Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)|
This can be inherited or acquired through diet, for example vegans and vegetarians usually have lower blood pressure, say 110/70 than a meat eater, whose normal blood pressure averages 120/80 in a healthy young person. This is fine unless accompanied by fatigue and lethargy when in such cases exercise and thyroid, bowel and lymph function all need monitoring.
Anaemia may also be a factor, particularly in long-term vegans. If this is a problem, increase your intake of plant-soluble iron like nettles, raspberry leaf, spinach and beetroot in particular. Ask for further information on Anaemia.
Plenty of Garlic and Raw Chilli in the diet will help.
Good internal oils to use are rich in Omega 3 and found in the form of linseed oil capsules. Also use plenty of olive oil.
Search out potassium-rich foods, e.g. bananas, dried fruit, nectarines, melons, potatoes (with skins), broccoli, pumpkin. You can also make potassium broth.
Exercise, hydrotherapy (hot & cold showers, saunas) and or massage are vital for increasing circulation.
Prickly Ash berry is helpful for circulation, especially for those who cannot tolerate lots of cayenne in capsule form or in food.
Use basic heart herbs - hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries and cayenne pods.
Herbal Formulae Suggestions
Hawthorn tincture and cayenne for the heart and circulation. Both these herbs help to normalize high or low blood pressure.
Rosemary & Gingko Formula
Prickly Ash tincture if circulation is particularly poor and / or Cayenne capsules. (please enquire)
‘The Green Stuff’ organic vitamin & mineral food concentrate.
Mellow Moments Herb Tea
Hypotension represents, on a mental/emotional level, ‘Lack of love as a child. Defeatism. “What’s the use? It won’t work anyway.”’
Affirmation: ‘I now choose to live in the ever joyous NOW. My life is a joy.’