High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common medical condition that results in your arteries being persistently subjected to increased blood pressure. Simply put, it is the increased force of blood pushing against the wall of arteries. High blood pressure (BP) can cause gradual damage to your brain, eye, kidney, etc., and it can lead to complex fatal issues like an attack or stroke.
While modern medicines have proven effective in controlling BP, we cannot overlook its several side effects on health. Ayurveda has been in practice in India for over 5000 years. It still has its relevance in today’s everyday life. Treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension is one of the many benefits people seek in Ayurveda. In today’s modern world, when it is very common to succumb to an unhealthy lifestyle, Ayurveda mentions two powerful herbs for daily consumption: Tulsi and Garlic.
Benefits Of Tulsi In Controlling High Bp
Ocimum tenuiflorum, commonly known as the holy basil (Tulsi) in India, is referred to as the ‘Queen of Herbs’ within Ayurveda. This plant has multiple health benefits and is medically a very active ingredient. There is a chemical called ‘Eugenol’ present in Tulsi, which helps keep the blood pressure in check by fighting off substances that tighten the blood vessels.
How To Consume Tulsi?
Tulsi can be consumed in many ways, and the most common under Ayurveda is in the form of Tulsi Tea. Just boil a few Tulsi leaves in water. You can consume Tulsi in its raw form as well. Wash the leaves and eat them first thing in the morning. Even when making food, it can be mixed in a wide range of curry vegetables and also in normal veggies.
Benefits Of Garlic In Controlling High Bp
Garlic (Allium sativum) belongs to the onion family. It has been the most common seasoning used worldwide. In Ayurveda, it is known as ‘Ramona’ and again has multiple uses as an independent herb and also as an ingredient in other medicines. Garlic is known to clear and open all body channels by increasing the substance in your body known as ‘Nitric Oxide.’ This nitric oxide makes the blood vessels more relaxed and dilates, which results in blood flowing more freely. Both, Systolic and Diastolic blood pressures are reduced due to the continuous consumption of garlic in your daily diet.
How To Consumer Garlic?
Garlic contains an enzyme called Allinase that is released when it is crushed, chopped, or chewed raw. The enzyme further results in the formation of allicin that has natural remedies against high blood pressure. Moreover, you can fry garlic when making paste for savory dishes.
However, conventional drugs are to be considered as prescribed by doctors; it is essential to add these herbs to your daily diet and avoid health problems such as high blood pressure. Once these essential herbs become a part of your daily lifestyle, prevention of disorders or diseases become possible.