Chinese Herbal Remedy for High Blood Pressure
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Chinese Herbal Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Nearly everyone is looking for an alternative way to manage high blood pressure and might consider the Chinese herbal remedy which include, ginseng, garlic and salvia. A lot of these items can be purchased from your local supermarket, while others may be located at health food locations. Herbal remedies are tradition

Nearly everyone is looking for an alternative way to manage high blood pressure and might consider the Chinese herbal remedy which include, ginseng, garlic and salvia.  A lot of these items can be purchased from your local supermarket, while others may be located at health food locations.  

Chinese Remedies

Herbal remedies are tradition to Chinese medicines which have been utilized for thousands of years to heal.  Acupunture and qigong, which is a kind of exercise completes this group.  Traditional Chinese medicine or TCM as it is often referred to doesn't consider overnight cures, but the acheivement of lasting treatment as a process that takes place over time.  Western medicine is now recognizes that TCM makes a mark in a world of its own supply of cures.

Herbal remedies are utilized to treat many illnesses such as hypertension or high blood pressure, common colds and nausea.  Some herbs are used to treat many conditions, not just one. Herbal remedies can be administered raw, such as garlic and in some teas.

Ginger root, celery and cinnamon are the most commonly used remedies for high blood pressure.  Foods like these are used on a daily basis in Chinese cuisines.  For high blood pressure, it is recommended that a person eat 4 celery stalks or 1 raw garlic per day.  These are also available in pill form if the taste of raw garlic or celery is not to your liking.  Other herbal remedies can be found in Chinatown, herbal doctors or your health food supermarket.  

Renshen, more commonly known as ginseng, is a traditional herb used in tea to lower the blood pressure and can also be taken in pill form.  Danshen, more commonly known as sage and also salvia, is gaining attention among the Western Medicine society for its usefulness for high blood pressure.  Salvia is also used for treatment of degenerative diseases and can reduce cholesterol and has been known to promote blood circulation.

Other remedies that are used to treat hypertension are hawthorn berry, maitake and Chinese mushroom.  All of these work to increase the circulation of blood and strengths the heart which aids with lowing blood pressure.  

The United States  Food and Drug Administration recognizes Chinese herbal medicine as food and not medication, meaning no presription is necessary.  The FDA does control what the labels must say, and issues a warning if it is thought to be particularly harmful.  

Anyone considering Chinese remedies should visit a healthcare professional or a herbal specialist prior to starting any regimen.

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