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High Blood Pressure

My father has high blood pressure and currently takes aspirin daily as recommended by a physician to help lower it. Does anyone know of or has anyone used any herbs or other supplements that might help? thanks

Valarian and Kava Kava would be benificial in that respect. A couple of glasses of red wine would probably help his situation as well. I suspect your old man is overweight. You should really talk him into a diet. Very few people develope high blood pressure if they are well maintained. Taking all those medicines are fine in the short term, but not worth it in the long run, I would suggest a life style modification.

thanks for the advice. Dad is starting to lift, but unfortunately he comes from a long line of heart-troubled ancestors.