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High blood pressure (hypertension)

Practical Summary: Hypertension is a common disease in which treatment plants can be used. Underestimated in this respect are ginseng, shishak, mollusk, but also garlic, hawthorn, tweezer, celery and other spicy. Ginseng causes enlargement of blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Garlic directly releases a gaseous transmiter that acts on the vascular muscle. The active substances also contain many other plants: kapara, cassia, saffron, koptis, sage reddish, hibiscus Sudanese and many mixtures of TČM. The article, which is based on ethnobotany and principles of TČM, offers a practical view of hypertension and the possibilities of her phytotherapy.

Primary and secondary hypertension

Blood circulation is a hydraulic circuit consisting of a pump (heart), a pipeline (arteries, capillaries, veins) and regulation. Three major factors play a role in regulating blood pressure:

  1. vessel size
  2. volume of blood and
  3. cardiac output

Since blood levels of ions are maintained within a narrow range, the volume of blood can be regulated by its main ion - sodium. However, I would rather simplify myself if I said that hypertension is therefore (1) vascular relaxation, (2) calming the heart and (3) lower sodium intake. It's not that simple. For example, short-term, stress hypertension (eg in sports) is completely physiological and not a symptom of the disease. Hypertensive disease is only diagnosed when blood pressure is elevated over time (resting hypertension).

Primary hypertension

Most cases (95%) of resting hypertension have no apparent cause and is called primary hypertension , or essential hypertension . The remaining 5% of cases form secondary hypertension, the cause of which is another disease. Primary hypertension is about 30% hereditary, the rest can be affected by diet. The primary risk factors for primary hypertension are:

These factors strengthen each other and create a vicious circle. Sodium withdraws blood vessels directly and indirectly by activating the natriuretic hormone. Crowning of the arteries is a natural part of aging . However, poor nutrition and also increased insulin levels, typical of diabetes II, contribute to cure. type. Insulin also increases sodium levels and increases blood pressure by activating other hormones. Another risk factor, stress, initially increases pressure by increasing cardiac activity, later increased vascular wall load can lead to the loss of vascular muscle and hypertension remains, even if acute stress has already passed. Finally, primary hypertension sometimes occurs even without risk factors - for slim and otherwise completely healthy people.

Secondary hypertension

In fewer (5%) cases of hypertension, elevated blood pressure has a different cause: narrowing of the aorta, kidney disease, overproduction of hormones (catecholamines, corticosterone, aldosterone, cortisol, thyroxine, growth hormone, parathormone, (some antibiotics, antidepressants, contraceptive pills), brain diseases (trauma, inflammation, polio, tumors, etc.). This type of hypertension is called secondary hypertension. The most important organs affecting secondary hypertension include kidneys, liver and lungs. The kidneys because they regulate the volume of blood plasma and have a direct effect on blood pressure. If the kidneys work poorly, it may happen that only because of them the blood pressure is constantly increased.

Above the text, the hypertension is pulmonary and portal (hepatic, affecting the digestive tract). You can get more detailed information about these and more common types of hypertension, for example in the syllabus "Arterial Hypertension and Hypotension" pdf from the Institute of Pathological Physiology of LFHK UK , from which I am partly based.

Treatment of hypertension

Hypertension is important for accurate diagnosis. Especially because of the occasional special cases of secondary hypertension, the diagnosis of hypertension must always be in the hands of a doctor . Let's say at the outset that the prognosis of hypertension is generally pessimistic. Even with uncomplicated primary hypertension, heartburn and vascular wall thickening is so advanced in most patients that complete cure can not be accomplished by conventional means. With a little exaggeration, therefore, it can be said that treatment of hypertension is best to begin 30 years before the first symptoms begin. Based on the review of Rysz2017hcn and the Czech article " Non- Pharmacological Therapy of Hypertension " pdf it can be said that the four pillars of this treatment are:
  1. Lifestyle (edit)
  2. Stress (fight against)
  3. Sodium (reduced intake)
  4. Measurement (blood pressure monitoring)

Do you have problems with stress, overweight or diabetes? You need to deal with hypertension.

