Do you have high blood pressure? Well, you're not the only one! Today in the United States there are over 50 million people who suffer from high blood pressure. However, it has been found through a number of studies that garlic is a great way to lower your high blood pressure. Garlic it appears can lower a persons blood pressure levels by as much as 10% .
But, garlic can also thin the blood and it should not be combined with prescription blood-thinners or with natural blood thinners such as Vitamin E or Ginkgo. It is normally recommended that those taking garlic should stop taking 3 or 4 weeks prior to surgery and also not take it for a few weeks after any surgery.
However, it should be noted that garlic has a long standing reputation as being an aid that assists with blood pressure management. Garlic does play a role in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure studies have shown.
Blood pressure relates to the force of blood against the walls of the arteries, veins and chambers of a persons heart as it is pumped through their body. High blood pressure occurs usually when the blood is pumped with great difficulty against the arteries by a person’s heart which over time begins to damage the lining of the blood vessels. It is important that you have regular blood pressure level checks in order to help keep it in order. However, as you see garlic and high blood pressure can be eased by adding a small amount of garlic in your meals.