Wednesday, March 12, 2008

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

Publication: Ayurveda - The Science of Traditional Medicine
Author: Vaidya Bhagwan Dash / Suhasini Ramaswamy

Blood pressure varies from person to person depending upon their age, sex, physical, and mental work done by them. Older males and those who are exposed to more mental and physical work than normal maintain a higher blood pressure than others. In young people, damage to the functioning of the kidneys may cause high blood pressure. Excessive intake of salt, lack of exercise, mental worry, sleeplessness, among others, is responsible for high blood pressure.


All medicines which alleviate vayu and strengthen the nervous system are useful in this condition. Garlic is an excellent drug as it produces a heating effect on the body when taken raw. Garlic made into a paste and mixed with butter-milk is very effective in treating this condition. Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentia) is a common drug used very also widely in the allopathic system of medicine. In Ayurveda, the whole root of this drug is used in its raw state.

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