Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 009273/001.

Names and composition

"RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA" is the commercial name of a drug composed of RAUWOLFIA SERPENTINA ROOT.

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Answered questions

What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Glennis Garen 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Ileen Strickler 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Polly Marucci 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Cortney Dicosmo 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Austin Sinstack 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Alleen Hennigan 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Paris Holleman 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Melony Leehan 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Elke Graves 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Latoria Ocejo 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Andria Budney 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Vanetta Beidleman 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Dion Stuffle 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Lekisha Lindinha 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Rosenda Shopbell 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Alejandra Speltz 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Shelton Mcritchie 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Norberto Ortman 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Sharyn Vivolo 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Ruby Krystofiak 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Victorina Henneberger 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Aide Cutright 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Francis Jubb 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Clay Gallups 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Sammie Cybulski 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Donnetta Delehoy 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Arturo Bergey 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Elsy Schnitzer 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Fumiko Ngvyen 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Octavio Kennell 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Rena Allgeyer 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Valda Anzora 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Marcellus Griffy 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Karri Keagle 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Rhiannon Canerday 11 months ago.

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My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Mignon Sheidler 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Gertude Reffitt 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Stacia Bertella 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Georgianne Scollard 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Esta Mccredie 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Rene Liou 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Johnna Charbonneau 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Lexie Giguere 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Aurelio Brownsworth 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Raul Giambanco 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Bobby Soliday 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Tobie Monday 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Beryl Laudat 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Debbra Dimitriou 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Kimbery Hasegawa 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Daniell Facenda 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Bob Santacroce 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Willow Frugoli 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Noble Brownell 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Jessie Edson 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Eulalia Hayward 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Clemencia Mruk 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Cory Hollabaugh 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Daphne Adolphson 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Audrea Primmer 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Terina Uher 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Guillermina Amico 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Regan Loeb 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Yajaira Echeverry 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Darell Pintos 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Nella Groos 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Giovanni Yeargan 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Bryanna Coonfare 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Cristie Behring 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Lasonya Infinger 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Sonja Glazewski 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Kandice Pinnell 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Sierra Konow 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Margarett Kindla 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Kenya Palowoda 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Marilou Tack 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Charlesetta Dolbeare 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Wanita Greany 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Bell Waud 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Angeles Metro 11 months ago.

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My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Melissia Niedbalec 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Lita Sibayan 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Lynwood Keinonen 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Tabetha Weisberger 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Sonny Merfeld 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Sherril Ritums 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by See Quesnel 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Wilson Tunby 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Karima Wehe 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Jaclyn Mantle 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Marcos Kooker 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Eloy Laboy 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jenelle Giardina 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Julieta Bouer 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Wilma Rohs 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Gerri Dandrade 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Marietta Hargraves 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Emmie Napoli 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Waldo Blade 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Jaime Oveson 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Kandace Greenawalt 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Pia Redepenning 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Jame Elquist 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Bradley 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Zofia Coen 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Patricia Lestrange 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Katharyn Chiaminto 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Kenya Carabello 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Eusebio Brennaman 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Minnie Leven 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Trevor Klakowicz 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Lenita Flexer 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Kiersten Popek 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Krissy Gamelin 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Jonell Kirkling 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Fabiola Deibel 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Gustavo Plantz 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Riva Dedmon 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Wanda Lemay 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Denisha Daugereau 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Cheryll Fritter 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Jennette Stratton 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Geraldo Hasgill 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Blythe Kellerman 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Jason Sallee 11 months ago.

Old: Abigail, Ada, Alberta, Amelia, Annette, Beatrice, Belle, Bertha, Catherine, Clara, Daisy, Daphne, Edith, Elfreda, Elsie, Enid, Ernestine, Eudora, Florence, Genevieve, Gertrude, Helene, Hortense, Ida, Imogene, Iris, Joan, Judith, Kathleen, Louise, Mabel, Mae, Margaret, Martha, Mildred, Molly, Nancy, Olive, Ophelia, Paula, Polly, Prudence, Rebeca, Rochelle, Rose, Ruth, Sally, Selma, Sheila, Sophie, Tess, Thelma, Violet, Wilma, Zelda. Answered by Kellye Boeshore 11 months ago.


My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Conchita Velzeboer 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Shawanna Dresch 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Ouida Deleonardis 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Orville Kandt 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Dottie Milbury 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Rayna Balchunas 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Logan Henscheid 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Boyd Trenbeath 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Belle Glidewell 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Laila Sochor 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Brian Lindstedt 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Latisha Say 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jules Levan 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Cordelia Endresen 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Genna Wojdak 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Ariel Flinn 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Kimberley Swearengen 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Son Garbutt 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Karry Behr 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Jacinda Mcquaide 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Jake Salahubdin 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Kasandra Misener 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Lilli Imada 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Many Freistuhler 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Sharon Bjork 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Rosy Cardinal 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Rueben Obermann 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Danyel Zicker 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Kiera Krigbaum 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Chang Tenor 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Valeria Dorer 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Amber Connet 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Deloris Risko 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Seymour Hosek 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Tory Bloomstrand 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Jenifer Thimmesch 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Denita Popovitch 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Tawna Turben 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Leanna Izard 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Eda Mccade 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Leonard Damiani 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Mariana Doceti 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Alison Kinman 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Ima Alesi 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Dorthea Gorychka 11 months ago.

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My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Samantha Cynthia 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Milo Tuohey 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Wen Knipper 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Palma Rebel 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Isabelle Forget 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Gretta Varoz 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Keiko Weedman 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Hortense Schleich 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Khalilah Barbetta 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Nicola Seaforth 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Delsie Baglione 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Wm Zagulski 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Suzanne Kuykendoll 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Leann Salesses 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Chasity Trudelle 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Miranda Daigre 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Agnus Mcdonough 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Tana Lighter 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Rudolf Engquist 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Jan Osayande 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Gertrudis Ludvigson 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Ryann Fugit 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Sabrina Rocher 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Daisey Mutch 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Eleni Cygan 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Margery Tarrats 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Vanetta Thieme 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Majorie Barnhill 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Fannie Stoia 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Francine Feary 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Britta Citrone 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Scarlet Liverman 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Joann Granlund 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by In Stuzman 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Laureen Jover 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Judith Berryman 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Lou Angelson 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Erika Netterville 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Tess Warmka 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Rodrick Feehery 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Gaylene Krage 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Jarred Gadbaw 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Amalia Rosentrater 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Merrill Kosak 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Armando Huelskamp 11 months ago.

Old: Abigail, Ada, Alberta, Amelia, Annette, Beatrice, Belle, Bertha, Catherine, Clara, Daisy, Daphne, Edith, Elfreda, Elsie, Enid, Ernestine, Eudora, Florence, Genevieve, Gertrude, Helene, Hortense, Ida, Imogene, Iris, Joan, Judith, Kathleen, Louise, Mabel, Mae, Margaret, Martha, Mildred, Molly, Nancy, Olive, Ophelia, Paula, Polly, Prudence, Rebeca, Rochelle, Rose, Ruth, Sally, Selma, Sheila, Sophie, Tess, Thelma, Violet, Wilma, Zelda. Answered by Todd Taque 11 months ago.


My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Mariel Golliday 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Felicidad Saladin 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Afton Perna 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Lenny Kreuter 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Illa Sicinski 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Shenita Dumbar 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Shasta Feely 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Contessa Parlato 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Minnie Reinhardt 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Marcos Osorno 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Garrett Ossowski 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Melissa Okelberry 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Shila Moree 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Vertie Dibattista 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Hye Lay 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Domenica Kook 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Treva Gellman 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Chung Calcaterra 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Nella Dacey 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Joan Silquero 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Audrey Kirklen 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Lucile Jaji 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Anette Knappe 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Gertrude Bordoy 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Maris Fiume 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Kenneth Losada 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Maia Kohr 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Agueda Stolzenberg 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Azalee Mazzurco 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Stephani Applewhaite 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Penni Tomshack 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Cherly Elzy 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Manuela Frein 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Hope Leonelli 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Brice Lyda 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Beatriz Barrington 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Lakeesha Overman 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Essie Parmentier 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Lissette Robards 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Argelia Naji 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Gracie Wykes 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Carisa Carnagey 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Alexis Ruby 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Steve Dolly 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Clifford Mudger 11 months ago.

