In today’s fast paced, modern world everyone is under some kind of strain. For a lot of people this leads to stress which is a major contributor to high blood pressure. If you are experiencing some kind of tension, your blood vessels will absorb the pressure automatically and restrict the flow of blood passing through them, increasing the pressure of your blood. Any methods that will help relieve this pressure and promote the flow of blood through your vessels, by expanding them, will aid in the reduction of blood pressure.
One solution to the problem of high blood pressure is natural remedies which include aromatherapy, herbs and yoga. First, lets discuss the different herbs which can help you reduce blood pressure:
1) STINGING NETTLES:- Stinging nettles are a great ingredient to add to herbal teas. Make sure that you pick the right part of the plant. If you pick the top most shoots of the stinging nettle you can make a very nice herbal tea for yourself. Apart from reducing blood pressure, stinging nettles are useful for treating arthritis and provide a great source of vitamin C.
2) LEMON BALM:- Lemon balm was introduced into Britain by the Romans during the fourth century. Lemon balm is a green, leafy herb that has an appearance resembling mint. It can be grown in the comfort of your own home. Lemon balm soothes your body’s muscles and this calming effect means it is one of the preferred herbs for the treatment of high blood pressure. Lemon balm can also be used to reduce digestive problems, abdominal cramps, stress related problems and pain in your nerves. A great way to consume lemon balm is by including it in salads. A word of warning though – pregnant women are advised not to consume lemon balm because it may relax the cervical muscles which can potentially be dangerous.
3) OTHER HERBS OF IMPORTANCE:- Ginger and fennel can be combined with lemon balm to create a really tasty herbal tea. Black pepper, oregano, basil, tarragon and hyssop are other very good herbs which aid the body in lowering blood pressure.
Yoga is another fantastic natural remedy for high blood pressure. Any exercise that can help you relax also helps keep your blood pressure in a safe range. Yoga also improves your hand-eye coordination, your range of motion, your strength and more.
Aromatherapy also offers a great way to lower your blood pressure. However, you must select your oils carefully. It is best to use the oils which have a greater soothing effect and relax your muscles. Rose, lavender, cypress and chamomile are all very good choices if you are trying to combat high blood pressure. Applying these oils to your body will relax your muscles which will help keep your blood pressure under control.
All the above methods offer a great, natural alternative to the medicinal treatment of high blood pressure. However, these natural remedies are not a substitute for treatment from a trained medical professional. You are advised to seek advice concerning high blood pressure from a qualified doctor.