The ajority (90%) of cases involving hypertension has no identifiable cause. This form of hypertension is termed "essential hypertension". Other cases of hypertension that do have an identifiable cause is termed "secondary hypertension". .
The main cause for secondary hypertension is kidney disease, but can also be due to coarctation of the aorta, endocrine disorders, and pregnancy (eclampsia). .
- Rule out any causes of hypertension before treating as essential hypertension.
- Never atempt to treat severe (170/110) hypertension with herbal or natural medicines exclusively. This is a medical emergency.
1. Promote Dilation Of The Blood Vessels
- Smooth Muscle Relaxants
2. Increase Elimination Through The Kidneys
- Diuretics (Gentle)
3. Lifestyle Changes
Reduce stress and anxiety, and promote relaxation through lifestyle changes, and relaxation techniques. Excercise regularily.
Herbs For Hypertension:
- hawthorn -cardiotonic
- allium sativum
- coleus - antiplatelt (use only coleus containing forskolin)
- valeriana - vasodilator
- olea europea
- cramp bark - vasorelaxant, smooth muscle relaxant
- dandilion - diuretic high potassium
- tilia flowers
- viscum album
Hypertension Sample Formula:
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