While not as well know as high blood pressure, low blood pressure is also a life threatening issue. This article “Are There Any Herbal Remedies For Low Blood Pressure?” answers that question. There are also links to other sites that will help you with questions about home remedies for low blood pressure.
Recently I’ve been suffering from bouts of feeling of light headed along with fainting. This has occurred for the last 8 months. I’ve been told this is a result of low blood pressure. It has been brought to my attention that I could lose my job because I have been having an episode at least weekly and I have been deemed unfit for work.
I am looking for any home remedies that could help with this condition. My understanding is that there really isn’t any prescription medication that can help with this.
Thanks for any help. Blood tests have shown that I have the following:
Ferritin of 4
Iron of 7
TSH was 4.75.
I’m not sure if this information is helpful. My hope is that the iron deficiency has existed all along and is part of the problem.
Thanks in advance your any help!!
Licorice extract……known to raise blood pressure.
Some licorice sweets might do the work but they would have to be the real deal because most modern licorice as sold in ordinary sweet shops has no licorice extract at all….i.e. fake licorice and has too much sugar. Try your health shop but get an assistant to double check the label for the if you are unsure…..should say licorice extract.
Panda licorice sold at H&B in the UK is real licorice (with the extract). It uses molasses for sweetener instead of sugar.
Panda licorice: http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co.uk/body-soul/panda-licorice-bar.asp
It is made in the European union but is probably sold worldwide. There are other brands though that still use licorice extract….usually sold in health shops.
You could alternatively try licorice tea or a licorice capsule.
If you want to try this….don’t overdo it, drink plenty of water and keep an eye on your blood pressure. You could say for instance try one 32g panda licorice bar a day and see if that helps.