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My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Edward Hennard 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Wilber Lostracco 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Tonisha Bryum 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Jonathan Condron 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Albertine Looi 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Maya Ollendick 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Librada Patrin 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Rhiannon Benda 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Tanesha Droneburg 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Lekisha Laughary 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Shanae Fischels 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Zenia Ringley 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Rose Creque 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Russel Sifre 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Bill Liaw 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Jessika Ferone 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Nelda Fazekas 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Anamaria Enomoto 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Nicky Irie 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Madelyn Halliburton 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Freeman Escobar 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Zulma Twitty 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Star Brandman 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Mariette Nelon 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Booker Quitugua 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Divina Cloonan 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Pia Sysak 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Cheri Wings 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Oliver Pewo 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Marquita Frisella 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Kyong Majica 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Adina Parish 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Candelaria Maki 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Sunni Ku 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Petronila Ockey 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Clare Tiff 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Solange Oehm 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Shayna Shambley 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Ginette Machacek 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Eliza Curia 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Libby Slightam 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Carolee Solhjem 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Vernie Wellington 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Andres Ferer 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Olimpia Downie 11 months ago.

Old: Abigail, Ada, Alberta, Amelia, Annette, Beatrice, Belle, Bertha, Catherine, Clara, Daisy, Daphne, Edith, Elfreda, Elsie, Enid, Ernestine, Eudora, Florence, Genevieve, Gertrude, Helene, Hortense, Ida, Imogene, Iris, Joan, Judith, Kathleen, Louise, Mabel, Mae, Margaret, Martha, Mildred, Molly, Nancy, Olive, Ophelia, Paula, Polly, Prudence, Rebeca, Rochelle, Rose, Ruth, Sally, Selma, Sheila, Sophie, Tess, Thelma, Violet, Wilma, Zelda. Answered by Estrella Hout 11 months ago.


My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Taisha Herrel 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Marylin Canela 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Dirk Kunau 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Krystin Ruopoli 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Bridgette Golen 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Fred Kochis 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Delores Jandron 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Micheal Gardunio 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Mike Barreneche 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Gayle Griswell 11 months ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Candi Firkins 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina contains 60 different monoterpene-indole-alkaloids ( 1-2% in the roots ), the most important reserpine and rescinnamine, but also ajmaline, deserpine, serpentine and yohimbine. In natural combination they are digestive, calming, antihypertensive, antispasmodic, they depress activity of central nervous system and act as hypnotics. Answered by Brad Barbara 11 months ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jimmie Unrau 11 months ago.

I would go with trytophan. It;s an amino acid but only available by prescription. If you don't have a drug plan that covers your prescriptions try 5 htp (a precursor to tryptophan) and 1 mg of melatonin at bedtime. I wouldn't increase the dosage of melatonin as you can get weird sensations in your head. You can get both items at a health food store. Answered by Minerva Sharifi 11 months ago.


How can i make an extract out of rauwolfia serpentina plant?
it is used to subside hyperglycemia and used for diabetic people Asked by Shona Chinn 11 months ago.

I do not think so. It was used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer. It is not very good. Active ingredient reserpine. Problem side effect that are frequent: promotes acid secretion to promote ulcers and it, with long term use causes depletion of neurotransmitters leading to serious depression. Look in a pharmacognosy text for extraction procedures but it is not a good idea. Answered by Angelena Dykes 11 months ago.

you will get ready made rauwolfia serpentina tincture in a homeopathic store......it is NOTused for diabetes but for high blood pressure medicines for diabetes are SYZIGIUM JAMBOLANUM -Q CEPHLANDRA INDICA -Q GYMNEMA SYLVESTER -Q Answered by Julieta Kozak 11 months ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Damien Confair 11 months ago.

