Blood is carried from the heart to all the cells through the blood vessels we call arteries. The pressure that blood exerts on the walls of arteries is called blood pressure. With each heartbeat, blood is injected under pressure into the arterial system and at that point the blood pressure is highest and we call it systolic pressure. In the period between two beats, when the heart is resting, the blood pressure is lower and then we call it diastolic pressure.

When blood pressure is significantly below normal it is hypotension. This condition is most commonly seen when getting up from a sitting position, with temporary dizziness occurring. The reason is that the body's normal reaction is to slightly raise blood pressure in an upright position, which allows it to maintain a sufficient flow of oxygen to the brain. Low blood pressure can be caused by a drop in blood pressure in the legs which in turn is often caused by varicose veins.

Pressure drop when changing body position is common in the elderly and is called positional hypotension. Much less often, low blood pressure can be caused by heart or kidney problems, and sometimes fluid loss due to taking certain medications. Symptoms of low blood pressure include dizziness, lightheadedness, blurred vision, and headache, and sometimes older men experience dizziness due to frequent urination during the night.

An abnormal increase in blood pressure in the arteries is called hypertension and a blood pressure value above 140/85 mm on the mercury scale is considered to be the occurrence of high blood pressure. High blood pressure can be inherited, may be due to metabolism in the body or associated with atherosclerosis. High blood pressure is often associated with obesity and frequent alcohol consumption. High blood pressure may occur without any symptoms or you will experience some of the symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion, tinnitus or occasional periods of dizziness.

High blood pressure endangers the most important organs (brain, heart, kidneys) and therefore requires treatment under the supervision of a doctor. High blood pressure manifests itself on the whole organism: a feeling of weakness, decreased ability to work, rapid fatigue, redness of the skin, excessive sweating.


- Avoid salty foods and eat as many fresh vegetables as possible and as little meat as possible
- Schedule five to six smaller meals a day instead of three larger and hard-to-digest ones
- Do not eat anything between meals
- Avoid salt, and season food with garlic salt
- Different types of vegetables affect blood flow stabilization and blood purification: carrots, parsley, onions, spinach, radishes; we also recommend juices from the same vegetables
- Take preparations of the following herbs: mountain savory, ginger, rosemary, garlic, hawthorn, celery, black currant, black elderberry, valerian and black cohosh
- Wheat germ oil regulates blood flow
- Leek and garlic have the property of lowering high blood pressure
- Avoid sweets, whipped cream, browned flour, fatty meats, salami, offal, filtered food, white bread, toast, egg pasta, cakes, seafood, oiled fish and dried fish
- Reduce excess weight
- Avoid alcohol, coffee and cigarettes
- Dry rubbing with a towel, washing and showering alternately with hot and cold water with the addition of essential oils, algae and fruit vinegar stimulate better blood circulation
- Move to fresh air and exercise regularly
- Apply relaxation techniques
- Don't get up abruptly
- Massage with essential oils or use them as an addition to baths: rosemary, lemon, lavender or pine needles, and carrot oil to which you add a tablespoon of honey
- Drink teas made from dandelion, white hawthorn, mistletoe and lemon balm
- Avoid stressful situations and noise and try to get enough sleep
- Wear elastic stockings to prevent varicose veins
- Relaxation exercises


Obligatory seek medical attention.