Hypertension Special Diet: 5 Herbal Teas To Manage High BP

If you are a hypertension patient, you must try these herbal teas that effectively control BP and prevent its spike.

Chanchal Sengar
Reviewed by: Swati BathwalUpdated at: May 06, 2022 15:51 ISTWritten by: Chanchal Sengar
Hypertension Special Diet: 5 Herbal Teas To Manage High BP

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High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the top health issues that people of all age groups are suffering from. Normal levels of blood pressure is extremely important for overall health, particularly, heart health. When blood pressure increases, it increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and so, managing blood pressure is the need of hour. Since Hypertension is a serious concern, it is onlymyhealth’s Focus Of The Month wherein we will talk about hypertension the entire month and cover all aspects of this topic. Through this article, we will tell you some herbal teas that can effectively manage or control high blood pressure. If you are a hypertension patient or know one, this article is a must-read for you.

Green tea

Green tea is the best tea for holistic health as it is loaded with antioxidants that combat free radical damage and promote wellness. Green tea is mainly popular for weight management but that is not all. Drinking 2 cups of green tea are linked to a myriad health benefits including hypertension control. But how green tea helps lower BP? Green tea enhances the flow of blood that positively impacts the blood pressure of a person. Besides, green tea is also linked to reducing inflammation in the tissues of your heart.

Expert Tip- Excess green tea reduces iron

Also Read: 6 Things To Know About High Blood Pressure

Hibiscus Tea

Have you ever tried hibiscus tea before? If not, you must as this flower tea possesses some important nutrients that offer exceptional health benefits. Talking about hibiscus tea for high blood pressure, it is rich in antioxidants just like green tea that controls blood pressure and prevent it from elevating. But, if you are on medication for hypertension, it is better to consult your doctor if you can consume hibiscus tea or not. Since this is not commonly consumed, it might not go well with everyone’s system.

Teas to manage high blood pressure

Expert Tip- Hibiscus tea causes teeth discolouration so rinsing mouth is important

Oolong Tea

You must have heard and tried green tea and black tea individually, oolong tea is a combination of both. This is becoming popular just like green tea and many people around the globe consume it daily. It is also loaded with antioxidants that are effective in lowering high blood pressure. You can easily find oolong tea in supermarkets or online. Again, consult your doctor first so that there is no potential health risk that may be caused after consuming this oolong tea.

Expert Tip- Excess oolong tea reduces iron

Also Read: Is Oolong Tea Good For High Blood Pressure?

Garlic Tea

Consuming garlic is very common especially in Indian households but did you know garlic provides the best benefits when consumed raw? The pungent taste of garlic might be unpleasing for most but as they say, bitter things are better. Garlic increases production of nitric oxide in the body that improves vasodilation to improve blood circulation and reduce pressure on the heart. Garlic is a great food for heart health apart from just balancing blood pressure. Since consuming raw garlic is not easy, it is better to have garlic tea to get all the benefits without its pungent taste.

Teas to manage high blood pressure

  • Simply boil 3-4 garlic cloves in two cups of water.
  • When it is reduce to half, consume it.
  • This garlic tea is amazing in controlling blood pressure, preventing heart diseases as well as managing weight.
Expert Tip- Garlic should be crushed and left to oxidised for 1-2 mins so the compound(Allicin which gives benefits) gets activated which benefits.

Valerian Root Tea

Lastly, we have valerian root tea that is a lesser-known tea variant which is supremely relaxing. This root is extensively used in Ayurvedic remedies to control blood pressure because and aid anxiety-related issues. Valerian triggers GABA neurotransmitters that provides all the benefits. 

These teas are extremely beneficial in regulating blood pressure. If you have one of these teas daily, your blood pressure won’t spike and eventually safeguard your heart health. So, do not miss out and take care of your diet to manage BP and control hypertension.

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