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Blood pressure

by Hilda
(Near Deloraine Tasmania)

Hi Jen
Is it wintergreen one uses to lower blood pressure

Admin Answer from Jen:
Wintergreen is not commonly used to lower blood pressure. Wintergreen oil, derived from the leaves of the wintergreen plant, contains methyl salicylate, which is primarily used for its analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-inflammatory properties. It is often found in topical pain relievers and liniments for muscle and joint pain.

To manage blood pressure, other natural remedies and lifestyle changes are typically recommended, such as:

1. Dietary Changes: Consuming a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, while reducing sodium intake, can help lower blood pressure.

2. Regular Exercise: Engaging in regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, can help reduce blood pressure.

3. Weight Management: Maintaining a healthy weight or losing weight if you're overweight can significantly lower blood pressure.

4. Reducing Alcohol Intake: Limiting alcohol consumption can help lower blood pressure.

5. Stress Reduction: Managing stress through techniques like meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can have a beneficial effect on blood pressure.

6. Essential oils can indeed be a helpful addition to your wellness routine for managing everyday stress and promoting relaxation, which in turn can contribute to maintaining normal blood pressure levels. Here are some essential oils known for their calming and stress-relieving properties:

Lavender: Lavender essential oil is perhaps one of the most popular oils for relaxation. It has calming effects that can help reduce stress and anxiety, promoting a sense of peace and well-being.

Chamomile: Chamomile essential oil is known for its soothing and calming properties. It can help alleviate stress and promote relaxation, making it a great choice for easing tension and promoting better sleep.

Ylang Ylang: Ylang ylang essential oil has a sweet, floral aroma that is often used to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help calm the mind and uplift the mood, promoting feelings of joy and relaxation.

Frankincense: Frankincense essential oil has grounding and calming properties that can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It is often used in aromatherapy to promote a sense of inner peace and tranquility.

Bergamot: Bergamot essential oil has a citrusy aroma that is uplifting and energising. It can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation and a positive mood.

Clary Sage: Clary sage essential oil is known for its calming and euphoric effects. It can help reduce stress and tension, promoting a sense of well-being and emotional balance.

Rose: Rose essential oil has a beautiful floral scent that is often used to reduce stress and anxiety. It can help uplift the mood and promote feelings of love and contentment.

When using essential oils for stress relief and relaxation, you can diffuse them in your home or workspace using an essential oil diffuser, or dilute them with a carrier oil and apply them to pulse points or the bottoms of your feet for topical application.

Remember to always use high-quality, pure essential oils. You are welcome to book a consultation with me.

If you have concerns about your blood pressure, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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