My drive to set up this site devoted to herbal blood pressure remedies was triggered by how often patients asked me how to lower blood pressure naturally?
I think many expected the answer in the form of advice about one supplement or one herb or some simple combination. But of course, there's much more to it than that.
I'll hold my hands up here, as a doctor and a blood pressure sufferer myself, I do strongly support the idea of using natural or organic methods to reduce blood pressure. But I see these for most people as an addition to normal medical care - not as an alternative.
Now sure, some people can control their blood pressure very well simply by changing diet, reducing salt, losing weight or by taking some kind of blood pressure supplement .... but for most of us (me included) it doesn't really work like that.
If you are trying to lower blood pressure naturally then you need to think more widely than simply buying a herbal tablet or capsule from an online store.
Start by looking at the exercise you take.
Then move on to check your weight.
Next assess the amount of salt you take in each day.
Then look to reduce stress and learn to relax or meditate.
I could list about another ten in that list and at the end of it I'd put ....
Consider adding a herbal or natural supplement
Now, I'm not being cynical here. I just want to highlight the need to look at the big picture of you and your lifestyle before plunging in to special teas or herbs. These things work - but they work best as part of a package.
Food for thought .......
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