Can herbs and spices lower blood pressure?

  • High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of deathTrusted Source in the United States.
  • Nutrition advice on how to lower blood pressure often includes using herbs and spices rather than salt to flavor meals. However, experts know little about the health benefits of herbs and spices.
  • A recent randomized controlled trial suggests that a diet rich in herbs and spices may reduce blood pressure in people at risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Written by Debbie Lambert on November 15, 2021

Fact checked by Anna Guildford, Ph.D.



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