Natural Ways To Treat High Blood Pressure

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Chad Pegura | 19 comments

Natural Ways to Treat High Blood Pressure by Organic Aromas 

High blood pressure is caused when the pressure on the arteries and blood vessels become distorted, which causes extra strain on the heart. Exposure to this condition long-term increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes in individuals, and more often than not, there are no symptoms as blood pressure actually increases. However, there are a few warning signs you can look out for in regards to very high blood pressure, including:

  • Chest pains
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Ear buzzing/ringing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Nosebleeds
  • Tiredness, or
  • Changes in vision

Ranges in blood pressure include:

  • Normal: Less than 120/80
  • Pre-hypertension: 120-139/80-89
  • Stage 1 high blood pressure: 140-159/90-99
  • State 2 high blood pressure: 160 and above/100 and above

How Can High Blood Pressure be Treated?

There are a few changes you can make to help improve high blood pressure, including changes in diet, use of certain supplements long-term, changes in lifestyle, and finally, essential oils.

Change your Diet

To treat high blood pressure by making changes in your diet, you will need to avoid any foods high in sodium, trans-fats and omega-6 fats, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. These foods are known to raise blood pressure, increase inflammation, increase blood pressure, and narrow the arteries. Instead, you can switch to a diet consisting in foods which are high in fiber and potassium, low in sodium, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as dark chocolate, as these foods are known to lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.

When it comes to supplements, it's sort of similar to changing the foods you're eating, but is more helpful in getting the proper intake of vitamins and minerals you may not get enough of through your diet. These include fish oil (1,000-2,000 mg daily), magnesium (500 mg before bed), CoQ10 (100-300 mg daily), Potassium (not recommended in high doses unless otherwise directed by a doctor), and garlic (600 mg aged extract). Fish oil helps to reduce blood pressure and inflammation when taken long term; Magnesium helps with the relaxation of muscles and reduces blood pressure; CoQ10 is a natural chemical we produce that depletes as we age; Garlic helps to lower blood pressure and relax muscles.

Improve Your Lifestyle

Our often hectic, day to day lives may also have an effect on our blood pressure, and reducing stress can help to lower our blood pressure back down to normal levels. Some ways to reduce everyday stress include:

  • Getting better sleep
  • Scheduling more free time and fun for yourself
  • Surrounding yourself with encouraging people, instead of stressful ones
  • Daily exercise

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How Essential Oils Can Help High Blood Pressure

Essential oils work to lower blood pressure in a few different ways, and these are meant to be used in conjunction with the previously mentioned life changes.

The most effective way to use essential oils is to diffuse them using a nebulizing essential oil diffuser. A nebulizer releases the oils into the air in their purest and undiluted form providing you with maximum therapeutic benefits. Click to see how it works.

Using lavender essential oils in aromatherapy helps to balance the emotions and soothe the body, ultimately bringing balance to the nervous system. Exposure to the scent of this essential oil triggers positive mental energy to soothe stressed behaviors, ultimately lowering high blood pressure.

Inhaling the aromas of sweet marjoram and ylang ylang essential oils helps to relieve lethargy, nervous exhaustion and can be used to uplift the body by calming overthinking and inducing relaxation. While sweet marjoram is good for these things, ylang ylang essential oil is also a helpful sleep aid.

You can also blend essential oils! For high blood pressure, it's especially recommended to mix 1 drop of lavender, 1 drop of ylang ylang, and 1 drop of bergamot; conversely, you can also mix 1 drop of lavender, frankincense, and sweet marjoram for an equal effect.

Essential oils may also be used in salves to rub over certain areas of the body, such as the heart, between the fingers, and on the soles of the feet. This can be done by mixing your essential oils into a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil, simmering the mixture in boiling water until the contents dissolve, and letting it cool.

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19 Responses

MacCallum
MacCallum

December 03, 2016

Interesting

gloria patterson
gloria patterson

December 02, 2016

so far I am lucky and don’t have this problem……….but I do believe that it will help others with this……… have passed this on

Stacey
Stacey

December 01, 2016

What a great read! Thanks for sharing!

Frances Cordeiro
Frances Cordeiro

December 01, 2016

Very informative article. I will definately be diffusing the high blood pressure blend tonight in my Radiance diffuser.

Terry Poage
Terry Poage

November 29, 2016

This has great information and I do know people with high blood pressure so this should help.

Gina
Gina

November 27, 2016

This is wonderful, will be sharing this article I have too many older family members on medication for this!

Heather!
Heather!

November 27, 2016

This is great info for my husband! He has been working on lowering his high blood pressure, and he has managed to get it down to a normal range, but only with medication (along with exercise and diet). He’d love to be able to cut out the medicines, so maybe there are some alternatives here that would work for him!

Cat
Cat

November 26, 2016

I know someone who is dealing with high blood pressure at the moment. So this is great information to share. Need to stock up on some oils now! Thanks a ton!

Bob
Bob

November 26, 2016

This is great info. Would love to see bergamot on your site ;)

Ismael
Ismael

November 26, 2016

Amazed at the craftsmanship and the benefits of aroma oil diffuser!

Elizabeth Clarke
Elizabeth Clarke

November 25, 2016

I received my teardrop oil diffuser yesterday. What an absolutely beautiful product! Looking forward to the health benefits associated with using it. Kindest regards!

Rai
Rai

November 24, 2016

Is there an alternative to bergamot in the ylang ylang and lavender mixture?

Michelle Viz
Michelle Viz

November 24, 2016

I love lavender’s scent! What great information to know and share with friends and family :-) this sounds like it would help me relax after a long day. Thanks for this article!!

Cyndie Walls
Cyndie Walls

November 24, 2016

The article regarding blood pressure and the use of essential oils along with self care tips was so informative!

Cathy Bouldry
Cathy Bouldry

November 24, 2016

I LOVE this post. I was not sure how to use the oils for High BP. I have seriously high BP much of time, mostly due to lack of sleep, and not taking enough “me” time. ( What is “me” time?! LOL.. I know.. just lax in accomplishing it.) I have been known to carry everyone else’s burdens.. I love lavender, when it is not too highly concentrated. And ws so surprised to see that when added to lavender, yland ylang and bergamot – two of my absolute fave aromas- help to reduce BP in some people! Cannot wait to try!

Tanya
Tanya

November 23, 2016

Interesting read. Lavender oil is very relaxing

Maikayla Vizcarra
Maikayla Vizcarra

November 23, 2016

Wow! Really interesting read. I loved this article and learned something completely new. I can’t wait to try this! ? I’m excited to try both the blends mentioned and see the difference in how I feel.

Becky Dean
Becky Dean

November 23, 2016

I love the many, amazing uses for essential oils! They really are a gift from nature, that help to heal us and keep us healthy. Thanks for this wonderful article.

Bronya
Bronya

November 23, 2016

Useful info, thanks

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