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Old 11-17-2012, 11:14 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by sureshs View Post
There seems to be only one herb which has been shown to be effective - Ashwagandha, which has been taken for 1000s of years. Its name is <something> somnifera, so you can guess. My father has done much research on this, and advises me never to rely on herbs for hypertension - only "modern" medicine works.
Suresh (or anyone)-- any opinion on hibiscus? There seems to be some scientific evidence for antihypertensive effects:

http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/2/298.long

(Of course I'm not suggesting this as an alternative to medication for someone with dangerously high BP.)
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