It is a universally accepted fact that good health plays an
important role in human development, day to day life and
every aspect of life you can think of. According to the
concepts of Ayurveda, good health is based on the
equilibrium of dosha (humor), agni (digestive fire), dhatu
(seven body tissues: lymph, blood, muscle, adipose
tissue, bone, bone marrow, semen), and mala (feces,
urine, and other waste products). Furthermore, in
Ayurveda there is clear-cut emphasis on maintaining
physical, mental, and spiritual well-being as part of good
health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines
good health as a state of complete physical, mental, and
social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or
infirmity, which is close to the definition of good health
mentioned in Ayurvedic books like ‘Charak Samhita’ and
Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani are the three important
traditional systems practiced in India. Ayurveda is the
oldest and the most widely practiced system among the
three. It takes into consideration all aspects of health
including mental, physical, and social components.
Ayurveda, the Indian System of Medicine (ISM), may be
the least well known of the complete systems of medicine,
despite being one of the oldest. According to the definition
used by World Health Organization (WHO), and other
organizations, Ayurveda qualifies as a complementary and

alternative medicine. In Ayurveda, health is defined as the
state where physical body, senses, and psyche are in
original or natural state with respect to body and function.
Although the genetic makeup of an individual determines
the basic body constitution with respect to dosas
(biomaterials) and psychological factors, total health is
determined by physical and psychological environment. It
is currently believed that the expression of genes largely
depends on environmental factors. Consistent with this
belief, Ayurveda emphasizes the role of environmental
factors, daily routine, seasonal changes, lifestyle, diet,
regular exercise, and body tonics (rasayana) in
maintaining health. It also emphasizes that all needs of the
body and senses must be in balance in order to avoid
illness and maintain good health — a scientifically valid
concept. The human body according to Ayurveda is made
up of somatic dosas (vata, pitta, and kapha) and psychic
components (dosas), body tissues (dhatus), and waste
products (malas). The three psychological components
are satogun, rajogun, and tamogun. A close
interdependence among the somatic and psychological
elements exists; if one component is out of balance, the
others are also out of balance. The imbalance or vitiation
of vata, pitta, or kapha is considered the major factor in
the causation of a disease.
Certain techniques used as therapies in this system of
medicine have been used by us but not practiced as a
whole system. For example, yoga, oil massages,
meditation practices, and body cleansing (both internal
and external) are used frequently in the modern era as
part of health-promoting behaviors. But what we don’t

know is that we can use the Ayurveda as a whole medical
system treating all the diseases you can think of like from
normal flu to as complex as cancer and heart diseases.
One of the most common problem that has struck us is of
high blood pressure or Hypertension. Our heart acts like
as a pumping station and blood pressure (BP) can be
experience when blood exerts pressure against our blood
vessels. Blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and
falls when the heart relaxes between beats. It is a
changing phenomenon and affected by various factors like
activity, rest, exercise, temperature, cold, diet, emotional
state, posture, medications etc. The scenario of India is
not so upbeat where about 15-20% people are suffering
from this lifestyle related disorder. Ayurveda can play a
vital role in reducing and prevention of HBP
(Hypertension). Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(CAM) like yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy, homeopathy,
unani, siddha, diet, etc. has ability to check high blood
pressure. Home remedies, preventions and precautions
are also important aspects in the treatment of
hypertension. And now not only you can get the ayurvedic
medicines delivered directly to your home but also you can
buy them at any time with your convenience as they are
available on online stores. These online aurvedic
medicines can really help you with the diseases as there
are no side-effects.
Ayurvedic herbs for high blood pressure:
 Celery (Ajwain) lowers pressure by reducing blood
concentration of stress hormones that caused blood
vessels to constrict. It is a good natural treatment.

 Indian gooseberry (Amla) is effective to lower it. Amla
and honey should be taken every morning as a herbal
 Olive oil in diet contains monounsaturated fat that
lowers both systolic as well as diastolic pressure.
 Take warm milk + saraswat powder.
 Herbs like aloe gel, barberry, katuka, gotu kola,
calamus, valerian, skullcap, cayenne, myrrh,
motherwort, hawthorn and jatamamsi should be given
priority as these are known ayurvedic solution for the