Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Researchers at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria evaluated the effects of the aqueous extract of garlic, white onion and purple onion on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a-amylase and a-glucosidase in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. Spices are used in cooking and serve as ingredients in several traditional … Continue reading Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the University of Copenhagen have identified a bioactive trait common among many herbs. This trait, researchers say, is responsible for the antihypertensive properties demonstrated by these herbs. Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure … Continue reading Healing herbs: Alternative herbal remedies for hypertension

Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a dangerous condition that can do irreparable damage to the heart. While short bouts of high blood pressure are not necessarily dangerous, a chronic condition, left untreated, heightens the risk of heart disease and its serious complications, including heart failure, heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure can also cause … Continue reading Combat hypertension with exercise and a healthy diet: 6 Natural ways to lower blood pressure

Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

Blood pressure medication is meant to keep your blood pressure down, but the news that several popular hypertension drugs contain cancer-causing ingredients is enough to send anyone’s blood pressure through the roof – no matter what type of medication they take. Torrent Pharmaceuticals withdrew the popular hypertension drug losartan last year after finding that the medication contained … Continue reading Popular hypertension drug found to contain high levels of a CANCER-CAUSING ingredient

A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient form of natural medicine that originated from India. It is similar to traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathic medicine, and it relies purely on natural therapies. In an article written by researchers from India, they reviewed available Ayurvedic literature to understand the physiology of blood pressure and the cause and development of hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective. … Continue reading A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

An Ayurvedic approach to hypertension

In this article, researchers from India provide a detailed review of available Ayurvedic literature to understand the physiology of blood pressure and etio-pathogenesis of hypertension from the perspective of Ayurveda. Their review was published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Different theories have been proposed to explain hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective, but there is no … Continue reading An Ayurvedic approach to hypertension

Acai found to prevent renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities

Researchers have found a novel benefit from the acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), as its seeds have been found to prevent and treat renal hypertension and its symptoms. In their study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the team identified that this benefit may come from the fruit’s antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. For the study, researchers looked at the ability … Continue reading Acai found to prevent renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities

Research: Low Calcium Levels Linked to Osteoporosis & Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women

Source: Research: Low Calcium Levels Linked to Osteoporosis & Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women by Dr. Edward Group It’s common knowledge that calcium plays an important role in maintaining strong, healthy bones later in life. For women who have passed their reproductive years, this fact is especially true. But according to new research from Italy [1], there … Continue reading Research: Low Calcium Levels Linked to Osteoporosis & Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women

Hypertension drugs for low-risk patients raise problems, lower blood pressure naturally

In the U.S., an estimated $32 billion per year is being spent unnecessarily to treat high blood pressure, the most common reason patients visit their doctor, scientists say. That $32 billion a year corresponds to more than 1 percent of annual healthcare costs in the U.S., and more than a third of the country’s total … Continue reading Hypertension drugs for low-risk patients raise problems, lower blood pressure naturally

Compound in lemon verbena may help normalize lipid metabolism in diabetics

Lippia triphylla, commonly known as lemon verbena or lemon beebrush, is a flowering plant native to South America. It was brought by the Spanish and the Portuguese to Europe in the 17th century, where it is cultivated for its lemon-scented oil to this day. The leaves of lemon verbena can retain their odor for years; hence, they are currently used … Continue reading Compound in lemon verbena may help normalize lipid metabolism in diabetics