Arteriosclerosis, obesity, stress, excessive salt intake, nervous tension, kidney malfunction and many other factors make it necessary for the heart to work harder in order to pump blood and nutrients to the various body parts. In an attempt to defend itself and correct the situation, the body responds with high blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension. As this is a symptomatic condition, an attempt to identify and resolve the cause is necessary before attempting to eliminate the symptom.
Herbs like cayenne, garlic, ginger and the herbal formula Reishi Extract dissolve and remove deposits of precipitated impurities. Avoid mucus forming foods which clog up the bloodstream. It is also wise to avoid overeating, tension and stress, and to eliminate any excess weight. Juice fasts are beneficial if properly conducted. Ensure that the heart and circulatory system are properly nourished. For more information see Heart and Arteriosclerosis.
Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin C (500 mg, two to six times daily); Bioflavonoids (250 mg, two to six times daily); Vitamin E (start with 100 IU gradually increasing to 400 – 800 IU daily); Lecithin (1200 mg, two times daily); Calcium (1500 mg); Magnesium (200-500 mg); Multivitamins and minerals; Essential Fatty Acids.
Ginger root tea is good to drink for this problem.