The fifth pillar is the right pharmacotherapy, which should also have a herbal component . Empirically, weight reduction (see Sorof2002ohc ), aerobic exercise (see Duijnhoven2010ibr ), sodium reduction (no more than 3g daily except athlete), nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, increased potassium intake (vegetables, beer, some minerals) and the transition from unhealthy fats to healthy. Drinking beer makes sure that the daily intake of alcohol does not exceed 30g. It is difficult (if necessary) to reduce body weight . On the contrary, regular blood pressure measurement is easy, even if it can be neglected. As hypertension appears in people seemingly healthy, she is also called a silent killer. The direct threat is the mechanical failure of the vessel wall, mainly the bleeding stroke .

Before discussing the main, ie enumerating herbs against high blood pressure, it is desirable to discuss the mechanisms by which blood pressure in healthy individuals is maintained within physiological limits. One of these is the regulation of vascularity.

Regulation of vascularity

The vessels are normally highly elastic tubes, the walls of which have three layers: a thin inner lining (endothelium), a middle fibrous and a muscle layer, and an outer layer of fibrous tissue. Endothelium acts as a blood flow sensor, a medium muscle-tissue layer as an actuator that changes the translucency and the outer layer of the fibrous layer as a safety envelope providing mechanical strength to the vessel even when the vascular muscles are completely relaxed. The vessels are very flexible and adaptable. When the muscles are completely contrasted, their translucence narrows practically to zero - hence, the severe injuries initially almost do not bloody. When completely relaxed, the number of blood vessels increased by more than ten times and more than ten times the vascular resistance dropped. The muscles of the vessels are smooth, the will uncontrollable. They are innervated by autonomic fibers (sympathetic and parasympathetic), which cause not only the fact that in certain situations and against our will we redness and whiteness, but above all control the blood pressure. In addition, vascular muscles react to chemical signals from the endothelium. Their growth is subject to regulation. Muscle of the loaded vessels grows and grows. The thickest wall therefore has arteries. Conversely, veins in which blood pressure is minimal have a very weak muscle. However, even the wall of the wall can become obtuse - in the legs of the lower limbs exposed to higher pressure, the wall is thicker. The vein vein, which is in pressure between something between artery and vein, also has increased muscle mass. Whole-body thickening of the vessel wall associated with loss of elasticity (arteriosclerosis) is one of the main ways in which hypertension is caused.

The tonus of the vascular muscles depends on calcium

The signal for muscle contraction is calcium ions (Ca 2+ ) entering the cytoplasm of the muscle cell. In the resting state, the cell membrane is impermeable to them, and their concentration inside the muscle cells is scarce. However, upon activation, whether nerve or chemical, the Ca 2+ channels open up in the vascular muscles that inject calcium into it and cause contraction. Anything that opens Ca2 + channels or otherwise increases Ca2 + levels in smooth muscle vessels causes blood pressure to rise. Examples: angiotensin II, vasopressin, adrenaline, noradrenaline ... Conversely, whatever Ca2 + channels close or Ca2 + reduces otherwise acts hypotensively. Examples: prostacyclin, amlodipine, adrenomedulin, CGRP, gaseous transporters ...

Gaseous blood pressure lowering transporters

Gaseous carriers - nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and sulfane (H 2 S) are used to communicate between the endothelium and the vascular muscle. These otherwise poisonous molecules are in small amounts harmless and naturally occur in the endothelium and deoxygenated blood. Due to their gaseous nature they rapidly diffuse through the vascular wall and act directly on the vascular muscles. NO, CO and H2S reduce Ca2 + levels in muscle cells, increasing vascular aperture and lowering vascular pressure at the site of the bloodstream and also downstream. NO and other gaseous carriers are eventually transferred from the point of origin to the heart and from there into the pulmonary circulation, where they relax the blood vessels and even the bronchi. The result of their action is thus also the facilitation of breathing and the overall preparation of the organism for increased stress. NO (formerly called endothelial vasorelaxation factor) and other gaseous carriers have the character of endogenous adapogenes.

