Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure – Reduce That Stress

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Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure – Reduce That Stress

We could all do with taking a chill pill at the moment, with tensions rising all over the world with no signs of letting up. People are at maximum stress levels, some knowingly and some unknowingly.

Pandemics, fear, anxiety and stress are all leading towards worrying times for some. Not to mention people who have poor diets and have made bad lifestyle choices, are also at risk of high blood pressure. Around a third of adults in the UK will suffer from the condition and the only way to know what your blood pressure is, is to get tested for it.

You may eventually need to take pharmaceuticals for it but before you do, it’s worth bearing in mind what natural remedies for high blood pressure there are and maybe think about a slight lifestyle change in the process, to help reduce that hypertension.

However, lets try to step back for a moment and see what we can do to help ease peoples worries.

Change Lifestyle And Exercise For a While

There’s no denying that exercise is one of the best and easiest things you can do to lower high blood pressure.

Regular exercise may help your heart get stronger and more efficient at pumping blood, which in turn will lower the pressure in your arteries.

By simply going on a brisk walk or a steady jog for 30 minutes a day, five times a week or 15 – 20 minutes of high intensity exercise five times a week such as running, swimming or cycling can help lower blood pressure and improve your heart health (see study). Doing regular exercise can help reduce your blood pressure within a few months and that’s just one of the positives from regular cardiovascular activity.

Natural remedies for high blood pressure
Swimming is a great way to exercise with little impact On the body

Changes to your lifestyle are crucial in reducing you blood pressure and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It is pretty obvious to say, but if you smoke, you should look to drastically reduce this with the view to stopping eventually. If you like to drink then think about cutting back on alcohol, we all like cheeky drink to let off steam but if you are drinking around fourteen units a week regularly, which is equivalent to 6 pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine, look to reign this in (easier said than done I know) as nearly 20% of cases globally are down to alcohol.

If you would consider yourself over weight, look to healthier eating habits and exercise. As you can see, this is all connected with what were talking about. Another thing people overlook is that they should cut down on their caffeine intake, by simply drinking more than four cups a day can increase your chances of high blood pressure. I’m not saying you can’t drink more than four cups, i’m just saying if you are at risk of high blood pressure then reduce your caffeine levels.

Herbal Remedy, Diet And Eating Habits

Without a doubt, taking care of what goes into our body is a major factor with heart health. Be aware of prepacked/processed meals and sauces, as these normally have a very high sugar or salt levels. You should look to reducing sodium levels and make your own meals with natural herbs and spices, while cutting back on the salt you use.

One mineral that is quite important is potassium. It has been proven to help your body get rid of sodium and ease pressure on your blood vessels. Many modern diets have increased people’s sodium intake while decreasing their potassium intake.

Foods that are a good source of potassium include:

  • Vegetables, especially leafy greens, tomatoes, potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Fruit, including melons, bananas, avocados, oranges and apricots
  • Tuna and salmon
  • Dairy, such as milk and yogurt
  • Beans
  • Nuts and seeds


Natural remedies for high blood pressure
Berries, especially blueberries, are rich in natural compounds called flavonoids

Let’s not forget about drinks to help reduce your blood pressure, the main one has many uses and can be seen as one of the best all rounders out there and that is apple cider vinegar. Its very popular already in the health community and rightly so. Its loaded with potassium whilst also pushing out excess sodium and toxins from body.

Starting the day with a glass of lemon water whether it be hot or cold can do wonders to your overall health. It is known to make the blood vessels soft and flexible which in turn lowers blood pressure. The drink contains vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant by removing free-radicals from the body. A glass of lemon water every morning can help regulate your blood pressure levels. Remember to swill your mouth with water after drinking, as it can cause sensitive teeth.

There are many herbs and spices to consider, however the studies for these are all on rodents and show no great results on people. Some obvious herbs that you could use include:

Basil – contains a chemical eugenol, which blocks certain substances that tighten blood vessels

Garlic – may help to increase a substance in the body known as nitric oxide, which can cause your blood vessels to relax and dilate. This lets blood flow more freely and reduces blood pressure

Lavender – bit of a random one, however it has shown promise in rodents. You can use the flowers in baked dishes and the leaves can be used in the same way you would use any other herb.

Mediation, Relaxation And Stress

It has been mentioned here before about the benefits of meditation and relaxation. Meditation and deep breathing are supposed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. When engaged the body relaxes, slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.

Natural remedies for high blood pressure
Meditation for only a matter of minutes daily can help reduce hypertension

Studies have showed that different styles of meditation appear to have benefits for lowering blood pressure, with deep breathing techniques also being effective. In one study, participants were asked to either take six deep breaths over the course of 30 seconds or to simply sit still for the same period. Those who took deep breaths lowered their blood pressure more than those who just sat.

Stress can be the driving force behind most people getting high blood pressure and with this being the case, it’s vital you spend time away from what’s elevating those levels. Try to spend time doing things you enjoy, to take your mind off work or a deadline. Listening to relaxing music or reading a book has been shown to help.

You may also start to add some other behaviors mentioned above when stress gets a hold.



