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« Topic Start: March 23, 2010, 10:18:18 am »

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Spring fatigue got me and I'm always having a low blood pressure at that. I'm told everytime I go to blood donation...

Does anyone know herbs or veggies helping to raise blood pressure, blood circulation and get your engines running?

(Doc prescribed Etilefrin and I'll get her OK about the herbal supplements, but I need some ideas first.)

Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #1: March 23, 2010, 10:48:31 am »

*yawn*

Spring fatigue got me and I'm always having a low blood pressure at that. I'm told everytime I go to blood donation...

Does anyone know herbs or veggies helping to raise blood pressure, blood circulation and get your engines running?

(Doc prescribed Etilefrin and I'll get her OK about the herbal supplements, but I need some ideas first.)

Thanks. Smiley

Garlic, ginger, and cayenne all help circulation and they are also great as a "kick you in the pants and get you moving" helper. I would imagine they would help with the low blood pressure as well but have never used them for it.

I googled low blood pressure herb and most of the sites that came up gave rosemary as the primary herb. Again I have never used it this way so i make no promises.

Hope these help.
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« Reply #2: March 23, 2010, 11:42:01 am »



I don't know about herbs for this, but have you tried salt?

I'm on blood pressure meds for my heart but I don't actually have high blood pressure.  From time to time my pressure will go too low and I will get a headache I just can't get rid of, along with a really annoying lassitude.  It takes too long to regulate by adjusting my meds and over the years I have learned to recognize when to put salt back into my diet.

With my doctor's blessing, when I get like this I just sprinkle some salt onto my hand, lick it off, and wait.  It doesn't take much, and it works very quickly.  I follow a heart healthy diet most of the time but few people realize with all the no-salt low-salt publicity that we do actually need some to be healthy.  It is very easy these days to eat well with absolutely none, and I have had a minor deficiency in it before.

Check with your doctor - if you have any leanings towards hypertension this might not be a good idea, but for the occasional, short-term fix I find simple salt works great.

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« Reply #3: March 30, 2010, 04:53:54 am »

My doc has recommended salt too, but I'm already using so much that I can't use more or my food wouldn't be tasteable...

Headache is a problem too, but doc thinks it's from shoulder/neck tension. I didn't know this can come from low blood pressure, so I'll watch this.

Sports/gymnastics and hot-cold-showers help too, but I need some kind of tea that keeps me going when sitting on the computer. My hands and feet are always freezing while doing sitting work.  Undecided (And I'm already drinking a lot of coffee.)
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« Reply #4: March 30, 2010, 08:31:56 am »

Does anyone know herbs or veggies helping to raise blood pressure, blood circulation and get your engines running?
Thanks. Smiley

Regarding blood circulation, you have also two other options:

Ginkgo Biloba (but you have to be careful before operations because like Aspirin in dilutes the blood)
Horse Chestnut (excellent for the well being of the veins)

To get your engines running, if you do not have heart problems:

Guarana

But get always your doctor's opinion.
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« Reply #5: March 30, 2010, 08:32:16 am »

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Does anyone know herbs or veggies helping to raise blood pressure, blood circulation and get your engines running?

Hawthorn berry is an excellent herb for regulating blood pressure.  My husband takes it for high blood pressure, but it is good for low as well.  Just an all around great herb for heart health.

Headache is a problem too, but doc thinks it's from shoulder/neck tension. I didn't know this can come from low blood pressure, so I'll watch this.

Sports/gymnastics and hot-cold-showers help too, but I need some kind of tea that keeps me going when sitting on the computer. My hands and feet are always freezing while doing sitting work.  Undecided (And I'm already drinking a lot of coffee.)


All of these symptoms sound a lot like adrenal fatigue.  Have you been checked for that? I have a lot of the same symptoms...weird headaches (like a tightening of my scalp, really), cold extremeties, foggy feeling, tiredness despite getting enough sleep, etc.  

In addition, make sure you're not anemic, and are getting plenty of vitamin D.  You have probably already been checked for anemia, but just thought I'd mention it.
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« Reply #6: March 30, 2010, 10:01:42 am »

All of these symptoms sound a lot like adrenal fatigue.  Have you been checked for that? I have a lot of the same symptoms...weird headaches (like a tightening of my scalp, really), cold extremeties, foggy feeling, tiredness despite getting enough sleep, etc.
Gosh, just read that up, there are more fitting symptoms and I know my stress level was too high for years (having PTSD/anxiety problems and a stressful job) so it wouldn't be much of a surprise.
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« Reply #7: March 30, 2010, 11:38:29 am »

My doc has recommended salt too, but I'm already using so much that I can't use more or my food wouldn't be tasteable...

Headache is a problem too, but doc thinks it's from shoulder/neck tension. I didn't know this can come from low blood pressure, so I'll watch this.

Sports/gymnastics and hot-cold-showers help too, but I need some kind of tea that keeps me going when sitting on the computer. My hands and feet are always freezing while doing sitting work.  Undecided (And I'm already drinking a lot of coffee.)

Have you been checked for hypothyroid?  And adrenal fatigue as someone else said.  These can be related (hypothyroid causing the adrenal fatigue).  Finding out I was hypothyroid has changed my life around - I thought I was getting worse and worse chronic fatigue, boy was I glad when a solution was found!
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« Reply #8: March 30, 2010, 02:54:54 pm »

*yawn*

Spring fatigue got me and I'm always having a low blood pressure at that. I'm told everytime I go to blood donation...

Does anyone know herbs or veggies helping to raise blood pressure, blood circulation and get your engines running?

(Doc prescribed Etilefrin and I'll get her OK about the herbal supplements, but I need some ideas first.)

Thanks. Smiley

Well, I had to stop consuming caffeine to reduce my blood pressure, so I suspect it might be another one that might help. Also works great on headaches! Found naturally in coffee, tea and CHOCOLATE (yay) and un-naturally in the various energy drinks on the market.
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