Vasorelaxation herbs and adaptogens

Knowing the effects of NO and other gaseous carriers, we can easily understand why their sources (nitroglycerin, etc.) are effective as a quick help for angina pectoris . Effective is inhaled NO, which facilitates breathing, reduces hypertension and improves vascular regeneration. Viagra (sildenafil) strengthens the NO signaling cascade at its end - it amplifies the perception of the NO signal in smooth muscles. Sildenafil is therefore an adaptogen that has relatively few side effects compared to nitrosasodilators. Even the effect of Viagra on erection is due to the amplification of the NO signal perception.

Blood volume regulation

In addition to blood transfusion, blood volume (volley) is also a decisive factor in regulating blood pressure. But it can only be seen in the context of all body fluids. Approximately 70% of the weight of the human body is water, more precisely an aqueous solution of minerals and proteins. It has two basic forms in the body: intracellular fluid (about 40% body weight) and extracellular fluid, which is divided into three main types: blood plasma , sap, and tissue fluid . All extracellular fluid has roughly the same content of ions as 0.9% NaCl-saline solution.

Blood volume (volley) is the sum of plasma and blood cells. The percentage of red blood cells (hematocrit) is 47% in males, 42% in females. Another 1% is white blood cells. The major cation of blood plasma and extracellular fluid is generally sodium (Na + ), which we have in the body in total about 70-100g. The main cation of intracellular fluid (cells and cells) is potassium (K + ), which we have in total about 100-140g. The anion of both fluids is chlorine (Cl-). Calcium (Ca 2+ ) and magnesium (Ca 2+ ) occur almost exclusively in extracellular fluid, their concentration is very low inside cells. Therefore, like Na +, they can be used to transfer signals to cells.

As the water penetrates the membrane of the cells, the kidneys can control volleyball by controlling the salt content (ie NaCl) in the blood plasma. The kidneys have the habit of saving salt and water - you know what was once a rare thing. The human body can not store these values ​​differently than in the form of tissue fluid, the amount of which depends on blood pressure. The kidneys, which not only control volleyball but also the amount of tissue fluid, can tell the renin secretion ( ren = kidney) to increase blood pressure. Renin activates angiotensin convertase (ACE), which converts angiotensin to angiotensin II, which causes vascular contraction. Rare sodium and water are thus stored at worse times in the form of tissue swelling. The amount of tissue flow is also affected by capillary permeability, lymphatic drainage, etc. The effort of too low sodium intake can be exacerbated - the kidneys can panic and release renin to save more valuable salt, but the role of sodium is crucial.

The heart with too much volley can ask the kidneys for relief. The signal is an atrial natriuretic peptide that is generated in the heart atria and which increases the secretion of NaCl in the kidneys. And the complexity does not end there. An extended spinal cord that controls the content of water, electrolytes and also a thirst, has emergency head-to-head and rope climbs, burns and frostbites, lagging and slang diet ... There is aldosterone, cortisol, but mainly vasopressin , and when volleyball (as reported by baroreceptors of blood vessels) is declining critically, or you are thrown into the bladder or sword, there are adrenaline and noradrenaline that allow you to survive the loss of up to 2 liters of blood (sometimes more). So there are enough elements that can go wrong, and according to Murphy's first law it will also go wrong. And Murphy's second law adds that when something goes wrong, everything goes wrong. Kohn's logical consequence then says that two consecutive breakthroughs are always the beginning, and Murphy's Patient Principle summarizes that if a doctor names your illness, it does not mean he knows what's going on.

