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Natural Homeopathic Remedies For High Blood Pressure

Homeopathic Remedies for High blood Pressure

The pressure exerted by blood on the walls of the arteries while it flows through them is known as blood pressure. When this pressure is consistently too high, it is referred to as high blood pressure medically known as hypertension. The normal blood pressure ranges between 90/60 mmHg and 120/80mmHg.

Categories To Define High Blood Pressure

1.  A reading of systolic between 120-129 mmHg and diastolic less than 80mmHg is elevated blood pressure. Here usually no medication is recommended and only lifestyle changes are advised.

2. Stage 1 Hypertension: A reading of systolic between 130-139 mmHg or diastolic between 80-89 mmHg.

3. Stage 2 hypertension: Systolic reading 140 mmHg or higher and diastolic reading 90mmHg or higher.

4. Hypertensive Crisis: Systolic reading higher than 180 mmHg and/or diastolic higher than 120 mmHg. It requires urgent medical attention.

Homeopathic Medicines For High Blood Pressure

The top homeopathic medicines to manage high blood pressure (HBP) are Aconitum Napellus, Glonoinum, Crataegus Oxyacantha, Nux vomica, Kali Phos and Natrum Mur.

1. Aconitum Napellus

Aconitum Napellus is a natural medicine sourced from plant monkshood. It can be used for managing high blood pressure along with anxiety and restlessness. The person markedly feels a sudden fear of death. Other accompanying symptoms include palpitations, pressure on the left side of the chest, sensation of weight under the breastbone or pressure on the chest. Pain in the heart extending to the left shoulder is also felt.

Key indicating features

High blood pressure along with anxiety and restlessness

2. Glonoinum

Glonoinum is a well-indicated medicine for high blood pressure accompanied by headache which is throbbing and bursting type. Strong palpitations, difficulty in breathing and heat on the face are felt. The person senses pressure in the heart as if heart is contracted. The pain in the heart may radiate to other body parts. Exertion leads to rush of blood to the heart which may cause fainting spells.

Key indicating features

High blood pressure with a throbbing headache

3. Crataegus Oxyacantha

Popularly known as heart tonic, it is a natural medicine sourced from the plant ‘hawthorn berries’. The foremost action of this medicine is to dissolve the calcareous deposits in the arteries, which helps to lower blood pressure. The main symptom that guides its use is difficulty in breathing from the least exertion. Some other symptoms indicative of this medicine include pain in the heart, pressure on the chest, and anxiety-accelerated pulse which is irregular.

Key indicating features

indicated to dissolve calcareous deposits in arteries to bring blood pressure down

4. Nux Vomica

Nux Vomica is a medicine suitable for HBP, especially in young people who adopt sedentary (sitting for long time periods consistently with little or no physical activity) and modern lifestyle habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of exercise, etc. These factors predispose a person to high blood pressure.

Key indicating features

high blood pressure in young people who lead sedentary life and have habit of alcohol or smoking

5. Kali Phos

Kali Phos is a leading homeopathic medicine to manage stress and several stress-related complaints, including high blood pressure. It is recommended for a person who constantly remains under constant stress and worry. The patient may face symptoms including palpitations from slight motion, shortness of breath, irregular pulse, along with both mental and physical fatigue.

Key indicating feature

to manage high blood pressure linked with stress and worries

6. Natrum Mur

Natrum Mur is one of the most prescribed remedies for cases of high blood pressure in those with salt tooth (cravingy for salty foods). Though there is a restriction for excess salt intake for persons suffering from HBP, it is seen that there is an unusual craving for salty things like pickles, papads etc.  Due to this, there may be swelling of feet in the morning. Natrum Mur may be given in cases where there is an unusual fatigue especially in the morning. A person may feel tight around the chest and bears intense palpitations on the slightest exertion. Natrum Mur may also relieve headache caused due to high blood pressure.

Key indicating features

high blood pressure linked with excess intake of highly salty things

How to use these medicines?

The homeopathic medicine to manage high blood pressure needs to be recommended after detailed case history of the patient. The potency and repetition of medicine also varies from case to case based on different factors like age, duration and severity of complaint, and prominent symptoms. Hypertension can further lead to several serious complications,  so it is advised to always consult a doctor for case evaluation and allopathic prescription of any kind. The same rule must be followed to take any homeopathic medicines. Always seek advice from a homeopathic expert before taking any homeopathic medicine.

What Are The Causes Of High BP?

High blood pressure may or may not have a cause.

