Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is an essential worldwide public health challenge and continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally.
When the blood pressure levels increase rapidly, the force of your blood against the arteries/veins is consistently too high. This elevated pressure of the blood (i.e. Hypertension)
is called ‘RaktaGata Vata’ in Ayurveda.
We all are going through a lot in these unpredictable times, ignoring our wellbeing will affect us in the long term. Let’s understand why the natural path is advantageous in normalizing
the blood pressure & how you can achieve that.
WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN?
A healthy or normal blood pressure reading is 120/80, you might have wondered about the significance of these numbers. So, there are two numbers which create this blood pressure
1) Systolic: The top number that indicates the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats
and pumps out the blood.
2) Diastolic: The bottom number or the reading of the pressure, when the heart relaxes after
TYPES OF HYPERTENSION
Primary or essential hypertension – It has no clear underlying cause, but appears to be the result of an interaction of complex genetic and environmental factors.
Secondary hypertension – It’s caused by a specific underlying mechanism, usually involving kidneys or endocrine system
The factors that play a role in causing High Blood Pressure include:
Lack of physical activity
Too much salt in the diet
Diet with processed food
Being overweight or obese
Lifestyle habits like Smoking & Alcohol Consumption
Chronic kidney disease
Obstructive sleep apnea
According to Ayurveda, understanding the nature of the disease should be initiated through the Doshas & etiological factors. The Doshas(Vata, Pitta & Kapha) are the biological
energies that govern the physical & mental processes of the human body. Toxic/Unbalanced Diet and a Lifestyle that’s directly affecting the body are the root causes of Hypertension today. Due to this, too much Vata Dosha is being aggravated in the system. This leads to the production of ama (mucus or toxins), preventing the blood circulation in arteries/blood vessels. Pitta & Kapha complement this effect of Vata and support the progress of the disease with blood being the main mediator. This suggests Hypertension as the involvement of Tridosha. Due to the mucus being produced in the veins, the blood has to exert more pressure to maintain the circulation. This way Hypertension is developed as a severe condition.
WHAT AYURVEDA RECOMMENDS
According to Ayurveda, if we make use of these 6 tools or ways in battling the High Blood Pressure condition, we can achieve an efficient impact avoiding the continued usage of those
prolonged Hypertension medications (which have side effects too).
Diet – What you eat plays a major role in reducing that high blood pressure
Lifestyle – Bringing changes in your lifestyle, like Quitting Smoking & Excessive.
Alcohol consumption, Increasing Physical activity, Losing weight if you’re obese &
managing your stress properly
Kitchen Formulas – Your kitchen has immense potential in assisting your wellbeing
Detox Programs – For removing the toxins
Herbal Remedies – Some Herbal extracts like Nir Brahmi ghan, Sarpagandha, Arjun
ghan etc. are ideal for treating the elevated blood pressure
Removing Ama (Mucus/Toxins) – ama tends to accumulate in the system and blocks the channels of the body, causing a variety of conditions. The above 5 methods combined, helps in the removal of this Ama or mucus incorporated in the system.
A balanced diet should have 60% Cooked Vegetables, 30% Proteins & 10% Carbohydrates. Maintaining a consistent diet is the easiest way to bring down that High Blood Pressure; if you incorporate the following changes in your intake, you’ll certainly avoid any further complications.
• Avoid Wheat completely (If you’re above 35-40)
• Consume a gluten-free diet
• Eat more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods
• Eat freshly cooked food, rather than the processed
• Cut back on foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol
• Focus more on proteins
• Whole grains like Millet, Quinoa, Spelt, Dinkel should be consumed
• Stop the Dairy Products & Red Meat consumption
• For Non-Veg, you can consume Chicken, Fish & Eggs
• Include Fresh Juices & Soup in your Regime
Stress reduction from practising meditation, yoga, and other mind-body relaxation techniques can decrease blood pressure. Yoga is formed for many reasons and health rehabilitation is one of them. Shavasana, Sukhasana, Makarasana, Vajrasan, along with the regular practice of Pranayama are found effective for lowering blood pressure in normal as well as hypertensive individuals.
Include these below techniques into your daily practices, for improving the circulation
• Rechak Pranayam
• Bhramari Pranayam
• Abdominal Breathing
• Anulom vilom Pranayama
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Potential of the Kitchen (Home Remedies)
The kitchen has enormous potential for everyone’s wellbeing, below are some of the key ingredients that will help reduce the high blood pressure naturally –
- 5-10 Almonds(Soaked) every morning
- 5-10 Walnuts
- 1-2 tbsp Flax seeds
- Oatmeal with Almond milk (No dairy milk)
Watch this video to know the ayurvedic proven solution to balance high blood pressure.
Marma Technique for Stress
Every day before going to bed at night, take Cow ghee and massage on both sides of your temples for 5 minutes. The second step would be to do the same thing between your two eyes (the centre point) for 1 minute and on the Scalp for 1 minute. Finally, put 4-5 drops of ghee in the Navel (Belly Button).
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd