Does eating ginger increase blood pressure?

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High blood pressure is one of the most common risk factors for heart disease. The best way to manage this condition is to combine the use of the right medications with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Health care professionals say that adding certain herbs and spices to your daily diet can help lower blood pressure levels, including basil, parsley, garlic, and cinnamon. and especially ginger.

1. The importance of controlling high blood pressure

High blood pressure typically includes one of the following:
Systolic blood pressure above 130 mm Hg Diastolic pressure above 80 mm Hg Both systolic and diastolic blood pressure are exceeded permissible level High blood pressure can lead to many serious health consequences, such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular accident, heart failure or myocardial infarction. Therefore, controlling blood pressure is very important.
You can control your blood pressure with medications, such as calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors. In addition, changes in lifestyle and diet can also help you lower your blood pressure as well as your risk of heart disease.

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2. Does eating ginger increase blood pressure?

Ginger is a very versatile food that can be easily incorporated into many recipes. Moreover, ginger is also considered as an effective remedy to treat a number of diseases.
People have long used ginger to improve many aspects of heart health, including cholesterol levels, circulation, and blood pressure. Several studies in both humans and animals have shown that ginger consumption can lower blood pressure levels in certain ways. Ginger acts as a natural calcium channel blocker and ACE inhibitor. Meanwhile, calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors are both medications used to treat high blood pressure.
Từ lâu con người đã sử dụng gừng để cải thiện nhiều khía cạnh của sức khỏe tim mạch, bao gồm mức cholesterol, tuần hoàn và huyết áp
A study of over 4,000 people found that those who consumed the most ginger (2 to 4 grams per day) had the lowest risk of developing high blood pressure.
However, for people with high blood pressure, it is not recommended to use ginger or drink ginger tea at a time when blood pressure is high because this is very dangerous to health. In particular, when drinking hot ginger tea can dilate blood vessels, even causing blood vessels to break in people with high blood pressure. At this time, ginger tea is considered a stimulant for higher blood pressure, causing arteries to burst and the risk of having a very dangerous stroke.

3. Some Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has been used in many forms of Traditional Medicine for centuries. It is widely used to support the digestive system, fight the flu and the common cold, and reduce feelings of nausea or vomiting.
Ginger contains a natural bioactive compound called gingerol, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In addition, ginger is also effective in reducing nausea in people who have just undergone certain types of surgery, chemotherapy or due to morning sickness during pregnancy.
Besides, ginger is also a food that helps you lose weight and reduce belly fat effectively. Drinking ginger water will make you feel full for a long time, thereby preventing cravings. To control your weight, you can drink a certain amount of ginger tea every day.

4. Other herbs that help lower high blood pressure

In addition to ginger, you can also use some of the following herbs to keep your blood pressure under control, including:
4.1 Basil This is an herb with a variety of flavors. It is popularly used in alternative medicine because it is rich in compounds with health benefits. Basil contains a lot of eugenol, a plant-based antioxidant, which helps reduce blood pressure effectively.
Studies also show that eugenol can lower blood pressure levels because it acts as a natural calcium channel blocker. Normally, calcium channel blockers help block the movement of calcium into the heart and artery cells, helping to relax blood vessels. Some animal tests have also shown that sweet basil extract has the effect of relaxing blood vessels and thinning the blood, thereby controlling blood pressure levels of the body.
Trong húng quế có chứa nhiều chất eugenol, một chất chống oxy hóa có nguồn gốc từ thực vật, giúp giảm huyết áp hiệu quả
4.2 Parsley This is a herb commonly used in European, American and Middle Eastern cuisines. Parsley is native to the Mediterranean and has an impressive nutritional profile.
Parsley contains many healthful compounds, including vitamin C and carotenoids, which help lower blood pressure levels in the body. Some studies show that carotenoid antioxidants are effective in reducing blood pressure and levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), a risk factor for heart disease.
Animal test results also found that taking parsley helps lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels by acting as a calcium channel blocker, a drug that relaxes and dilates blood vessels blood.
4.3 Thyme This is also an herb that has a unique flavor and contains many healthy compounds, such as rosmarinic acid. This compound is effective in reducing inflammation and blood sugar levels, as well as increasing blood flow. In addition, it also helps reduce high blood pressure levels by inhibiting ACE.
Animal studies have shown that taking thyme extract reduces risk factors for heart disease, such as total cholesterol, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
4.4 Cinnamon is an aromatic spice, obtained from the inner bark of a tree of the genus Cinnamomum. People have used cinnamon for centuries to treat heart diseases and high blood pressure in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Some animal tests have shown that cinnamon can dilate and relax blood vessels. Another human study also found that taking cinnamon could lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels by 6.2 mmHg and 3.9 mm Hg, respectively.
Người ta đã sử dụng quế trong nhiều thế kỷ để điều trị các bệnh về tim và huyết áp cao trong nền y học cổ truyền
Once you know about the effects of ginger on blood pressure, you should consider using it in accordance with your current health status. Besides, to control blood pressure well, you should maintain a healthy diet, lifestyle and regularly measure your blood pressure at home as advised by your doctor.
For people at risk of high blood pressure and pre-existing medical conditions, a medical examination at the hospital is extremely important to know their blood pressure status so that they can have timely intervention plans. time. Currently, blood pressure checks and tests of blood, urine, liver, body, x-rays, etc. are included in the general health check-up package - Vinmec International General Hospital. With this package, customers are thoroughly examined by the doctor so that they can make timely adjustments and interventions.

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Reference source: healthline.com
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