Stunningly, a cheap, safe, common herb has now been proved to be as effective as one of the leading blood pressure medications, without any side effects.
What’s more, in this double-blind study, the herb also optimized cholesterol levels in participants – whereas the drug had no effects on cholesterol.
Olive oil is famed for its heart health abilities but other parts of the olive tree may be even more effective.
In a study published in the medical journal Phytomedicine, a group of people with stage-1 hypertension were recruited. For eight weeks, half the group received the ACE inhibitor drug Captopril while the other half received 1000 mg of olive leaf extract daily.
ACE inhibitors are the most common blood pressure medications in use. They’re also some of the most dangerous in terms of side effects.
Just a few examples of common side effects are dizziness, headache, drowsiness, diarrhea, low blood pressure, weakness, cough, and rash. More serious side effects are heart attack and stroke, exactly the causes of death that they are supposed to prevent.
After eight weeks, all the subject’s blood pressure was measured, and as expected, the drug group had lowered their blood pressure. However, the olive leaf extract group had also lowered their blood pressure, and by just as much.
But that was not the end of the story.
Researchers also measured the triglyceride levels in all the subject’s blood. Triglyceride is sometimes called “the third cholesterol” in addition to LDL and HDL cholesterol, and it’s considered the worst of them all.
The oil leaf group had significantly lowered their triglyceride level whereas the ACH drug showed no improvements in cholesterol level.
So, if you have high blood pressure, it’s your choice:
A dangerous blood pressure drug with a long list of side effects; or a safe herb that, in addition to giving the same blood pressure benefits as drugs, also improves cholesterol levels and many other health markers.
The fact remains that with all the side effects blood pressure medications bring, they almost never manage to bring people’s blood pressure down to a healthy level: 120/80. Neither do herbs.
The ineffectiveness of drugs is one of those “secrets” everyone in the medical system knows, but never really admits, in order to fill the pockets of everyone involved.
If you want to heal your high blood pressure, you also need to make some lifestyle changes.
By far the simplest and most effective method I know to heal high blood pressure is a set of 3 easy blood pressure exercises.
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