As many as 30 per cent of women and 32 per cent of men have high blood pressure, according to Blood Pressure UK, putting them at increased risk of stroke and heart disease, among other conditions.
High blood pressure has few symptoms, and cannot be easily diagnosed at home, meaning many sufferers do not know they have the condition.
Many find out they are sufferers through a simple blood pressure test with their local GP.
High blood pressure causes include smoking, being overweight and having an unhealthy diet.
Treatments focus on bringing down your blood pressure, and can include medicines or changing some of your daily behaviour.
Drinking ancient chamomile tea, first drunk by the Romans and ancient Egyptians over 2,000 years ago, can help slash your blood pressure, according to Dr Sarah Brewer.
Chamomile tea is still enjoyed today to reduce stress, ease muscle tension and lower a high blood pressure.
Dr Sarah Brewer
Chamomile tea is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind.
It was “revered” by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for its “soothing relaxing properties,” writes Dr Sarah Brewer on mylowerbloodpressure.com.
“Chamomile tea is still enjoyed today to reduce stress, ease muscle tension and lower a high blood pressure.”
The traditional tea can lower blood pressure as it has a “direct relaxant effect” on your blood vessels, bringing down your BP reading.
The tea, made from the flower heads of the chamomile plant,