Low blood pressure herbals
Low blood pressure herbals may normalize blood pressure by nourishing the internal organs responsible for the condition.
Low BP herbals at a glance
Hypotension may be because of weakness of the digestive fire, poor blood circulation, congestion, and stagnation and with reducing the blood flow.
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – improve overall body and normalize blood pressure.
- Cinnamon (cinnamoumum zeylanicum) – improve peripheral circulation and normalize blood pressure.
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – improves digestive fire and thus normalizes blood pressure.
- Pepper (Piper nigrum) – energizing herb that brought back normal blood pressure.
- Cardamom (Eletteria cardamomum) – general herbal tonic, normalizes blood pressure caused by low vital energy.
- Hawthorn Berry - opens the coronary arteries and improves blood circulation.
- Ashwagandha - rejuvenating tonic and take care of the adrenal gland (responsible for fight and fright situations).
- Indian spikenard (Nardostachys Jatamansi) - is a good cardiac stimulant, helpful for heart palpitation.
- Ginkgo biloba - improves blood circulation and in-turn normalizes blood pressure.
- Garlic - is useful for malnutrition related low blood pressure.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) as low blood pressure natural herbal
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. Turmeric Indian saffron, it receives this name, because it is an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice. Turmeric contains up to 5% essential oils and up to 5% curcumin, a polyphenol. Curcumin is the active substance of turmeric.
Most of the cases of low blood pressure are because of the digestion problem. This hypotension herb turmeric is an appetizer, digestive stimulant, treats gastro-intestinal system, and normalizes metabolism. It improves the entire body that in-turn normalizes blood pressure. New evidence suggests turmeric is a potent antioxidant that can prevent many diseases.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent; it can strengthen cartilage and bone, a best treatment for gastrointestinal discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive disorders. Traditionally, it is taking with warm milk at night before bedtime.
Turmeric is useful for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, arthritis, and other clinical disorders.
Curcumin is the major chemical constituent of turmeric, responsible for many medicinal benefits. Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antihepatotoxic (liver protective) and antiallergic properties. It is also a blood purifier, wound healer, body toxin remover, abdominal worm destroyer, and a wind-repellent agent.
Several studies confirm that turmeric has an anticancer role, increase immunity by improvising natural antioxidant properties of the body. In addition, it is useful for many other health conditions like.
- urino-genital tract diseases,
- gastro digestive problems (such as heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, inflammatory bowel disease, appetite loss),
- digestive organ problems (such as liver problems, gallbladder disorders, jaundice, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis),
- lung’s problems (such as bronchitis, colds, lung infections),
- menstrual problems,
- Alzheimer’s disease,
- kidney problems,
- ulcerative colitis,
- atherosclerosis, psoriasis,
- chronic anterior uveitis
Turmeric is a uterine stimulant, which can encourage the menstrual flow. Pregnant women and lactating mothers need to be careful when taking turmeric to avoid any harm to the baby.
Cinnamon (cinnamoumum zeylanicum) as low bp herb
Cinnamon is a spice from the inner bark of the tree’s genus Cinnamomum, used in both sweet and savory foods. Its flavor is because of an aromatic essential oil of 0.5% to 1%, cinnamic aldehyde or cinnamaldehyde (about 60 % of the bark oil).
Cinnamon is the most widely used "warming" herbs that aid in circulation and digestion. Cinnamon raises vitality, warms, stimulates all the functions of the body, checks congestion, improves digestion, relieves abdominal spasms and aids in peripheral circulation, thus normalize low blood pressure.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon is useful for colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and painful menstrual periods. It can improve energy, vitality, and circulation and for people who feel hot in their upper body with cold feet.
In Ayurveda, cinnamon is useful as an herbal remedy for diabetes, indigestion, and colds, and it is best suitable for people with the kapha Ayurvedic type.
Many clinical studies suggest that cinnamon may have a normalizing effect on blood sugar and cholesterol levels, making it, especially good for people with diabetes type 2 and high cholesterol.
Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese, dietary fiber, iron, and calcium.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) as hypotension natural herbal
Ginger is the rhizome of the plant zingiber officinale, consumed as a medicine, or spice. Ginger is a stimulant and carminative.
Ginger has a wide range of benefits such as nausea, digestive problems, circulation, and arthritis. Nausea caused during pregnancy or by travel (motion sickness) can be easing by gingerroot. Ginger can be able to calm an upset stomach, promote bile flow, aid digestion, dyspepsia, gastroparesis, constipation, diarrhea, colic. Gingerroot can ease stomach cramps (menstrual cramp). It also improves circulation problems such as migraine, low blood pressure. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular by making platelets less sticky which in turn lessens circulatory problems. Ginger is also helpful for headache, pain, inflammation, cold, and flu.
Ginger is not safe for people suffering from gallstones as it promotes to produce bile. Ginger may also have arthritis pain reliever, blood thinning, and cholesterol-lowering properties that may be useful to treat heart disease.
Pepper (Piper nigrum) as hypotension herb
Black pepper is a flowering vine of the family Piperaceae, cultivated for its fruit, after drying use as a spice and seasoning. The pepper fruit called peppercorn when dried, is about 5 mm (0.20 in) in diameter.
Pepper is useful to treat colic, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, heartburn, loss of appetite and nausea. It is a stimulating, warming, and energizing herb.
Black pepper can stimulate the taste buds (receptors for taste - found on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus and epiglottis), command the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, which aids in digestion.
Black Pepper also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It promotes absorption of several micronutrients in the body such as coenzyme Q-10, beta-carotene, and EGCG (a powerful antioxidant).
