Many people, even very young ones, have low blood pressure and do not even know it. Low blood pressure is often considered to be much less dangerous than high blood pressure, which is directly linked to heart problems. However, even low blood pressure should be treated, and the treatment does not have to consist of drugs.
Rosemary for low blood pressure
The famous German herbalist Rudolf Weiss believed that many health issues can be solved with the use of specific herbs. According to him, low blood pressure and related symptoms can be successfully treated with rosemary.
Rosemary is a very diverse herb and can be used for many purposes, from headache to stomach problems. It contains salicylic acid, which is an ingredient of Aspirin. Rosemary improves circulation as well, and it does not have long-term side effects. It purifies the blood and refreshes the entire body. Flavanoids in rosemary act as a tonic for the heart and the blood vessels. In addition to low blood pressure, rosemary can be used to treat headaches, migraines and arrhythmias, as well as for certain inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
One of the main active constituents of rosemary is rosemarinic acid, which among other effects, prevents the activation of prostacyclin, which prevents low blood pressure.
The only problem with using rosemary to improve blood pressure is that proper concentrations of active constituents are rarely found in rosemary preparations. It is therefore considered to purchase them only from trusted herbalists.
Other natural remedies for low blood pressure
One of the best remedies for low blood pressure is salt. When the symptoms of hypotension occur, it is recommended to eat a salty meal or to dilute less than half of a teaspoon of sea salt in a tall glass of water and drink it. This should provide almost immediate relief.
People who have low blood pressure should avoid foods rich in simple carbohydrates, because there is usually a drop in blood pressure after such meals, which may include white bread, pasta, potatoes and similar.
Alcohol should be avoided as well because it causes dehydration, which, in turn, causes a drop in the blood pressure.
Caffeine, in form of coffee or tea, is very helpful against low blood pressure, but since it acts as a diuretic, those beverages should be accompanied with a glass of water.
People who have varicose veins and other circulatory problems are often susceptible to low blood pressure and they are advised to wear supportive stockings, which may relieve the problem.
Warm baths with Epsom salts taken in the evening, before going to bed, is a method that solved the problem with low blood pressure in many people.