Whoa - Rauwolfia serpentina is a major cardio-active herb with significant potential toxicities. This one really ought not be used by the lay-person! And certainly not for "tranquilizer" properties (this herb actually has CNS sedating action.) Where should you start with insomnia? WATER. Hands down, the most common cause of insomnia is dehydration. Are you drinking enough water? If you're looking for a mildly sedating, safe herbal option consider Catnip tea. Yep! The stuff that makes cats go wild. Nepeta cataria is a mild sedative and it's safe as an infusion (tea) even for children. (Though should be used with extreme caution in pregnancy.) Answered by Paige Sordia 11 months ago.

Homeopathic medicine Passiflora Q : 10-12 drops in quarter cup of water at night. It relaxes the nervous system and leaves NO side effects Also take Natrum Mur 200 (once a day) When trying to sleep also try counting your breath...1 in...2 out...3 in....4 out..... this too helps a lot Answered by Sheron Corridoni 11 months ago.

Rauwolfia serpentina is one of the best natural tranquilliser. It is available in many brands at health stores. Take one spoon good quality honey with warm water and few drops of lemon juice in it. This also should provide natural calm and boost your immune system. Banana should also help because it is a major mood booster and provides calm and cool to the personality. Answered by Hunter Biamonte 11 months ago.


Who Has Taken This For Hypertension?
Has anyone ever taken the herb Rauwolfia Serpentina to lower their blood pressure and if so, how well did it work for you? Asked by Lore Yaegle 11 months ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Charis Foo 11 months ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Kristen Scudder 11 months ago.

rauwolfia serpentina is famous in India(in India high use of herb as medicine is there) this is for knowledge only you also need to visit a herbal doctor/naturopath/alternative medicine doctor better you do not treat yourself Answered by Robby Jarret 11 months ago.

I t ake apple cider vinegar. 2 tbls in an 8 oz. glass of water will lower blood pressure immensely. Read about ACV on the web. It costs just pennies and you can buy it at the grocers. Also, I drink 2-3 gallons of water per day. Thins out the blood so b.p. will go way down. I have had high b.p. for 30 years and now it is normal. ACV is also good for weight loss. Grows hair and nails long. Cures osteoporosis. Answered by Frida Koeppen 11 months ago.

This isn't a herb but you can take niacin which is a B vitamin. It will not only lower blood pressure, it will also help to fight inflamation. It lowers blood pressure by dilating the vessels. Flushing is sometimes a side effect of niacin. If it bothers you there is a no-flush niacin at your local healthfood store or online. Answered by Gerard Voorhies 11 months ago.

Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day. every day. Additionally, have a garden salad with apple cider vinegar and olive oil as the dressing. Add minced garlic or garlic powder to season it a bit. Take a walk or ride a bike for 30 minutes twice a day. Your blood pressure will lower. Answered by Robert Sevilla 11 months ago.

its more of what makes it worse that you shouldn't eat rather than things to eat to make it better. the body produces its own cholesterol. there is no dietary requirement for cholesterol whatsoever. i would analyse my diet and remove everything from it that has with cholesterol, meat and dairy, refined fats, saturated fats, and trans fatty acids. then i would go out of my way to find good fats and eat those, nuts and seeds are a great source of essential fatty acids. Answered by Lavonna Maiorano 11 months ago.

