High blood pressure is a health concern that is all too common. Millions of Americans take a prescription pill to lower high blood pressure. Some still struggle to keep their blood pressure within proper range, despite the medication. Others deal with numerous terrible side effects as a result of the pills. Yet a large group of people, are, naturally and safely, using essential oils to help lower blood pressure, without the unnecessary side effects. Let’s take a look at some of the best essential oils that help to reduce high blood pressure.
Helichrysum is an incredible essential oil which has many beneficial properties including balancing blood pressure and improving circulation. Helichrysum, also, functions as an anticoagulant. Additionally, it can bind to and remove toxins. Probably, most impressive, is its ability to help regenerate tissue and nerves. Usage Instructions: Diffuse helichrysum up to 1 hour, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. When using topically, apply 2-4 drops on the desired location, including temples, forehead, and back of neck, or chakra points. Dilution not necessary.
Rosemary essential oil is one of the top options for helping to regulate high blood pressure. It can help ease anxiety, as well, and enhance mental clarity and ability.
**In fact, rosemary essential oil is so effective, you should not use rosemary if you are taking ACE inhibitor prescription drugs.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse rosemary essential oil for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. When applying topically, be sure to dilute first with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as sunflower, coconut, or olive oil, then, apply 2-4 drops on desired location. Rosemary essential oil may be taken as a dietary supplement. For this purpose, dilute rosemary oil with 3 drops of a pure carrier oil, put in a capsule, and take one per day.
Lavender essential oil, known as the “universal oil”, true to its nickname, is helpful with high blood pressure for many different reasons. Lavender oil has a vasodilating effect, meaning it dilates (expands) blood vessels. It can help reduce blood fat and cholesterol, as well. Additionally, lavender has a calming and relaxing effect.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse lavender oil, up to 1 hour, 3 times per day, or directly inhale. For topical use apply, 2-4 drops on desired location (such as feet or wrists) or on chakra locations. Lavender may be taken as a dietary supplement in food or beverage. In this case, take 2 drops, 3 times per day.
Marjoram essential oil can help to lower blood pressure. It may help with circulatory disorders. Marjoram oil is well-known for its vasodilating properties (meaning it expands blood vessels). It can assist in calming the nerves and is relaxing overall to the body.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse marjoram essential oil for up to 30 minutes, 3 times daily, or directly inhale. For topical usage, dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, such as sunflower or olive oil, then apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra points. To take as a dietary supplement, dilute 1 drop, with 1 drop of a pure, organic carrier oil, place in food, beverage, or a capsule, and take up to 3 times per day.
Caution: Taking marjoram regularly may reduce sexual desire.
Ylang Ylang essential oil can be useful for hypertension (high blood pressure) and cardio health. This essential oil has vasodilating properties (expands blood vessels). It, also, can be beneficial in cases of cardiac arrhythmia, as it may help to regulate the heartbeat. Ylang Ylang oil can, also, help with anger and restoring a sense of peace.
Usage Instructions: Diffuse ylang ylang for up to 1 hour, 3 times per day or directly inhale. For topical use, dilute with a pure, organic carrier oil, and apply 2-4 drops on desired location or chakra locations.
*Caution: Use this essential oil sparingly if you have low blood pressure.
Other Essential Oils Beneficial for High Blood Pressure Issues
- Clove- (anticoagulant & has powerful blood thinning properties)
- Cypress- (improves circulation, calms & soothes anger, discourages fluid retention)
- Cinnamon Bark- (anticoagulant, circulatory stimulant, used with cardiovascular diseases)
- Frankincense- (calming, helps to reduce stress, useful for high blood pressure)
- Canadian Fleabane- (helps to reduce blood pressure & stimulates pancreas)
- Ocotea- (used for high blood pressure)
- Goldenrod- (used to help reduce hypertension, meaning high blood pressure)
- Idaho tansy (anticoagulant & used for high blood pressure)
- Lemon (improves microcirculation, relaxing & beneficial for anxiety)
- Lemongrass (improves circulation, dilates blood vessels, promotes lymph flow, useful with edema)
- Melissa- (a.k.a. Lemon Balm, helps to reduce blood pressure, calming, useful for anxiety)
- Neroli- (helps to lower blood pressure, relaxing, useful for anxiety)
- Nutmeg- (anticoagulant, useful with cardiovascular disease, stimulates circulation)
- Orange oil- (anticoagulant, stimulates circulation)
- Patchouli- (useful for high blood pressure, relaxing)
- Rose- (useful for high blood pressure, helps to reduce anxiety)
- Tea Tree- (useful for high blood pressure, helps with water retention issues)
- Wintergreen- (helps to reduce high blood pressure, dilates blood vessels, anticoagulant)
- Stress Away- (Young Living Essential Oil blend- promotes relaxation and helps to lower high blood pressure)
An Abundance of Options for You
If you are attempting to get off of your high blood pressure medication, only do so under the care of a licensed health care practitioner, and let them know you are looking to take a more natural route like essential oils. Essential oils do not have the negative side effects that high blood pressure medications are known for.
An abundance of essential oils exist that work to reduce blood pressure. Many of them have multiple properties that help with other cardiovascular issues that sometimes go hand-in-hand with high blood pressure. Certainly, there is an essential oil option, or essential oil combination, that will work for you to help reduce high blood pressure and promote relaxation.
If you have any questions, pertaining to essential oils, please, do not hesitate to leave them in the comment section below, and I will be more than happy to help you out. Feel free to leave your experiences with essential oils and reducing blood pressure and stress, as well.