A number of more natural substances are slowly coming to light as a treatment for high blood pressure, which is often referred to as hypertension. They seem to have a positive effect on the body where a daily dose can naturally lower a person’s blood pressure. One of the more recent substances that seem to help is that of cinnamon. Taken daily in certain dosages, people can lower their blood pressure.
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Consult with a physician. Before starting any new form of treatment for hypertension, you should always consult with your family doctor. He can better assess if something like the addition of cinnamon in your diet will have a positive impact on your blood pressure.
Start adding about 3 to 6 grams of cinnamon (which is approximately 1 to 2 teaspoons) into your diet each day. According to a recent study done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cinnamon in these amounts can lower both triglycerides and cholesterol in about 60 days, both of which can have an effect on blood pressure.
Continue to use an “anti-hypertensive” medication your doctor has prescribed. While using cinnamon to try to lower your blood pressure, you should continue to take any medication that your doctor has prescribed. Cinnamon should be considered an adjunct treatment for blood pressure, not the only treatment for your condition.
Monitor your blood pressure as you continue to use both cinnamon and your “anti-hypertensive” medication. This will ensure that your blood pressure doesn’t improve or worsen.
References and ResourcesHypertension/High Blood Pressure Health Center
Mayo Clinic: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Additional Information on the Study of Cinnamon