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Ayurvedic Treatment for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Online Ayurvedic Consultation for Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition that affects the body’s arteries. Hypertension is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery wall is too high.

Hypertension is defined as Blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered as serious if the pressure is above 180/120. Normal blood pressure is 120mmHg systolic and 80 mmHg diastolic in a healthy adult individual.

Causes of hypertension:

Lifestyle plays a very important role that causes hypertension

  • Obesity
  • Lack of sleep and rest
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Increased intake of salt
  • Congenital defect in blood vessels
  • Family history of hypertension
  • Age factor
  • Smoking and alcohol intake
  • Unhealthy food intake
  • Symptoms of hypertension
  • Nasal bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Heaviness of the head
  • Headache
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Giddiness
  • Red eyes
  • Anger issues
  • Feeling of pulsation in the head
  • Visual disturbance
  • Shortness of breath

Ayurveda approach and management of hypertension:

Ayurveda aims for treating the root cause of the Types of Hypertension, by correcting the lifestyle changes, diet, Panchkarma, yoga and Pranayama.

Panchkarma helps to balance the vitiated doshas treating the symptoms of hypertension, by removing toxins from the body and boosting the body to function normally.

Shirodhara, a warm medicated oil is poured slowly in stream on the forehead continuously, improving the blood circulation, reducing the stress and anxiety, which helps to induce sleep naturally.

Abhyanga, shiroabhyanga and Paadabhyanga helps to relax, relieve stress and improves blood circulation.

Diet to be followed for hypertension:

  • Intake of salt should be reduced strictly
  • Intake of fresh fruits which is seasonal
  • Green leafy vegetables, whole grains
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Flax seeds, watermelon seeds intake
  • Almond, walnut

Fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium, magnesium and fiber but low in sodium. It's important to eat whole vegetables as part of your diet like apples, Apricot, bananas, Broccoli, carrots, green beans, Dates, melons, Peaches, pineapple, orange, sweet potatoes, spinach, raisins.

Ayurveda tips to control hypertension:

  • Sufficient intake of water daily
  • Reduce the intake of salt, use saindhava lavana
  • Sleep at proper time
  • at least 6 to 8 hours daily
  • Daily 30 minutes walking

It tries to reduce stress, anxiety by practicing yoga, pranayama and meditation. Intake of water melon along with seeds daily if patient is non-diabetic, helps to reduce blood pressure.

Ayurveda herbs for Hypertension:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Arjuna
  • Amalaki
  • Garlic
  • Jatamansi
  • Brahmi

Yoga and pranayama for hypertension:

Yoga plays an important role in achieving holistic way of life by balancing mind and body. Yoga asanas with proper technique of breathing inhalation and exhalation deeply by holding asanas helps to relieve muscular stress, also reduces blood pressure.

  • Vajrasana
  • Pashchimottasana
  • Ardhamatsendraasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Shavasana
  • Sukhasana

Also practicing Anuloma viloma and Bhramari reduces the Hypertension. So, with healthy life style, diet, Ayurveda treatment, practicing yoga and pranayama definitely prevent pre-hypertension stage and also treats hypertension.