Drinking Tea for High Blood Pressure
For generations people around the world have been using herbs to treat their ailments including high blood pressure and other cardiovascular issues. Often times, consuming these herbs as a tea is not only delicious but also extremely beneficial. Combining the right herbs into a daily tea can be very effective with fewer side effects than prescription medications.
The most recommended tea blend for high blood pressure consists of Hawthorne Berry and Leaf, Yarrow, and Linden (both the leaves and the flowers). While each of these herbs have special gifts in their own right, together they improve and strengthen their healing properties.
Yarrow, Linden and Hawthorne Berry are known for improving blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels and improving dilation. Hawthorne Berry works to strengthen the heart muscle, and when combined with Linden, they work to heal the weakened blood vessels around the heart. Combine these herbs (typically dried) using the ratio 2 parts Hawthorne Berry to 1 part each of the Yarrow and Linden. Steep in water that is just coming to a boil for approximately 10-15 minutes. Drink at least 3 cups a day for best effectiveness.
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There are more benefits to this herbal selection than just the lowering of blood pressure. Health Impact News, for example, explains that Hawthorne Berry will increase overall blood circulation and aid in preventing blood clot formations, due in part, perhaps, to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Botanical.com states that Yarrow tea is also known for treating cold and flu symptoms as well as reducing the length of the illness. Linden flowers, as published by the University of Maryland Medical Center, are used to treat cough, colds, fevers and headaches as well as many more ailments.
Of course, it is best to be cautious when treating any medical condition at home, but more and more doctors now will tell you there is a reason that herbal remedies continue to persist as proven and effective healing aids.