Other natural antihypertensive agents

I have already mentioned the herbs typically vasorelaxant: Allium , Panax , some snakebites, etc. However, the ethno-botanical survey has identified far more herbs against hypertension, whose mechanism of action remains unclear. In particular, vasorelaxant effects are mixed with anti-stress, cardiorelaxant, renin / angiotensin cascade effects, etc. According to the AlDisi2016ahh , Anwar2016ahh and many other sources, I list in alphabetical order:

  • Ampass rosette , miraculous Chinese herb that is used in combinations against hypertension ( Xianzheng2011edp ).
  • Citrus fruits (citrus, citrus, lemon , lime , mandarin , unleavened , grep , pomelo , etc.) contain the flavonoids hesperidin, neohesperidin and mainly routines known for their beneficial effects on the vessels. Flavonoids are mainly found in the opium (lemon peel, orange peel, chen-pi ), in the white part of the skin called albedo. Their content in citrus oysters is high, and the juice gets only a small amount when it is pressed. A specific source of citrus flavonoids are citruses grown for ferrets - cedar and oval kumquat , which is also commonly available in our cheeses.
  • The Chinese teat has, aside from caffeine, a beneficial effect on the blood vessels: It strengthens the signaling cascade limiting hypertension and even blocks the angiotensin receptor, see AlDisi2016ahh . Several studies ( Antonello2007phc , Ribaldo2009gtc ) therefore claim that the teaspoon is also beneficial in hypertension despite its caffeine content. The vessels also help tea polyphenols ( Gracia2014itt ). In hypertension, we choose to eat a variety of low caffeine, such as white tea or fermented so-called old tea (lao cha), which is fermented after harvesting and incubated under reduced air for several years. It also experiments with decaffeinated tea ( Ihm2012dgt ).
  • Chinese angina and other Angelica species have a complementary role in hypertension, especially in combination with Chinese downy mildew ( Hou2005irv , Kim2010sva ). The vasorelaxation effect was experimentally demonstrated in A. decursiva ( Kim2017aht ).
  • The barberry contains a miraculous berberin alkaloid (in roots, not in edible berries), which according to Xia2016spb and other publications has the potential, among other things, against cardiovascular diseases including hypertension. Berberin is found not only in barley, but also among the main active ingredients of Chinese Coptis and Canadian Waters .
  • The double-eyed hairy man raised his attention to his effect against hypertension, which is intensively studying ( Dimo2001eam , Dimo2003pma , Bilanda2017bpe ) and is related also to his effect against type II diabetes ( Dimo2002lme ).
  • Sudden hibiscus is not only an exotic tea, whose acidity calls for a synergist , but also a traditional remedy for hypertension, fever and other illnesses. Its antihypertensive effect has been confirmed by several animal and human studies (see AlDisi2016ahh , for example, Khosravi2009est ). A cup of sour tea from Sudanese hibiscus against hypertension is being drunk three times a day, also limiting swelling.
  • Jerusalem yellow (mainly flower buds ) has a wide range of traditional uses in Asia, including hypertension ( He2016ltu ).
  • Scarlet cacti ( Gibbons2001aea ) and other species of the same genus ( Algiers kaciba , Caciba bezuchová , Caciba white , Kaciba catara , Kaciba obecná, etc. see Mnafgui2012iaz, etc.) are effective against hypertension (and not just diabetes).
  • Kapara deciduous , a known antidiabetic, seems to have certain effects directly against hypertension ( Ali2007cec ).
