Hibiscus for Hypertension

by on April 8, 2012
in Antioxidants

We all know the negative health consequences from high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is referred to as the “silent killer” since often no physical symptoms appear while damage accumulates to organ systems eventually resulting in a health crisis. The red flowers of the Hibiscus tree offer promise to those looking for natural alternatives to prescription drugs used to treat hypertension. Hibiscus has been used for centuries as a folk medicine in the tropics for hypertension. In this post, I will discuss the use of Hibiscus to lower blood pressure.

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