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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Polly Marucci 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Melony Leehan 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Dion Stuffle 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Lekisha Lindinha 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Francis Jubb 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Clay Gallups 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Arturo Bergey 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Fumiko Ngvyen 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Octavio Kennell 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Valda Anzora 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Marcellus Griffy 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Karri Keagle 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Bobby Soliday 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Beryl Laudat 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Willow Frugoli 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Cory Hollabaugh 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Daphne Adolphson 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Bryanna Coonfare 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Cristie Behring 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Kandice Pinnell 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Margarett Kindla 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Kenya Palowoda 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Charlesetta Dolbeare 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Wanita Greany 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Bell Waud 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Marcos Kooker 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jenelle Giardina 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Emmie Napoli 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Jame Elquist 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Bradley 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Kiersten Popek 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Krissy Gamelin 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Gustavo Plantz 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Wanda Lemay 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Denisha Daugereau 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Jennette Stratton 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Geraldo Hasgill 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Blythe Kellerman 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Brian Lindstedt 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jules Levan 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Son Garbutt 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Lilli Imada 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Many Freistuhler 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Deloris Risko 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Seymour Hosek 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Denita Popovitch 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Leanna Izard 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Eda Mccade 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Mariana Doceti 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Alison Kinman 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Ima Alesi 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Delsie Baglione 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Suzanne Kuykendoll 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Tana Lighter 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Sabrina Rocher 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Daisey Mutch 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Joann Granlund 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by In Stuzman 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Lou Angelson 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Tess Warmka 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Rodrick Feehery 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Jarred Gadbaw 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Amalia Rosentrater 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Merrill Kosak 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Garrett Ossowski 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Shila Moree 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Chung Calcaterra 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Anette Knappe 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Gertrude Bordoy 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Manuela Frein 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Hope Leonelli 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Lakeesha Overman 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Lissette Robards 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Argelia Naji 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Carisa Carnagey 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Alexis Ruby 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Steve Dolly 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Shanae Fischels 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Rose Creque 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Anamaria Enomoto 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Star Brandman 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Mariette Nelon 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Candelaria Maki 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Sunni Ku 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Solange Oehm 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Ginette Machacek 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Eliza Curia 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Carolee Solhjem 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Vernie Wellington 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Andres Ferer 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is Mode of action of Serpentina?
This is Hurb of Rawaulfia Species ( Botanical origin) Asked by Candi Firkins 1 year 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 1 year ago.


Does rauwolfia serpentina assist with the symptoms of insomnia?
http://www.rauwolfia.net/default.asp Asked by Jimmie Unrau 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


What is the best medicine for insomia?
Asked by Damien Confair 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

what work mfor me was a book where you are explaines how water and some minerals Answered by Charis Foo 1 year ago.


Are there any herbs that I can take to lower my?
blood pressure.. Asked by Kristen Scudder 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

is it rauwolfia serpentina??????????? Answered by Mercedes Chapelle 1 year ago.


How can a person lower their blood pressure naturally?
Asked by Wayne Rementer 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Naturally, giving blood can help a lot in decreasing pressure Answered by Phyliss Delegeane 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Drink lots of water. Don't have salt and caffeine. Exercise. Answered by Man Malgieri 1 year ago.

take a shower before bedtime and if possible eat plenty of high fiber fruits to lower cholesterol build-up Answered by Wesley Tsuboi 1 year 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 1 year ago.

cut out sodium (salt) and exercise with your doctor's permission Answered by Bryant Lavelett 1 year ago.

cut salt drink water eat garlic(not too much you will feel dizzy) Answered by Tamala Corkran 1 year ago.


What is the old name of..........?
Himalaya pharmacy company in India? Asked by Karri Newville 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.


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