More often than not, stress is a contributory element to high blood pressure. As soon as we feel rested, so is what within our body. As we’ve observed, it’s is beneficial restriction and the constriction of the arteries that causes elevated blood pressure.
Here are some alternative ways to treat hypertension using herbs, yoga and aromatherapy.
Herbs – Lemon Balm
This is a green leafy herb, similar in appearance to mint and almost as easy to grow. The herb is so-called because it has leaves have a lemony scent. It’s famous for it’s calming and relaxing effects, and has a strengthening effect on the muscles.
It was introduced to Britain in 4th C from the Romans and is also great for digestion, stomach cramps, tension and nerves. The essential oil is good as an insect repellent but, as with all essential oils, shouldn’t be taken internally.
Lemon balm leaves are wonderful in salads or used as marinade for poultry and fish.
This herb should not be used by pregnant women since it calms the cervical muscles.
Stinging nettles are useful in the treatment of arthritis and are high in vitamin C. They stimulate and cleanse the body and enhance heart function.
Believe it or not, they actually make good tea. Pick on the shoots out of the plant and follow the directions on the left to make tea.
Hawthorne calms muscles, stimulates heart metabolism and strengthens heart contractions. It improves blood supply to the heart and also causes the blood vessels to dilate. Hawthorne can be seen in hedgerows and has been believed to have magical properties in pagan times. It is usually the berries that are used medicinally.
You should never take Hawthorne without the advice of your GP AND a herbalist. To find a herbalist look in the bottom of the article at the useful contact listing.
Other Useful Herbs
Fennel, black pepper, ginger, peppermint, basil, tarragon and hyssop all include compounds that could help to reduce blood pressure. Fennel and ginger and lemon balm make teas that are delicious and blend together.
Aromatherapy oils are easy and safe alternatives if they’re used properly. They should not be taken internally or applied neat but.
Pick oils that have relaxing and calming properties.
Yoga can also help to reduce high blood pressure since it stretches, elongates and massages the blood vessels that improves circulation and encourages the blood vessels to remain soft. Also it’s relaxing fundamentals can help combat this stress can also increase yoga along with blood pressure. It is well worth noting that yoga is also a weight bearing exercises because some of the poses require you to hold up your own body weight. Weight bearing exercise can help to prevent osteoporosis, a disease which affects a third of women and two thirds of men over the age of 50.
Remember that all these are just a couple from the normal ways to lower blood pressure. Many other useful advice will be published in articles regarding decreasing blood pressure using a natural treatment.