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High Blood Pressure - Hypertension - Use Herbs and Spices Instead of Salt

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Updated December 28, 2003

Use Herbs and Spices Instead of Salt

  • Basil: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, fish, and meats.

  • Cinnamon: Use in salads, vegetables, breads, and snacks.

  • Chili Powder: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, and fish.

  • Cloves: Use in soups, salads, and vegetables.

  • Dill Weed and Dill Seed: Use in fish, soups, salads, and vegetables.

  • Ginger: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, and meats.

  • Marjoram: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, beef, fish, and chicken.

  • Nutmeg: Use in vegetables, meats, and snacks.

  • Oregano: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, meats, and chicken.

  • Parsley: Use in salads, vegetables, fish, and meats.

  • Rosemary: Use in salads, vegetables, fish, and meats.

  • Sage: Use in soups, salads, vegetables, meats, and chicken.

  • Thyme: Use in salads, vegetables, fish, and chicken.

  • Note: To start, use small amounts of these herbs and spices to see if you like them.

Reprinted from the NHLBI: National High Blood Pressure Educcation Program

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