Natural Remedies for Lowering Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is an incredibly common condition, and millions worldwide take pharmaceutical drugs to treat it. While you should always consult with your health care practitioner before changing any treatment plans, two natural remedies to consider are garlic (or other alliums) and hibiscus.

Various studies reported in the Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded that both onions and garlic in the diet lowered blood cholesterol levels. Studies in Germany and in the United States have produced similar results. Cholesterol builds up in fatty plaques on the artery walls, and so it is believed to be a major factor in the onset of heart disease. Anything that reduces high cholesterol levels helps to keep the heart healthy.

Recent studies show that hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure as effectively as some standard hypertension drugs can. Hibiscus is widely consumed around the world as a ruby-colored, lemony beverage (it’s the main ingredient in Red Zinger tea). Hibiscus is safe and, unlike most blood pressure drugs, rarely causes side effects.

For more on these remedies, read Lower Blood Pressure Naturally with Garlic and Lower Blood Pressure Naturally with Hibiscus Tea.

An added bonus about these two remedies? Garlic and hibiscus plants can be grown in much of the United States, so you can actually grow your own blood pressure medicine. For advice on how to do so, check out Growing Garlic and How to Grow Hibiscus.

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Thank you for sharing.

Mary T.
Mary T.1 years ago

will have some hibiscus tea tonight, hopefully it will lower my blood pressure and calm me after a hard day at work

Dorlinda Chong
Dorlinda Chong2 years ago

I like hibiscus tea, but I have naturally low blood pressure. I wonder if the hibiscus still has an effect?

Past Member
Past Member 2 years ago

Molto interessante,grazie.

Marcel Elschot
Marcel Elschot2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

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Winn Adams2 years ago


Kati Patelaki
Kathy P.2 years ago

thanks for sharing!

Vita Pagh
Vita P.2 years ago

Thumbs up for natural ingredients!

Sonny Honrado
Sonny Honrado2 years ago


Teresa Garcia
Teresa GarcĂ­a2 years ago

Nice!. Thank you so much!!!! ;)