High blood pressure can be extremely dangerous because as such there are no symptoms of rising blood pressure. Therefore, the person has to be extremely conscious to check the rising blood pressure. Medically it is not possible to cure high blood pressure but it can be kept in control by having a healthy diet and by regularly exercising. Several researches have shown that garlic supplements can also be used for lowering high blood pressure. However, the garlic supplements should only be used under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner. Garlic has the capacity to thin the blood which is similar to aspirin which reduces the ability of a blood to clot. Garlic may work in tandem with many drugs and supplements like the prescribed blood thinner drugs like Coumadin (warfarin) or Trental (pentoxifylline), aspirin etc.
The herb hawthorn is also recommended as a supplement for lowering high blood pressure by traditional herbal practitioners. Studies have shown that patients taking the hawthorn supplement had a significant fall in high blood pressure at the end of four months. Fish Oil is also said to have an effect on lowering blood pressure Fish Oil supplements contain DHA (docohexaaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA is the ingredient which lowers high blood pressure. Eating oily fish helps to regulate cholesterol levels which mean it reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, fish oil is a very effective supplement. Folate is Vitamin B which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. This supplement also acts as a supplement in lowering high blood pressure.
Potassium and Calcium also acts as supplement in lowering high blood pressure. Therefore the diet of a person with high blood pressure should contain more potassium and calcium. Potassium rich fruits are cantaloupe, bananas, watermelon, oranges and orange juice, as well as potatoes, spinach, and zucchini. Potassium helps retaining intracellular osmotic pressure which is the force which is required to control the flow of water across a membrane. Seven grams of potassium should be taken regularly. Calcium rich foods include low fat milk, green beans, sardines with bones, broccoli, spinach and tofu. Magnesium supplements can also help in lowering blood pressure. Foods rich in magnesium include legumes and seeds such as navy beans and sunflower seeds. The Coenzyme Q10 has been proven to be a safe supplement as it improves the function of the blood vessel walls thus regulating the blood pressure. Practitioners recommend thirty milligrams three times daily but some practitioners also recommend taking two hundred and fifty grams in one day. Vitamin C is also a very effective supplement for lowering high blood pressure. Practitioners recommend one thousand dose in one day. Arjuna Bark ( Terminalia Arjuna), Black Cumin seeds ( Nigella Sativa) are also supplements effective for lowering high blood pressure.
Therefore all these herbs and minerals if it forms a part of the diet of a person with high blood pressure it is going to act as a supplement for lowering high blood pressure.