Low blood pressure treatment – carrot juice and lemon juice

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Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. This is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure becomes so low that it causes symptoms such as cold, clammy skin, palpitations, blurred vision, difficulty breathing, nausea, fatigue, fainting and dizziness. There are many cases in which people who have ideal weight and who are physically fit and active generally have a blood pressure reading lower than the normal blood pressure. The normal pressure is considered as normal at 120/80 mm Hg. This is not unhealthy, especially when the symptoms are not experienced. But when the readings consistently remain around 90/60 mm Hg or lower, then this is considered as low blood pressure. Also when the blood pressure is extremely low, then it can cause inadequate flow of blood to organs such as heart, kidneys and brain. There are many conditions which can lead to low blood pressure such as neurological conditions, endocrine disorders, pregnancy, heart problems, and a decrease in blood volume, nutritional deficiencies, prolonged bed rest and dehydration. Also there are some medications which can lead to decrease in blood pressure such as antidepressants, diuretics, beta blockers and alpha blockers. When you have low blood pressure, and then usually are suggested to increase your fluid and salt intake. Bur before you increase your salt intake, you should talk to your doctor. You should cut down on high – carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, pasta, rice and bread and on alcoholic drinks. The proper treatment of this condition depends on the underlying cause. Talk with your doctor before you start using these home remedies for your hypotension.

Home remedies for low blood pressure

Beetroot juice: Raw beetroot juice is a very effective natural treatment in dealing low and high blood pressure [1,2]. If you have low blood pressure, then you should drink one cup of beetroot juice two times per day in a period of one week. Also you can drink other natural fruit juices because they can also help you but firstly talk with your doctor.

Licorice root: Licorice root is also a very effective home remedy for normalizing low blood pressure which is caused by low levels of cortisol. This natural cure blocks the enzyme that breaks down cortisol and it supports healthy adrenalin function. Also this is a very effective natural cure for curing chronic fatigue symptoms. In one cup of boiling water you should steep one teaspoon of licorice root. You can use this herb in dried or powdered form. You should drink this tea every day in a period of few days. Also you can take 400 – 500 mg of licorice root capsules in a period of few days. [3]

Holy basil: This natural cure is very beneficial for low blood pressure because it is rich in Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium and pantothenic acid. Also it reduces the stress and balances the mind. You should extract the juice of ten to fifteen basil leaves. Add one teaspoon of honey in the juice. You should drink this natural cure every day on an empty stomach. Also you can chew 4 – 5 basil leaves every day in the morning. [4]

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Raisins: This is a traditional Ayurvedic remedy which is considered as one of the best natural cures for treating low blood pressure. You should soak 30 – 40 raisins in a cup overnight. You should eat them in the morning, one at a time and on an empty stomach. Also you drink the water in which raisins were soaked. You should follow this natural cure in a period of few weeks or even a month. Also you can take about 4 – 5 almonds, 15 – 20 peanuts and 10 – 15 black currants along with a glass of milk. [5]

Coffee: Having a cup of strong coffee, cola, hot chocolate or any caffeinated beverage can temporarily increase your blood pressure. If you frequently suffer from low blood pressure, then you should drink a cup of coffee in the morning or you can have it along with meals, especially when you suffer from orthostatic hypotension. But you should not make the coffee as your habit because the long – term effects of this caffeinated beverage are not known.

Salt water: Salt water can help you to treat the low blood pressure because the sodium in salt increases your blood pressure. You should not overdo this home remedy because the excess salt is unhealthy for your body. You should mix ½ teaspoon of salt in one glass of water and you should drink it. Also you can drink sports beverages to get increase in your blood pressure.

Rosemary: It is believed that this natural cure is useful in normalizing low blood pressure because it improves circulation and stimulates the central nervous system. You should take up to ten ml of rosemary tincture every day. You can add rosemary to your foods or you can have freshly prepared infusion with rosemary. Also you can add 3 – 4 drops of rosemary essential oil in your diffuser or aromatherapy benefits. [6]

Almonds and silk: This is one of the most used home remedies for low blood pressure. You should soak 5 – 6 almonds in water overnight. In the morning, you should peel off the skin and you should grind the almonds to make a smooth paste. You should boil this paste in one cup of milk. You should drink one cup of this natural cure every morning.

