Ayurvedic Medicine for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Ayurvedic Treatment of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

0

There are several ayurvedic medicines used for the management of high blood pressure or hypertension. It includes Sarpagandha, Jaharmohra Khatai Pishti, Ashwagandha, Mukta Pishti, Khurasani Ajwain (Henbane) Powder, Chandraprabha Vati, Tapyadi Lauh, Arogyavardhini Vati, Sarpagandha Ghan Vati, etc. In this article, we will discuss how to treat high blood pressure or hypertension with ayurvedic medicines.

Ayurvedic Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Sarpagandha is the most common ayurvedic medicine for High Blood Pressure. However, it shows some side effects when used unwisely or blindly without consideration of ayurvedic principles. The most common side effects reported with its use are dryness of the mouth and nasal congestion or stuffy nose. Other side effects are rare, but these include swelling of lower legs or feet, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and in the rarest cases loss of appetite. How can we use Sarpagandha Powder to prevent these side effects?

According to Ayurvedic Principles, each medicine should be used according to underlying Dosha and Ayurvedic Body Type. Generally, the most of side effects of Sarpagandha Powder are reported in people with Pitta Body Type. Intrinsically, Sarpagandha Powder is moderately hot and increases Pitta Dosha. It pacifies Vata Dosha and reduces Kapha Dosha. Therefore, Intrinsically, it is the most suitable herb for people with Vata Body Type and Kapha Body Type.

As we discussed above, we require using Sarpagandha Powder according to ayurvedic principles to prevent side effects and for a better efficacy in the management of hypertension. In Ayurveda, Sarpagandha is a main ayurvedic medicine for high blood pressure.

Ayurveda introduces the concept of adjuvants and supportive medicines, which enhance the action of the main herb. In addition, these adjuvants prevent the side effects. When we must use such herb in a patient with unsuitable body type or Vikriti Dosha, these adjuvants and supportive medicines are highly beneficial.

You can check your body type here: Dosha Quiz

Ayurvedic Medicine for Hypertension according to Body Type and dominance of Vikriti Dosha

Here are details of ayurvedic medicines used in the management of high blood pressure according to body type and Viki

Vata Body Type or Vata Vikriti Dosha

You can check symptoms of increased and aggravated Vata Dosha here:

If you have Vata Body Type or the main symptoms of your health conditions are related to increased Vata Dosha, then the following combination is very helpful.

Sarpagandha Powder1000 mg
Ashwagandha Powder1000 mg
Pippali Powder125 mg

Dosage: Take this mixture with 1/2 teaspoon cow’s ghee, warm milk and along with 5 soaked almonds. You should take it twice daily. The best time to take this mixture is before 6 AM in the morning and before 6 PM in the evening.

Read More

  1. Vata Body Type (Vata Constitution) – Vata Prakriti
  2. Characteristics of Vata Dosha

Pitta Body Type or Pitta Vikriti Dosha

You can check symptoms of increased and aggravated Pitta Dosha here:

If you have Pitta Body Type or the main symptoms of your health conditions are related to increased Pitta Dosha, then the following combination is very helpful.

Nilofar (Waterlily) flowers Powder * 2000 mg
Sarpagandha Powder500 mg
Jaharmohra Khatai Pishti500 mg
Praval Pishti500 mg
Mukta Pishti125 mg
Panna Pishti or Kushta Zamarrud125 mg

* Nilofar (Waterlily) flowers Powder: Flowers of species – Nymphaea Alba (white water lily), Nymphaea Lotus (Pink or red water lily), Nymphaea Stellate (Neel Kamal – blue water lily)

Note: If you can get fresh flowers of Nilofar, you can extract the juice of flowers and take in a dosage of 5 ml along with other medicines in above table.

Dosage: Take this mixture with a cup of Kachi Lassi, Sharbat Gulab, or Rose Water. You should take it twice daily. The best time to take this mixture is before 10 AM in the morning and before 10 PM in the evening.

