Blood Pressure Treatment©
(Precursor to heart disease)
by Jeanne Rose
Definitions and Essential Oils.
Hypertension – High blood pressure
Hypertensive – raises blood pressure
Hypotension – Low blood pressure
Hypotensive – lowers blood pressure
Oils of Basil CT camphor (?), Birch Bark, Melissa,
Rosemary CT camphor (?), Lemon/ Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Clary
Sage, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram, Litsea
(May Chang), Owyhee, Neroli, Rose, Ylang-Ylang #3.
Early Warning Signs
include morning headache, sweating, rapid pulse, shortness of
breath, swollen ankles and fingers, recurrent nosebleeds, dizziness
and vision disturbances.
Circulation use Black Pepper, Spanish Marjoram, Rosemary and
Circulatory Tonics and Astringents - Cypress, Rose
Geranium, Yarrow and Lemon are used for edema, swellings,
inflammations and varicose veins.
- Headaches, persistent morning headaches, eye and vision problems
(sees lights) or vision disturbance (has temporary visions),
dizziness, raised blood pressure (normal is about 120/80
systole/diastole), sweating, rapid pulse, shortness of breath,
swollen ankles, elevated cholesterol.
Essential Oils - See Above.
Hydrosols - Hydrosols can be
added in all the usual ways: to baths, to nasal lavage, in teas, 2
t. in a liter of water per day, as part of your skin care program.
balance the blood pressure, use with Juniper as a diuretic
to excrete excess water. Use Cypress with Elecampane
if the respiratory system is also involved.
Goldenrod may have mild heart tonic effects and can be used
with Cypress and Juniper.
Melissa is antiviral and a good all-around tonic and is a
good addition in a regime to lower blood pressure or act as a
Scotch Pine is a good addition to the other hydrosols,
especially when the respiratory system is also involved.
- Garlic, Onions, Ginger, Oats, Buckwheat noodles and pancakes,
Violet flowers and leaf
- Total fats in diet should be less than 20%. Remove all trans
fats. Increase intake of fish, fish oils or cold-pressed oils such
as Borage Seed oil. Flax seed is also useful for both hypertension
and high cholesterol. You should also reduce intake of salts to
2-3 gm per day (this will eliminate all junk food, chips, packaged
foods and meats, processed foods), which should all but eliminate
the trans fats, and excess salt. Reduce the methyl xanthines such
as black tea, coffee, cola, and chocolate. Increase fiber with
more raw fruits and hearty green vegetables and beans and nuts.
Reduce alcohol to no more than one glass of wine per day. Reduce
weight by 15-20%.
- Hawthorn berries, Fu Ling, Yi yi ren, Ju Hua, Motherwort, Parsley
Morning Herbal Tea
for Circulation and Blood: Melissa, Hawthorn berries and Rosemary
Nighttime Herbal Tea for Hypertension and to sleep: Herbs
of Linden (high blood pressure), Red Clover (menopause symptoms
and deep sleep), and Lemon Balm.
General Daily Herbal Treatment should include an herbal
mixture of 40% Hawthorn, 10% each of Linden flowers, Oats, Cramp
bark, Yarrow flowers, Melissa and Motherwort. Drink this tea, 1
cup/4X/day >1 oz mixed herbs infused 10-20 minutes in 1 quart
of just of-the-boil water.
“...Achillea millefolium, Yarrow flowers, relax the
peripheral blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Chrysanthemum morifolium, Ju Hua flowers, dilates the
coronary arteries and increases blood flow; clears “liver
heat”, which can cause hypertension.
Crataegus spp., Hawthorn flowering tops and berries,
improves coronary circulation, strengthens heart muscle, and helps
stabilize blood pressure as the cardiac function improves.
Stachys officinalis, Wood Betony herb and flowers, is a
circulatory tonic, relaxant and mild sedative; it calms the heart
and makes a great tasting tea.
Tilia europaea, Linden flowers, relaxes and heals blood
vessels and helps prevent arteriosclerosis. ...” --------------Penelope
Ody, the Complete Medicinal Herbal
& Hydrosols to Avoid - Sage (raises blood pressure),
Rosemary camphor (?)
Exercise - Exercise at least 30
minutes 5 days/week. Add light weights to your walking regime.
Baths - Showers are to clean the
body while baths are to heal the mind and body. Hydrotherapy has
been a system of therapeutic bathing rituals or various therapeutic
baths to aid in the healing of various systems of the body. It has
been prescribed since before the advent of the Roman baths with
their distinct and separate rooms of various temperature baths.
However, full body
immersion is the key to cleansing the body of illness and with
modern baths where only the lower part of the body is fully immersed
this does not lend itself to a healing experience. In a modern bath,
one must lay down flat on your back in the tub with the legs up and
out, in order to get the proper healing effects. Worried about your
hair? Wear a shower cap.
In a bath/hydro-therapy
treatment, it is important to use three baths per week of 20 minutes
each. The temperature of the water is not important. Start with warm
baths, add Seaweeds, Moor mud, herbs and/or hydrosols.
shower and clean first, then fill the tub and use body temperature
water, add 1 cup of Melissa hydrosol, soak for 20 minutes, wrap in a
large towel, drink a cup of your Hypertension Tea Blend and go to
bed. Melissa is the most useful, but Lavender or Rose Geranium
hydrosols can also be used. You don't have hydrosols? Use herbal
infusions of the herbs mentioned.
Aromatherapy Blends: Mix
essential oils of Lavender -20 drops, Marjoram-5 drops,
Ylang-Ylang-5 drops and Lemon/Bergamot-5 drops together. Use
succussion. Then add the synergy to 2 ounces of Lavender/Yarrow
infused oil. Massage around the solar plexus and sternum and have
someone massage this into your back from tailbone to neck bone.
Heart & Circulation Kit” is available from New
Age Creations. The kit contains five one-dram (4 ml) vials of pure
essential oil and a two-dram vial each of hydrosol and Infused Oil
of Lavender + Yarrow essential oil as a carrier. The single
essential oils include Birch Bark, Ylang-Ylang #3, May Chang, sweet
Marjoram, Lemon/Bergamot, Melissa Hydrosol and Lavender Infused oil
with Lavender and Yarrow essential oils. The kit comes in a
beautiful tapestry bag with full directions. $45 + $8 .50 shipping
Hydrosols. Different hydrosols
are available from different producers.
You can get
1. Yarrow and other hydrosols from Celestial Body, 21298
Pleasant Hill Road, Boonville, MO 65233, 660/882-6858
2. Lavender Hydrosol and Lavender herb for your infused oils
from Gladstone Lavender •31397 Seaview Rd.• Cazadero, CA
95421.Wonderful selection of products.
3. Hydrosols of many kinds from Prima Fleur at
4. Hydrosol of Melissa and Infused Oil of Lavender as well as
mentioned from New Age Creations, 415/564-6785.
Have low blood pressure
Hypertensive - raises blood pressure
Oils of Scotch Pine, Winter Savory, Peppermint and
- Sage, Clary Sage.
- Lily-of-the-Valley, Broom flowers and tops, Motherwort, Rosemary
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Jeanne Rose has been a practicing aromatherapist for 30 years,
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Institute of Aromatic Studies with two courses in aromatherapy. The
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Treatments, Blood Pressure, 10/10/02 • January 28, 2004