Which Herbs Help Promote Healthy Blood Pressure?
This is a question I was asked by one of our customers. I thought the answer is something you might be interested in. With blood pressure issues it depends on your age and what is going on with you.
Something natural you can do in your home for blood pressure is anything that decreases stress. For example, add relaxing activities to your day like walking or yoga. Prayer and Meditation are also relaxing activities that can help you manage your blood pressure. Breathing exercises can also lower stress and help you manage your blood pressure.
If you are a tea drinker, add some Hibiscus leaves to green tea. It gives a little tangy twist and is one of my personal favorites. Hibiscus tea is really good for your circulation, heart and blood pressure, too.
We have a natural supplement called Hi-BP Herbal Tincture and in capsule form called Hi-BP Herbal Here are the herbs in these products: Hawthorn Berries, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Embauba, Ginger, Gingko, Graviola, Maitake, Mulungu, Valerian, White Willow Bark, Abuta, Dandelion, Parsley, Skullcap.
Helpful Information About The Herbs In Hi-BP
Hawthorn Berries are great for heart health, and blood pressure while containing antioxidants. Hawthorn Berries have a vasodilation effect – helping to manage high blood pressure.
A little more info from Dr Gittleman 1 about Hawthorn – she says it’s the number-one herb for heart health there is. “It contains powerful antioxidants in both its flowers and leaves, and it supports your heart in many different ways, primarily by reducing inflammation,” she says.
Dr. Gittleman says Hawthorn was first used in the first century for treating cardiac diseases and for strengthening the heart muscle. “Due to its antioxidant profile, hawthorn helps to decrease cholesterol, and it inhibits plaque buildup, lowers blood pressure, and dilates coronary vessels, which improves blood flow and increases blood supply to the heart,” she says.
A good way to consume Hawthorn, according to Dr. Gittleman, is to have it in tea.
Here is a Hawthorn Herbal Tea that is organic and made with Hawthorn Berries.
Brazilian Pepper Tree
Brazilian Pepper Tree is an herb used for heart problems including elevated Blood Pressure and abnormal heartbeat.
Some additional benefits of Brazillian Pepper Tree is that the bark is used as a stimulant & tonic. It has also been used as a diuretic and for the treatment of tumors.
Embauba is an herb used for many types of breathing issues. Often used in Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, and kidney disorders. For those with high blood pressure, it is used to increase the contraction strength of the heart muscle. Embauba is sometimes used as a substitute for digitalis-containing plants (for heart problems), atherosclerosis, and high blood pressure.
Ginger is often used for heart health. Other possible uses include reducing cholesterol, lowering the risk of blood clotting, and treatment for heart disease. Ginger does have some blood-thinning effect.
Some Additional Effects of Ginger are that it can assist in lowering blood pressure. It also increases circulation. Ginger is great to add to foods or teas. On the skin, it can tingle or burn a little in a lotion but can help get the blood flowing around joints. Ginger has been proven to be exceptionally good for the heart and it will ensure that your heart is beating in the best way possible. This ensures that blood will get to the body where it needs to go – improving circulation even if you aren’t applying it to yourself directly – per Simply Health io. 2 They also talk about it increasing your metabolism just enough to help with detox and possibly with weight loss.
Improving mental sharpness is another surprising effect of Ginger. It just helps overall heart performance.
Ginkgo can assist with heart health. It can also reduce injury due to free radicals. It may help with respiratory health. It may also assist with brain health, although it can take at least six weeks before noticeable improvements occur. Another benefit can be the relief of PMS symptoms. Ginkgo biloba can help with eye health, as well.
Graviola is often used as a folk remedy to lower blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Graviola may help reduce blood pressure without increasing heart rate.
Maitake powdered extract has been found to lower cholesterol levels. It has also been shown to increase fatty acids that provide energy. The conclusion being the maitake mushroom may help keep arteries healthy.
