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Plants that Help Reduce Blood pressure

  • Ginseng
    • Ginseng root is native to eastern Asia and North America.
    • Ginseng normalizes high or low blood pressure by lowering blood sugar.
  • Oat Fiber
    • Lowers cholesterol by helping prevent reabsorption of bile acids from the small intestine.
  • Fenugreek
    • Reduces blood sugar.  May inhibit the intestinal absorption of cholesterol.
    • Fenugreek is native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean region, and Western Asia.
  • Psyllium
    • Psyllium is a soluble fiber that comes from a plant most commonly grown in India.
    • Psyllium absorbs water and expands to increase moisture content of the stool to encourage bowel movement. 
    • Psyllium contains a soluble fiber which studies have shown can lower cholesterol levels.

Plants and Diuretics

Diuretics are substances used to remove excess fluids from the body by increasing the volume of urine and reducing blood volume.  Decreased blood volume will alleviate stress on the heart.  Different plants and herbs are used as diuretics.

  • Barley
    • Contains seeds that are used as an anti-inflammatory diuretic.
  • Germander
    • Germander is both a stimulant and a diuretic. 
    • Germander is used to treat heart failure due to excess fluid.
  • Xanthine
    • Xanthine is a chemical that occurs naturally in yeast, potatoes, coffee beans, tea and chocolate. 
    • Xanthine stimulate the brain, heart and muscles.
    • Xanthine's diuretic properties dilate the heart's blood vessels.

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