Apr 21, 2016
While most people know that high blood pressure is an issue, few think about the problems that low blood pressure can cause - until they are dealing with the problem. You can use natural cures to effectively regulate your low blood pressure levels and improve your general health. Apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, and salt are three of your best treatment options; however, there are a variety of others as well.
What Is Low Blood Pressure?
While you may think low blood pressure is the ideal ailment, the reality is that low blood pressure can cause just as many health issues as high blood pressure. Generally, a pressure reading of 90 systolic blood pressure (on top) or 60 or less diastolic blood pressure (on bottom) is considered low. If you have low blood pressure, you will likely experience symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, lack of concentration, blurred vision, nausea, clammy skin, rapid breathing, fatigue, depression, and thirst.
Can Natural Remedies Balance Blood Pressure Levels?
We advise consulting a doctor for any type of blood pressure issue; however, with medical supervision, you can often treat low blood pressure with natural remedies successfully. There are an array of home remedies for this condition, but a few of the most effective include apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, and salt. Additionally, increasing your water intake increases your blood volume and prevents dehydration, two particularly important considerations for treating low blood pressure.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a unique ability to balance your body’s pH. Balancing your pH also helps regulate your natural blood volume and can alleviate low blood pressure. The nutritious fluid also contains nutrients like calcium, potassium, and magnesium, which are also important for supporting heart and circulatory health. Try drinking 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in 8 ounces of water each day.
2. Blackstrap Molasses
A nutrient-rich, sweet, and dense liquid, blackstrap molasses also contains important nutrients that support heart health. This liquid contains high concentrations of potassium, calcium, selenium, and iron, all of which help promote regular blood pressure. Take 1 to 2 tablespoons of the sweet liquid by mouth each day for the best results.
While people with high blood pressure should avoid salt, almost the exact opposite is true if you have low blood pressure. Increasing your daily sodium intake can help you effectively increase your blood pressure to a normal level. The recommended amount of salt per day is roughly 2,300 milligrams for a healthy adult.
If you are dealing with low blood pressure issues, give these treatment options a try. Otherwise, read below for more of our reader-contributed suggestions for treatment and let us know what worked for you!
Remedies for Low Blood Pressure
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I've been taking ACV (just a supermarket brand but it's organic) since August. I take two teaspoonfulls in a glass of water and sip it throughout the day.
It was brilliant at first. I had so much energy I could take on the world! However, I'm finding now that even if I just have a small mouthful, I'm getting dizzy. What could be the cause of this do you think? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I've had to stop taking the ACV and I do miss the energy so...
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Posted by Sangeetha (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) on 05/17/2009
I am considering re-starting ACV just 2 days a week to begin with (after stopping if over a month ago) for my food allergies. I just read that ACV helps in reducing blood pressure. I normally have a low blood pressure. Is it ok to take ACV in that case or would it reduce my blood pressure even further? I have just had a stunt with brain fog and don't want to get into any other trouble again.
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Posted by Tigerbirdy456 (Miami, Fl, USA) on 10/08/2009
I was interested in trying Blackstrap molasses for low blood pressure. Anyone have any experience? But i am doubting it will work. I was thinking since the body needs a balance of potassium, magnesium, salt, and calcium..would taking blackstrap molasses (which gives u all of those vitamins, except salt) cause an imbalance and increase the lack of sodium in the body???
Posted by Atabs (Md) on 04/21/2016
For low blood pressure, use 1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon in a bottle of water, about 500ml once daily for 1 week.
Note: you will urinate a lot, so you need to replace fluids lost too. I use this remedy all the time, be cautious!!!!
Posted by Bobbie (Sydney, Australia) on 04/17/2010
Raisins helped improve my low blood pressure:
I didn't realise that I had low blood pressure until my partner bought a blood pressure monitor so that he could keep an eye on his high blood pressure.
I was told that low blood pressure shouldn't be too much of a problem but it didn't take long to see a correlation between the times when I felt most tired and low energy, with the times when my pressure was lowest. I found a couple of sites on the internet which suggested soaking 30 raisins in about 1/2 cup of water overnight and then eating the raisins (chewing well) and drinking the water on an empty stomach first thing the morning. I did this three times during the course of one week and three months later my pressure has improved and I feel way more energetic.
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Posted by Alan (San Francisco, CA) on 01/19/2009
I too have low blood pressure. My doctor told me that adding salt to a food will raise blood pressure. Anytime I feel dizzy, I eat something salty. It works, almost immediately. I use iodized salt. Though sea salt is much better for you, I am not sure it raises blood pressure.
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