Category: Diabetes Care

How to Control High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High Blood Pressure is getting common these days and we can say its one of the common complaint which can be done by any age group. The definition of blood pressure medication- The pressure made by blood on the walls of arteries while flowing through them. It can be systolic blood pressure-Is the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart contracts and send the blood to the arteries.

Diastolic Blood Pressure – It is a pressure in the arteries when the heart rest between the pumping of blood. In other words, we can say- Hypertension is described as raised blood pressure on the walls of arteries, both systolic and diastolic.

High Blood Pressure

What is the Normal Range of Blood Pressure?

  • The normal BP is 120/80mm Hg, which may vary depending on age and sex. In Hypertension Systolic BP raise to or above 140mm Hg and Diastolic raise to or above 90mm Hg.

Eating Habits

  • Our eating habits play an important role in managing one’s health condition. What we eat is not proper or healthy, doesn’t suit our body leads to many health issues. Same goes with high blood pressure, the diet and lifestyle should be appropriate.

So let’s discuss the diet to have a healthy and normal blood pressure which can keep us far from High blood pressure.

  • When one feels sudden headache, weakness and dizziness- it can be due to fluctuation in the normal blood pressure. It can be high or low. The older or the aged people face the problem of high or low BP more commonly.
  • Some people take medication to immediately control the high blood pressure and some believe in home remedies and ayurvedic treatment. One who is suffering from high BP should be aware of the diet that should be followed along with the treatment. Today through this article we will explore the diet for maintaining normal BP.

Normal Blood Pressure

The Normal and healthy BP-120/80 mm Hg, which may vary according to the age, sex and health condition of a person.So when the blood pressure (BP) is high its called Hypertension/ High blood pressure and when its low is Hypotension/ low blood pressure. When our blood pressure is high, our heart has to work hard for the supply of blood which can result in the weakness of heart. When one knows and eats the right and healthy diet than can’t stop the development of this disease.

When one faces these Symptoms Should take the Consultation

  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Visual changes
  • Blood in the urine
  • Weakness and blurred vision
  • Difficulty to speak and understand anything
  • Feeling of heaviness and pain in the chest

The Healthy Diet that has to be followed in High BP

  • The food should be rich in magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Green vegetables, lentils, beans, onions, garlic, almonds, and oranges. These nutrients are adequate.
  • Daily eat fruits and 3 to 4 walnuts and almonds 7 to 5should be added in the diet.
  • Fruits- Apples, guava, pomegranate, banana, melon, grapes, eat pineapple,, and papaya.
  • Garlic has anti-lipid, anti-cholesterol, and blood thinner property which makes it healthy to be eaten in high BP. Every morning on an empty stomach eat 2 buds of garlic for 3 months. This measure seems to control BP.
  • Citrus fruit, lemonade, soup, coconut water, salad, soy, edible linseed, and black gram.
  • Spinach, cabbage, goose foot, apple gourd, pumpkin, green leafy vegetables and pumpkin can be taken asyour high blood pressure diet and exercise along with it
  • The water intake should be good. 8 to 10 glasses of water must be drunk.
  • Soybean oil should be used for cooking food as it is a good remedy for high blood pressure.
  • Intake of salad in your diet is very healthy. Add onions, tomatoes, radish, carrot, cucumber, and cabbage in the salad. It will help in keeping BP normal.
  • Low-fat milk and buttermilk can be taken without adding salt in it. If one is having high blood pressure should include omega-3, walnut, linseed, and almonds in their diet.

