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Benefits of Hibiscus And Its Side Effects

Hibiscus is most commonly used to make hibiscus tea and the health benefits that the consumption of this tea can offer and wide ranging. This tea is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular diseases by reducing the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body. It also helps in lowering blood sugar and preventing diabetes thanks to its hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties. Hibiscus also helps in lowering blood pressure and regulates the blood pressure in people suffering from hypertension. The antioxidants present in hibiscus tea help in preventing liver damage while also helping in inhibiting signs of ageing. It has anti-bacterial properties thanks to the high content of Vitamin C. Being a rich source of protocatechuic acid makes hibiscus tea highly effective in inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells. It also helps relieve menstrual pain, makes digestion better, helps in weight loss and is a wonderful anti-depressant.

Benefits of Hibiscus And Its Side Effects

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Hibiscus
Nutritional Value of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus
It lowers cholesterol
Helps in managing blood pressure
Prevents liver damage
It has anti-bacterial properties
Helps in relieving menstrual pain
It helps in preventing cancer
It has anti-depressant properties
It helps you lose weight
Helps in improving digestion
It has anti-aging properties
Uses of Hibiscus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus
Cultivation of Hibiscus

Hibiscus

When we talk about hibiscus, the first image people associate with the name is the bright red flower, which makes for a wonderful decoration but doesn’t have any medicinal benefits. This bright red flower is Hibiscus Ascetosella, used mainly for decoration purposes. The hibiscus flower that has immense medicinal applications is called Hibiscus Sabdariffa, and is extremely beneficial in multiple forms with the applications of the flower, fruit and seeds ranging far and wide. The biggest application of hibiscus sabdariffa in modern times comes from the calyx of the flower, which is used to make tea. Hibiscus tea has long been hailed for the numerous health benefits it offers for the human body, without adding any calories or caffeine. The most common name used for hibiscus tea is Roselle.

Nutritional Value of Hibiscus

The biggest advantage of hibiscus tea, or roselle, is that is provides a nutrition rich drink that is extremely low on calories and completely caffeine free. For every 100 grams of hibiscus tea, there are only about 37 calories. 100 grams of hibiscus tea contains 0.7 grams of total fat, out of which just 0.3 grams is saturated fat, the rest being polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat. The tea contains no cholesterol, making it all the more beneficial for your health. Minerals such as sodium and potassium are also found in this tea, with their concentration being 3mg and 9mg per 100 grams respectively. Total carbohydrate content per 100 grams of hibiscus tea is 7 grams, out of which about 6 grams is sugar and the rest is dietary fiber. The tea also consists of about 0.4 grams of protein per 100 grams. Roselle is also found to be rich in several other vitamins and minerals, offering percentage daily value of 5% for Vitamin-A, 30% for Vitamin-C and 47% for Iron, among others.

Health Benefits of Hibiscus

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus

It lowers cholesterol

All of us are aware of the term LDL cholesterol, or bad cholesterol as it is popularly known. High amounts of LDL cholesterol present in the body can lead to permanent damage to the blood vessels and heart diseases and hence this is something that needs to be tended to regularly. The nutritional properties of hibiscus tea help a great deal in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol and prevent these conditions. Hibiscus tea also consists of great hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic properties, which are highly beneficial in managing diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. This tea lowers low-density lipoprotein cholesterols and triglycerides, which in turn makes it easier for people to manage blood sugar disorders.

Helps in managing blood pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that affects a considerable portion of the population world over. Studies have shown that regular use of hibiscus tea can help in effectively managing the blood pressure and even lowers the blood pressure in adults who are mildly hypertensive or pre-hypertensive. Hibiscus is found to have cardioprotective and antihypertensive properties that can help a great deal in preventing cardiovascular diseases and controlling blood pressure. Hibiscus tea manages the blood pressure so well thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties as well as the diuretic properties that increase urination, leading to lowering of blood pressure.

Prevents liver damage

Hibiscus is found to be rich in anti-oxidants, which can be great in prevention and treatment of various liver diseases. These anti-oxidants help in neutralizing the free radicals present in the tissues and cells of the liver, while also having similar effects on the rest of the body. Hence it can be hugely beneficial for your body if you use hibiscus tea regularly.

It has anti-bacterial properties

As discussed earlier, hibiscus tea is a great source of Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is essential for the body and boosts the immune system a great deal, making the body ready to take on a number of diseases and ailments. Along with the rich Vitamin C content present in hibiscus tea, its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties also help you avoid ailments like common cold and flu. Thanks to the cooling effect of hibiscus tea, it can also be used to treat the discomforts caused by fever.

Helps in relieving menstrual pain

Among the many health benefits offered by hibiscus tea, one of the more important ones is the relief it provides from menstrual pains and cramps. A large number of women suffer from extreme pains during menstruation and hibiscus tea helps relieve it by restoring a hormonal balance. The restoration of hormonal balance also helps in reducing other effects of menstruation like depression, mood swings, over eating and more.

It helps in preventing cancer

Hibiscus is found to be a rich source of protocatechuic acid, which has anti-oxidant as well as anti-tumor properties. The presence of this acid in hibiscus tea makes it a great remedy for slowing down the growth of cancerous cells. This is done by inducing a condition called apoptosis, which is also commonly referred to as programmed cell death.

It has anti-depressant properties

As discussed earlier, hibiscus tea can help women in relieving stress and depression that occur as a result of menstrual pains. In addition to that, regular consumption of this tea can also help you fight off depression in general. Vitamins and minerals like flavonoids that are present in hibiscus act as highly effective anti-depressants. These vitamins and minerals help in calming down the nervous system, creating a relaxed sensation in the body. This in turn helps in reducing depression and anxiety.

It helps you lose weight

Losing weight without having to compromise too much on the diet is a challenge that a number of people face. A majority of food we consume in our day to day lives is found to be rich in carbohydrates, which generally means that it contains a high amount of sugar and starch, both the elements that can take a toll on your body. Hibiscus can help a great deal with this specific problem. It lowers the absorption of sugar and starch in the body, making sure that these elements don’t add to the weight heavily. Hibiscus hinders the production of amylase, the enzyme responsible for absorption of sugar, starch and carbohydrates in the body, making hibiscus a useful component of your diet if you are looking to lose weight.

Helps in improving digestion

This is one of the most commonly known benefits of hibiscus. Hibiscus tea is used world over as an agent to improve digestion. Regular consumption of hibiscus tea helps in regularizing bowel movements and improves urination. Thanks to its diuretic properties this tea also makes for a wonderful treatment for constipation. The benefits don’t stop there, with hibiscus tea being extremely effective in improving the health of your gastrointestinal system and helping in preventing colorectal cancer.

It has anti-aging properties

People often go looking for extravagant methods to help with anti-aging. However, simply incorporating hibiscus tea in your regular diet can do the trick in fighting the common signs of aging on your skin. The antioxidants present in hibiscus help in effectively keeping wrinkles at bay. They also help in dealing with the loss of elasticity and moisture on your skin, making you look younger than your age.

Uses of Hibiscus

Hibiscus Sabdariffa has a wide range of medicinal applications, with the flower being used in a number of medicines and cosmetic products. The most common form of use of this flower is in form of hibiscus tea, or Roselle. This tea has a tangy taste very similar to cranberry juice and makes for a wonderful drink when combined with honey, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and other such spices. Hibiscus tea can be a great drink for both hot and cold weathers, with the taste being great in both hot and cool forms while providing numerous health benefits.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus

Hibiscus has anti-hypertensive properties and lowers blood pressure very effectively. However, for the people who are suffering from hypotension, or low blood pressure, it is strictly advised to not consume hibiscus tea. It may cause dizziness, fainting and might even result in damage to the heart. It also affects the estrogen levels and hence women who are on any birth control treatment or hormone replacement therapy should not have this tea. Pregnant women are also advised to avoid the consumption of hibiscus tea due to its emmenagogue effects that may lead to menstrual flow in the uterus. Hibiscus tea can also have hallucinatory effects in some people, hence every user should first make sure how the tea is affecting their body before making it a regular consumption.

Cultivation of Hibiscus

The origins of Hibiscus Sabdariffa can be traced to tropical Africa. In today’s times, the plant can be found across the world. The major production of hibiscus today is in Mexico and Jamaica.

