Hypertension or high blood pressure, as it is more commonly known, is regarded as a silent killer. It is a disease of the modern age. The fast pace of life and the mental and physical pressures caused by the increasingly industrialized and metropolitan environments have a role to play in the rise in blood pressure.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated. High bloodpressure occurs when arteries become too inflexible to allow an ample supply of blood to circulate, especially under periods of exertion or stress, thus causing excess pressure against arterial walls. High blood pressure can cause heart attack, stroke, and all sorts of other problems.
Hypertension is 6 in the world’s top 10 most expensive treatment-disease costs. This disease requires a lot of cost because there are also many doctors who are giving the drug in quantities unsparing in his patients. The qualities of drug also determines the price. The increased cost of hypertension is about 9% per year. Total cost of treatment of this disease in the United States has reached $ 50.2 billion.
The relationship between garlic and high blood pressure has been investigated scientifically, and suggests that garlic may even lower blood pressure. Garlic is regarded as an effective means of lowering blood pressure.
The component of garlic that appears to have blood pressure lowering effects is known as allicin. Allicin, the biologically active portion of the garlic plant, is thought to interfere with the function of an enzyme produced by the kidney known as angiotensin 1 that causes smooth muscle contraction and thus contributes to blood pressure elevation.
If you use garlic to treat hypertension, you may also experience other health benefits, including lower cholesterol. Studies show that garlic affects lipids in the blood stream, causing a reduction in cholesterol. You may be able to reduce hypertension and lower your cholesterol by as much as 10 percent when you use garlic.
Take 2 to 3 cloves of garlic a day. You don’t have to eat them raw all at once. You can simply add garlic to the foods you eat throughout the day. Garlic can either be fried, roasted, soaked in vinegar for 30 minutes, or blanched in boiled water for 15 minutes.
Because garlic is an organic product, there are no harmful side effects. While some of these side effects may not be life-threatening, they can be life-altering for those with garlic allergies. Some of these side effects include: bad breath and body odor, heartburn, indigestion, mouth irritation, gas, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.
Garlic can also thin the blood so caution is advised to people with blood disorders, and to those who will have surgery. Do not take garlic with blood thinner medications without consulting a natural health care professional.It can also alter the effect of other supplements and drugs so you should only take it under the supervision of your doctor.
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