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Also known as hypertension, High blood pressure is a serious health problem that requires your immediate attention. If ignored, it can also lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. High blood pressure is usually diagnosed when a person has a sustained high reading over a certain period of time.

Common Causes of High Blood Pressure:

  • Obesity
  • Genetic Factors
  • Excessive Consumption of Alcohol
  • High Salt Intake
  • Lack of Aerobic Exercise
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Stress
  • Pain Relievers
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Adrenal Disease

In order to control hypertension, medication is often prescribed. However, high blood pressure can also be controlled with simple home remedies that are easily available in your kitchen cabinet. With the right combination of a few herbs, you can treat your high blood pressure without visiting your physician frequently.

Here are 3 Ayurvedic ways to get immediate relief from high blood pressure.

Lemon

High in Vitamin C, lemon helps in keeping the blood vessels soft and pliable which in result reduces high blood pressure. You can prevent hypertension from reoccurring just by consuming lemon juice on a daily basis. The antioxidants present in lemon neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals, which in turn makes lemon an excellent home remedy for keeping hypertension at bay.

You can prepare a lemon drink just by simply adding lemon juice to a warm cup of water and consuming it empty stomach each morning. In order to gain maximum benefits, do not add sugar or salt to it.

Garlic

Various studies have shown that garlic contains the hypertension lowering effects. Both raw and cooked garlic can help in treating high blood pressure and also reduce cholesterol levels. Garlic basically helps in relaxing the blood vessels by stimulating the production of nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide.

You can consume raw garlic by simply crushing it with your hands. Crushing the garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, which promotes good blood flow, removes gas, and decreases the pressure on the heart. You can also go for the alternate option by consuming it with milk. Or, you can add a few drops of garlic juice to water and drink it twice a day.

Banana

Banana is a great fruit to control hypertension and the best thing is that you can consume it in several ways. Packed with potassium, banana helps in which decreases the effect of sodium. You can consume a banana every day or turn it into a shake by adding milk to it. You can also add a banana to your fruit salad or prepare a banana salad by adding a few dry fruits like raisins, dried apricots, etc.

Along with bananas, you can also try consuming orange juice, spinach, baked sweet potato, zucchini, currants, winter squash, and cantaloupe.