A new study has suggested that herbal medicine can be a good remedy for High blood pressure, Medical news today reports.
According to history, People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years.
Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies.
A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension.
Lavender was one of the plants that the scientists tested in the recent study.
Currently, hypertension affects an estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States.
Although dietary and lifestyle changes can sometimes be sufficient, medication is necessary in some cases.
Antihypertensive medications work well for some people but not for others, and the side effects can be unpleasant.
For these reasons, researchers are keen to find innovative ways to tackle the growing issue of hypertension.
Some scientists are turning back the clock and looking to ancient herbal remedies. Humans have been self-medicating with the herbs that they find since before history began.
The fact that people have used these treatments for millennia is certainly not evidence that they are effective, but they are surely worth a second look.
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine recently zeroed in on a group of plants that have, historically, been a treatment for hypertension. They published their findings in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.