In recent times, there has been increased cases of deaths through heart diseases. The situation has become exceptionally worrisome as heart diseases have been rated the number 1 killer disease in the world today. One initial sign of heart disease is your blood pressure.
According to statistics, one in every four people have problems with their blood pressure, but many do not know their condition due to lack of access to medical care. There are a lot of drugs that can help in management of blood pressure, but we want to highlight natural sources such as spices that may help you to manage your blood pressure and prevent heart diseases.
Ginger is a popular spice that many people know. It is present in many recipes. It contains an important compound gingerol that has proven to be potent in management of a lot of health problems which includes high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Tumeric is another popular spice like ginger. It also contains cucumin which have been proven to have anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Cucumin the major component in tumeric can help in a number of health issues which includes high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Garlic is another spice belonging to the allium family with onion and leeks. It has a delicious taste and is used in the preparation of many recipes. However, it is also very popular in the traditional medicine as very potent in the treatment of a lot of ailments. One of the ailments for which science has backed the claim is high blood pressure.
The sulfur containing compounds in garlic may help in blood pressure management.
Cinnamon is another important spice, which is the bark of cinnamon tree. You can easily find it in the market . It is effective in managing a lot of health issues which includes diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
5. Hibiscus tea
Hibiscus tea is popular in the market. It is popularly called 'zobo' in the local languages. This tea that is made with dried hibiscus flower is effective as a natural way of helping people with blood pressure problems. Remember that when it is used as natural medicine, it doesn't require artificial sweeteners as many people use it.
More concentration and longer time of using is needed to achieve results.
6. Morninga leaves.
Mornings oliefera, a plant native to northern India which also grows in Nigeria and other African countries is known for its medicinal properties. Every part of the tree is important in traditional medicine . According to WebMD the leaves of moringa contains anti inflammatory, anti microbial antioxidant properties. They can therefore help in treatment of a lot of health problems which includes diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
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