Cotton Thistle Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients Treated for Primary Hypertension

Hypertension increases the risk of stroke, myocardial infarction, vascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. Treatments for hypertension include drugs (angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors, beta-blockers, diuretics, calcium channel blockers, alpha-blockers, and peripheral vasodilators) and improvements in lifestyle factors (losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol intake). Among the specific drugs used to treat … Continue reading Cotton Thistle Extract Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients Treated for Primary Hypertension

The Best Diet for Heart Health; DASH Diet: A Vegetarian Meal Plan for Heart Health

f you’ve been thinking about changing your diet in order to lose weight, lower your blood sugar or blood pressure, or just improve your overall health, you might have heard about the DASH Diet. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet was named the “best overall diet" for eight consecutive years by U.S. News and World … Continue reading The Best Diet for Heart Health; DASH Diet: A Vegetarian Meal Plan for Heart Health

Meta-analysis Shows Garlic Supplements Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension, Stimulating the Immune System, and Reducing Serum Cholesterol

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide. High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular illnesses, but antihypertensive medications have been associated with a wide range of side effects. High levels of serum cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol also are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. … Continue reading Meta-analysis Shows Garlic Supplements Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension, Stimulating the Immune System, and Reducing Serum Cholesterol

Herbs For A Healthy Heart

Cholesterol, poor circulation, and high blood pressure can prevent the heart from running smoothly. Thankfully, nature provides herbal remedies to support this vital life source and keep it running optimally. When we talk about vitality in body, mind, and spirit, no organ takes center stage with more panache than the heart. Its rhythmic beating helps … Continue reading Herbs For A Healthy Heart

Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Nigella (Black Cumin; Nigella sativa) Hypertension Oxidative Stress Nigella (black cumin; Nigella sativa), also known by its Arabic name habat-ul sauda or habbatussauda, has been used for centuries medicinally and as a food spice throughout the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa. It is an annual flowering plant with pale blue flowers and has fruit … Continue reading Potential Role of Nigella in Prevention and Control of Hypertension