Celilo Health Tag Archive: hypertension

garlic busts high blood pressure — as well as meds

garlic busts high blood pressure — as well as meds

Why I love garlic, reason number zillion. Herbalists generally moan when asked "what's your favorite herbal medicine?" But I think most of us secretly enjoy the game of choosing the top three, five or 10 plant medicines we'd want with us on a desert island. Regardless...

all about olive, part 1

all about olive, part 1

As some of you may know, I am slowly — glacially, even — working on a book about gardening with medicinal plants. Looking out at the frost-covered garden this morning for inspiration for any  hint of green, I decided to start working on my olive (Olea europa)...

brown rice loves your heart

brown rice loves your heart

You knew that brown rice was good for you, but now there’s more research explaining why. Scientists based in Philadelphia have found a constituent in the whole grain that reduces the potency of angiotensin II, a natural body protein that boosts blood pressure and...