I often think it's a strange use of the term when people talk repeatedly about "herbal supplements for high blood pressure."
Why strange you might ask, well, for several reasons really.
Firstly, not all the effective approaches to reducing your blood pressure in a natural or non drug way are herbal in their origins. Sure, herbs can have a beneficial effect on BP readings and I've discussed that a lot in other posts related to hawthorn berry amongst many others. But herbal treatments are not the be all and end all - they really aren't !
If you plan to use a natural approach to improving health then you need to look at the big picture. Lifestyle, exercise, body weight, salt, diet, stress ...... the list can go on and on. When you can put ticks in all those boxes and have a plan to tackle the issues, that's the time to explore the world of herbal or natural supplements.
Please DO use herbal treatments for blood pressure - they can make a big difference.
Please DONT just use them as an easy way to avoid addressing the real lifestyle issues that are triggering blood pressure in the first place - they wont help and could simply make things worse.
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