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Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat high blood pressure?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Unfortunately, high blood pressure is an extremely common problem and a lot of people desire to be treated "naturally" for it. I see tons of patients that try many different herbs but none has proved to be effective. In one of the studies, pomegranate juice was shown to decrease BP readings, but the reduction was modest if that.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Mushrooms, EFA: Combining mushroom 1000mg either shiitake, reishi or maitake with mixed efa that supply 1500mg monounsaturated fats will normalize bp. If you like powder ultrameal 360 by metagenics will normalize bp.
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
Pharmacology 10 years experience
pomegranate ; garlic: Studies have shown that both pomegranate extract and garlic may help lower blood pressure. It is important to monitor your BP regularly and to consult with your physician before any herbal supplements are taken.

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Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to prevent high blood pressure?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Herbals for BP: A number of herbal, natural, substances and vitamins have been shown to lower elevated blood pressure, but not a lot. Serious high blood pressure may need medication. Exercise, diet changes, weight loss, salt restrictions will show some benefit. Garlic, coq10, folic acid, fish oil, and hawthorne have all shown small improvements in blood pressure.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Also Alkalinized water, Acid Free Diet, good Whole Food Vitamin/Mineral supplementation has allowed many of my patients to wean off of Blood Pressure Medications. Must be done with supervision. and the most promising one I have seen recently is Protandim www.MedacPC.com
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How to reduce high blood pressure other than taking supplement?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Many: physicians feel that BIOFEEDBACK , or Relaxation techniques can deal effectively with early hypertension! I suggest you read "The Relaxation Respone" by Dr Herb Benson. Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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