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4 Indian spices that help control hypertension

Cumin seeds, cardamom and other spices hypertensive people must add to their diet.

Written by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti | Published : October 30, 2017 2:41 PM IST


If you have hypertension, making small changes in your diet can give long-term health benefits. So along with taking medications, add few Indian spices to keep your blood pressure in control. Here are few spices you should take a note of!


Cardamom: Not only is is it an excellent digestive aid, cardamom can help you control blood pressure. Be it stage 1 hypertension or borderline hypertension, it is known to reduce systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure helping you to control your blood pressure.


Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds are not only high in potassium, which help maintain the electrolyte balance, but also rich in antioxidants that improve renal function. It also reduces mean arterial pressure and increases diuretic activity helping you to control your blood pressure.