N.A.S.S Dingwall Branch Information Page

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Herbs, Hypertension, or High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when pressure, exerted on the walls of the arteries by the passage of blood, is raised above the normal level over an extended period.
Symptom Hypertension does not always produce symptoms3 at least in the initial stages. Often it is diagnosed during a routine blood pressure check. When symptoms do occur they may include dizziness, swollen ankles, and shortness of breath. Severe symptoms include blackouts and minor strokes. Left untreated hypertension may result in a debilitating stroke or
heart attack.

HERBALISM
If swollen ankles are symptomatic, take
dandelion leaf tea. Drink frequently, taking enough to produce a good flow of urine.

Garlic, eaten daily or taken as pills, provides additional benefits.
Ginko leaves will help to protect against stroke.

AROMATHERAPY
A massage with
lavender oil helps control dizziness and is good general remedy.
Use petitgrain if ankles are swollen.
Massaging with,
marjoram, or putting a few drops of marjoram oil in the bath may also be beneficial.