Medicinal Plants for Treating Blood Pressure and Heart Diseases

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Some of the medicinally important plants which are used for treating the blood pressure and heart problems are Jivanti, Tilpusphi, Hawthorn berries, Tea, Guggul, Baigan, Pitpara, Ephedra, Green Hellebore and Potato etc,.

Jivanti for blood pressure and heart problems

Jivanti for blood pressure and heart problems

1. Jivanti for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Dendrobium macraci

Jivanti lowers the blood pressure in acute and chronic hypertension.

2. Tilpusphi for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Digitalis purpurea

Tilpusphi plant is mainly used for heart diseases. This drug promotes and stimulates the activity of all muscular tissues. It is used in cases of congestive heart failure. It forces more blood to pump into coronaries and improves nutrition of the heart. It helps in restoration and regulation of the functioning of the heart.

3. Hawthorn berries for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Crataegus oxycantha

Hawthorn berries regulates the heart rate and lowers the high blood pressure. It is used in tincture and root extraction.

4. Tea for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Camellia sinensis

Tea lowers the blood pressure and also cholesterol levels and strengthens the capillaries.

Guggul plant for blood pressure and heart problems

Guggul plant for blood pressure and heart problems

5. Guggul for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Commiphora mukul

Guggul is used to lower the cholesterol levels. It is also recommended for ischemic heart diseases – defective flow of blood to the heart.

6. Baigan for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Solanium melongena

Baigan is an excellent drug to regulate cholesterol levels.

7. Pitpapra for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Fumaria indica

Pitpapra is a definite remedy in low blood pressure.

8. Ephedra for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Ephedra sinica

Ephedra raises the blood pressure.

9. Green Hellebore for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Veratrum viridae

Veratrum lowers the blood pressure.

Potatoes control blood pressure and heart problems

Potatoes control blood pressure and heart problems

10. Potato for treating Blood Pressure and Heart Problems

Biological Name : Solanum tuberosum

Potato regulates the heart beat and it can lower blood pressure and risk of stroke. People with low blood pressure that is blood pressure below 120/70, should take nutritive diets, vitamins, minerals, fruits, meat and soup etc. Low blood pressure may be due to injury which may be internal or external leading to blood loss, anaemia, acute or chronic diseases, food poisoning, leukemia or other blood disorders.

Symptoms of low blood pressure:

  • Extreme weakness
  • Cold sweats
  • Increased pulse rate
  • Increased heart rate
  • Giddiness
  • Fainting
  • Headache
  • Chest pain

Plants which are recommended for low blood pressure are Ephedra sinica, Eguisetum, Gerardiana and Fumaria indica.

How to overcome low blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a silent killer. One has to keep blood pressure in control and heart healthy by following certain norms.

The most important thing is to change the life style, food habits and exercises are to be done regularly. These includes yoga, meditation, vegetarian diet and proper counselling. Exercises are to be done daily for 20 minutes, 5 days in a week which may be walking or cycling. Smoking and tobacco should be stopped. Healthy vegetarian diet, tension free life controls blood pressure, sugar levels and cholesterol levels.

Medicines for blood pressure in Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy:

  • Ayurvedic – Arjun tablet
  • Unani – Triyakfishar
  • Homeopathic – Glonine drops – 5 to 10 drops, daily thrice

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