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If you're above the age of 35, chances are good you may have already been warned about the dangers of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is a condition that occures when the force of the blood on the arteries' walls is strong, which eventually creates health problems, especially those connected to heart disease.
Our blood pressure is mainly dependant on our blood vessels. When they narrow, the blood pressure will be high (just like a garden hose being squeezed sends water more strongly). The normal blood pressure should be 120/80.
Unfortunately, many people won't show signs of hypertension, and it will only become evident when they either go through a test or have a health related problem.
Common symptoms include: Mild headaches, Dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and vision problems.
However, there are a great many cases of hypertension with unknown underlying reasons, perhaps genetic, and they can be controlled effecitvely with certain home remedies and lifestyle changes.
Lemon softens your blood vessels, and this will lower your blood pressure. In addition, the vitamin B will help keep your heart healthy.
Add 2 tablespoon of lemon juice to a glass of hot water, drink it on an empty stomach. Try to drink 5-6 glasses of fresh lemon water every day. It would be best to drink lemon juice without any sugar or salt, you can always add a little honey if the taste is a bit too bitter.
Mix a teaspoon of cumin powder with a honey and ginger juice mixture to create blood pressure remedy. Add 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger juice to a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of cumin powder. Mix well. Consume this twice a day to lower your blood pressure.
Garlic is a very common home remedy that reduces the cholesterol levels in our body, which is one of the main causes of high blood pressure. Garlic contains hydrogen sulfide, a compound that is essential to good blood flow.
To effectively lower your blood pressure, eat 5-6 pods of fresh garlic every day, on an empty stomach. You can also extract the juice of the garlic by crushing about 10 pods of it. Add 5-6 drops of garlic juice to four teaspoons of water and drink twice a day.
Watermelon seeds contain a substance called cucurbocitrin. This material help widen the blood capillaries in your body and take down the hypertension levels. It also helps to fight off arthritis and kidney diseases.