.

1. Lemons

Lemons keep the veins flexible. Flexible veins engender a decreasein high blood pressure. Lemons carry vitamin C which helps to fight cancer as it lowers the number of harmful free radicals and reduces the risk of a heart attack. In fact, research has shown that drinking water infused with lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach reduces the risk of cancer. Please, note that no sugar is required in the infusion for better results.

2. Watermelon Seeds

The cucurbocitrin in the watermelon seeds widens the blood vessels. They also boost the function of the kidneys and help in the fight of inflammation. Watermelon seeds lower the pulse because of the vasodilator effect it possesses.

How to: Blend same amounts of dried watermelon and poppy seeds; mix in water and drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and last thing at night before turning in for the night.

Alternatively, blend watermelon seeds and boil in water for an hour. Drain and ingest four teaspoon of this brew every day.

3. Garlic

Aside the after-breath most people who use garlic have (and other people find offensive), garlic has been proved to be quite effective in a lot of ways, viz;

  1. It lowers the pulse.
  2. Raw or cooked garlic controls high blood pressure.
  3. It reduces cholesterol levels.
  4. It is effective in the loosening of the veins as it stimulates the generation of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide.
  5. Garlic eases the blood stream, eases the heart and is excellently eliminating of gas.

It usually leaves a smouldering after- effect, which can be solved by taking with some milk. Another way to savour garlic is to blend the cloves, squeeze five to six drops into two teaspoon of water and take twice daily.

4. Banana

Bananas carry high levels of potassium and are very effective in controlling the high blood pressure. There is no risk of ‘overdose’, so you can consume them routinely.

Bananas can be ‘mixed and matched’ with raisins, dried apricots, currants, squeezed orange, spinach, zucchini, heated sweet potatoes, rock melon and winter squash.

5. Celery

Celery eases the muscles in the blood vessels and, in effect, makes way for more blood to flow without hitches. This is because it contains high levels of phytochemical 3-N- butylphthalide which is very helpful in controlling the high blood pressure.

It is advised to consume celery, a-stalk-a-day, with a glass of water as it reduces the nervousness hormones that tighten the veins and, in turn, cause increased blood pressure

6. Coconut Water

Hydration and circulation is very essential for the human body, particularly so for those with hypertension. Eight to ten glasses of water daily is recommended for this purpose. In addition to this, coconut water is key, as it reduces circulatory issues.

Coconut water is rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin C and is very effective in reducing the systolic circulatory strain. In addition to coconut water, coconut oil is also highly recommended to be used in the making of meals in the kitchen.

7. Cayenne Pepper

A smooth blood flow means that the thrombocytes are not getting together and accumulating in the blood. This is what Cayenne pepper does: it aids the free flow of blood. It is very helpful for the people with high blood pressure.

Being quite chili in nature, just a dash of it is recommended in organic vegetables and/or soups, as it can be very hot.

8. Onion Juice

Onions are very helpful in decreasing blood pressure because of the flavononit carries.

Aside that, operation one-onion-a-day is also very beneficial for overall health. The juice, too, can be ingested: half a teaspoon a day for two weeks.

9. Honey

Honey aids the lowering of blood pressure and is very beneficial for the heart. Recommendation:

  1. Every morning, on an empty stomach, take two teaspoons of honey.
  2. Mix a teaspoon of honey with ginger juice; add two teaspoons of cumin seed powder and ingest twice a day.

10. Fenugreek Seeds

Armed with their rich supply of potassium and dietary fibre, fenugreek seeds is helpful in lowering high blood pressure. Boil two fenugreek seeds in water for two minutes and sieve. Place the seeds in a blender and blend them well.

This should be taken twice a day, in the morning on an empty stomach and before turning in for the night. Do this for several months and notice positive results in line with the blood circulation and general sense of health.

You can use these natural remedies in order to control the blood pressure; however, takin these organic foods does not reduce the importance of regular visits to the doctor for proper and better monitoring of blood pressure.