Lemon juice: This is a very effective home remedy in treating high blood pressure but also it can be used as natural cure for low blood pressure, especially when it is caused by dehydration. In these cases you should drink some lemon juice mixed with a small amount of sugar and salt. It can help you to energize your body by stimulating the liver function and also it aids in digestion. Also you can mix a teaspoon of lemon juice, salt and sugarcane and you should drink one glass of it because it can help you for your low blood pressure. [7]

Carrot juice: You should start your day with fresh carrot juice mixed with a small amount of honey. This is a very effective natural treatment for lowering your blood pressure. You should take one glass of carrot juice. You should mix it with 2 tablespoons of honey in it. You should drink it two times per day on an empty stomach in the morning and in the evening. [8]

Ginger: This herb is used for the low and high blood pressure. It has many beneficial components including certain powerful antioxidants along with plant chemicals such as zingerone, shogaol and gingerol which can help to prevent further fluctuations in the levels of blood pressure. This natural cure also has anti – inflammatory, anti – spasmodic and anti – clotting properties which assist in stimulating the blood circulation and they are increasing the blood flow in order to get a proper blood pressure. You should take the pot and then place two teaspoons of grated ginger in it. Then, you should pour the boiling water to fill this grated ginger in the pot. You should cover the pot and you should let it steep for 12 – 15 minutes. Then, you should strain the water and you should drink it as natural relief from low blood – pressure. You should drink this ginger tea every day for one to two times per day.

Aniseed: This natural cure assists in increasing the blood pressure. This is possible because it has many nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, iron, potassium and calcium. These minerals may raise the potassium and iron levels in our bodies which mean that they are increasing our blood pressure. Also this natural cure is rich source of essential B vitamins – complex such as pyridoxine, niacin, thiamin and riboflavin. When our bodies are not supplied enough with Vitamin B12 and folate, then it can lead to anemia which can make the blood pressure to drop tremendously. This is a reason why you should consume foods that are rich in Vitamin B. Aniseeds are one of the richest foods with Vitamin B. When you take aniseed at daily basis, then this can help you to increase your blood pressure. You can make aniseed tea. You should pour one teaspoon of aniseeds in a pot and then you should put one cup of hot or boiling water. Put the hot water in it to fill the aniseed. Then, you should let the seeds to steep in water for five to ten minutes. Then, you should strain the water into the cup and you should consume this water as a tea and this will help you to rid of the low blood pressure. If you want to have better results, then you should consume aniseed tea once per day until you stabilize the blood pressure levels.

References:

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[2] Coles LT, Clifton PM. Effect of beetroot juice on lowering blood pressure in free-living, disease-free adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Nutrition Journal. 2012;11:106.

[3] Hautaniemi EJ, Tahvanainen AM, Koskela JK, et al. Voluntary liquorice ingestion increases blood pressure via increased volume load, elevated peripheral arterial resistance, and decreased aortic compliance. Scientific Reports. 2017;7:10947.

[4] Bhargava A, Gangwar L, Grewal HS. To study the effect of holy basil leaves on low blood pressure (hypotension) women aged 18-30 years. 2013 International Conference on Food and Agricultural Sciences. 2013;55(16):83-86.

[5] Fulgoni VL, Painter J, Carughi A. Association of raisin consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality, and health risk factors in US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001–2012. Food & Nutrition Research. 2017;61(1):1378567.

[6] Rafacho BPM, dos Santos PP, Goncalves AF, et al. Rosemary supplementation (Rosmarinus oficinallis L.) attenuates cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction in rats. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177521.

[7] Kato Y, Domoto T, Hiramitsu M, et al. Effect on blood pressure of daily lemon ingestion and walking. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2014;2014:912684.

[8] Potter AS, Foroudi S, Stamatikos A, et al. Drinking carrot juice increases total antioxidant status and decreases lipid peroxidation in adults. Nutrition Journal. 2011;10:96.

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