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Sabina Maharjan

Reviewed by Dr. Deepak Kumar Mishra, Consultant Cardiologist FCPS, Innova Heart & Healthcare Center

Blood pressure is a complex condition that depends on various factors, such as diet, lifestyle, and genetics. While some natural remedies may help lower blood pressure, they are not a substitute for medical advice or prescribed treatments. Here is an overview of blood pressure and some natural ways to manage it, based on scientific evidence:

Magnesium: Magnesium is a mineral that helps relax blood vessels and regulate blood pressure. Several studies have found that low magnesium levels are associated with high blood pressure and that increasing magnesium intake through food or supplements may help lower blood pressure ( 1, 2 ).

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a hormone that affects blood pressure through its influence on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, which controls blood vessel constriction and fluid balance. Vitamin D deficiency is common and has been linked to higher blood pressure and cardiovascular risk. Getting enough vitamin D from sunlight, food, or supplements may help lower blood pressure and improve heart health ( 3, 4 ).

L-arginine: L-arginine is an amino acid that boosts the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that causes blood vessels to dilate and lowers blood pressure. Some studies have shown that L-arginine supplementation may help reduce blood pressure, especially in people with hypertension, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome ( 5, 6 ).

Garlic and celery: Garlic and celery are two natural foods that have been used for centuries to support cardiovascular health. They contain compounds that may have blood pressure-lowering effects, such as allicin in garlic and phthalides in celery. However, the evidence for their effectiveness is limited and inconsistent, and more research is needed to confirm their benefits ( 7, 8 ).

Tocotrienols: Tocotrienols are a type of vitamin E with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies suggest that tocotrienols may help lower blood pressure by improving the function and elasticity of the arteries and reducing oxidative stress. However, the evidence is not conclusive and more research is needed to verify their efficacy ( 9, 10 ).

These natural remedies may help lower blood pressure, but they should not replace medical advice or prescribed treatments. Always consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements or making any dietary changes, especially if you have underlying health conditions or take any medications.


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