High Blood Pressure is also known as hypertension and can increase your risk of early cognitive decline, heart disease, kidney failure, and stroke if it's left untreated. Exercising, meditating and losing weight are some of the best ways to naturally help stimulate healing. If you can’t bring your blood pressure down on your own within 2 months you should see your doctor immediately. One way to naturally help lower blood pressure is by trying this Angelica Infusion recipe.
Makes 1 quart
Angelica contains compounds that act very much like the calcium channel blockers (drugs that relax and widen blood vessels affecting arterial wall muscles) often prescribed to reduce high blood pressure. This infusion is somewhat bitter, but it can be mixed with a little sweetener or juice if you like. When refrigerated, it will stay fresh for 3 days.
4 teaspoons dried angelica
4 cups boiling water
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1. In a teapot, combine the dried angelica and the boiling water. Cover the pot and allow the infusion to steep for 10 minutes, then add the lemon juice.
2. Relax and drink a cup of the infusion slowly. You can refrigerate the rest and sip it over the course of a few days, either reheated or over ice.
Precautions: Do not take angelica during pregnancy or if you are taking anticoagulants.