Homeopathy for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) :- Head remedy; with nervousness (during pregnancy use with care) Rauwolfia S.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly With depression; suicidal tendency; cardiac symptoms Aurum Met 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) With arteriosclerosis and senile paresis Aurum Iod 30X, 6 hourly With senility and senile behavioural changes Baryta Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Systolic pressure high and diastolic pressure very low Baryta Mur 3X or 6X, 4 hourly With constriction in heart region and anginal pain Cactus G.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X, 3 hourly For fat and flabby patient; sweat on head, palms and soles, craving for eggs; chilly patient Calcarea Carb 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) In old age;old bachelors and old maids Conium Mac 200X or 1M weekly (3 Doses) Palpitations in slight exertion; dyspnoea, insomnia and gastric complaints Crataegus Ox.Q(Mother Tincture) or 30X 4 hourly Due to shock (broken love affair etc) emotional disturbances Ignatia 200X or 1M 4 hourly(3 Doses) Due to congestion in brain; severe headache, lassitude and dizziness Glonoine 3X or 6X, 1/2 hourly Due to syphilitic origin; lancinating pain in head and bones Kali Iod.30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses) Due to gastric origin; flatulence; craving for sweets and warm food; worse 4 - 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Due to shock or grief; hyperthyroidism, goitre, addision's disease, diabetes ,etc. Desire for salt preparations Natrum Mur 200X or 1M 10 min (3 Doses) In syphilitic cases; angina pectoris; vertigo, dyspnoea and endocarditis Natrum Iod.30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) In tall, intelligent, hypertensive people; craves for icy cold things; fear of dark and stroms, etc. Phosphorus 30X or 200X 10 min (3 Doses) With sclerotic degeneration specially of spinal cord Plumbum Iod 30X or 200X, 6 hourly Due to grief; apprehension, dullness, loss of thirst etc. Gelsemium 30X or 200X, 3 hourly During menopausal stage; worse after sleep; great loquacity Lachesis 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Bursting pain in head; better by cold application, pressure, vertigo; palpitation of heart; worse when alone; sleeplessness with heaviness in head; oedematous swelling on face and legs Boerhaavia Diffusa Q (Mother Tincture) or 6X , 4 hourly Take Care and God Bless ! Answered by Graciela Hovey 11 months ago.


Do u know the name of this herb???
There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it.... Asked by Lena Rennell 11 months ago.

There is a herb in the chinese medicine and it is like a branch but when it is put in the hot water it becomes a leaf, a green leaf and one could put one of them in a 3lt water and drink it. I heard that it is good for heart health etc. And it was sacred in China so then one should not throw the leaf, but eat it. What is the name of this herb? Answered by Aurora Ackerman 11 months ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Mercedes Chapelle 11 months ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Wayne Rementer 11 months ago.

There are herbs that can help: Coleus forskohlii, Hawthorne (Crataegus oxycantha), Mistletoe (Viscum album), Rauwolfia (Rauwolfia serpentina). Consult a naturopath (who is also perhaps an MD) for dosage(s). Over the long term, diet and exercise will help immensely. Get a dog and walk it every day for 45 minutes, preferably someplace pleasant. A leisurely stroll is fine, you don't have to kill yourself "doing it right"...doing it consistently is WAY more important. Add flaxseed to your diet, as well as concentrating on consuming minimally processed foods, as much as possible. Drink lots of water to keep yourself topped off - lots of people live in a dehydrated state throughout adulthood and that makes the heart have to pump harder because the blood is more viscous than is optimal. Google "naturopathic blood pressure" for more info. Answered by Earle Loeblein 11 months ago.

There's a LOT you can do, to lower your blood pressure, naturally, and safely. You can start by snacking on at least one or two stalks of celery, each day; Celery is one of nature's best known methods for controlling high blood pressure. There are also some products available at most health food stores, that also work fast, and are made from all natural ingredients. The two that I am most familiar with are "Pressure-FX" and "Pres-Assure" although I'm not sure about the spelling. If your arteries are clogged with "plaque" you can safely and quickly reverse years of build up with an enzyme called "Serrapeptase". All of these products are safe, affordable, and they WORK! Just do a little shopping on the internet, or pay a visit to your local health food store. (Try the independently owned stores, first, as the big "chains" such as "Hi-Health" and "GNC" don't always carry the wide variety that the smaller stores have.) Also, it would be a good idea to spend an extra dollar to get "organic" celery, as the pesticides and herbicides present in regular produce can actually cause increased blood pressure in some persons, plus these chemicals used in the soil of farms CANNOT be simply "washed off". (These chemicals are absorbed up and into the produce, and can cause a lot of other serious health issues, over the long term!) If you're smart, you'll stay as far away as you can, from any and all pharmaceutical products, as ALL of them have adverse side effects. Answered by Stevie Stradtner 11 months ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Phyliss Delegeane 11 months ago.

