"A heart is not judged by how much you love, but how much you are loved by others."
–Tin Man, The Wizard of Oz 

The heart is an incredible organ which continually pumps oxygen rich blood and nutrients to the cells. Arteries that are blocked with plaque cause blood pressure to go up. Coronary artery disease is a cause of high blood pressure.

There are herbs that help to lower blood pressure such as snakeroot, hibiscus, and hawthorn. Other remedies include garlic, green tea, and ginger. 

Garlic has been used for centuries as a treasured medicinal plant. It dilates blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood through the arteries. Garlic can also bind to heavy metals such as lead and cadmium and eliminate them from the body.

There have even been discussions by herbalist Sebastian Kneipp about a Bavarian water being used to lower blood pressure. He advocates a water enema.

In the Asian world, ear massage has been used to lower blood pressure. The ear is a microcosm for the entire body. Ear massage is thought to balance the body internally enacting on the energy in the large and small intestines.  

I utilize magnesium, taurine carnitine, and citrulline to lower blood pressure. Citrulline has been shown to increase nitric oxide – a vasodilator. CitraNOX provides 3,000 mg of citrulline which is effective in lowering blood pressure. You can purchase it from Botanical Bounty by calling (646) 723-1823 or visiting the apothecary on East 57th Street in New York.

Until tomorrow...