Blood pressure remedies

blood pressure remedies

What is normal blood pressure:
Ideally, we should all have a blood pressure below 120 over 80 (120/80). If you
reading is consistently above this – you will need to think about lowering it if you
want to prevent ill health.

Clinical High blood pressure (Hypertension) is considered 140 over 90, or higher,
over a number of weeks of readings.

What causes high blood pressure?

  • Stress (high blood pressure is linked to adrenal activity)
  • Being overweight
  • Not active enough / sedentary lifestyle
  • Alcoholism
  • Unhealthy diet (particularly not enough fresh fruit and vegetables)
  • Too much salt in the diet
  • Older age
  • Pregnancy (pre-eclampsia)
  • Linked to another health issue

If you have other health conditions it is important to keep your blood pressure

Health risks include:

  • Heart attack, stroke, dementia, kidney disease and peripheral arterial disease
    (which can affect your legs).

Also some forms of surgery / dental surgery cannot be performed when blood
pressure is too high.

Support Overview for managing high BP:

  • Reduce stress / support adrenals with herbs – Siberian ginseng, chamomile, hops, passionflower, astragalus, ashwagandha, lavender powder.
  • Support the heart – hawthorn and olive leaf.
  • Fish or linseed (flax) oil.
  • More dark green vegetables and fruit in diet. Also seaweed and land grasses e.g wheatgrass.
  • B complex – particularly B12, folic acid (folate) and B6.
  • High doses of magnesium (200-400mg per day).
  • Cell protecting foods – particularly in food form i.e pomegranate.
  • Reducing salt from diet
  • Two litres of water a day
  • Other holistic therapies ie. Accupuncture, massage, yoga.
  • Cut out tea, coffee, alcohol, energy drinks containing caffeine
  • Exercise

Treatment for Low BP:
Look at the adrenals, blood sugar, poor circulation.

Helpful: taking cayenne pepper (capsicum) capsules and/or ginkgo.
Sometimes high doses of magnesium may ‘over lower’ so reduce dose.

Never self diagnose – always see your GP before seeking alternative routes.

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