Rajan is a botany and chemistry major. He has worked as a poultry breeder for 23 years, breeding layer and broiler parents.
About Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is the pressure that the circulating blood exerts on the cell walls of the arteries that carry it. For a person to remain alive and healthy this blood pressure has to be maintained within specific ranges.
There are 2 measurements to blood pressure :
The systolic measurement indicates the blood pressure when the heart is pumping out blood or contracting while diastolic measurement indicates the blood pressure when the heart is not pumping out blood or is relaxing.
The normal ranges for a healthy adult at rest are :
- Systolic blood pressure ..................100 - 140 mm Hg
- Diastolic blood pressure .................. 60 - 90 mm Hg
Blood pressure is usually written and spoken of as for example 120/80 which means a systolic over diastolic pressure measured in millimetres (mm) of mercury (Hg).
When the blood pressure is consistently at or over 140/90, the person is said to be suffering from high blood pressure.
Health Risks Associated With High Blood Pressure
- Heart attack or heart failure
- Rupture & haemorrhage in the artery due to a localised bulge, leading to possible death
- Kidney failure
- Diabetes or increased sugar levels
- Damage to the retina of the eye
- Reduced life expectancy
Causes Of High Blood Pressure
Various factors come into play in raising the blood pressure. Some of them are:
- Higher than normal body weight or obesity
- High sodium intake
- High alcohol consumption
- High saturated fat & total fat diet
- Junk food
- Stress & hectic lifestyle
Some preventive measures are :
- Lifestyle changes to reduce stress and reducing hectic activities
- Low sodium diet including a generous and regular intake of fruits & vegetables
- Reducing sugar intake
- Meditation & relaxation - yoga
- Reducing weight to within normal range
- Regular physical activity like brisk walking
Some Natural Remedies To Reduce High Blood Pressure
Regular consumption of lemon makes the blood vessels soft and pliable and removes their rigidity. This eases high blood pressure.
It also gives strength to a weak heart and reduces the chances of heart failure. For blood pressure of any type, drink fresh lemon water several times a day.
Drinking warm water, early in the morning, in which juice of 1 lemon has been squeezed, is also beneficial.
Eat 1 amla murabba every morning. It helps in reducing blood pressure and also purifies the blood.
Amla Murabba Recipe
They are low in sodium while being high in potassium. These 2 elements are very essential in controlling & regulating high blood pressure. They are free of cholesterol hence bananas do not increase fat.
Consuming tomatoes helps in reducing high blood pressure. Be sure to eat it raw and alone. It also helps to control obesity and strengthens the liver.
CARROTS AND SPINACH
Take 300 ml carrot juice. Add 125 ml spinach juice to it. It not only helps to regulate all types of blood pressure but is a boon in liver diseases, carbuncles, urinary problems, bronchitis, cancer, glaucoma, coryza & piles.
Cucumber contains high amounts of potassium. Cucumber juice helps in normalizing both high & low blood pressure.
People with high blood pressure who consume potatoes regularly will benefit by its property of normalizing high blood pressure.
One can boil potatoes, without removing the skin, in water to which some salt has been added. As the skin is on, little salt is absorbed inside. This potato by itself can become a good meal. The magnesium content in potatoes helps in reducing blood pressure.
Taking 6 drops of garlic juice mixed with 4 tsp of water twice a day helps in reducing high blood pressure.
Also chewing 4 to 5 cloves of garlic by one who has a feeling of an impending heart attack will prevent the heart from failing. Follow it up with milk in which a couple of cloves of garlic have been boiled.
In heart diseases garlic consumption benefits by removing gas thereby reducing the pressure on the heart. It also strengthens the heart. It also keeps the blood thin, a benefit again for those with heart disease.
Colocasia consumption also helps in reducing blood pressure. In heart disease eat at least 25 grams of colocasia vegetable every day.
Ajwain Wali Arbi | Colocasia Curry Recipe
Regular buttermilk consumption normalises both high and low blood pressure.
It also removes toxins from the body and increases immunity. The best quality buttermilk is derived from cow's milk. Do not consume sour buttermilk.
People with high blood pressure should consume 1 -2 tsp honey every day. It has a pressure reducing and calming effect on the blood vessels.
Take 25 grams of the juice of neem leaves every morning for benefit. At the same time, it will benefit from skin diseases and will kill intestinal worms.
Watermelon seeds contain a compound, cucurbocitrin which widens the blood capillaries. It also has a beneficial effect on the kidneys. Therefore it helps in reducing blood pressure and also reduces swelling around the ankles.
How To Make Juice Of Watermelon Seeds
Take 2 teaspoons watermelon seeds which have been dried in the shade. Crush them manually and put in 1 cup of just-boiled water. Keep covered for 1 hour. Then strain this water and drink. Take 4 doses of this everyday.
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The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or embarking on a new health regime.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2012 Rajan Singh Jolly
kalavati thakur on February 03, 2016:
nice site....thanks for advice
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 28, 2015:
Manisha, thanks for reading and I'm glad the information has been of help.
MANISHA UPRETI on July 28, 2015:
thanks alot for this valuable information
thank u so much
Shadaan Alam from India on October 08, 2013:
Great info and with all these nautral remedies it made an interesting read, shared and voted up
FreezeFrame34 from Charleston SC on October 07, 2013:
Great information! I don't personally have high blood pressure, but I have family members that do. Maybe these remedies can help prevent too? I'll definitely be sharing with others!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 07, 2012:
Carol, thanks for this very useful input. Appreciate your read and feedback. Glad to know the device helps in reducing BP.
carol stanley from Arizona on September 06, 2012:
This is certainly a most informative hub about high blood pressure. You covered all the dietary information and in detail. You left out RESPeRATE. We use it regularly and it keeps blood pressure in normal range. We eat lots of produce which makes up at least 70 percent of our diet. I wrote a hub about the RESPeRATE, My husband's blood pressure dropped from 150/85 to 125/70 after two months. It is remarkable.
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 15, 2012:
thelyricwriter, I'm glad to note that you found the information useful. Natural foods work well and without the side effects or fear of overdosing. I'm thankful that you deem this information worthy of bookmarking and appreciate all these beautiful comments.
Thanks for making it here to read and vote as well.
Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on July 15, 2012:
Rajan, voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Very great job on this article and I commend you on your great research and writing. I am 29 years old and I have had high blood pressure for nearly 6 years now. Half of these, I had no clue that they were so beneficial to one's blood pressure. I will be sure to mark this page for future reference and I wish share this on twitter. Awesome work, very educational and useful!
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 27, 2012:
Marisa, I saw this hub of yours a few hours back when I saw it in the feed. I already read and left a comment on the hub. Also, I have included a link to your hub, in my hub. You have offered a very useful and practical guide to taking blood pressure the right way with great pictures.
I realize that a lot many natural foods are not available in the US but you may succeed in finding some wherever there is a concentration of Indian population.
Thanks for incorporating the link in your hub. I appreciate it a lot.
Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on June 27, 2012:
Hi Rajan, I must have been asleep when this rolled through the HubPages feed. As you know, I am a big fan of natural remedies or foods that will enhance modern medicine. I recently did research and a hub on this very same topic and I am always in awe to see your approach and knowledge with these mutual topics. I'm fascinated by your culture and studies such as ayurvedics. Your background in Botany and Chemistry is definitely a plus.
Of course, the foods easily available in the US and those you have in India are not always the same. I would probably have a hard time locating neem, amla, or colocasia. I do visit the city of Houston, Texas often and they have a large Indian population - perhaps one of their local markets may have these items available. I'll have to check it out on my next visit.