Most of you must be aware of it. The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels when pumped from the heart is called blood pressure.
Hypertension is a stage at which the blood pressure range is too high. In general terms, it is called “high BP – high blood pressure”.
Here are some Ayurvedic health tips that help in maintaining normal blood pressure!
For those who are at the initial stage of hypertension.
Prepare a cup of tea using hibiscus flower – use fresh, dry, or powdered petals for this.
Rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin C.
These minerals and nutrients help widen blood vessels and thereby reduce blood pressure.
One of the best and highly recommended foods for older people.
It is rich in potassium and abundantly available in all seasons. But choose wisely. Eat locally grown bananas out of so many varieties.
It not only reduces blood pressure but also helps in reducing cholesterol.
How to intake it? – If you dislike having raw garlic, then add it to a glass of milk, boil the milk, and drink it.
To highlight some:
- Fruits – all melon varieties (watermelon, muskmelon, etc.), citrus fruits (orange, lemon, etc.), pomegranate.
- Vegetables – all types of vegetables especially green veggies.
- Eat more potassium rich foods.
Apart from diet, lifestyle is another major reason for high blood pressure.
How often do you indulge yourself in physical activities like exercises, yoga, and sports?
For a healthy body and mind, physical activity is very important. Here are some physical activities recommended for people suffering from high BP;
- Exercise with moderate intensity – walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc.
- Resistance exercises – squats, push-ups, plank, etc.
- Yoga – utkatasana, shavasana, dhanurasana, etc.
- Meditations and pranayama.
Proper weight management is highly necessary to control and reduce high blood pressure. Obese people suffering from high BP must strictly focus on reducing their weight.
High BP people must maintain proper sleep hygiene. Sleeping in the day and burning out the night lamp is not a healthy practice.
Stress also plays a pivotal role in increasing blood pressure. Meditations or any mind-relaxing activities can help in taking diversion from stressful things happening around.
Here are some Ayurveda treatments for stress management;
- Shiro Abhyangam
- Shiro Dhara
What to avoid, if you have high blood pressure?
Without a say, there is always a list of things/foods that must be avoided based on the health disorder an individual is suffering from. Same way, for high BP the below listed are to be avoided;
- Salt (sodium) – only 5g (one teaspoon) is allowed. Avoid pickles, papadam/papad, or any high-salted processed foods.
- Caffeine – only take one or two teaspoons per day.
- Sugar – must be reduced as much as possible in the diet.
- Smoking and alcohol – strictly prohibited.
- Processed packaged foods – must be avoided completely as they have preservatives with high salt and fats.
In this current world, high BP condition is very ordinary among people. Moving in the crowd with health disorders like high BP, and diabetes, as a designation has become a common trend.
Ignoring or neglecting high blood pressure symptoms without taking any measures to control them can lead to adverse effects damaging the kidney, heart, brain, eyes, etc. Moreover, high blood pressure is one of the symptoms of stroke and heart disease.
What could be more important than your health?
So don’t neglect health conditions or symptoms. Immediately get it diagnosed. Consult our doctor and get it treated right away!