  • Cascade worms and other types of miraculous cassia and hay families are traditional antihypertensive drugs. More or less effective are virtually all the medicinal species of these genera ( Cashew , Roxburgh's cow , hay right , hawk hay, hawk hay, western hay ...), of which here are just a few examples (the rest is a homework for you). Sena Western (formerly Western casie ) reduces blood pressure, probably by inhibiting Ca2 + channels ( Ajagbonna2001rea ) and has other beneficial effects ( Anwar2016ahh ). A review documenting the antihypertensive and antidiabetic effects of woolly cassava is ( Ahmad2018ppp ).
  • Chinese dynasty belongs to complementary plants against hypertension. According to Hou2005irv cops in combination with alveolus, it inhibited the proliferation of smooth muscle vessels and thus the thickness of the vessel wall.
  • An effect similar to sildenafil has an earth arm - it amplifies NO signal reception and is therefore vasorelaxative and adaptive ( Jiang2017vpe ).
  • Leaf bark is a bamboo whose Jiao2007aae sprouts have demonstrated vasodilating effect and decreased systolic pressure due to their triterpenoids.
  • The fruits of the Chinese herb, especially their lyctin (lycium barbarum polysaccharides, LBP), have a significant effect on hypertension in animals ( Zhang2015ael ).
  • The mosquito is one of the most important candidates for natural antihypertensive drugs. This adaptogen ( Thakur2014apa ) with an experimentally detected hypotensive effect appears to at least slightly reduce ACE activity ( Zhang1996haa ) and has at least a mild effect against cardiac hypertrophy ( Hsieh2016ape ).
  • Vasorelaxation and antihypertensive is also a spiny velvety seed ( Chng2018vaa ).
  • Pink rosary and its salidroside have an effect against pulmonary hypertension ( Chen2016sep , Huang2015sac ), similar to the below-mentioned silhouette . Additionally, the stapler directly reduces blood pressure by increasing plasma β-endorphin ( Lee2013rei ).
  • Saffron plant offers several antihypertensive and vasorelaxation mechanisms and is a golden standard of herbal hypertension treatment ( AlDisi2016ahh ). The main active ingredients of this sacred spice are crocantine, kroticine, picrocrocin and safranal. It works relaxing on the heart and blood vessels. A clinical study demonstrating its efficacy is Modaghegh2008ses .
  • Sage reddish is also a traditional medicine, whose dihydrotancinone and salviabolic acid B is vasorelaxant. For hypertension, it has other beneficial effects, such as limiting the thickening of the vascular wall, etc. (all references see AlDisi2016ahh ). Studies confirmed its efficacy in combination with laryngeal puffer ( Ng2011aed ). It should be a standard equipment for all herbalists.
  • Hedgehog and other species of the genus Crataegus ( AlDisi2016ahh etc.)
  • Bajkalin and other Baikal Shihak and other species of miraculous genus Scutellaria strengthen the NO signal pathway ( Chen2013ino ) and have both healing ( Huang2017bac ) and preventive ( Zhang2014bih ) effects against hypertension.
  • Citrus aroma is the grass that overcomes its usual scent of herbalists against the grayling. AlDisi2016ahh names multiple references confirming its hypotensive and overall curative effects, involving both its citral (citral, citronelol) and other substances, especially triterpenoid. The aroma is definitely more than just an exotic spice, and its use in Indochinese's kitchen also has health considerations.
  • Peak of arjuna . The bark of this tree is widely used in India to treat cardiovascular diseases including hypertension ( Maulik2012tpt ). Clinical studies have found it effective not only in hypertension but also in ischemic heart disease and heart failure.
  • Sarmaglanda slime contains not only reserpin but also dozens of other alkaloids. In Ajurveda, the slime is an effective and safe means of hypertension (read Lobay2015rth ). Even Mahatma Gandhi's doping tea was doped.

