7 Best Types of Tea for High Blood Pressure

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Drinking tea for high blood pressure is a simple and natural means of preventing the negative symptoms of hypertension.

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a very common health condition in which the force of your blood pushing against the blood vessels is too high. When your blood vessels and arteries are more dilated, there is less force required to move the blood through your circulatory system, thus putting less strain on the cardiovascular system. Blood pressure is affected by a number of factors, including stress hormone levels, diet, electrolyte balance, medications, pre-existing conditions, and genetics. Over time, the excess force of blood pressure will cause small cracks and tears in the tissue of arteries and veins. This provides the ideal place for plaque to begin to build up, which can quickly become a major threat to your cardiovascular health.

High blood pressure is extremely common and is often referred to by its medicinal designation, hypertension. While there are plenty of hypotensive medications available for those with high blood pressure, those who prefer natural remedies can find many herbal tea varieties that can effectively lower blood pressure.

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Tea for High Blood Pressure

The best tea for high blood pressure include the following:

Let us discuss them in detail below.

Green Tea

Packed with antioxidants and epigallocatechin gallate, this tea can quickly and effectively reduce the strain on your heart and blood vessels, acting as a vasodilator throughout the body.

Oolong Tea

Studies have found that this variety of basic black tea has a rich blend of antioxidants and soothing properties that can calm the cardiovascular system.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile has been known as a sedative herb for generations and is often used to calm the body and mind before going to sleep. These same effects make it an ideal solution for hypertension, as it can help to relax the blood vessels and arteries. This vasodilating effect makes it a great natural remedy for high blood pressure.

Garlic Tea

Garlic is overflowing with antioxidants and sulfuric compounds, which are known to have a cardio-protective effect, because they reduce inflammation in the arteries and blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure and reducing your risk of coronary heart diseases and stroke.

Nettle Tea

Many different parts of the nettle plant are used for natural medicine, but when the leaves are brewed into a tea, they lose their toxicity and irritable nature, resulting in an anti-inflammatory tea that is known to soothe the body and treat symptoms of hypertension.

Pu-erh Tea

Not only can this exotic tea lower blood pressure levels with its vasodilating properties, but it can also reduce the overall levels of cholesterol in the body. This can doubly help your heart health, and lower your risk of atherosclerosis and heart attacks.

Hibiscus Tea

Known for its soothing properties, hibiscus tea can help to lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones in the body, which can ease the strain on your cardiovascular system.

Along with the teas, there is one more remedy that can help lower your blood pressure. Researchers have shown that listening to classical music after taking medicines or natural foods also aid in lowering the blood pressure. So, lower your blood pressure by having a musical evening in the company of tea!

About the Author

John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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