1. High blood pressure that arises without any reason is called primary/essential hypertension. Primary hypertension usually develops gradually over a period of time.
2. When there is an underlying cause of high blood pressure, it is referred to as secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension can be a result of problems in kidneys and thyroid; tumors in the adrenal glands and congenital defects in the blood vessels. Secondary hypertension tends to appear suddenly.

What Are The Symptoms?

High blood pressure usually doesn’t cause any symptoms and is often detected during routine medical check-ups. High blood pressure is called ‘silent killer’ because it leads to a significant amount of damage to blood vessels and heart, without any apparent symptoms.
However certain symptoms that appear as a result of high blood pressure include headache, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, nose bleedings, or blood spots in eyes. However, these symptoms are not specific to high blood pressure and may appear as a result of other health conditions also.

Risk factors for High Blood Pressure

The factors that put a person at risk of high blood pressure include a family history, increasing age, being overweight, excessive alcohol intake, tobacco use, stress, too much salt (sodium) intake, diabetes mellitus, sedentary lifestyle, and certain medications (cause drug-induced hypertension) that include certain anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, cold remedies, birth control pills, etc.

Homeopathic management of High Blood Pressure

The homeopathic system carries a good scope in managing high blood pressure. Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure work to naturally moderate the body’s functioning. Homeopathic medicines work particularly well for those who have recently been diagnosed with hypertension and have not yet become dependent on any other medication for HBP. People with chronic high blood pressure and those who are using allopathic medicines for a long time can also use homeopathic medicines. Initially, it is advisable to continue allopathic medication along with homeopathic medicines, and slowly shift into homeopathy for holistic treatment. For best results, proper lifestyle measures should be adopted along with homeopathic treatment for high blood pressure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can stress lead to high blood pressure?

Yes, stressful situations can make blood pressure shoot up temporarily due to the release of stress hormones. However, the link between long-term high blood pressure because of chronic stress is poorly understood and is being researched.

What is the relationship between high blood pressure and stroke?

Stroke refers to a condition with reduced blood flow to the brain resulting in cell death. High blood pressure tends to damage the arteries, making them prone to rupture or clogging. Any damage can lead to a stroke which can be of two types –
1.  ischemic stroke arising due to clogging of arteries in the brain
2. hemorrhagic stroke due to rupture of arteries in the brain.

What is the link between high blood pressure and heart attack?

Coronary arteries supply blood to the heart. If the coronary arteries become narrow due to cholesterol deposits, the blood has to flow through arteries with greater pressure because of the resistance offered by cholesterol deposits. When the coronary arteries get obstructed to the extent where they can no longer supply blood to heart muscles, it can lead to a heart attack (also known as myocardial infarction).

What are systolic and diastolic readings of blood pressure?

Systolic readings refer to the pressure in the arteries when the heart muscles contract. Diastolic reading corresponds to the phase when the heart relaxes/rest in between the beats.

Among the systolic and diastolic blood pressure reading, which is more important?

Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings are important. But the significance of systolic/upper reading in blood pressure is greater after the age of 60 years since it can help identify the risk for a stroke or heart attack. In younger people, the diastolic reading carries more significance than the systolic reading.

My upper reading of blood pressure is high, and the lower reading is normal; should I be concerned?

An increase of only the upper reading of blood pressure is known as isolated systolic hypertension. The major reason behind it is the stiffening of the aorta. Other underlying conditions that are linked with it include an overactive thyroid and diabetes. It is more common as a person gets older (especially over 60 years of age), but it may also appear at a younger age. Few serious problems that are linked with a long-term isolated systolic hypertension include heart disease, heart attack, chronic kidney problems and stroke. So, you should take medicines and follow dietary instructions to manage them and lower the risk of complications.

I have a high diastolic reading of B.P. while the systolic is normal, should I be worried?

High diastolic reading in the absence of any risk factors like diabetes, smoking, obesity, kidney problems, etc. is usually not serious. So, monitoring the BP, dietary changes (low sodium diet, fat) and lifestyle changes like regular exercise are needed to manage it. Management is necessary because elevated diastolic puts a person at risk with advancing age. If the risk factors are present, then medicine is additionally needed and should be started as recommended by a cardiologist.

Which tests are recommended in case of high blood pressure?

The initial investigations recommended in cases of high blood pressure include lipid profile, sodium, potassium levels, and ECG. In some instances, an echocardiogram is suggested to rule out heart disease.

Is high blood pressure a serious condition?

High blood pressure that is not managed correctly carries the risk of turning into serious conditions like stroke, heart attack, heart failure, retinopathy (damage to retina of eye) and kidney problems.

Will quitting smoking help me manage my high blood pressure?

