Causes

  • Anxiety, stress, obesity, lack of exercise, family history and intake of wrong food such as high-fat products, low fiber food, tea, coffee, alcohol and refined foods are the main cause of hypertension.
  • According to Ayurveda, the wrong food leads to indigestion and the accumulation of the ama (toxins). The food we eat is digested by digestive fire (Jatharagni) to produce a nutrient plasma that nourishes all dhatus (body tissues) which produces healthy blood that circulates through various channels (strotas).
  • If the ama mixes with this plasma it makes Sama, which leads to the heaviness of the blood. This heavy blood is accumulated in the heart channels and leads to high blood pressure.

Symptoms

  • Palpitations
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • An occipital headache (pain in the back of the neck)

Ayurvedic Treatment

  • Ayurveda recommends virechana or therapeutic purgation for controlling and eliminating the morbid Pitta (Kapha) and associated Vayu.
  • Apart from this detoxification process, internal medicines containing herbs with pacifying effect on Pitta and Vata.
  • The herbs commonly used for this purpose are Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina), Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum), Garlic (Allium sativum), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), etc.

Diet and Lifestyle

  • Avoid meat, tea, coffee, eggs, pickles, table salt, smoking, and alcohol.
  • Use more garlic, Indian gooseberry (amla), cottage cheese, lemon, parsley, watermelon, skim milk, and grapefruit.
  • Do exercise, brisk walking, swimming, jogging, and running.
  • Laugh more; it relieves stress which is the root cause of blood pressure.

Home Remedies

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