WHAT IS BLOOD PRESSURE?
The lateral pressure exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries while flowing through them is known as blood pressure. The blood pressure is further systolic and diastolic.
Systolic blood pressure is created when the heart contracts and send blood into the arteries. It is considered normal at 120 mm Hg. Though the latest range of normal systolic blood pressure is 120-139 mm Hg.
Diastolic blood pressure is the lower limit of blood pressure when the arteries rest in between pumping the blood. It is considered normal at 80 mm Hg.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BLOOD PRESSURE?
In layman terms, the heart pumps blood into the arteries which carry it further to the body organs. So the blood exerts a specific pressure laterally on the elastic walls of the arteries which in return push it further to help maintain a pressure that would allow the blood to circulate within the body and back to the heart. So for the normal functioning of heart and the circulatory system an optimum blood pressure has to be maintained. In conditions where the blood pressure rises too high above normal or falls too low below normal different heart related disorders may arise and result into heart attack or heart collapse.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEVIATION IN BLOOD PRESSURE?
A deviated blood pressure may be referred to when either the person experiences a rise in blood pressure for more than 15 days or a fall in blood pressure for more than 15 days at a stretch. Usually people do not keep a daily record of their blood pressure levels on a daily basis. So, a few symptoms that may help them understand a deviated blood pressure are:
In cases of high blood pressure:
- Chronic headaches
- Severe anxiety
- Shortness of breath
In cases of low blood pressure:
- Light headedness
- Lack of concentration
- Blurred vision
HOW CAN AYURVEDA HELP IN CASES OF BLOOD PRESSURE?
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs. We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.
Ayurveda has been blessed with abundant natural herbs that work in sync with the body functions and protect and prevent any undue damage to the body cells. Heart is the main body organ which pumps day and night to make oxygen available to all the body organs and especially to the brain. In order to do so a constant blood pressure against the lateral walls of the arteries has to be maintained. The Ayurvedic herbs help align the blood pressure in a proper order so as to make the functioning of the heart easy and comfortable.
Ayurveda uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for Blood pressure regulation and heart strength help maintain a good heart rate and a normal blood pressure. In case the person has a high blood pressure the herbs bring it down, control and regulate it and therefore help in its sustenance.
HERBS IN AYURVEDA FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The bark of the Arjuna tree is used in Ayurveda for management of many heart problems such as angina, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. It gives strength to the ailing heart and controls the cholesterol levels. This wonderful herb has cardio protective properties. Its regular usage enhances the pumping capacity of the heart, decreases the LDL cholesterol and maintains HDL cholesterol. Arjuna is used for relieving congestive heart failure. It strengthens the heart muscles. The bark of Arjuna is rich in natural oxidants, saponins, gallic acid, phtosterols and oligomeric proanthocyanidin.
It is a common spice used in Indian subcontinent. It lowers cholesterol levels effectively. Its regular usage reduces breathlessness and strengthens the heart muscles, vascular system and acts as a natural anti-oxidant. Cinnamon controls vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. Cinnamon paste can be applied to relieve blackheads, pimples and acne. It is also useful for relieving other ailments like asthma, paralysis, uterus disorders, gonorrhea and excessive menstruation.
This unique herb is found in Upper Himalayas and has been used since several centuries for preventing heart diseases. It eliminates toxins from kidneys and liver effectively. It is known as a rejuvenation herb. The herb has mild diuretic properties and relaxes the heart muscles.
Ashwagandha is also commonly known as ‘Indian ginseng’. It very beneficial for the nervous system. The herb possess anti – inflammatory, antitumor, anti-stress, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, hemopoietic as well rejuvenating properties. It is quite useful in reducing diabetes and blood pressure. It relieves stress, anxiety and enhances physical and mental performance. It gives strength to the muscles and heart muscles to overcome the cardiac ailments.
This herb is used in preventing memory loss, lack of concentration, forgetfulness. It increases the retention power as well as recollection. It is very useful in many mental illnesses also. Regular use also helps in stress, anxiety, blood pressure, hallucinations and epilepsy. It relaxes the nerves and arteries and helps to keep blood pressure in control and provide strength to the mind.