Popular Questions & Answers

Is eating hibiscus flower in morning is good or not. Suggest me the benefits of hibiscus flower.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bhopal
Dear Lybrate User, In various places around the world, the flowersare eaten cooked, raw, pickled, as a spice, or even as a food dye. The flowers are the most used part of the hibiscus plant in cooking. In China, flower petals are baked in cakes, and in India they are boiled with sugar into a sweet, iced drink. Hibiscus flower is a good antioxidant. Which is good for skin, hairs, for immune system, it lowers blood pressure, lowers high cholesterol and fight cancer. But it has some Side Effects too. Blood Pressure: The health benefits of hibiscus tea include lowering blood pressure (anti-hypertensive property). Therefore, it is not recommended for people who already have low blood pressure. For further information and details you can consult online. Take Care.
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I know both green and black tea good for health. What about hibiscus tea and ginger coffee as in both milk is not added. Please cite the benefits of it.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
The health benefits of hibiscus tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss.
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My hair problem that has front side is clear and very thin hair so please any solution hurry up thank you sir/mam.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
HELLO, CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS OR THINING HAIRS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO- Vatika Herbal shampoo Danfree shampoo FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIRSUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Ful. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. You Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS YOU
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I shaved my head .then I saw a thin hair from bottom of my hair .I want to know about the problem.

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
You MAY HAVE SCALP FUNGAL INFECTIONS LIKE TINEA CAPITIS OTHER CAUSES AND MANAGEMENT OF your HAIR PROBLEMS AS FOLLOWS CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS OR HAIR THINNING - 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UOPN UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. HAIR SHAMPOO Vatika Herbal shampoo Danfree shampoo. FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhringraj 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIR SUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Vita. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. NO SIDE EFFECTS. You Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS You.

Does oiling the hair really helps in preventing hairloss and getting a good hair growth? Is it true or a myth?

BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
TREATMENT DEPENDS UPON THE CAUSE, PROPER DIAGNOSIS ,APPROPRIATE MEDICINES AND PATIENTS CORRECT FOLLOW UP. NOT ONLY ON MEDICINES. EVERY MEDICINE HAS ITS ROLE AND SCIENCE BEHIND IT .ONLY IT HAS TO BE ADMINISTERED IN CORRECT WAY. your PROBLEMS CAUSES OF your HAIR FALL OR LOSS- 1.Nutritional deficiencies - Specially Biotin, Vit B Complex, iron,folate, calcium,vit d deficiency. 2.Harmonal imbalances-Androgens Thyroid stress harmones etc 3.Infections-Scalp skin infections. 4.Autoimmunity and other systemic diseases. 5.Psychological- stress anxiety etc. 6.Diet.Ireegular unhealthy bfood habits excess salt sodium. 7.High fluorides Bore well water. 8.Improper sleep paterns. 9.Concentrated drugs dyes shampoos and chemicals. 10. Dehydration and increased body temperature. TREATMENT DEPENDS UPON UNDERLINING CAUSE. TIPS TO AVOID HAIR FALL- 1.Nutritional Diet rich in vitamins proteins minerals. Fruits dry fruits and green leafy vegitables. 2.Suppliments with Biotin rich multivitamin multiminerals. 3.Mild herbal antifungal shampoos to counter infections. 4.Huygein care. Head baths twice at least in a week. 5.Identifications hormonal status and correcting harmones. 6.Autoimmune diseases management, 7.Managing stress anxiety good night sleep. 8.Low salt sodium diet. Avoiding fast and junk foods. 9.Avoidingstrongs drugs and hair dyes and creams. 10. Yoga sheershasan. HOME REMEDIES 1.Sweetcoconut burfi, amla candy intake. 2.Hibiscus oil, til oil, almond oil, amla oil application. 3.Amalaki aloevera Juice intake. 4.Drinking 4 liters of water per day. 5.Regular oil head massage. 6.Taking fruits dry fruits per day. Dates apicrots almonds etc. AYURVEDIC OILS- 1.Mahabhrigaraj oil. 2.Neelibhrugyadi oil. SHAMPOO Vatika Herbal Shampoo FOR HAIR REGROWTH 1.Cap.Bhengaraj. 2.Cap.Punarnava. HAIR SUPPLIMEMT Cap. H-Vita. ALL ABOVE MEASURES AND TREATMEMT DONE TOGETHER WILL GIVE GOOD BENEFIT. I need your detailed history investigations and previous medication details to understand what is the cause and solution for your problems. I HAVE VERY GOOD TREATMENT FOR AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HAIR FALL/LOSS. SAFE. EFFECTIVE.NO SIDE EFFECTS. U Can consult me for this problem. I wish you happy healthy and prosporous life ahead…. GOD BLESS U. REGARDS.
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Health benefits of HIBISCUS TEA

Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur
Health benefits of HIBISCUS TEA

Health benefits of hibiscus tea

  1. Helps in weight loss.
  2. Aids in blood pressure.
  3. Boost immune system.
  4. Helps to prevent cold and flu.
  5. Used as a sports drink to satiate fast.
  6. Helps to reduce anxiety and depression.
  7. Aids in digestion and increase urination.
  8. Provides relief from cramps and menstrual pain.
  9. Protects liver against infections and diseases.
  10. Slows down the growth of cancerous cells by inducing apoptosis.

Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

BHMS, PGDCBM, MD(AM)
Homeopath, Gurgaon
Alopecia (Patchy Baldness) - Role Of Homeopathy In Treating It!

Alopecia or alopecia areata is more commonly known as spot baldness. It is a serious condition that makes a person lose his or her hair in round patches. The patches increase in number over time. Alopecia could affect your scalp and can also result in hair loss from other parts of the body. Alopecia is an auto immune problem and causative factors of which are still not known. However, certain triggering factors, such as stress, which is the biggest culprit along with other factors like thyroid problems, genetic tendencies, drug abuse, hormonal changes or medications can lead to such a disorder.

Causes-

Heredity and genetics play a significant role in alopecia areata. Patients suffering from alopecia areata very often mention a family member suffering from the same condition.

Signs and Symptoms of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata shows up as bald patches. The most common areas for alopecia areata are the scalp and the beard, but may involve any body part with hair. There may be one, or multiple bald patches. The patches are usually round in shape and smooth to touch.

Homeopathic Treatment For Alopecia Areata

Homeopathic treatment is very effective in dealing with alopecia areata. Homeopathic remedies for alopecia areata affect our body by optimising our immune system. Thus, homeopathy can provide an effective and a permanent solution to this problem.

Moreover, once it is treated with homeopathy the chances of the problem occurring again are also highly reduced. Although certain homeopathic medicine like Flouricum Acid and Phosphorus are very often and effectively used in treating this disorder, one needs to go through a constitutional analysis before any prescription is made. Constitutional analysis is the prescription-based assessment of your physical and psychological characteristics.

Naturopathic ways of dealing with Alopecia:

1. Chinese hibiscus can come to your rescue: Alopecia is mainly caused due to weak, undernourished hair follicles. Chinese hibiscus is known to deal with the problem effectively. The petals of this flower, when used in combination with dandelion oil, add strength to your hair follicles. It also repairs hair damage. The oil should be applied on the scalp at least twice a week for noticeable results.

2. Fenugreek is a great way to tackle problems of hair loss: Fenugreek is rich in proteins and organic compounds. These compounds are effective in building up the defence mechanism of your scalp. Fenugreek regulates hormones in the human body in such a way that a stark re-growth of hair follicles is noticed in many cases.

3. Try using green tea creatively: Many people resort to green tea to lead a healthy way of life. While drinking two cups of this inimitable concoction twice daily, remember to use its liquor on the bald patches of your scalp as well. Absorb the drink on a piece of cloth and massage it on the affected areas of your scalp. Catechins, saponins and antioxidants present in this kind of tea help in regeneration of cells on the scalp.

4. Graphites can do wonders: Alopecia can also be characterized by itchy eruptions on your scalp. These eruptions may or may not contain pus like fluids. Patchy baldness, especially on the sides of your head, can be dealt with by taking this medicine. A person who shows intolerance towards cold and has an excess of adipose tissues can be treated with Graphites.

5. Mezereum is a sought after homeopathic medication: If alopecia areata makes hair fall in the cups of your hand each time you comb, Mezereum should be one's first and foremost choice. The skin of your scalp might be crusting, or you might have rashes in the bald circles. Mezereum will cure these symptoms by fighting off the condition in itself.

However, over-the-counter medication is not suitable for all patients as the causative factors will differ from patient to patient, thus it is important to always consult a trained practitioner as the right dosage and potency will be decided by the doctor.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Grey Hair

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Grey Hair

(1) Take 100gms powder of fenugreek seeds add in 500ml of gingely oil or coconut oil boil in low flame for 15 mnts. 
(2) Paste of methi leaves and hibiscus leaves apply after oiling the head with coconut oil and mild steam to head.
(3) Pour 4 -4 drops of shadbindu thailam in each nostrils.