Black Pepper can be useful to treat illness such as gas, constipation, diarrhea, appetite loss, earache, gangrene, heart disease, hernia, hoarseness, indigestion, insect-bites, insomnia, joint pain, liver problems, lung disease, oral abscesses, sunburn, tooth decay, and toothaches.
Cardamom (Eletteria cardamomum) low BP herbal
Cardamom refers to several plants of the genera Elettaria and Amomum in the ginger family. Cardamom has small seedpod, triangular cross-section, and spindle-shaped, with a thin outer shell and tiny black seeds. Cardamom is useful as flavorings in both food and drink, as cooking spices and as a medicine.
Cardamom can bring relief from digestive problems, abdominal gas, debility, and general herbal tonic.
Green cardamom is helpful to treat infections in teeth and gums, throat troubles, lungs congestion, pulmonary tuberculosis and eyelids inflammation. It can be also good to break up kidney stones and gallstones, and was reportedly useful as an antidote for both snake and scorpion venom.
Hawthorn Berry (Crataegus) low BP natural herb
Other names of crataegus are hawthorn, mayflower or thorn apple, is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the rose family.
Hawthorn opens the coronary arteries and improves blood flow. Hawthorn’s berry for hypotension lessens artery hardening and strengthens heart muscle making it more effective in delivering blood to the body.
Hawthorn (Crataegus species) is effective to treat circulatory disorders and respiratory illnesses. Traditionally, the berries were beneficial to treat heart problems ranging from irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, hardening of the arteries, and heart failure. Today, the leaves and flowers are applied medicinally, and there is good evidence that hawthorn can treat mild-to-moderate heart failure.
Hawthorn is effective in traditional medicine as a digestive aid, believed to strengthen cardiovascular function and mild sedative in promotion of sleep.
Active ingredients in hawthorn include tannins, flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, flavone-C, triterpene acids, and phenolic acids.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) hypotension natural herbal
Ashwagandha also known as Indian ginseng is the Solanaceae or nightshade plant family.
Ashwagandha is useful as a sedative, a diuretic, a rejuvenating tonic, an anti-inflammatory agent, aphrodisiac and an immune booster. It is especially good in stress-related disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, general debility. It has also shown impressive results when used as stimulants for the immune system. An adaptogen stimulates the immune system and improves the memory.
Some of the Traditional uses of ashwagandha are chronic fatigue, dehydration, bone weakness, muscle weakness and tension, loose teeth, thirst, impotency, premature aging, emaciation, debility, constipation, senility, rheumatism, nervous exhaustion, memory loss, neurodegenerative disorders, spermatorrhoea.
Ashwagandha is also useful for general debility, hypertension, hypotension, impotence, Sexual debility, nervine debility, bone weakness, Stress, energy shortage, anxiety, constipation, poor immunity, muscular weakness, less stamina, low vital fluids, semen, physical weakness and Insomnia.
Jatamansi or Indian spikenard hypotension herb
Nardostachys jatamansi (also called as Indian Spikenard, Indian Valerian) is native to the Himalayas. It is a rhizome bearing plant preferably at high altitudes (3,000 to 5,000 m).
Jatamansi is a good cardiac stimulant, and therefore, useful in treating palpitation of the heart. Hypotension research has proven that it helps to treat low blood pressure, nervousness, and intermittent pulse.
The rhizomes of the plant are effective as a bitter tonic, stimulant, antispasmodic, treat hysteria, convulsions, and epilepsy. The root is used to treat insomnia, blood circulatory, and mental disorders. Jatamansi is useful to combat the effects of daily stress and improve the body's ability to sleep well.
Charaka (ayurvedic text) recommends it for insomnia, mental instability and improves memory.
Ginkgo biloba for low blood pressure
Ginkgo biloba also spelled gingko and known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of a tree with no close living relatives. The tree has various uses as a food and traditional medicine.
Extracts of Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoid glycosides and terpenoids (ginkgolides, bilobalides) and is useful pharmaceutically. Ginkgo supplements of 40 to 200 mg a day is the usual dosage. Recently, careful clinical trials have shown Ginkgo to be effective in treating dementia, but not preventing the onset of Alzheimer's disease in normal people.
Ginkgo is mainly useful as memory and concentration enhancer, and antivertigo agent. According to some studies, Ginkgo can significantly improve attention in healthy individuals. In one such study, the effect was almost immediate and reaches its peak in 2.5 hours after the intake.
Ginkgo side effects and cautions to include possible increased risk of bleeding, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, and restlessness. If any of side effects appears, stop the consumption immediately.
Garlic for low blood pressure
Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. It is useful for both culinary and medicinal purposes.
Garlic holds antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity. Garlic helps prevention of heart disease (including atherosclerosis), high cholesterol, blood pressure irregularities, and cancer. Garlic is more helpful to prevent certain types of cancer (stomach and colon cancers); a proof for this claim is the prevalence of cancer is lower in countries, where garlic is consumed in large quantity.
Garlic is useful as a remedy for infections (chest problems), digestive disorders, and fungal infections such as thrush.
Low blood pressure natural herbal treatment procedure
Herbs are effective for hypotension without any side effects. However, do not give up your low blood pressure medicines! Take herbs with it, until the blood pressure becomes normal. Then slowly reduce the dosage and discard modern medications.
Is Low blood pressure natural herb safe?
Remember that natural herbals are (organic chemical) medicines, so have side effects. Herbs too interact with other medicines. It is best to avoid or get (registered) herbal practitioner’s advice before taking herbals, if the treatment is for pregnant women, breast-feeding mother, child, or older people.