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Beach Remedy Totally Eradicated My Hypertension

Author: Krista L.
Date: 08-10-2014
Views: 7,678
Word Count: 403
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 10025-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 5

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I have been on Norvasc for my blood pressure ever since it got dangerously high and remained high out of the blue several months ago. I was symptomatic and sought medical help since I work with stroke patients on a daily basis in my job. This happened about the same time that I joined Young Living and started using essential oils.

Skip ahead to this summer....

I got a bottle of Melrose essential oil blend for a yeast issue. When we were at the beach in July, I broke out on my chest, presumably from using sunscreen (I have very sensitive skin). So I started applying the diluted Melrose oil blend to my chest twice a day, with the hope that it would clear up my breakout.

Around the same time, I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine for a couple of days during and after my vacation. After a few days when I checked my blood pressure, I noticed it was in a very good normal range (not normal for me even on my medicine) even though I had not taken my medicine. So I did not take my medicine at the time because I did not want my blood pressure to get too low.

After a few more days of this, a friend asked if it might be the essential oils I have been using that may have brought down my blood pressure. I looked up the information in my reference books on the essential oils that I had been using, and none of them mentioned being useful for hypertension.

However, I then looked up the individual essential oils that are in the Melrose blend, and the two Melaleuca oils (Alternifolia and Quinquenervia) said their uses include hypertension! So I continued to apply Melrose and monitored my blood pressure closely.

I visited my doctor this past week after 2 weeks of not taking my prescription due to my blood pressure being in the 115/75 range WITHOUT my medicine. He gave me the green light to stop taking the Norvasc unless my blood pressure goes up again. I will be keeping some Norvasc on hand (just in case) and will be continuing to monitor my blood pressure.

I believe it was the combination of a relaxing vacation and the Melrose essential oil blend that has helped my blood pressure. I am still applying Melrose to my chest twice a day and am still doing well. Praise the Lord!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hypertension — "The ylang ylang oil caused a significant decrease of blood pressure and a significant increase of skin temperature. At the behavioral level, subjects in the ylang ylang oil group rated themselves more calm and more relaxed than subjects in the control group. These findings are likely to represent a relaxing effect of the ylang ylang oil and provide some evidence for the usage of the ylang ylang oil in aromatherapy such as causing a relief of depression and stress in humans."Link
2.Associated topics: hypertension — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
3.Associated topics: heart — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link
4.Associated topics: heart — "[I]dentifying... the effects of YYA [ylang ylang aroma] on blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) is important in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of YYA. The present results demonstrated that inhalation of YYA significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Inhalation of YYA also significantly decreased the HRs in 10 leads.... In the present results, YYA caused a reduction of HR and BP, and a relief of the arousal level in healthy men. The present results show a sedative effect of YYA, and this study provides some evidences for the usage of YYA [as a] medicinal agent."Link
5.Associated topics: heart,hypertension — "Aromatherapy... [consisting of] a blend of oils of lemon (Citrus limonum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)... is effective in lowering systolic blood pressure and sympathetic nerve system activity... of heart rate variability."Link

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