Mulungu is used to lower blood pressure and as a tonic for the heart.
Valerian has been known to lower blood pressure, and therefore benefits heart health.
White Willow Bark
Helps with headaches and migraines, with some benefit from the pain-relieving qualities of willow bark. It works by lowering blood pressure in the small capillaries and blood vessels in the head, easing pressure and relieving those painful, debilitating symptoms.
Commonly used as an herbal diuretic, Dandelion helps to rid the body of excess fluid. Dandelion may also have a blood pressure lowering effect. Dandelion contains potassium and may have a slight blood pressure-lowering effect.
Parsley is abundant in flavone antioxidants, which can reduce oxidative stress, thus boosting cardiovascular health. This herb also contains high levels of vitamin B and folic acid which prevent the thickening of artery walls. Parsley also contains potassium which helps to lower blood pressure. Parsley also helps prevent heart diseases and strokes.
Skullcap is used for fever, high cholesterol, and “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis).
We have a couple of other supplements we would like to share with you, as well, that people have had good luck with for managing blood pressure:
- Blood Pressure Health by Kyolic
We also have an essential oil roll-on that smells pleasant and can help your blood pressure – you can roll it over your heart or on your pulse points. Rollon Support BP.
Here is some additional information about essential oils for Blood Pressure:
Essential Oils for Blood Pressure
Have you ever heard the saying “food is nature’s medicine?” Anything you can put into a meal to consume can be considered food, such as herbs. Herbs can contain chemicals that have a certain effect on your body just like meat, veggies and grains have their own chemicals. Luckily, these herbs can be used in herbal or in Essential Oil Form.
Basil – A culinary favorite also helps with hypertension.
Basil is a delicious herb that goes well in a variety of foods. Basil also supplies beneficial plant compounds that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and other health properties. In addition, these compounds give basil its “essence” — or distinct aroma and flavor. It also can help to lower your blood pressure.
The chemical eugenol, which is found in Basil, may block certain substances that tighten blood vessels. This may lead to a drop in blood pressure. Adding fresh basil to your diet is easy and certainly can’t hurt. Keep a small pot of the herb in your kitchen garden and add the fresh leaves to pasta, soups, salads, and casseroles. Oils derived from Basil are very beneficial.
Clary Sage – The Go-to Essential Oil For Many Reasons
Clary Sage is a flowering herb that’s native to the Mediterranean Basin. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it a relaxing, soothing, and balancing herb and essential oils.
Clary sage essential oil can reduce anxiety levels and thus lower blood pressure. Women have been using Clary Sage for centuries for its soothing and relaxing properties along with hormonal support. Stimulating and cooling, Clary Sage essential oil can improve memory and attention. It has even shown promise in helping patients with dementia!
Lavender is one of the most versatile and well-known herbs
Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Because of its calming and relaxing qualities, Lavender is effective in treating anxiety and acts as a mood stabilizer and sedative, all of which have a positive effect on your blood pressure.
Lavender Essential Oil can be used topically or by diffusing to create a relaxed atmosphere.
Marjoram – known in ancient times as a “Symbol of Happiness”
Marjoram – This herb offers a wide range of health benefits that make it well worth adding to diets and adds a unique flavor to sauces and soups. Marjoram is commonly used for runny nose, coughs, colds, infections, and various digestion problems; and is used to treat external wounds. That is why some creams and ointments contain essential oil from Marjoram.
Marjoram essential oil is a popular essential oil that is known to be able to dilate the arteries to reduce high blood pressure. This oil has a calming and soothing effect on the mind and eases the symptoms of hypertension. Just inhaling the scent of Marjoram can help lower your blood pressure. Its effects on your body are powerful!
We have an Essential Oil Rollon that may just be able to help you if any of the qualities in these herbs are things you think you could benefit from.
Rollon Support – BP
The herbs Basil, Sage, Marjoram & Lavender work synergistically to help the blood pressure.
I hope this has been helpful in your day.