The Diet that has to be stopped in high BP

  • Intake of salt should be less
  • Taking too much coffee and tea can be the reason for high BP
  • Cooking should be done without salt to avoid and manage symptoms of high BP
  • Avoid taking- Azinamoto, baking powder, baking soda, and sauces
  • Avoid packed food
  • Fatty and greasy food should be avoided
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol and smoking

The reasons which lead to high blood pressure are-

  • Disturbed lifestyle
  • Tension
  • Obesity
  • Age factor
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Kidney failure
  • Genetic reason
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Too much physical exertion
  • Pregnancy

Planet Ayurveda offers an herbal pack which is made by the combination of herbs. These are pure and natural recommended by CEO and founder of Planet Ayurveda. The herbs used in this pack have the potency to manage and treat the Hypertension / High Blood Pressure. The pack is HYPERTENSION CARE PACK

What are the Best Herbal Remedies for HYPERTENSION

ARJUN TEA

  • It is a herbal tea and one of the bestselling classical products by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal tea is the formulation of herbs- Terminalia Arjuna, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Boerrhavia diffusa and Ficus religiosa. The main ingredient of the herbal tea is Arjuna tree bark. Arjun Tea is a natural supplement which can be used daily and this is used as a health beverage to support the circulatory system and maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the blood.

TOTAL HEART SUPPORT

  • This is in the form of capsules and is made by the combination of standardized extracts-Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum), Brahmi (Bacopa monieri) and Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). These capsules help to maintain the heart muscles and support the nervous system .

PITTA BALANCE

  • It is again in capsule form and is a natural supplement which supports the digestion and maintains the health of the stomach and the intestines. These herbal capsules are made with the combination of- Praval Pishti, Akik pishti, Jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti, and Giloy satva.

SARPAGANDHA GHAN VATI

  • It is in tablet formula and is a single herb formulation- Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina). This herbal plant contains alkaloids, carbohydrates, glycosides, flavonoids, phenols, resins, tannins, saponins, and terpenes in it. This herb is given with a combination of other herbs and it supports healthy blood pressure.
  • . Sarpagandha Vati is very effective in maintaining a healthy sleep pattern and helps in maintaining healthy circulatory system.

Herbal Remedy for High Blood Pressure

Recommended Dosage

  • Arjuna Tea – 1 cup once daily.
    Total Heart Support – 1 capsule twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.
  • Pitta Balance – 1 capsule twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.
  • Sarpagandha Ghan Vati – 2 tablets twice daily after 30 mins of the meals.

Note

  • Taking healthy diet along with HYPERTENSION CARE PACK is the best way to avoid high blood pressure also control and manages the raised level of BP.

How to Treat Childhood Diabetes Naturally?

What is Childhood Diabetes

As per modern aspect:

Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to give energy to the cells and when the pancreas of a child’s body is unable to produce insulin this results in diabetes in children.

Diabetes Herbal Remedies

It is also known as Juvenile diabetes

What are the Types of Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes:

  • It is a condition in which the pancreas is unable to produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes:

  • Condition where body is unable to use insulin properly.

As per Ayurveda Aspect:

  • In Ayurveda, it is correlated with madhumeha (prameha) in which ‘Pra’ means excess and ‘meha’ means ksharane that means passing of urine.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms are

  • Moothra madhuryam (sweetness of urine)
  • Apatarpana (reduce body weight)

What are the Causes of Childhood diabetes?

  1. Unable to produce insulin by the pancreas
  2. Eat unhealthy food
  3. Less physical activity

What are symptoms of childhood diabetes?

Symptoms Include:

  • Excessive urination
  • Dark colored skin
  • Excessive weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Increased thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow healing process of cuts and bruises
  • Weight loss

How to Treat Childhood Diabetes Naturally?

Here are some herbal remedies for childhood diabetes:

Health Benefits of Amla

Amla:

  • Amla is rich in vitamin C that is a powerful antioxidant which neutralizes the process of oxidation in which the free radicals cause damage to the cells. It has an anti-diabetic property and promotes the work of pancreas.

Steps to follow:

  • Take 2-3 amla and remove their seeds and grind it.
  • Put this paste in a cloth and then squeeze out the juice.
  • Mix two tablespoons of this juice in a cup of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.

