Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

The unhealthy life-style and not getting proper sleep give birth to a silent killer known as hypertension. In layman language we can call hypertension as high blood pressure. Heart is the main organ in our body as a minor heart attack can kill us. Most of the people not have the knowledge of hypertension and they ignore them. The normal blood pressure is the amount of blood your heart pumps but in high blood pressure the more blood is pumped through your heart that makes your arteries narrower.

You can measure your blood pressure through sphygmomanometer and if the reading is always more than 120/80mmHg than you are a hypertension patient.

Now days the risk of high blood pressure is increasing people at the age of 18 are facing this issue. But mostly after the age of 45, people are facing this problem.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Hypertension?

The signs and symptoms seen in a hypertension patient are:

  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Vertigo
  • General weakness
  • Nasal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Pulsation felt in the head or neck
  • Swelling in the feet

What are the Causes of Hypertension?

There are different causes for hypertension the most common is excessive intake of salt, kidney problems, thyroid problems, and congenital defect in blood vessels, obstructive sleep apnea, and certain medication like pain reliever, decongestants, cold remedies, birth control pills, & other prescription drugs.

Who are at the Higher Risk of Hypertension?

There are different factors that increase the risk of hypertension:

  • Family history: If in your family you have history of high blood pressure than you may be at risk of hypertension.
  • Age: With growing age you should have a check on hypertension.
  • Race: Hypertension is more common in Africans.
  • Obese or overweight: More weight increases the risk of high blood pressure.
  • Excessive salt: Increased amount of salt intake can retain fluid that increases the blood pressure.
  • Stress & anxiety: High level of anxiety and stress increases the risk of hypertension.
  • No activities: Lack of activities like doing yoga, playing outdoor games, exercises, etc increase high blood pressure.
  • Alcohol consumption: Excessive intake of alcohol affects your blood pressure and increase the normal range.
  • Chronic health conditions: The health issues like diabetes, kidney disease, and sleep apnea increases the risk of hypertension.

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for Hypertension?

In Ayurveda hypertension is named as “rakta gata vata” in which vata dosha create problem in rakta Dhatu. Ayurvedic herbs give effective and good results as it acts on the root cause of disease. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides a complete care known as “Hypertension care kit” for treating high blood pressure. This kit comprises of four products known as Sarpagandha ghan vati, Manasamrita Gulika, Brodley syrup, & Trikatu tablets.



1. Sarpagandha Ghan Vati

These are classical herbal tablets that are used for high blood pressure. The main ingredients for the preparation of this tablet are Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina) roots. This herb shows medicinal properties like antihypertensive, anti-anxiety, anti-diuretic, sedative, antipsychotic, digestive stimulant, etc properties. The use of these tablets balances vata and kapha dosha in the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Manasamrita Gulika

These are herbal ayurvedic tablets that contain ingredients like Vacha (Acorus calamus), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Nagabala (Grewia populifolia), etc that reduces the high blood pressure naturally. The regular use of these tablets give good results in nervine weakness, panic attack, depression, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

3. Trikatu Tablets

These are also classical tablets prepared from combination of three herbs Ginger (Zinger officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), & Black pepper (Piper longum). Trikatu tablets balance kapha dosha in the body that naturally maintain the blood pressure level.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

4. Brodley Syrup

This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc that is good for high blood pressure patient. This herbal syrup keeps you anxiety and stress free. It cools down your nervous system and does proper blood pumping. The herbs used in this syrup shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, etc properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily with normal water.

What is the Panchakarma Treatment for Hypertension?

Panchakarma treatment give good results along with the ayurvedic medicines mentioned above. It cleanses the body internally that remove all toxins from the body. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre the best ayurvedic centre for Panchakarma and ayurvedic medicines. There are two main procedures that are beneficial for hypertension patients.

  • Shirodhara: In this procedure the lukewarm medicated oil is poured on the forehead slowly. This oil keeps your mind relaxed. The headache and stress related to hypertension patients are treated with this procedure.
  • Nasayam: In this panchakarma procedure herbal oil is inserted in each nostril. This herbal oil opens all the channels in the head. It is a best procedure for hypertension patients.

Healthy Tips & Diet for Hypertension Patients:

  • First step is to reduce your excessive salt intake in diet.
  • Eat fresh fruits and green vegetables in raw form.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid fast and processed food item.
  • Reduce your weight and exercise for 30 mins at least.
  • Do perform yoga and Pranayam especially breathing exercises.
  • Avoid pickle, papad, pizza, burger, maggie, tea, coffee, eggs, and meat.
  • Sleep at least 8 hours at right time.
  • Reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Do perform yoga poses such as Vajrasana, paschimottasana, shavasana, sukhasana, ardha mastsyendrasana, janusirsasana, virasana, setu bandhasana, bhastrika Pranayama, etc.

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