And that's not all. The Amel2013tth etnobotanic study adds Benedict , borage , poisonous white mistletoe , goatskin , sleigh and tagar-ganthoda to the aforementioned . That I alter the alphabetical order? I do not care, I sort them alphabetically just to emphasize that I can not sort them by importance. In other words, this text is merely informative and does not replace herbal experience. The Ahmad2017rae study seeks to identify natural equivalents of renin-angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE inhibitors) and highlights hybrid aubergine , protuberance , translucent and reddish corn cobs (the active ingredient of which is astilbin, not cocaine, Lucas2010ace ) as well as traditional celery . The Zar2013peh study, which focuses on diabetic hypertension and herbs that are effective against both diabetes and hypertension, highlights garlic , ginkgo , eggplant , lolot , moss , moth , mourning , and many plants from the miraculous family of mummified (such as saturejku ).

Vegetables and beverages for sodium spills

Excessive sodium causes problems with volleyball, hypertension and swelling. Sodium intake should not be zero, but balanced with potassium, which is an intracellular cation and plant cells. The best source of potassium is therefore vegetable juice, which comes from crushed plant cells. The effect of vegetable juice is totally unspecific given by the mineral content of potassium. The taste of the vegetable juice is not salty, yet it also contains enough sodium, making it an ideal ion drink. Her flavonoids, antioxidants and vitamins are also cured with potassium in the cheapest vegetables, including potatoes and fodder beet. But in the mid-20th century, Japanese research has shown that, in spite of the sharpness of taste , vegetable juices are the healthiest juice of the cabbage - the juice of the appropriate Brassica cultivars ( cabbage , rapeseed , red cabbage , Chinese cabbage , kohlrabi , cauliflower , broccoli ...) The juice of the germs of these plants, especially broccoli and red cabbage, is best. We rotate the cabbage juice and add it to others - for example, beet juice and juice from other types of sprouts. Special mention is made of tomato and pepper juice, and the whole miraculous family of aubergines . An excellent source of potassium is juice pumpkin, cucumber or even momordic (miraculous pumpkin ), which is sold in Asia as a cheap and tasty can drink. Those who do not have overweight problems can also drink a very healthy juice of melon , fruit juice and beer. A light lager beer is a source of potassium and an ionic drink, which is even better than fructose-rich fruit even at a certain alcohol content. The miraculous juices of specific types are so many that it is not possible to name them even their fraction. Three benefits for everyone: Blueberry juice. Coconut water. Aloe vera sweet cultivar tree.

The most common herbs and mixtures against hypertension according to TČM

Self-assurance in Phytotherapy of Hypertension offers Traditional Chinese Medicine. I am not an expert on the non-scientific TČM , but the scientific overviews ( Wang2012csh , Xiong2013chf , Layne2017tcm ) provide ample basic information to know that hypertension of the TČM ranks into vertigo diseases ( Wang2012csh ) and distinguishes it from several causes: liver pyrexia , stagnation of the mucus, stagnation of blood, lack of blood or chi , lack of liver-kidney yin and other notions that I do not understand as a scientist. Just keep in mind that blood, mucus, yang (= heat), jin (= coldness), stagnation are used not in a literal but imaginary sense, remembering the time when Galénos published a known division of body fluids into blood ( sanguis ) , mucus ( phlegma ), yellow bile ( cholé ) and black bile ( cholle melon ). So when we read that hypertension causes "liver burn", not to naively think it is hepatitis. The liver is associated with timber and air elements in the TCM, and controls the blood pool that the Chinese believed to be coming out of the liver and returning calmly back there. The chi wood is upward and, in the overall deficiency of others , the liver yang can flare up and require antihypertensive treatment. But in spite of all the woodiness of the TČM with the liver it is not quite out - they really work like a blood filter. TČM is absolutely right about the importance of kidneys in hypertension. Its thousands of years of clinical experience can not be removed from the table simply because of ancient terminology. But enough theory was. The Wang2012csh and Xiong2013chf reports from Nature magazine list the most important TČM mixtures against hypertension due to liver inflammation and generally Yang surplus:

For hypertension because of mucus stagnation, the same reports, among others, recommend:

To support qi and overcome other weaknesses in hypertension is often used:

Regarding the herbs used separately, hypertension is treated according to the above mentioned hypertension, the sticky rehmania, the two-tooth acherant , the Chinese aphid, the Chinese dandelion and the glossy gloss . To these Loh2017vec adds the zobanolist rabbit , the puerarii Thomson , the eastern eastern and notoginseng . In cardiovascular diseases, it is common in TČM that herbal preparations should also be injected (but only in the hospital). They are not only ginseng panaxosides, but also astragalus saponins of goat , juice extract turkey , puerarin puerarie , Berberin koptis , rynchofylin stalkihaka , tetrandrin from stefania fourmuseum, etc. The reports Wang2012csh and Xiong2013chf refer to these herbs and mixtures dozens of optimistic scientific studies, that we are turning to TČM not for science but mainly because of the trust in TČM itself.

