13 Chinese Herbs for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is the most common chronic disease and the most pivotal risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Almost every 3 adults have one hypertensive patient.

Clinical data show that approximately 50% of young and middle-aged hypertensive patients have no obvious severe symptoms only occasional dizziness, headache, palpitations, tinnitus, and insomnia, so a large proportion of these people do not know that they already have hypertension.

They do not go to the doctor until their condition deteriorates such as stroke, myocardial infarction or death.

Long-term lack of control of blood pressure in hypertensive patients can lead to blurred vision, memory loss, dementia, cerebral hemorrhage, heart, and kidney failure.

For hypertension, doctors always advise us to take some antihypertensive drugs and do some exercise to actively treat it.

Causes of Hypertension

  • Medical personnel surveys about 60% of hypertensive patients have a family genetic history.
  • People over the age of 40 have a higher incidence of hypertension.
  • Irregular eating habits, excessive consumption of sodium salt, low potassium diet, heavy drinking, excessive intake of saturated fatty acids can increase blood pressure.
  • Drugs, birth control pills, hormones, anti-inflammatory painkillers can affect blood pressure.
  • Other diseases such as obesity, diabetes, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, thyroid disease, renal artery stenosis, renal parenchymal lesions, adrenal space-occupying lesions, pheochromocytoma, other neuroendocrine tumors, etc., can affect human blood pressure.
  • If people are in a state of tension, excitement, anxiety, noise, etc. for a long time, it will also cause hypertension.

13 Chinese herbs for hypertensive

Chinese medicine has many years of clinical experience in the treatment of hypertension. Here are some famous Chinese herbs for treating hypertensive.

Gou Teng (Uncaria Rhynchophylla)

Gou Teng is the stem of Rubiaceae plant genus Uncaria, which is a traditional Chinese herb.

Chinese medicine doctors often use it to treat people with hypertension, dizziness, dizziness, and neurological headache. Medical research has found that rhynchophylline and isorhynchophylline have a good antihypertensive effect. It can be used as a decoction or tea.

Xia Ku Cao (Spica Prunellae)

Xia Ku Cao is also known as Spica Prunellae and is the spike of Prunella Vulgaris. It is a relatively practical and common Chinese herbal medicine with a medicinal history of over 2000 years.

Clinically, it is often used to lower blood pressure and relieve dizziness and headache caused by high blood pressure. In addition, it can clear heat and reduce fire, improve vision, treat goiter, lymphadenopathy, and breast hyperplasia.

People with weakness of spleen and stomach should not take it. Pregnant women and children should not take it. It can be made into decoction, pills or tea.

Huang Qin (Radix Scutellariae)

Huang Qin is also known as Radix Scutellariae and is the root of Scutellaria baicalensis. It is a relatively practical and common Chinese herbal medicine with a medicinal history of over 2000 years.

In Chinese medicine, Huang Qin is often used to clear heat and dry dampness, reduce fire and remove toxin, stop bleeding and prevent abortion.

In addition, It can lower blood pressure and cholesterol, protect the liver and promote bile secretion. People with deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach should not take it.
It can be made into decoction or tea.

Sang Ji Sheng (Mulberry Mistletoe Stem)

Sang Ji Sheng is the stem of plant mulberry parasitic.

It is often used by Chinese medicine doctors to treat rheumatic pain, low back pain, menstrual disorders, and other diseases.

Medical research has proven that it can lower blood pressure and nourish the liver and kidneys, and has a miscarriage prevention effect. It needs to be used as a decoction.

Yin Yang Huo (Horny Goat Weed)

Yin Yang Huo is the leaf of Epimedium, a Berberidaceae plant. About 15 kinds of Epimedium can be made into Chinese herbal medicine.

It is often used as a medicine to treat impotence, premature ejaculation, and low back and leg pain.

Clinical use proves that it can also lower blood pressure and relieve headaches, tinnitus and heart palpitations caused by hypertension. In addition, it can promote bone cell growth, anti-depression, sedation, and strong immunity.

Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum)

Ju Hua is a common Chinese herb, which can be used for viewing and treating some diseases.

It can clear heat and remove toxin, treat wind-heat, lower blood pressure, and has a good diuretic effect. In life, people often use it as a food ingredient to add to the diet or make it into tea.

Du Zhong (Eucommia Bark)

Du Zhong is the bark of the plant Eucommia, which has been used as a Chinese herb for more than 1,000 years.

According to <Compendium of Materia Medica>, it can nourish liver and kidney, treat low back pain, and promote urination.

Scientific research has found that its decoction can continuous lower blood pressure of animals. Now, medical staff also use their extract to make blood pressure-lowering drugs and it has almost no side effects.

Ge Gen (Kudzu Root)

Ge Gen is also known as Kudzu Root and is the root of the genus Pueraria, which is a perennial deciduous Liana belonging to the family Leguminosae. It is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine and has a medicinal history of more than 2000 years.

Clinical studies have shown that it can treat headaches, dizziness, and tinnitus caused by hypertension.

In addition, it can also treat diarrhea and vomiting caused by febrile disease. People with deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach should not take it.

Shan Zha (Hawthorn Fruit)

Shan Zha is the fruit of the Crataegus pinnatifida, a Rosaceae plant. It has been used as a Chinese herb for more than 800 years.

It can lower blood pressure and prevent arteriosclerosis and is an important component of some antihypertensive drugs and health products.

In addition, it can promote digestion, increase stomach motility, and lower cholesterol. People often use it to make tea.

Chuan Xiong (Rhizoma Chuanxiong)

Chuan Xiong is a Chinese herb widely used by traditional Chinese medicine doctors.

It can remove intravascular lipid deposits, relieve arterial spasm, and lower blood pressure.

In addition, it can relieve pain, antibacterial, and treat irregular menstruation. It can only be used as a decoction.

Luo Bu Ma (Apocynum Venetum Leaf)

Luo Bu Ma is the leaf of Apocynum venetum, which belongs to the oleander family. In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat dizziness, headache, insomnia, edema, and urination.

It contains quercetin, isoquercitrin, hyperoside, rutin, dextran-catechin, guanidine and various amino acids such as glutamic acid, alanine, and proline. It can treat high blood pressure, high blood fat, heart failure, chronic bronchitis, and prevent colds.

People with weak spleen and stomach or pregnant women should not use it. It can be used as a decoction or tea.

Huai Jiao (Sophora japonica)

Huai Jiao is the fruit of the Sophora japonica, which belongs to the leguminous plants. It has been used as Chinese herbal medicine for more than 1200 years.

According to <Compendium of Materia Medica>, it is used for the treatment of hematochezia and hemorrhoids caused by intestinal fever. The study found that it can lower blood pressure, improve the fragility of capillaries and enhance the contractility of myocardium.

People with weak spleen and stomach or pregnant women should not use it. It can be used as a decoction or tea.

Niu Bang Zi (Fructus Arctii)

Niu Bang Zi is the fruit of the Arctium lappa, which belongs to the Compositae.

In Chinese medicine, it is often used to treat headaches, coughs, and sore throat caused by wind-heat, rheumatoid arthritis, and hemorrhoids. The study found that it can treat diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia and it has an anti-cancer effect.

People with weak spleen and stomach should not use it. It can be used as a decoction or tea.

Precaution of Hypertension

Hypertension is an incurable disease, and what we can do is to control our blood pressure.

In addition to using Chinese herbal medicine to lower blood pressure, we also need to:

  • Increasing exercise and promoting blood flow in humans.
  • Reducing stress and maintaining a balance of mind.
  • Blood pressure monitoring in the morning to prevent blood pressure from rising.
  • Improving living habits, rational diet, reduce and control weight, reduce the intake of sodium and saturated fatty acids, supplement calcium and potassium salts, and stop drinking.