Dandelion Root - Herbal Diuretic for High Blood Pressure

Dandelion Root - herbal diuretic for hypertension. It lowers high blood pressure as a water pill for swollen ankles and feet, liver cleanse, gall stones & PMS.

Prescription diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) or Bumex are often the first choice of doctors in treating high blood pressure. Unfortunately, they usually eliminate potassium as well, requiring another prescription for potassium. Dandelion is an herbal diuretic containing potassium, so it is often used for hypertension. Getting rid of excess salt and fluid helps lower blood pressure and can makes it easier for your heart to pump.

Dandelion Root is beneficial for liver problems, and detoxifies poisons from the liver (cleansing) which is important for proper liver function. It is a very effective natural diuretic (water pill) rich in potassium and a good source of plant protein. It is is helpful for edema - swollen ankles and feet - and high blood pressure.

Dandelion is high in the natural good salts the body must have for proper function. It can be very helpful by reducing stiffness in the joints, and helpful in reducing serious cholesterol and uric acid. In Europe, Dandelion is used in treating diabetes. Dandelion is a superior blood purifier for the entire body.

Dandelion helps to relieve many menstrual (PMS) problems such as bloating, water retention, swollen breasts, weight gain, acne and inflammation.

The results of the ALLHAT Hypertension Study -- a 5-year, 42,000-patient mortality study conducted by NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- were featured in two articles in the Dec. 18, 2002 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study known as the Allhat study indicated that patients on diuretics had better blood pressure control, fewer strokes and less congestive heart failure than did the other patients who were not on diuretics. The study further determined that those patients who were on calcium channel-blockers had little, to no benefit in lessening the number of heart attacks, or were helped in the prevention of heart-related deaths.

The study has lasted for 10 years, and determined that diuretics are the best first option for people suffering from high-blood pressure. There has been a loud uproar from the medical profession in regards to this opinion. A diuretic costs as little as $36-$96 annually, while a calcium channel blocker such as Novarsc costs about $724 a year, and Accupril, an ACE inhibitor costs about $470 a year. Beta-blockers, which are earlier medications than the ACE inhibitors cost between $240-$667 per year.

About 50 million Americans - one in four adults - are believed to have high blood pressure, which raises the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Diuretics, used for more than 50 years to treat blood pressure, move water out of the body, reducing the volume of blood so the heart does not have to work as hard to push it around.

Benefits of Dandelion Root:

Acne, age spots, anemia, arthritis, asthma, blood cleanser, high blood pressure (helper), cirrhosis, edema, eczema, gallbladder, gall stones, hepatitis, hypoglycemia, jaundice, kidney infection (use Golden Seal also), liver cleanse, PMS, skin problems, toxicity, weight loss - can increase a poor appetite for the underweight person.

Dandelion Root is recommended for menopausal women to improve energy levels and reduce fatigue.

FH-75-7 Dandelion Root 500mg 100 capsules $11.95

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