7 tips that significantly reduce stroke risk factors
Herbalists and phytotherapists believe that regular consumption of some types of tea can significantly reduce (and even completely eliminate) the risk factors of stroke. The positive effect of medicinal plants is officially recognized. The action of the plants is effective until the side effects and dependence on the plants have not been identified.
A healthy life is the prevention of stroke. It is recommended to refrain from alcohol and smoking. Obesity also has a bad effect on the condition of blood vessels. Sedentary lifestyle along with hypoxia (reduced amount of oxygen in the cells) also disrupts normal blood flow and oxygen supply to the brain. Mild to moderate and regular physical activity (walking in the fresh air with correction of risk factors) is necessary for the prevention of stroke.
Plants are an effective prevention for maintaining health and preventing the development of diseases if a person has a predisposition to stroke and vascular diseases.
- Linden tea regulates blood pressure – pour one tablespoon of dried linden with 150 ml of boiling water. Drink warm. You can drink up to 3 cups of tea a day. The therapy lasts 3 weeks. Linden tea will slightly lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels.
- Hawthorn tea against hypertension – pour one tablespoon of chopped fruits and 2 tablespoons of hawthorn flowers with 500 ml of boiling water. Drink preventively 100 ml once a day and three times a day to reduce high blood pressure.
- Ginger tea lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood – pour one tablespoon of grated ginger root and one tablespoon of green tea with 250 ml of warm (not boiling) water. Drink 50 ml of the drink during the day. The therapy lasts for a month. Ginger improves metabolism, prevents reabsorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract, removes cholesterol from the body and strengthens lipid metabolism.
- St. John’s wort tea lowers blood pressure – pour one spoonful of St. John’s wort flowers and grass with 150 ml of boiling water. Drink 50 ml of tea three times a day after meals. The therapy lasts a month. It is necessary that the person strictly adheres to the dosage. Tea lowers high blood pressure.
- Peony tea against arrhythmia and tachycardia – pour one spoonful of crushed peony root with 150 ml of boiling water. Drink 50 ml three times a day before meals. The therapy lasts a month. Peony tea can be used during the recovery period from a stroke. Then long-term use for 6 months is recommended. Alcohol tincture of peony can be used for quick help in case of heart rhythm disorders.
- Correction of nutrition is desirable – the amount of animal fat in the diet should be significantly reduced, salty, fried, smoked food and meat products should be completely eliminated. You should increase the amount of unsaturated fats (in healthy oils, nuts, seeds, sea fish and seafood). The recommendation is to reduce the total caloric content in the diet, use whole-grain cereals, increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, and limit the intake of alcohol. People with high blood pressure and overweight people should limit their salt intake. Herbs and spices can completely eliminate the use of salt in the diet.
- The Mediterranean diet is very important in the prevention of stroke – it includes the use of a large number of herbs that are a perfect substitute for salt. You can use fresh herbs that you will chop into the dish before use, or dried that you will use in spice mixes. For vegetable soups and stews, it is especially good to use fennel seeds, oregano, coriander, thyme, dill, basil, cumin, cloves, black pepper, ginger, turmeric and nutmeg. Herbs will help normalize blood pressure, maintain the health of blood vessels and eliminate the appearance of blood clots.