Your doctor tells you that you might benefit from a diuretic for blood pressure, and a sedative for anxiety. You are frustrated that his or her answer is limited to drugs and eliminates the possibility of a natural treatment method.
There is a solution, though, that solves both problems, and it involves a nightly cup of a hot, delicious tea.
This tea is gaining popularity but chances are you’ve never even heard of it.
Herbs have long been used in elixirs, tonics and teas to soothe a variety of ailments, but one in particular seems to be working overtime in its wide array of benefits.
Not only does it fight inflammation, but it is among the more powerful diuretics, has calming powers and can even thin mucous enough to help out with a cough or cold.
Not found readily in stores, linden is an herb that is gaining popularity online as a dried herb and also in capsules from a number of supplement manufacturers.
Linden tea is made by steeping the dried herb for a few minutes in hot water. It contains a powerful chemical called farnesol, which is known to be a vasodilator.
The tea works as a great natural diuretic as it promotes perspiration during sleep. We lose about a cup of water every night through our sleep process but farnesol helps to prevent edema and water retention.
The vasodilating effects of the farnesol help to relax blood vessels, lowering blood pressure. It also helps to naturally calm busy minds and actually relaxes the whole body.
Because it works systemically, and can affect all the different parts of the body, it is important not to take this tea if you are already on a diuretic or vasodilator for high blood pressure without visiting with the doctor. Too much of a good thing is just too much.
Likewise, don’t just go off your meds and substitute the tea, as this can make matters worse. You can, however, wean off drugs and into the tea under the supervision of your health care provider.
Find it online with a simple Internet search or in health food stores either as an herb for tea or as a supplement in capsules.