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A person has a good chance of having high blood pressure, also called hypertension, if their readings are 140 over 90 or higher consistently over a period of a week or more. When a person has high blood pressure, this extra pressure in the blood level creates additional strain in his or her veins and the heart. The danger of a stroke or heart attack also increases if blood pressure continues to remain high. Hypertension may also cause other heart and kidney related diseases and in rare cases, dementia as well. Here is a list of 10 home remedies which will help to control high blood pressure.

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1. Garlic

Studies have shown that garlic can assist in lowering high blood pressure. Either cooked or raw garlic helps control hypertension and in the meantime diminish cholesterol levels. Garlic unwinds veins by empowering nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide to generate. Try to have one or two cloves of garlic daily. They can be easily crushed by using the hands or the flat side of a knife. Squashing garlic cloves creates hydrogen sulfide, a chemical that helps improve blood flow, evacuates gas and decreases the pressure on the heart. If you don't want to eat raw garlic because you don't like it or it feels unpleasant to swallow, it can be taken alongside a cup of milk. You can also blend five or six drops of squeezed garlic juice in four teaspoons of water and take it twice every day.

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