With a whole food, preferably vegan diet, combined with exercise and weight loss. Taking meds lowers your BP but doesn't do anything about the causes of HBP. Answered by Brittaney Adamcik 11 months ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Man Malgieri 11 months ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Wesley Tsuboi 11 months ago.

exercize, take a teasoon of apple cider vineger in water with a sweetner like honey three times a day.relax. Answered by Kera Jetty 11 months ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Bryant Lavelett 11 months ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Tamala Corkran 11 months ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Karri Newville 11 months ago.

Maybe you mean the Himalaya Drug company In 1930, Seventy-eight years ago, on a visit to Burma, Himalaya’s founder, Mr. M. Manal, saw restless elephants being fed with a root to pacify them. The plant from which this was taken is Rauwolfia serpentina. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. After extensive research, Serpina®, the world’s first anti-hypertensive drug, was launched in 1934. This legacy of researching nature forms the foundation of Himalaya’s operations. Himalaya uses the tools of modern science to create pharmaceutical-grade ayurvedic products. Mr. M. Manal forms The Himalaya Drug Company. His vision: Put ayurveda on par with modern medicine. Launch of Serpina, the world’s first anti- hypertensive drug, derived from Rauwolfia serpentina. Dr. Roshan M. Captain, Ph.D., joins the company and spearheads research and development. Liv.52, a hepatoprotective, is launched and goes on to become one of the world’s top-selling drugs. Mr. Meraj A. Manal, the founder’s son, joins the company. Mr. Karstein, a German pharmaceutical consultant, directs the company’s focus towards allopathic medical practitioners. An advanced manufacturing facility is set up in Bangalore. The facility grows to become the corporate headquarters. The company’s R&D center moves to Bangalore. Research and development becomes a very important aspect of the company’s focus. Answered by Alyson Abajian 11 months ago.

Old: Abigail, Ada, Alberta, Amelia, Annette, Beatrice, Belle, Bertha, Catherine, Clara, Daisy, Daphne, Edith, Elfreda, Elsie, Enid, Ernestine, Eudora, Florence, Genevieve, Gertrude, Helene, Hortense, Ida, Imogene, Iris, Joan, Judith, Kathleen, Louise, Mabel, Mae, Margaret, Martha, Mildred, Molly, Nancy, Olive, Ophelia, Paula, Polly, Prudence, Rebeca, Rochelle, Rose, Ruth, Sally, Selma, Sheila, Sophie, Tess, Thelma, Violet, Wilma, Zelda. Answered by Krystle Tantillo 11 months ago.


My doctor says I'll never have normal blood pressure unless I get down to a "normal" weight range?
I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch... Asked by Philip Syrrakos 11 months ago.

