Herbs that can be used as a hypotensive

What are hypotensives?

Hypotensive agents are those that lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients. A hypertensive patient presents with blood pressure higher than normal. He also experiences severe headaches, breath impairment, irregular heart rate, vision problems, fatigue, nose bleeds, and in severe cases, there are chances of seeing blood in urine too. 

If uncontrolled high blood pressure remains untreated, it can lead to heart attacks, stroke, atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), and aneurysm. According to JNC7, the following are the guidelines for blood pressure:

Normal: less than 120 and less than 80
Elevated: 120-129 and less than 80
Stage hypertension: 130-139 and 80-89
Stage 2 hypertension: 140 or higher and 90 or higher
Hypertensive crisis: higher than 180 and higher than 120

What are the herbal benefits of hypotensives?

Hypotensive agents help:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Prevent heart failure, heart attack, and stroke
  • Reduce cardiovascular morbidity
  • Lower the chances of death due to arterial hypertension
  • Prevent end organ damage

3 Herbs Recommended as hypotensives 



Skullcap is perfect support for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Its regular intake can reduce the risk of developing heart diseases. It lowers cholesterol levels that reduce the chances of plaque build-up in arteries that account for atherosclerosis, coronary artery diseases, heart attack, and stroke. Use Skullcap Tincture according to the guidance of your practitioner and keep your blood pressure in control.

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Tulsi (Holy Basil)

Holy Basil, commonly known as Tulsi or Tulasi, is a well-known aromatic perennial famous for its versatility. It is a remarkable adaptogen that contains eugenol (an antioxidant) that dissolves the bad cholesterol build-up and lowers high blood pressure.

Try Holy Basil Tea or tincture at least once a day to achieve spiritual enlightenment and fidelity. 



Ginger is an enigmatic spice that seems to satisfy almost every savory dish. In herbalism, it is used for its magnificent medicinal perks. It blocks the voltage-gated calcium channels that help in gaining control over high blood pressure. It also improves blood circulation by preventing blood clot formation in the arteries.

Use Ginger Tincture up to 3 times a day in water or tea and normalize your soaring blood pressure.

Other Medicinal Plants that act as a hypotensive