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Effective Home Remedies To Maintain Blood Pressure Level

DNB Cardiology, MD, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Effective Home Remedies To Maintain Blood Pressure Level

Blood pressure readings above 140/90 are classified as hypertension or high blood pressure. Hypertension causes straining of blood vessels and an interruption in the blood flow. There are no specific symptoms, but prolonged uncontrolled hypertension can lead to a heart attack or brain stroke.

Listed below are a few ways to reduce high blood pressure:

  1. Limit your salt intake: The sodium content in salt disrupts the balance of fluids in your body, leading to high blood pressure. To avert hypertension, cut down on your daily salt intake to a maximum of one tablespoon.
  2. Indulge in physical exercise: If you are suffering from pre-hypertension (mild hypertension), it can be avoided or controlled by engaging in physical exercise such as brisk walk, swimming or playing a sport. Exercising regularly can lower blood pressure levels by 5 mmHg (millimetres of mercury).
  3. Bask in the sun: Exposure to sunlight alters the nitric oxide levels in your blood which leads to reduction in blood pressure. Thus, soaking up the sun can prove to be a great way to avoid a stroke in future.
  4. Add ginger and cardamom to your dietThe two spices, ginger and cardamom, provide required warmth to your body and help in stabilising the circulation of blood in your body and help in bringing down blood pressure levels.
  5. Add more green vegetables to your diet: Green vegetables, preferably the leafy ones, are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, iron and folate which help in maintaining the blood circulation that is essential for combating high blood pressure.
  6. Switch to decaf coffee: If you can’t give up coffee entirely, switch to decaf beverages as caffeine is responsible for tightening your blood vessels which leads to increased stress and blood pressure levels.
  7. Start drinking tea: Herbals teas such as chamomile, ginger, green tea and hibiscus tea contain herbal properties which soothe your blood vessels and nourish the blood flow. Herbal teas also help in hydration and rejuvenation of fluids in your body.
  8. Update your playlist: Music is proven to be therapeutic and updating your playlist with soothing Sufi, Celtic or Instrumental tunes can help you relax your mind and combat stress related blood pressure spikes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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8 Home Remedies for Managing High Blood Pressure!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Jaipur
8 Home Remedies for Managing High Blood Pressure!

Blood pressure readings above 140/90 are classified as hypertension or high blood pressure. There are no specific symptoms, but prolonged hypertension can lead to a heart stroke.

Listed below are a few ways to reduce high blood pressure:

  1. Limit your salt intake: The sodium content in salt disrupts the balance of fluids in your body, leading to high blood pressure. To avert hypertension, cut down on your daily salt intake to a maximum of one tablespoon.
  2. Indulge in physical exercise: If you are suffering from pre-hypertension (mild hypertension), it can be avoided or controlled by engaging in physical exercise such as brisk walk, swimming or playing a sport. Exercising regularly can lower blood pressure levels by 5 mmHg (millimetres of mercury).
  3. Bask in the sun: Exposure to sunlight alters the nitric oxide levels in your blood which leads to the reduction in blood pressure. Thus, soaking up the sun can prove to be a great way to avoid a stroke in future.
  4. Add ginger and cardamom to your diet: The two spices, ginger and cardamom, provide required warmth to your body and help in stabilising the circulation of blood in your body and help in bringing down blood pressure levels.
  5. Add more green vegetables to your diet: Green vegetables, preferably the leafy ones, are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, iron and folate which help in maintaining the blood circulation that is essential for combating high blood pressure.
  6. Switch to decaf coffee: If you can’t give up coffee entirely, switch to decaf beverages as caffeine is responsible for tightening your blood vessels which leads to increased stress and blood pressure levels.
  7. Start drinking tea: Herbals teas such as chamomile, ginger, green tea and hibiscus tea contain herbal properties which soothe your blood vessels and nourish the blood flow. Herbal teas also help in hydration and rejuvenation of fluids in your body.
  8. Update your playlist: Music is proven to be therapeutic and updating your playlist with soothing Sufi, Celtic or Instrumental tunes can help you relax your mind and combat stress related blood pressure spikes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Table of Content

Hibiscus
Nutritional Value of Hibiscus
Health Benefits of Hibiscus
It lowers cholesterol
Helps in managing blood pressure
Prevents liver damage
It has anti-bacterial properties
Helps in relieving menstrual pain
It helps in preventing cancer
It has anti-depressant properties
It helps you lose weight
Helps in improving digestion
It has anti-aging properties
Uses of Hibiscus
Side-Effects & Allergies of Hibiscus
Cultivation of Hibiscus