Yes, if you stop smoking, it will help in managing high blood pressure. Smoking causes hardening of the walls of the arteries and narrows the lumen of the artery that leads to high blood pressure. If you give up smoking, it can help reduce these changes in the arteries and thus brings the blood pressure down.

Does homeopathy help in immediately lowering down very high blood pressure?

Homeopathy works well to manage high blood pressure in the long run. However, it has a very minimal role in bringing an immediate reduction in blood pressure. In such cases, conventional emergency treatment is recommended.

I have been taking allopathic medicine for high blood pressure for the last ten years. Can I transit to homeopathic medication and stop taking allopathic medicine?

It is not advisable to quit allopathic medicine all of sudden when you start taking homeopathic medicines for blood pressure. This is because the body gets dependent on allopathic medicines to function correctly. If you start taking homeopathic medicine for high blood pressure, initially you will have to continue taking the allopathic medicines alongside. Once the homeopathic medicines start working, then one can gradually shift to homeopathy by reducing the dose of allopathic medications.

Lifestyle changes to manage high blood pressure?

Certain lifestyle changes can help manage high blood pressure effectively. These include:

1. cut down your sodium and fat intake

2. eat fruits and vegetables

3. do regular exercise and reduce excess body weight in case of overweight people

4. Apart from these, one must quit smoking and limit alcohol intake to prevent long-term complications of high blood pressure.

 

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Comments

  1. Can you help me if I live in the United States?

  2. Inder Mirchandani says:

    Hi Dr Sharma,
    I am 74 years old and have had high blood pressure for over 30 years.
    Home readings are typically 145/70 wit heart rate of 65.
    I do take 100 mg of Losartan every day. I have CKD stage 3.
    Will Bartya Mur 30C help bring the BP to target range of 120-125/70?
    How often to take this homeo pathic medicine?
    Aloha and thanks
    Inder

  3. Respected Sir,
    I have diagnosed high blood pressure, my BP reading was 170/90. After taking medicine ( tenormin 25mg, advant 8mg) my BP level is 120/80. My all test like ECG and other test are normal.
    Kindly recmend homeo medicine. I am very thankful for your cooperation.

  4. Maran sarkar says:

    I am 60 years old, having no sugar,blood pressure 90/140, thyrox 25 taking, day after day running 2 km last 20 years.weight 60 kg no other problem only blood pressure slitely increasing now a days what is your suggession ?

  5. Dr. Jay Ratnani says:

    Baryta Mur 30 take once daily

  6. amjad nasir says:

    i am of 42 .and once gon through angeo plasty .dr recomended me allo medicin for life but these medicins are efecting my sexual life and getting me into an older person life ..
    but my life style is physically rest fulll and mently stressed.
    while i facing weight under brest bone
    pain on back between sholders.which hert my sleep after mid night.
    erectyle dysfunctioning is also major problum .
    my weight is 76 kg and height of 5’and 6″
    secon type of diabat.
    plz advise me……….

  7. Kavita bassi says:

    Hello sir ,i m 42 years old now s days my bp is 130/89 but times goes up to 145 as per dr. advise i m taking tazlic 20 once in a day but want to stop taking this medicine and wants to go for homeopathic . What to do pls suggest. How can i stop taking this medicine.
    Name- Kavita

    • ayas kanta mishra says:

      Hello sir ,i m 46 years old now s days my bp is 150/110 . Hence please advise which homeopathy medicine to recommend.
      Name- ayas

  8. Gajender Singh Kharb says:

    Hallo Dr. Sharma, l am 55 yrs male teacher with normal healh & energy. l have never experienced headache in my life. Exectly l don’t remember when l fell ill last time. l usually do a brisk walk of about 5 km with some running also. l am in habit of smoking hookka & take alcohal once or twise a week.Some 10 or 11 yrs back during a medical check up l came to know that my BP was around 210-110. l underwent all possible tests recomonded by Dr. at AIIMS, but no exact reason could be found. Although l don’tfeel any problem at all but still l take one teblet of Amlodec 5mg almost daily which keeps my BP around 160-90. Dr. Sharma, should l worry about it and could you please advise me some homeopathic medicine as no medicine become fit in my case due to absence of any symptom of hypertension shown in books or on net.Please advise me sir.