Within TČM, hypertension treatment is one of the most studied topics. There are dozens of established and innovative changes. Virtually every famous TČM practice has its own recipe used for hypertension. From specific examples, a non- irritating mixture against hypertension , vasorelaxation and regeneration , anti-dizziness and hypertension Dr. Ken Keti, antihypertensive vasorelaxation potion Kuo Shi-kue, antihypertensive mixture Dr. Chu Wen-quana, drops of blackhead and calykovka , antihypertensive potion and puerair potion , vasorelaxative and soothing granules , cleansing heart mixture , white tiger potion, gardenia potion and lobster sauces , potion of three herbs against hypertension . Liou Tu-chou and potion for sludge removal and liver cleansing ( Tong2013pmc ).In addition to the above, we have the enriched frog potion and the enriched potion to warm up the gallbladder . A greater number of herbs and combinations serve to support qi and suppress other deficiencies that occur in hypertension under the TČM theory. These include (in addition to the above-mentioned) blood pressure and lipid normalization granules , a pressure-lowering and vascular cleansing solution , a renal and heart-boosting pill , and other interesting blends, such as the popular heart passage capsule ( Mao2017tcc ) fragrance resins consist of crushed scorpions, cobs, lees and other stingers, ora muscular cardioprotective tablet whose characteristic drug is mosquito and dope poison. (Lesson: What is inside is sometimes better not to know.) Chi is also strengthened separately used ginseng , kozinec , eurykoma (incorrect Malaysian ginseng ), bakopa (brahmi) , eleuterokok (incorrectly Siberian ginseng ), vitania (incorrectly Indian ginseng ), Peruvian cress (maka) , bee pollen, and other adaptogens. The meals increases Qiinclude chicken broth, herring, eel, roasted goose, duck, ham, quail, miso, quail eggs, dates, figs, longan, carob, durian, tamarind, chickpeas, chickpeas, lentils, bobs, mushrooms. However, these energizing meals, of course, do not cure hypertension but only help with their treatment. (Watch out for calories!) Do not be intimidated by a large number of choices. Even ordinary herbalists may thus have their own combination of hypertension when they follow the principles of potions . From textbooks, for example, Becker2005tcd , which reports very extensively on Chinese hypertensive hypertension, is recommended . And finally: English, really read the Wang2012csh , Xiong2013chf and Layne2017tcm , you have three full-text versions of them.

Important note: When consulting a physician at the TCE, take his / her views, not with this text. While only MUDr. a physician's "bylinkování" additionally can stand, you can not arbitrarily TCM prescription supplement under the motto "the more the better" because it could lead to disruption of yin and yang , Meridan, chakras, buddhavíčeho maker and more. Although science has little to do with the theory of TCM, I regularly repeat that you do not want to treat a magician if you do not feel guided by his instructions.


The herbal treatment of hypertension is - despite the rooted resistance to it - possible and it pays to know it. For adaptogens, the advantage is that, unlike other drugs, it is practically impossible to overdose. The disadvantage of phytotherapy can be exaggerated expectations about its effectiveness and subsequent disappointment. If the blood circulation is irreversibly damaged, phytotherapy may not be enough. In order to achieve maximum relaxation of smooth muscle, it may be necessary to use old good industrial drugs in these cases. And what to do when you get your herbs directive when administering amlodipine, warfarin and other medicines for industrial kind of "interaction" prohibited? You have to listen to it, otherwise you will sooner or later find an atypical patient who gets you into trouble. It is not essential that these interactions are fictional. To illustrate a well-researched example,see Ryu2014npion the interaction of ginseng with amlodipine a, Vaes2000iww , Lee2010ibw , Zhu1999pig on the interaction of the same with warfarin . It is not essential that said adaptogen has its own mild anticoagulant effect ( Jin2007aaa , Yu2006aaa , Yun2001ekr ) and is commonly used in cardiac therapy ( Jia2012cgm , Gai2012egr , Li2012srg , Maslov2009ica , Han2013eai). Each game has its own rules. As MUDr. the doctor can not start prescribing herbs that your colleagues in white coats have no idea. But you can do something else: take advantage of the services of the TCM practitioner, whose regulations - whether dressed in a white or scarlet dress - even atypical patients will make dozens of other TCM doctors working under the same guidelines. The coverage of scientifically proven medicines by TČM pojišťovna, which has been available in Japan since 1967, is already being prepared for us.

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