With high blood pressure, narrowed blood vessels force the heart to work harder to pump the blood throughout the body. This may be increased with smoking, eating fatty foods, drinking alcohol, being overweight, and not exercising. Stress can also have an effect.
Hypotensive herbs have the potential to lower blood pressure. Consult with a Doctor on the medication interactions of certain herbs before use.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski
Last Updated; 2/7/19