CBD As An Alternative?

Research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.

One study that treated healthy men with one dose of 600mg of CBD oil found it reduced resting blood pressure, compared to a placebo. The stress and anxiety reducing properties of CBD are responsible for its ability to help lower blood pressure. Several animal studies have shown that CBD may help reduce the inflammation and cell death associated with heart disease due to its powerful antioxidant and stress reducing properties.

CBD has anti-anxiety and analgesic effects, which help to relax blood vessels, research suggests that taking a single dose of CBD can lower blood pressure before and after a stressful situation.

CBD can stimulate calming effects. When you’re able to relax and feel calm, your blood pressure levels decrease. Vasodilators are a type of medicine that cause blood to flow easier throughout the body by dilating or widening the blood vessels. With CBD being a natural vasodilator, it can help improve positive cardiovascular health. As high blood pressure can damage the heart and arteries.

CBD has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and since inflammation can trigger high blood pressure, it’s a very helpful addition to have here.

Final Thoughts

There’s no question that hypertension numbers are going to be increasing over the coming months and years. With highly stressful jobs and poor diets being the two main factors, calm is needed. Its worth noting that high blood pressure can be something genetic and it’s not always your work or lifestyle which can cause issues. Most of what has been mentioned here is basic, but just taking on a few of the natural remedies for high blood pressure here could really help. CBD is the new kid on the block when it comes to health and recovery, but the benefits can’t be ignored.

DISCLAIMER – Always make sure you consult your GP before you make any changes to your diet. The above is meant to serve to help you make choices but not to put yourself at risk or harm.

If you have high blood pressure and have used some above, please let me know your thoughts and how you got on.



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10 thoughts on “Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure – Reduce That Stress

  1. Thank you very much for your fantastic website. It is amazing that you show people where to start and what steps to take towards their healthy living and perfect body. I hope more people will know about your website and follow your guidance.
    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Andrey,

      I hope you are well? Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to look through my site. Hopefully you will keep coming back to find out the latest health and fitness tips and ideas.

      All the best.

  2. Thanks for the post. I also like to share helpful information to lead someone towards a healthier lifestyle. In fact, I am working on a post about the benefits of apple cider vineger. I use it daily to control my blood sugar.

    I let my health get away from me and ended up diabetic. I have completely changed my lifestyle. If I could help others do the same before the consequences become too dire, then I have put something good back out into the universe.

    I have an exercise routine as well and have completely changed my diet. I have chosen a whole-food plant-based diet, and it has completely turned my health around. My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal now (they were not before) My blood sugar is under control also.

    Meditation is very helpful for stress relief. If someone has trouble meditating then just learn how to do some yogic breathing exercises… this will chill you out.

    Thanks again for your post.

    many blessings, Brian

    1. Hi Brian,

      It’s great to hear you have turned things around and you are on the right path with your health and diet.
      I love to hear about stories like this.

      It’s amazing how quite a few people don’t think to meditate as they feel it’s a load of rubbish and too spiritual.

      However, if they tried it for a few days they would know, feel and see how beneficial it would be to them. I understand it’s not for everyone, but it’s worth a try isn’t it.

      So glad you dropped by, hopefully you will again sometime soon.

      Keep up the good work mate.

  3. Hi Lee

    Thanks for this. My friends who have high blood pressure also have underlying health conditions which means they can’t do much in the way of physical exercise so it’s good to know that there are lots of other things you can do.

    I take hot water and lemon every morning but am slightly concerned about the potential effect on my tooth enamel.



    1. Hi,

      I think the biggest thing about a lot of this are lifestyle choices and changes for most. We cant help it with other health conditions, but if most of us changed our habits we might might do a little better. Don’t worry about the lemon tea enamel…thats just an advisory.

      Speak soon.

  4. Well done L J. I absolutely agree with these natural remedies as sometimes i am unsure about these prescription medicines to help cope with stress, anxiety and so many other factors that can cause high blood pressure. I often take walks daily to take my mind of things when it gets a little overwhelming and getting some fresh air is also nice. Clear my mind. I use to drink up to 4 or 5 cups of coffee nearly every day but i have cut right down to 2 a day and make sure i drink more water. I also find that getting enough rest helps me too. Looking out for our well being. Thanks so much for this information and it’s a good reminder to us all.

    1. Hi,

      Walks are a great way to clear your mind, they kind of work as a meditation themselves, plus the fresh air helps. Its amazing how many people drink more coffee than they realise.

      Lots of us naturally reach for a cup to help us through the next part of the day…just remember to drink more water if your having more coffee.

      Glad you liked the post.
      Take care.

  5. Amazing post on natural remedies for high blood pressure and to reduce stress level. This post is one of the best ones I’ve come across on natural everyday ingredients/ foods to help combat high blood pressure and reduce stress level. I have save your website to a future reference.

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Habib,

      Glad you like the post. Its amazing how many simple things can be done to reduce blood pressure naturally. For most people its just a slight lifestyle change that isn’t going to cause anyone too much harm if they need to. If these things are implemented it may prevent the need for more serious treatment down the line.

      All the best and speak soon.

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