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Alternative Treatments for Hypertension

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Hypertension:

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Hypertension may include:

  • Calcium - very minimal affect
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Green tea
  • Onion
  • Fo-ti
  • Grape seed extract
  • Cordyceps
  • Cat's claw
  • Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng)
  • Arjuna
  • Astragalus
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Comfrey root
  • Garlic
  • Ginseng
  • Guggul
  • Licorice root extract (glycyrrhizin)
  • Sandalwood
  • Solomon's seal
  • Hawthorn berry
  • Myrrh
  • Dang qui
  • Rehmannia
  • Zizyphus
  • Gemstone therapy
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Breathing exercise
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Tai Chi
  • Qigong
  • Chinese medicine
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Currants
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grape juice
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew
  • Crenshaw
  • Low-fat milk
  • Fat-free milk
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Okra
  • Olive oil
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Plantains
  • Potatoes
  • Quinoa
  • Raisins
  • Hydration
  • Potassium-rich food
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Magnesium gluconate
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Bananas
  • Artichokes
  • Avocados
  • Low-sodium diet
  • Weight loss
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet for hypertension
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Bulgur
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe
  • Horse gram soup (Kuluth saar)
  • Nettle tea
  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight
  • Reduce stress
  • Mango juice with a pinch of cardamom
  • Orange and coconut juice
  • Watermelon with pinch of cardamom and coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Mung dal soup (Indian recipe)
  • Hot water with honey and apple cider vinegar-early morning
  • Ayurvedic herbal remedies
  • Magnetic water
  • Rudraksha bead water (soak overnight)
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Vinegar-soaked peanuts
  • Lotus leaf soup
  • Small red bean soup
  • Salvia-infused red wine
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Dogbane tea
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Monitor blood pressure at home
  • Cook without added salt if possible
  • Avoid high pollution days
  • Avoid real licorice (contains glycyrrhizic acid)
  • Avoid long term corticosteroid treatment (for other conditions)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Steeped watermelon seeds (or watermelon seed tea)
  • Biofeedback
  • Companion pet

Unlabelled Alternative Drug Treatments

These alternative drug therapies have been listed by various sources as possible alternative treatments for Hypertension:

  • Bumetanide
  • Bumex
  • Burinex
  • Carteolol
  • Cartrol
  • Ocupress
  • Occupress
  • Clonidine - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Apo-Clonidine - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Catapres - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Catapres-TTS - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Combipres - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Dixarit - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Duraclon - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Novo-Clonidine - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Nu-Clonidine - mainly used as second line treatment in congestive heart failure patients
  • Alti-Captopril - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Gen-Captopril - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • PMS-Captopril - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Captral - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Cardipril - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Cryopril - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Ecaten - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Kenolan - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Lenpryl - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease
  • Romir - mainly used to treat hypertension secondary to scleroderma renal crisis and Takayasu's disease

Alternative Preventions for Hypertension

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Hypertension may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Hypertension.

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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