According to an estimate by WHO, 1.28 billion adults aged 30-79 years worldwide have hypertension. Studies suggest Hypertension is the cause of 57% of heart attack deaths and 24% of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths in India.
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure (BP), is emerging as one of the most prevalent disorders, with a high rate of complications, morbidity, and early death worldwide. If diagnosed in time, hypertension or elevated blood pressure can be cured, and the risk of having a heart attack can also be reduced.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension is a medical condition in which the body’s blood pressure rises above the normal range. The force exerted by the circulating blood against the walls of the body’s arteries is known as blood pressure.
Blood pressure is measured in two variables:
Systolic: Systolic number represents the pressure in blood vessels while the heart contracts or beats.
Diastolic: Diastolic number represents the pressure in blood vessels while the heart rests between beats.
Symptoms of Hypertension
Hypertension is a silent disease as most sufferers (approx. 85%) are asymptomatic and unaware of the problem. Studies suggest that amongst the 95% of total cases of hypertension, the cause is still unknown. Generally, Hypertension is believed to be caused due to either genetic or environmental lifestyle factors.
Therefore, the only way to detect hypertension is to measure blood pressure regularly. Common symptoms include early morning headaches, buzzing sounds in the ears, nosebleeds, vision problems, unusual heart rate, etc.
Hypertension causes anxiety, nausea, fatigue, confusion, and discomfort in the chest and muscles.
Ayurvedic View of Hypertension
Ayurveda believes that inadequate food habits and modern lifestyle disturb the Tri-dosha balance leading to higher chances of Hypertension. As per ancient Ayurveda, genetic predisposition or dosha imbalance triggers the pathogenesis of hypertension.
Ayurveda always believes in prevention mechanisms to promote good health compared to prescription drugs. Having natural medication and correction of lifestyle, food habits, etc., have time and again proved to reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases worldwide.
“Sarpagandha Vati” is a classical Ayurveda formulation with the key ingredients as Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia Serpentina) and Vijaya (Cannabis Sativa). It is very potent in balancing aggravated ‘Vata’ and ‘Pitta’.
Sarpagandha Vati is a cannabis-based medicine by Hempstreet that helps treat high BP and insomnia due to its calmative properties.
This Ayurvedic medicine soothes the nervous system and helps maintain normal blood pressure. For patients with hypertension, this herb maintains myocardial oxygen balance and regulates blood pressure.
Sarpagandha Vati also shows diuretic and detoxifying properties. It helps flush out the toxins from the body, purify the blood, and maintain proper blood supply all through the body.
Benefits of Sarpagandha Vati
- Controls high blood pressure or Hypertension
- Induce natural sleep to defy Insomnia
- Help manage conditions of Epilepsy and Delirium
- Help to reduce fast heart rate over 100 beats a minute (Tachycardia)
- Help combat anxiety disorder
- Help curb the desire for Alcohol
The therapeutic benefits offered by Sarpagandha Vati are a result of its rich ingredients –
Vijaya (Cannabis sativa) – Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that may help reduce some factors in high blood pressure, such as stress, anxiety, and poor sleep quality.
Sarpagandha (Rauvolfia serpentina) – Sarpagandha, also known as ‘Indian snakeroot,’ ‘Chandrabhaga’ or ‘Chhota Chandis’, has calming properties due to the presence of constituents like reserpine. Reserpine is effective in treating high blood pressure and is used to treat mental agitation in patients.
Sarpagandha also calms the nervous system due to its Nidrajanak (sleep-inducing) nature, therefore it induces sound sleep.
Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi) – Jatamansi has proved its mettle in regularizing blood circulation and reducing high blood pressure. It helps to boost heart function and regulates heart rate. It helps maintain a steady lipid profile and therefore enhances the overall health of the heart.
Jatamansi sorts out the hindrances and regulates the blood pressure to treat both, hypertension and hypotension. It also acts as an antioxidant and is known as a brain tonic as it helps improve memory.
Pipalimula (Piper Longum) – Pipalimula is used to maintain a healthy respiratory system, digestion, and metabolism. It works best to pacify pitta.
Khurasani Ajwain (Henbane or Hyoscyamus Niger) – This herb offers analgesic and sedative properties; therefore, it is beneficial to treat symptoms related to asthma, nervous diseases, and pain. It helps balance Vata and Kapha dosha
Things to Consider
This ingredient-rich medicine looks promising, but it is advisable to take this medicine only under medical supervision. Take a prescribed dose, and make changes only after consulting with an expert. Take an ayurvedic doctor online consultation, and get a proper diagnosis and treatment for your medical condition now.
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