Are there essential oils for high blood pressure? Yes, there are, and we are going to discuss them here today!
High blood pressure also called hypertension is a “silent killer” because a lot of people have it but do not know that they do until it is too late!
Uncontrolled high BP can lead to heart attack, stroke or even death.
In fact, according to the American Heart Association, 1 in 3 adults in the USA has high blood pressure.
My dad had hypertension and took pills all his life and later died of enlarged heart caused by the pills.
I was diagnosed with high blood pressure in my late 30s. Unfortunately, none of the drugs prescribed for me worked to lower my BP.
These blood pressure pills DIDN’T help to bring down my numbers.
Yet they gave me a lot of negative side effects….chronic fatigue, aches and pains, dry mouth, which eventually started affecting my gums. (You may want to read this if you have gum issues)
So, I was like, why should I continue taking these pills? They are NOT working… instead, they are giving me unpleasant side effects! So I was really frustrated!
I have always been interested in natural health. And yes, my frustration with my BP medications helped push me to further learn more about how to support my health using natural solutions.
My goal was to find something that can help lower my BP and without nasty side effects.
My quest led me to discovering essential oils that help with hypertension and other ways to lower blood pressure naturally.
It is important to note that, although you can use essential oils for high blood pressure, this disease is very serious and should not be taken lightly.
So, ensure to seek professional medical help if you suspect you have hypertension. Consult with your doctor before using essential oils.
And do NOT stop taking your blood pressure medication without first consulting with your doctor.
Plant Therapy Lavender Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 ml.This is one of the most versatile essential oils because it can be used for virtually anything.
Its calming and relaxing properties make lavender ideal for lowering blood pressure. It calms the nervous system and inspires deep sleep and relaxation.
We all know that stress is one of the culprits behind hypertension.
By balancing emotions, aiding sleep and relieving stress, lavender can help lower your BP.
Gingergrass helps to improve blood circulation, which is vital for those suffering from hypertension.
What makes Gingergrass ideal for blood pressure is that it increases circulation by soothing and comforting without being too energizing. You can also use Gingergrass for respiratory support and for soothing sore muscles and joints.
Geranium has rosy and herbaceous aroma with hints of citrus that inspires smiles and happiness.
It is great for calming inflammation and relieving pain. It is both relaxing and uplifting even as it provides emotional support.
Soft floral and citrusy aroma, Neroli essential oil is distilled from the flowers of bitter orange. It has both calming and uplifting properties.
Its reassuring properties help to comfort the heart and relieve anxiety.
You can also use Neroli to calm inflammation, ease muscle tension and support skin radiance.
Ylang Ylang Complete Organic 10 mL Essential Oil Pure, Therapeutic GradeAn EO that has rich exotic floral aroma with warm hints of spice, Ylang Ylang is known to produce harmony in the mind, heart and body.
It’s especially great at calming a rapid heartbeat.
Ylang Ylang helps to relieve both physical and emotional tensions.
It relieves inflammation, calms the heart and soothes sore muscles.
Other essential oils for high blood pressure include bergamot, frankincense, chamomile and marjoram.
You should avoid the following essential oils if you have hypertension. This is because these oils are hypertensive in nature and may end up raising your BP:
There are a couple of ways you can use essential oils to lower blood pressure and they include:
If you have never used a certain essential oil it is important to do a skin patch test prior to topically using! See my sections on topical use and other essential oil safety concerns:
Simply add the oils to your diffuser and diffuse!
Mix the EO and carrier oil together in a non-reactive bowl. Add the mixture to warm bath water and soak for 20 minutes.
mix the oils together in a non-reactive container and use to massage your chest area, arms and legs.
I would also suggest you monitor your blood pressure regularly at home with a good blood pressure monitor.
Here is how to analyze your blood pressure readings:
Yes, there are essential oils for high blood pressure, but they do not work in isolation. There are other things you need to do if you want to see those numbers go down naturally!
And don’t forget to consult with your doctor if you suspect that you have high BP.
This can never be over-emphasized. You are what you eat! Go for natural foods that are high in anti-oxidants – beets and greens are great for hypertension. Avoid processed and fatty foods!
Eliminate or reduce your sodium consumption because it contributes to high BP.
Most of our modern day diets are high in sodium and low in potassium. So increasing your potassium intake will help balance it out. You can increase your potassium intake by eating potassium rich foods such as banana, yogurt and sweet potato.
Hibiscus is one of my favorite teas as it helps to relax my muscles and calm my nerves. It also helps me sleep better.
Filled with anti-inflammatory properties, ginger is another great tea for those with hypertension.
This helps to improve circulation. Aerobic exercise is particularly good for the heart. It also helps to reduce stress!
Try to keep your stress levels low. We all have stress, especially in these days of fast paced lifestyle. But you can find ways to manage your stress naturally so that it does not add to your hypertension.
Caffeine and nicotine contribute to blood pressure increase, so you will do your health a lot of favor by eliminating these two culprits.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article is for educational and informational purposes only and does not intend to diagnose or treat any disease. It is always recommended that you seek the advise of your private medical doctor.