  9. Nilratan Pal says:

    I am 75 my systolic pressure is 160 diastolic pressure 40 Prescrib medicine please

  10. R.Bhattacharya says:

    Dr. Im 57 yr old working lady wd very active lifestyle..I do 1hr gym n 1/2 hr yoga daily wd normal body weight .Due to some family crisis i had high bp 10 yrs ago ..it was under control but for last 6 mo ths im suffering high bp..last week it was 160/ 90…please suggest me proper remedy n medicine…thanks

    • Vidyasagar Gawali says:

      Sir, I am taking 20 mg Telma H tab since 10 years I am daily morning walker, doing yoga, cycling and Meditation. I dont have diabetis, kidney disease,I never smoke, very rarely I take alcohol. I am fade up with blood pressure tab. Last month I have not taken tab. My blood pressure is 134/94 I am 58 YRS male please suggest me should I take tab. Or shift to hoemiopathy medicine

  11. Rick castro says:

    I am 75 years of age and have had hypertension for many years.It runs around 175/94 at times and lower other times but not sufficiently .I was precribed amlodipin and I took it for about 1.5 years.The side effects after upping the dose after the first year were fatiigue,swelling of ankles ,general discomfort.I stopped taking that medication because of evident sideI have a post polio condition.I survived the condition and recovered with subtle problems living a normal first 55 years.I also had a serious car accident followed by back surgery at age 52.Some symptoms from that event still remain.I am at appropriate weight and excersize regulary despite walking with a cane.I know pharmaceuticle meds can save life in an emergency situation ,but have no confidence in there continued use.My diet is dedicated to my health and I believe disciplined generally,largely fresh and organic ,no alcohol.I do smoke marijuana.

  12. sukriti maiti says:

    I am 37 yrs old, bp 145/110, is it risky? Now taking allopathy medicine but no changes the bp.how can I reduce my bp to normal in homeo medicine?

  13. Good day. I wanted to ask for advice on hypertension. I have been using homeopathic treatment for many years. Sulfur is my constitution. Generally, I’m almost always hot and my blood pressure has always been high. Since I have been taking Sulfur, nothing is wrong with me generally. When I rest, the pressure drops to 135/80, but when I’m under stress (a visit to the doctor also causes it) can reach 190/110. Is this condition normal for Sulfur? Should I somehow treat it additionally (apart from taking Sulfur)? I ask for advice.

  14. Dr IRSHAD KHAN says:

    I am 30 year old male my bp is 150/110 mmhg I am taking allopathic for last 5 year so which homoeopathic medicine should I take to lower the blood pressure my ecg 2D echo RA Doppler RFT LFT EVERY report is normal

  15. Bhawna Sharma says:

    Hey dr.,

    My father is of 49 yrs of age and his Blood pressure is 130/100, i.e., his lower bp is high since a week now.
    He is suffering from headache also.
    Wt to do in this situation?

  16. dr sekhar chakraborty says:

    i am a retired professor maintaining good health..walk 2 to 3 km every day..take ayurvedic medicine for problem with prostate. i follow a strict food regimen that includes black rice -3/4 times aweek, dalia without any oil, oats, lots of vegetables often steamed and then cooked in few drops of sesame oil, fruits 500/600 gms in my breakfast. my blood sugar level hardly goes beyond 160/170. i have a moderate inclination towards salty biscuits etc. off-late i find my bp has crossed 160/76. given this brief back ground would yould you kindly suggest what should i do and what homo. medication should i have. let me inform you once in a while i take crategus mother for a few days and then stop/ thanking you..
    prof.(Dr) sekhar chakraborty, kolkata, 9432357398, sekhar_nitttr@yahoo.com..

  17. My systolic is in range of 133-144 and systolic in range of 90-150 my age is 55 I have headache in morning my lipid profile, potassium, sodium is normal my weight is 75kg height is 180cm I am taking Macsart 40mg and bp was normal till October 19 but now since last month medicine is not working so as per allopathic doctor advise changed medicine to telmaAM kindly advise homeopathy medicine

  18. Susanta Biswas says:

    What is the dose of Allium Sativum and Crataegus Oxyacantha .
    for how many days I have to take these medicines.
    Regards
    Susanta

  19. I am taking high blood pressure pills in the morning?I want to remove and add some homeopathy medicine like Toni card? Can I, or you may suggest some other mother tinture, thanks my WhatsApp number is 9105232538,you can give me suggestion on my this number, thanks

  20. Beverley Phillips says:

    Dr Sharma – I have autoimmune issues collectively called Schmidts Syndrome. Since I started cortef & florinef for treatment of addison’s disease my blood pressure is erratic and I am spilling some protein into the urine. Is there a homeopathic remedy that will level out my BP thereby helping to reduce the protein spillage. My doctor wants me to start Ramipril – I don’t want another drug if there is a ‘better for my body’ to normalize blood pressure.
    I am so glad to have found your website. Thank you for sharing all of this information.

    Bevv

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