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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 42 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 34 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
Feb 2, 2012
Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Maybe: You can take bonito fish supplements to help reduce mild hypertension.

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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 24 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.

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