Rosemary Oil: Using rosemary oil for low blood pressure March 25 2014
Blood pressure refers to the force of your blood against the arteries as the heart pumps it through the body. Low blood pressure, or hypotension, occurs when occurs when blood pressure is much lower than the “standard” 120/80. If there are no symptoms indicating problems, having blood pressure below the normal 120/80 is not typically concerning, unless there are additional symptoms (in which case, hypotension is the diagnosis). These symptoms include dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, excessive thirst, poor concentration, blurred vision, fatigue, nausea, depression, rapid shallow breathing, and cold, clammy skin. There are many causes of low blood pressure that range in seriousness, including pregnancy, medications, heart conditions, endocrine function, infection and allergic reactions.
Rosemary oil (rosmarinus officinalis) stimulates the circulatory system and aids with blood flow, making it a great alternative to blood pressure medications that often carry a wide variety of unpleasant side-effects. Rosemary oil is warming and energizing herb, helping to maintain appropriate efficiency in circulation of the blood.
How to use rosemary oil for low blood pressure:
For an invigorating start to your day, simply add a few drops of rosemary oil to your shower. The warm water will help diffuse the oil and increase blood circulation from the get go.
Add 1-3 drops of rosemary oil to a glass of warm water or directly to the back of the throat first thing every morning. This helps to internally rouse the circulatory system for the duration of the day.
Mix 3-5 drops with a teaspoon of lotion or oil and apply topically to the chest, neck and arms up to three times a day. This helps to increase circulation through skin absorption.
Place 10-20 drops in a warm bath at bedtime. Use a washcloth to disperse the infused water and increase circulation throughout the body.
This information is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to prescribe, treat, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition. As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.