Spices that lower blood pressure

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(KTVI)- Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can lead to a lot of health problems. For some, it's hereditary but for others, it's casued by lifestyle and food choices.

Medicine can help combat high blood pressure, but so can some spices!

Carol Hurst from the Olde Town Spice Shoppe in St. Charles shows us what we need to add to our favorite dishes.

~Cinnamon- can incorporate in diet various ways. Sprinkle in coffee, on top of hot cereals, included in chili, mole, and bbq seasonings. Try it sprinkle on fresh apple slices for snacking.

~Cardamom- Include in meat rubs and stews.

~Garlic- most versatile and common in US cooking. Include in meat rubs, bread toppings, cloves eaten pickled and also fresh, heated and used as a spread.

~Lavender- used sprinkled in salads, included in light sweet treats such as lemon scones, macaroons, and tea.

~Herb de Provence- sprinkle it on roasting chicken.

~Celery Seed- Often used in potato salad, meatloaf, bloody mary`s and pickles.