Diet plays an important role both Preventing and controlling blood pressure.
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a dietary pattern promoted by the U.S.-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to prevent and control hypertension.
The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats. In addition to its effect on blood pressure, it is designed to be a well-balanced approach to eating for the general public.
DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension):
- Diet high in fruits and vegetables (8-10 servings per day)
- Reduce-fat dairy products.
- Reduce saturated fat.
- Fruits and vegetables tends to be high in potassium, which has blood pressure-lowering effects.
- Consume fruit juices that are high in potassium instead of soda.
- Pumpkin, cantaloupe and raisins are rich in potassium and magnesium.
Recommended by Dr.Lawrence Appel, Professor of Medicine; Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University.
We also recommend: Banana, Garlic, Celery, Lemon, Honey, Onion Juice, Cayenne Pepper, Coconut Water, Fenugreek Seeds, Watermelon Seeds.
Who’s should strictly follow the above?
Exact cause of hypertension is not known, but, there are specific factors that put you at risk of developing it. These include: Obesity, Heredity, Cigarette smoking, Alcohol use, Salt consumption, Sedentary lifestyle, Pregnancy, Oral contraceptives.
According to “Blood Pressure – Its Aetiology and Treatment” Dr. N.K. Banerjee says:
Cactus grandiflorus, Glonoinum, Rauwolfia serpentina, Amylenum nitrosum, Lycopus virginicus, Spartium scoparium, Terminalia arjuna.
Others: Aconitum napellus, Belladonna, Crataegus oxyacantha, Kalium phosphoricum, Digitalis purpurea, Convallaria majalis.
Belladonna: This remedy is indicated when symptoms come on suddenly, with great intensity and heat. The person’s face is flushed, with dilated pupils, and pulsations and throbbing may be felt in various parts of the body. Despite the general heat, the person’s hands and feet may be cold. Vertigo and pounding headaches, worse from jarring and worse from light, may also occur.
Calcarea carbonica: This remedy is often helpful to people with high blood pressure who easily tire and have poor stamina. They are typically responsible types, who feel overwhelmed when ill and fear a breakdown. Palpitations and breathing problems can be worse from walking up a slope or stairs, and also when lying down. A general chilliness with clammy hands and feet (the feet may heat up in bed at night) and sweat on the head during sleep are other indications. The person may have cravings for sweets and eggs, and tend toward weight problems.
Glonoinum: A flushed face with a pounding headache and visible throbbing in the blood vessels of the neck may indicate a need for this remedy. The chest can feel congested or hot, with a pounding or irregular heartbeat. The person is worse from moving around, after heat and sun exposure, and after drinking alcohol. A feeling of “being lost in a familiar place” is a strong indication for this remedy.
Lachesis: A person who needs this remedy typically is intense and talkative, with inner passion and agitation that need an outlet—a “pressure-cooker.” The person may have a strong fear of disease, and feelings of suspicion, revenge, or jealousy are common. The person may also have heart or artery problems, look flushed or purplish, and feel constriction in the chest, with pulsations in many areas. Feeling worse after taking a nap or on waking in the morning, and a strong intolerance of clothing around the neck (or any kind of restriction) are other indications for Lachesis.
Natrum muriaticum: A person who needs this remedy seems reserved and responsible, but may have very strong feelings (of grief, disappointment, anger, lingering grudges, a fear of misfortune) inside. Headaches and palpitations are common, as well as a feeling of tension (even coldness) in the chest. The person feels worse from being in the sun, worse around mid-morning, and better from being alone in a quiet place. A craving for salt and strong thirst can help to confirm the choice of this remedy.
Nux vomica: A person who needs this remedy is usually impatient and driven—easily frustrated, angered, and offended. A strong desire for coffee and other stimulants, sweets, strong foods, and alcohol or drugs may aggravate blood pressure problems. Palpitations, constricting feelings in the chest, constipation, and hemorrhoids are often seen. The person is typically sensitive to light, noise, odors, and interference.