Herbs for Hypertension

Arterial Hypertension or Hypertension is a condition in which blood pressure is chronically elevated. Long term effects of Hypertension could be Strokes, Heart attacks, heart failure, hypertensive retinopathy or chronic renal failure.

There are as many herbal alternatives for keeping blood pressure normal as allopathic drugs. You can try these

Arjuna Terminalia arjuna

Arjuna has been a popular in Ayurvedic medicine. Studies have shown that the bark of Arjuna tree treats coronary artery disease, hypertension and various other cardiac disorders.

Black Cumin Seeds Nigella sativa

Black cumin seeds are used as a flavoring agent in many cuisines. Essential oil extracted from Cumin acts as an anti-hypertensive.

Forskolin Coleus Forskohlii

Forskolin finds a wide usage in Ayurvedic medicine. It relaxes the arterial vascular smooth muscle and lowers blood pressure. It also has an antispasmodic effect.

Garlic Alium Sativum –

Raw Garlic helps lowering blood pressure significantly. Herbalists suggest that Hypertensive patients and those with heart problems should have a minimum of 5-10 minced garlic cloves everyday.


Hawthorn has been used to treat cardiovascular disorder in many traditional herbal medical sciences. It dilates coronary blood vessels thus significantly lowering blood pressure.


Research has confirmed Maitake has a very powerful hypotensive. Maitake is a form of mushroom that has antitumor, immunomodulatory, lipid lowering properties. It is also said to lower cholesterol levels.

Mistletoe Viscum album

Mistletoe is a very popular hypotensive which is also known for its anti cancer properties. Along with this, it is also a cardiotonic, antispasmodic, thymus stimulator, vasodilator and tumor inhibitor.

Olive Leaf Olea Africana/Europea

Leaves of the olive tree contain certain substances that act as vasodilators and hypotensives. Researchers have noticed that olive leaf lowers blood pressure significantly sans side effects.

Yarrow Achillea Wilhelmsii

Yarrow consists of certain substances that help in the lowering of blood pressure and lipids. Research has also proved that yarrow extract drops help towards a significant decrease in diastolic and systolic BP over a two month long course of treatment.