Saptrangi:

  • Saptrangi is also known as saptachakra and is useful in treating several diseases like piles, obesity, diabetes etc. This herb provides relief in swelling associated with pain. It is light to digest and reduces vitiated pitta and Kapha dosha. This herb decreases the plasma glucose and insulin level and has no adverse effects.

Steps to follow:

  • Consume 1 to 2 grams of its root powder two times a day.

Curry leaves:

  • Curry leaves are rich in vitamin A, B, C and E, iron, phosphorous, fiber, and calcium. It helps in fighting against infections. It helps in reducing blood sugar levels and helps in promoting the work of pancreas. It keeps the skin and helps the body in absorbing iron. It also helps in reducing cholesterol levels.

Steps to follow:

  • Chew 10 fresh curry leaves empty stomach daily in the morning.

Vijaysaar:

  • Vijaysaar is also known as beejaka and it is useful in treating childhood diabetes, diarrhea, eczema, obesity etc. This herb has an anti-diabetic property that reduces the blood sugar levels and helpful in converting starch into sugar. It provides relief in symptoms associated with diabetes such as thirst, excessive urination etc.

Steps to follow:

  • Soak a piece of vijaysaar wood in water overnight and consume this water in the morning on an empty stomach.

Another step:

  • Add water in vijaysaar wood tumbler for overnight.  This tumbler turns the water into reddish brown color. Consume this water on an empty stomach daily in the morning.

Health Benefits of Tulsi Plant

Tulsi:

  • Tulsi is also known as the holy basil, it reduces the ill effects of radiotherapy. This herb acts as a cardiac tonic and also acts as an anti-microbial. It has an anti-diabetic property that reduces the blood sugar level and increases the production of insulin in the body.
  • This herb also has an anti-oxidant property that inhibits the oxidation process and prevents the damage of cells from free radicals.

Steps to follow:

  • Add few fresh leaves of tulsi or 1 tsf dried powder in 2 cups of water.
  • Boil until it remains 1 cup
  • Filter and drink
  • Avoid adding milk in this tea

Black Pulm (jamun):

  • Black plum is the effective treatment of childhood diabetes that contains ellagic acid, anthocyanins that control the blood sugar level and helps in converting starch into sugar that maintains the blood sugar level. It increases the activity of insulin.
  • It has an effective hypoglycemic effect that provides relief in symptoms associated with diabetes.

Step to follow:

  • Eat black plum powder twice daily.

Gudmar:

  • This herb is popularly known for its anti-diabetic property and also useful in treating other disorders like renal calculi, jaundice, cough etc. Regular intake of this herb can bring down the blood sugar levels and inhibits the absorption of carbohydrates from the intestine.
  • This herb stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin and provides relief in other symptoms associated with diabetes.

Steps to follow:

  • Consume 4 to 6 gm of gudmar leaves powder or fresh juice (25 to 30 ml) daily.

Fenugreek:

  • Fenugreek has a hypoglycemic activity that improves the glucose intolerance and helps in lowering the blood sugar levels. It also lowers down the absorption of sugars and carbohydrates and increases the amount of insulin released.
  • It is very helpful in providing relief from symptoms associated with diabetes such as increased thirst, blurred vision, excessive urination, and fatigue.

Steps to follow:

  • Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds for 7 to 8 hours.
  • Drink this water along with these seeds in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Another step: Eat two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds with milk.
  • Do this daily.

Bitter Gourd:

  • It is also known as bitter melon or karela. It contains a compound called as polypeptide-p or insulin-p that is helpful in increased secretion of insulin in the pancreas and influences the metabolism of glucose in all over the body rather than a particular organ. It provides relief in symptoms such as obesity and stroke and regulates the blood sugar levels in the body.

Steps to follow:

  • Drink bitter gourd (karela juice) on an empty stomach daily.
  • Extract the juice with use of the juicer and add some water to it.
  • Include bitter gourd as a dish in the diet.

These are the best and effective herbal remedies for childhood diabetes