Read More

  1. Pitta Body Type (Pitta Constitution) – Pitta Prakriti
  2. Characteristics of Pitta Dosha

Kapha Body Type or Kapha Vikriti Dosha

You can check symptoms of increased and aggravated Pitta Dosha here:

If you have Kapha Body Type or the main symptoms of your health conditions are related to increased Kapha Dosha, then the following combination should be very helpful.

Sarpagandha Powder1000 mg
Khurasani Ajwain (Henbane) Powder250 mg
Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa250 mg
Shuddha Guggulu (Purified Guggul)250 mg
Trikatu Powder125 mg
Tamra Bhasma10 mg

Dosage: Take this mixture with 1/2 teaspoon of Honey. If you are diabetic, then you can take it with warm water. You should take it twice daily. The best time to take this mixture is before 8 AM in the morning and before 8 PM in the evening.

Read More

  1. Kapha Body Type (Kapha Constitution) – Kapha Prakriti
  2. Characteristics of Kapha Dosha

Warning

Above medicine combinations are highly effective. We are using them regularly in our clinic. They may also reduce your blood pressure below the normal levels. Therefore, check your blood pressure regularly. You may also require reducing the dosage of Sarpagandha. The dosage of Sarpagandha should be gradually reduced after having good control on blood pressure.

Other Ayurvedic Medicines for High Blood Pressure according to Health Conditions

The following herbs and ayurvedic medicines can be added as per health conditions discussed below:

Cardiac Weakness

  1. Green Cardamom Seeds (Vata, Pitta or Vata-Pitta condition)
  2. Bala – Sida Cordifolia
  3. Dariyai Nariyal – Sea Coconut – Lodoicea Sechellarum
  4. Abhrak Bhasma
  5. Arjuna Ksheer Pak
  6. Ashwagandha Arjuna Ksheer Pak
  7. Arjunarishta
  8. Akik Pishti
  9. Mukta Pishti
  10. Khamira Marwareed
  11. Nagarjunabhra Ras
  12. Rudraksha (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus)

If patient feels restlessness

  1. Coriander leaves
  2. Green Cardamom Seeds
  3. Ustukhuddus – Lavandula Stoechas or Itrifal Ustukhuddus
  4. Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa: (Use it only if Kapha Condition or headache is non-pulsating, pain is dull with heaviness in the head).
  5. Pippali (Long Pepper): Use it only if Kapha and Vata Condition).
  6. Mukta Pishti
  7. Kamdudha Ras

If patient has headache

  1. Ustukhuddus – Lavandula Stoechas or Itrifal Ustukhuddus
  2. Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa: (Use it only if Kapha Condition or headache is non-pulsating, pain is dull with heaviness in the head).
  3. Pippali (Long Pepper): Use it only if Kapha and Vata Condition).

If dyslipidemia, Hyperlipidemia, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, atherosclerosis

  1. Pushkarmool (Elecampane) – Inula Racemosa: (Use it only if Kapha Condition or headache is non-pulsating, pain is dull with heaviness in the head).
  2. Pippali (Long Pepper): Use it only if Kapha and Vata Condition).
  3. Shuddha Guggulu (Purified Guggul)
  4. Trikatu Powder
  5. Tamra Bhasma
  6. Hridayarnava Rasa
  7. Arogyavardhini Vati

If a patient is alcoholic

  1. Shuddha Shilajit
  2. Chandraprabha Vati
  3. Tapyadi Lauh

If blood pressure elevated during menstrual cycle (periods)

  1. Chandraprabha Vati
  2. Arogyavardhini Vati

If edema or swelling

  1. Punarnava Powder
  2. Punarnavarishta
  3. Sarivadyasava
  4. Tapyadi Lauh
  5. Arogyavardhini Vati
  6. Laxmi Vilas Ras

If obesity

  1. Kuth or Kushta (Indian Costus Root) – Saussurea Lappa
  2. Pushkarmool
  3. Shuddha Guggulu
  4. Shuddha Shilajit
  5. Triphala Powder

And along with other anti-obesity medicines.

Read More: Ayurvedic Medicine for Weight Loss

Recommended Readings

Ask a Question or Add Comment