HEALTH - Prevention of disease
Famous Dutch Proverb quotes “Prevention is better than cure”, is not only significant for disease prevention but also suitable for various matters viz. prevention 0f crimes, prevention 0f corruption or prevention 0f pollution and so on. But it is most apt for in the case of prevention of disease. With perseverance we can block number of little Devils from becoming giant ones. Let us see how “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

High blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension can cause diseases without any early warning symptoms. It can cause arterial disease that can lead to heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke and kidney failure.

Normal blood pressure of an adult, systolic <130 and diastolic <85 (around 120/80) should be checked at least every 6 months.

The major option to prevent high blood pressure is mainly on lifestyle modifications. Eat a nutritious, low-fat diet and include more fruits and vegetables.

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Avoid excessive intake of intoxicants, tea, coffee, Increase your activity level. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. (Read more… Tips to control OBESITY ”) quit smoking and reduce sodium (salt) and alcohol intake. Also reduce stress and practice relaxation.

Home remedies to prevent High blood pressure or hypertension

Lemon and Grapes are regarded as a valuable food to control high blood pressure. It is a rich source of vitamin P (Bioflavinoids) which improves capillary strength and prevent capillary fragility.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) juice is an excellent tonic for the blood vessels, particularly the capillaries and arterioles. Mix ½ ounce Parsley with boiled and meshed potato and use along with other dishes.

Garlic is regarded as an effective means of lowering blood pressure. Eat 3-4 raw cloves or two to three capsules a day.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) Ocimum Sanctum is useful herb in cardiac disease and the weakness resulting from them. It reduces the level of blood cholesterol. 1/2 ounce juice of basil leaves 3 or 4 days a week will control the level of blood cholesterol.

Drink a tablespoon each of fresh Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis, Emblic myrobalan, Amla, Amalaki.) juice and honey mixed together should be taken every morning.

The seeds of Watermelon dried and roasted, should be taken in liberal quantities which will dilate the blood vessels and lower the blood pressure.

Rauwolfia is the best remedy to prevent and cure for high blood pressure. Half a teaspoon of dried and powdered root of Rauwolfia should be taken in early morning every day is effective to control the hypertension.

Raw carrot juice 300 ml and 200 ml of spinach juice mixed together make 500 ml and drink 250ml twice daily, morning and evening.

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