Neem & Hypertension
A very common disease with equal
distribution worldwide. It is more commonly known as blood pressure.
In general terms blood pressure is that pressure or tension which
blood exerts on its arterial wall while flowing through it. Normal
value of blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg (systolic /diastolic)
accepted worldwide. Term systolic means the pressure in the arteries
as the heart contacts and pumps blood into the arteries and
diastolic means minimum pressure to which the arteries are exposed.
Blood pressure value varies from person to person
and from time to time. Blood pressure between 120/80 to 139/89 mmHg
is called pre-hypertension stage i.e. the phase where it is not
considered a disease but suggests as a risk factor.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Mild Hypertension:
Ayurvedic herbs, remedies, dietary suggestions
and lifestyle management work best with mild hypertension. Every
person can benefit from them and can hope to get rid of high blood
pressure without taking any conventional medication.
Actually this is the first stage or first warning
sign of a disorder that could literally cause havoc and dispose us
to fatal conditions. Most people don’t feel any sign or symptom with
hypertension that is why it is called ‘silent killer’.
This first stage warrants dietary and lifestyle
modification. If we assume that we are able to control slightly
raised blood pressure with natural herbs and at the same can indulge
in unhealthy living and eating. That is wrong approach that will
soon leave us helpless.
So focus your life for positive changes if you
are able to notice blood pressure rise in early stage.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Moderate
Usually you must be taking some medication under
some medical expert if your blood pressure levels are in this range.
Or any doctor will ask you to follow medical regimen. And you should
do the same. This will help to settle down the blood pressure level
to normal or optimum levels.
Now there are two roads – one road leads to more
and more drugs and despite that your blood pressure will rise with
age and you will end up with more medication and their side effects.
The second road might lead you to freedom from
raised blood pressure and resulting grave disorders. But, and it is
a great but, here your commitment should be business like if you
want to normalize blood pressure.
The practical advice is to follow ayurvedic
remedies and lifestyle along with modern drugs. Your doctor should
be aware of this option so that if you would be having improvement,
he could adjust your drugs.
Most of ayurvedic or herbal remedies don’t have
any serious side effects or drug interactions. There is almost never
any life threatening incidence.
Ayurveda's Preventive Approach For High
This is the really preventive and beautiful aspect of Ayurveda. If
you feel that you have many risk factors of hypertension – smoking,
fatty foods, obesity, sedentary habits, family history and like –
you should proactively bring about positive changes in your life.
You can also proactively use ayurvedic herbal remedies to keep away
high blood pressure from you. Ideally by making healthier
adjustment, one can keep away high blood pressure or can
realistically hope to be free from severe hypertension.
Neem Tea For Hypertension / High Blood
There have been several studies examining the
effect of neem leaves and neem leaf ingredients on blood pressure,
blood clots and cholesterol levels. (Please note that most such
studies are done on animals, not people).
Some of the studies showed positive results on
high blood pressure. It is not clear if those results are due to a
calming effect as seen in other herbal teas, or if it is due to a
dilation of the blood vessels as observed for some neem ingredients.
The fact that intravenous application of a
certain neem leaf extract has shown a significant drop in blood
pressure, does not mean that neem tea is a wonder cure. It may be of
benefit, but it certainly does not eliminate the need to make
lifestyle changes. Neem tea will not eliminate the need to get off
the lounge and get moving.
Often people who are struggling with high blood
pressure are taking medication. Neem leaves and neem tea contain
active substances that may interact with that medication. Anybody
who is on any medication should talk to their doctor before starting
any self experiments.
Neem tea is made like other herbal teas, by pouring hot water over
the leaves and letting them steep. It is extremely bitter.
If you feel you would like to try neem tea, we suggest you do so
carefully and closely observe your reaction to it. Let common sense
rule and do not expect miracles. If used sensibly, neem tea may
© Birgit Bradtke of DiscoverNeem.com. Published with permission.
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