Hypo-tension or low blood pressure is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure falls to the extent that it results in symptoms like dizziness, fainting, fatigue, nausea, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, palpitations, and cold, clammy skin.
When a person reading remains consistently lower than normal 120/80mm Hg, it causes inadequate flow of blood to organs such as brain, kidneys and the heart.
When dealing with low blood pressure it’s suggested to increase your salt and fluids intake. Cutting down alcoholic beverages and high carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes have shown results in improving low blood pressure levels.
Try the following home remedies to alleviate the symptoms:
1. Salt Water:
Mix a half-teaspoon of table salt into an 8-oz. glass of water to make salt water. Intake of sodium raises the blood pressure but ensure not to overdo it and consult your doctor before opting for this remedy.
If you frequently suffer from low blood pressure then adding 2 cups of coffee to your regular routine can raise your systolic blood pressure 3 to 14 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure 4 to 13 mm Hg, at least in the short term.
Limit the intake as the long term effects of caffeine are not clear and might be suitable to consult your doctor beforehand.
Raisins help in maintaining the blood pressure levels within normal limits by supporting the function of adrenal gland.
Take 30–40 raisins and soak them overnight, enjoy them in the morning with your breakfast, follow this home remedy for at least a month to see results or you can also take about four to five almonds, 10 to 15 black currants, and 15 to 20 peanuts along with a glass of milk.
4. Basil Leaves:
Also known as tulsi leaves, they are loaded with potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and vitamin B5 which all result in effectively controlling blood pressure in hypotension patients.
Basil will help you balance the mind along with reducing stress, simply chew 4–5 leaves in the morning or drink a teaspoon of tulsi extracts with honey on an empty stomach.
Rosemary works wonders while stimulating your central nervous system in order to improve blood circulation. It helps in regulating your blood pressure and poor blood circulation.
Take up to 10 ml of rosemary tincture per day. Add it to your food or prepare an infusion using this herb or add three to four drops of rosemary essential oil in your diffuser for aromatherapy benefits.
6. Licorice Root:
Licorice root has an active ingredient known as glycyrrhizin which is a sweet tasting compound and increases the amount of the hormone aldosterone, this hormone is capable of retaining sodium in the body which directly affects the body by raising blood pressure.
Prepare a tea using powdered or dried licorice roots into boiling water, filter and consume this daily to sees significant improvement in controlling your blood pressure and consult your doctor before beginning on this home remedy.