I have been taking meds to lower blood pressure for many years. It's mostly hereditary, as my mother had soaring blood pressure and she was normal weight for her height. But I've always been big boned. I'm not really fat by American standards (that's not saying much, though!). I have a 50 inch chest, 38 waist, big arms and shoulders, 26 thighs, 19.5 neck. It's the typical football player build. I'm 5-8, 205. I can run miles, lift lots of weight, and workout 5-6 times a week. But the blood pressure doesn't go down whether I am in shape or not. The doctor said I can run till the cows come home, but I need to be in a "normal" weight range to naturally get blood pressure down. Even going by the high end of the charts for someone big-boned, suggested weight is around 177. While that was my high school wrestling weight, I really don't think it's possible for me at age 40. My workouts are probably in the top 1 percentile of people my age who work out. My diet is pretty tame. No sweet tooth or anything. If I were to get to 177, I'd probably be weaker and not feel as good. The lowest I've gotten in my adult life is 190 a year ago, then I got injured in the weight room and changed the workouts around a bit to compensate for the injury. Still, 177 seems light years away. Is the doctor correct? What would be the pluses and minuses of getting down to a "normal" weight when I'm really not unhealthy right now except for the BP (without pills, it's about 140-90)? Answered by Inez Roads 11 months ago.

I skimmed over some of your other answers and after reading your question in it's entirety, I think Rusty makes perfect sense in saying to get a second opinion. There may be nothing more you can do but to keep taking the blood pressure medicine the rest of your life, but another doctor may have a different way of looking at the total picture or some other helpful advice for you. Just be sure to give all the information that you gave us because that would be important for the doctor to know and he/she may have additional questions in determining whether there are other ways to control your high blood pressure naturally. You make a lot of sense in what you say pertaining to your workouts, your weight, and your family history. I know you said you don't have a sweet tooth, but aside from total caloric intake, you also have to consider other things like sodium and fats. Another doctor might suggest seeing a nutritionist or a special diet. I'm not trying to discredit your doctor, either, but just that given all the information above, it didn't sound very realistic. In my opinion, the doctor should have given you a more detailed answer in how you could get your weight down and still remain healthy otherwise. You said yourself that your mother was a normal weight and had high blood pressure. One thing to feel good about is you are trying to take care of yourself and with your family history, 140-90 without the pills is high enough to require some medication but it's not terribly high or "soaring". If I were you, here is what I think I'd do: make my weight goal 190, at least for now; visit with another doctor on this issue who takes the time to go over everything (and you don't feel like you're just another patient in their overbooked schedule where they're giving you the bum's rush); examine your diet to see how much sodium, saturated fats, etc., you are consuming; consider seeing a dietitian or nutritionist; keep up your workouts but see if there are any small beneficial changes you could make; REDUCE STRESS (had to put that in caps because it's an important thing that most people don't consider, and harder to do than say); be proud of yourself for what you are doing because all-in-all, you're doing great. I listed some links to websites that I consider very good sources of information. I didn't use this information in my answer but I think some of these may help you. Here are some tips from the family doctor one (I know the first three aren't helpful, but maybe the last three): * Don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. * Lose weight if you're overweight. * Exercise regularly. * Eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. * Limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. * Try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. The other links are better and go into more detail. Hope this helps. Even if it just helps a little, it is worth it. Answered by Buena Hargrow 11 months ago.

Hi. I have always been told that a good healthy blood pressure is 110/70. Of course yours can be slightly higher than this and be okay too. The top number, systolic measures the blood pumping into the heart and the bottom number, diastolic, measures the blood as it pumps out of the heart. Some people, like me have a normal low blood pressure. Normally runs anywhere from 86/60 to the 90's/70. This can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are about to pass out if you stand up too quickly but they say it's ok. There are many conditions that can cause an elevated blood pressure...pain, anxiety,stress,being overweight and many more. If you have high blood pressure it is extremely important to keep a regular check on it because if it gets too high it can lead to strokes and heart attacks. There are many ways to keep it under control such as diet, exercise, stress management, weight loss, etc. There are also some really good medications out there that can help too. Your dr. should discuss all of this with you. I have known people that had very high blood pressure and just by living a healthier lifestyle they have brought it to a normal range. Answered by Howard Grassmyer 11 months ago.

3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70. Answered by Audrie Stech 11 months ago.

At 140-90 is high. Yet what is normal for someone who has it running in the family. Logic. is not being used. I take blood pressure meds and I go to the gym and work out. I am very active and still need meds. So do what you are doing now and stay on the meds. Its about watching salt intake and yes some of the weight. But to be down to high school weight is not correct. Answered by Leda Wigen 11 months ago.

