Hypertension is a disorder in which blood pressure abnormally raised from 139/89 mm of Hg. From long time hypertension remains one of the commonest chronic conditions in the developed parts of world. The diagnosis of hypertnesion should be made by a medical doctor.
WHO’s World health statistics 2012 report made after accessing health conditions in 194 countries, indicates that one in three adults suffers from raised blood pressure worldwide.
According to Ayurveda herbal science, hypertension is mainly caused by vata and Pitta vitiation so Ayurveda has its primary focus to pacify vata and Pitta humour defect. However, it may be caused by other humours as well and need to manage accordingly. The simple hypertensive preventative treatment may to controlling bad dietary habits and having an active lifestyle and reducing excessive salt intake.
Ayurveda suggests high fibre primarily vegetarian diet and emphasis is given over low salt intake. There are some breathing exercises known as Pranayama, yoga and some meditation useful to reduce high blood pressure.
Some herbs and Ayurveda medicines may be prescribed to maintain and manage blood pressure. Shirodhara (gently poring medicated oil over the forehead for a certain period) and some other Ayurveda relaxation techniques may also help to keep anxiety and blood pressure under control.
These herbs should be taken under the supervision and guidance of an Ayurveda practitioner and should be discussed with your medical practitioner.
The following Ayurvea herbs have been traditionally considered effective to treat or manage high blood pressure naturally. To lower the raised blood pressure a customised herbal formula is required as per one’s unique Ayurvedic Body Type. Below mention all the herbs may help to prevent damage to the heart and vascular system of the body and eventually may benefit in Hypertension. To know more about these herbs, contact “Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic” in Melbourne, Australia.
Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna)
According to the Ayurveda literature Terminalia Arjuna is cardiac tonic and may possess hypolipidemic effects. It may help to strengthen the heart musculature and enhances working capacity of heart. This effect is probably due to tannins in Terminalia Arjuna. It may be useful in hypertension. It may act as natural beta-blocker and antioxidant for heart by which blood pressure may come to normal.
Commiphora mukul (Guggulu)
Guggulsterones present in Commiphora Mukul aims to reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood. It may also have therapeutic value in myocardial infarction, ischemic heart disease and controlling obesity naturally.
Tribulus terrestris (Gokshura)
It has effects like diuretics so may aid to reduce blood pressure by taking excess water out of body. Department of Pharmacology, Razi Institute for Drug Research and Cellular and Molecular Research Center, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, has conducted a study in which they have found that Tribulus terrestris is natural anti hypertensive agent.
There are many medicines used in Ayurveda to manage hypertension. For more information about these medicines, you need to consult an Ayurvedic doctor. Your local Ayurveda doctor can guide you for proper medication using ayurveda herbs or formulations.
Curcuma longa (Tumeric)
The active ingredient, curcumin, of this commonly used spice in India has antiinflammatory and lipid-lowering effects. Increased cholesterol levels may be controlled with the use of Curcuma Longa.
Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi)
It is considered traditionally as the primary Ayurvedic nerve and cardiac Tonic because of a glycoside (saponin) found in it. It may help to reduce stress level and lowers the blood pressure. It may also improve the blood circulation in the body.
Garlic, which is full of vitamins like vitamin c, folic acid, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin, is well known to cause improvement in high blood pressure and reduces blood cholesterol level.
Nardostachys jatamansi (Jatamasi)
Jatamansi is considered as an Ayurveda mind relaxant and may offer relief in stress disorders. Stress can also be a cause for high blood pressure, so it also works to lower the blood pressure by reducing stress.
Herbs like shankapushpi, bhringraj, purnarnava, guduchi, amla and shatavari have been used traditionally in Ayurveda and have been considered also beneficial in high blood pressure.
Ayurvedic body massage
Ayurvedic body massage helps to relax the body and helps to improve the ability to deal with stress and exhaustion. It may help in high blood pressure by enhancing the blood circulation throughout the body and by reducing mental stress.
Shirodhara is also considered an effective stress reliever in Ayurveda. Stress is also a risk factor for hypertensive patient. Therefore, people with high blood pressure may consider shirodhara to relieve their stress.
Traditional Ayurveda Formulations for High Blood Pressure
Hypertension may be due to sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol levels, blockages in the blood vessels and lack of physical work. Therefore, yoga is a lifestyle technique and natural way to help reducing stress that may be linked with hypertension. The helpful yoga poses are Child's Pose (Shishu Asana), Corpse Position (Shavasana), Full Yogic breathing, Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose), Pashchimottanasana (Posterior Stretch Pose), Halasana (Plow Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Camel pose, Knees squeeze, Nadi shodhana (Breathing Exercise) and Pranayama.
If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic". People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation.
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