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Hawthorn

Supplements, Vitamins, Herbs

In addition to foods, there are some supplements and herbs that may help to lower blood pressure. Before you take any kind of supplement, medicinal herb, or vitamin, talk to your doctor. There may be side effects or even interactions with other medications. Some of the herbs and spices that may help and would make excellent smoothie ingredients include basil, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and lavender. Supplements that may help include folic acid, coenzyme Q10, and fish oil.

There are also a couple of herbs that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for high blood pressure. Hawthorn is supposed to be generally good for cardiovascular health and you can find it in pill form, as a liquid extract, or as a tea. Cat’s claw has also been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. There is some modern evidence from studies that it may lower blood pressure and you can find it in any health food store.

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