Eddie, if you got down to "normal weight", you would look just plain skinny! Yes, you would loose your energy & use to feeling the good way you feel rite now. I believe it's the fact you are large frame, (big bone) that makes your weight higher. It sure isn't fat! You're going to drive yourself crazy with this blood pressure situation! I believe you inherited it, you have it & unless you want to look like someone other than yourself, IF you even could get "skinny", you would NOT be happy with the way you looked & felt. I'd be happy with the way you are now & don't fret about it. This thing of "fretting" about things must be our Italian trait, I think we all do it...lol Answered by Angelo Storer 11 months ago.

Rubbish change doctors ~ i coud still lose 10kgs and my blood pressure is dropping so low they have to read it twice ~ I'm78kgs and 164cm but A proper bp is 120/70 mine at the moment is 117/68 so dont sweat it my friend, I have even had an ecg to check it out, my pulse rate is high in the echo and ditto in all other tests, I have a small inconsistency but nothing to worry about ~ chill out :) Answered by Miles Smolski 11 months ago.

I think it would be foolish of me to argue with a doctor's opinion. I'm currently in a sea of doctor's opinions and my only goal now is to find any two that agree. Your reasons for differing from your doctor's opinion sound reasonable, but in the end he/she spent years training to be a doctor and you didn't. I don't think there's ever a good reason for not getting a second opinion and if I were you, that's just what I would do. Answered by Ashanti Strube 11 months ago.

normal doesn't mean average, those charts are average men from the 50's I believe, less fat but a lot less muscle Once again I preach my mantra the very very worst measure of fat is weight 177 is a meaningless figure what weight should you be? it doesn't matter what fat should you have on your body? around 15% if you can do it, world class athlete would be 5-13%, less than 4% your a body builder in a completion or about to die due to starvation Body fat measurements and the measuring tape are recognized as superior methods for measuring "weight loss". When one declares that they want to "lose weight", what they often mean is that they want to lose fat. So, now that you've had your body fat percentage measured, what does the number really mean? First, your body fat percentage is simply the percentage of fat your body contains. If you are 150 pounds and 10% fat, it means that your body consists of 15 pounds fat and 135 pounds lean body mass (bone, muscle, organ tissue, blood and everything else). A certain amount of fat is essential to bodily functions. Fat regulates body temperature, cushions and insulates organs and tissues and is the main form of the body's energy storage. Knowing your body fat percentage can also help you determine if your weight loss goals are realistic. Remember, weight loss doesn't always mean fat loss. For example: Let's say you're a 130# woman with 23% body fat, and you goal is to "lose 20 pounds": Initial body fat: 130# x 0.23 fat = 30 # body fat Lean body mass: 130# total - 30# fat = 100# lean body mass (bones, organs and all else) Goal: 130# - 20# = 110 pounds As you can see, the goal of losing 20 pounds is not realistic or healthy. At 110 pounds, this woman still requires 100# of lean body mass (bones, organs, etc.), but would only be carrying 10#, or only 9% body fat. For a woman this is a dangerously low percentage. A better goal might be for the woman to reduce her body fat from 23% to 18%. In this case: 130# x 0.18 = 23 # body fat 100# lean body mass + 23 # = 123# goal weight So, for this individual to achieve a lean, but healthy 18% fat, she would need to lose only 7 pounds of fat, reducing her weight from her current 130 pounds to 123 pounds. Losing more than 7 pounds means losing lean body mass (usually metabolically-active muscle tissue), which is clearly not desirable. So before you decide that you need to "lose weight", remember to consider that "weight" consists of both lean body mass and body fat. Try to keep your weight loss goals realistic, and remember, keep the calorie-burning muscle, and lose only the fat. Will this get you off medication? maybe there is more than one factor, being obese will cause high blood pressure in most people. You are not obese. will it help you ? yes Answered by Willette Herrington 11 months ago.


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