Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
- Apple and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Dietary Changes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Reishi Mushrooms
- Arginine, N Acetyl- Cysteine
- Austrian Apple Juice
- Avoid Grains
- Baking Soda
- Be Careful With New Supplements!
- Beet Juice Protocol
- Blood Pressure Readings
- Breathing Technique
- Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
- Cayenne and Garlic
- Cayenne Pepper
- Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic and Lecithin
- Celery Juice
- Celery Seed Extract
- Celery, Apples, Grapes
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Showers
- Coq 10
- Cornsilk Tea Lowers Blood Pressure
- Cream of Tarter, Lemon Juice
- Curry Leaf
- Dark Chocolate
- Diatomaceous Earth in Lemon Juice
- Dietary Changes, Exercise
- Eliminate Salt
- Fennel Seeds
- Fig Leaf Tea
- Flax Seed
- Food Allergies
- Foods That Help
- General Feedback
- Green Grass Juices and Algae
- Hibiscus Tea
- High Blood Pressure/Adrenal Connection
- Hot Cocoa
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Low Carb Diet
- Manuka Honey and Cinnamon
- Medication Warning
- Microwave Hazards
- Mineral/ Vitamin Balance
- Multiple Remedies
- Natural Progesterone Cream
- Nettle Tea, B Vitamin, Garlic Tab
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil, Avocados
- Onion Juice
- Passion Fruit Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Seed Oil
- Special Diets
- Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Ted's Remedies
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vegetable Juicing and Meditation
- Vitamin K2
- White Vinegar
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Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Pressure
Folk Cure Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
Taking the ACV tonic 2-3 times a day can significantly lower your blood pressure. Start with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water and build up to one or two tablespoons. Add honey or other natural sweetener for taste.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda for High Blood Pressure
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 teaspoons
- Baking Soda - 1/8th teaspoon
- Filtered Water
Add an eighth of a teaspoon of baking soda to the standard ACV tonic (two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water) for a blood pressure remedy that is even more effective for some people than the straight tonic.
05/09/2012: Lizzy from Tema, Ghana: "My husband started taking apple cider vinegar and baking soda for about 3 days. But what I have realised is that his Blood Pressure is still up by 177/108. What is the cause? Kindly advise"Replies
05/17/2012: Bama Lori from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "He may have fructose intolerence, apple cider vinegar will make it so much worse. Look up fructose malabsorbtion, this will cause high bp due to sending the endocrine system into overdrive trying to compensate (by lowering or raising hormone levels to attack the invader - it is no different than a food allergy) It can present at any time in life. 30 percent of the population has it, but only ten percent are symptomatic. Go LOW FODMAP; FODMAPS are an acryonm recent discovery, it breaks down food types by the sugars they convert into upon consumption; Avoid apples, pears, F is for frutans, not saying avoid all fruit, Vegetables that contain high fructose are onions, garlic, asparagus, cabbages, etc... Just those with more fructose than glucose; Some beans, like baked beans, chick peas, kidney beans, high galactans; Reduce lactose; use real butter only, lactose free ; milk; and hard cheeses only, no yogurt or soft cheeses; Avoid ALL FAT FREE AND REDUCED SUGAR AND SUGAR FREE; as these products are made from pure fructose and do convert once consumed; will deal me great issue; White sugar is best; real sugar is best; avoid all colored drinks and foods and processed foods will have garlic, onlions, MSG, INULIN... oh the list goes on; avoid them all, stick to short ingredient foods prepared at home! Hope this helps."
[NAY] 05/20/2012: Steve from Manila, Philippines replies: "Do not mix any vinegar with baking soda!
Vinegar is an acid, and baking soda is a base. When you combine acids with bases, they neutralize each other, resulting in two major items which are neither acidic nor basic: water and sodium.
So, by mixing vinegar with baking soda, you're changing the therapy from a beneficial vinegar to a harmful sodium!"
05/20/2012: Jon from Othello, Wa, USA replies: "Steve, when you combine an acid with enough base to neutralize the acid what is obtained is the conjugate base. This is the basis behind alkalization of the body by using things like citrus fruits and vinegar. In the body the pancreas secretes bicarbonate to neutralize acid, whether it's stomach acid (HCl), vinegar, citric acid, or any other acid.
In the case of vinegar it's acetic acid bicarbonate = acetate (the conjugate base)
In the case of citrus fruit it's citric acid bicarbonate = citrate (the conjugate base)
If baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is used then then the result is sodium acetate and sodium citrate.
So supplementing with either the conjugate base or the original acid should offer similar benefits.
When the conjugate bases are in the blood they will absorb hydrogen ions (one of the definitions of an acid) recreating the original acid. As far as acidity is concerned this is a much weaker acid than the original free hydrogen ions thereby "alkalizing" the body. The body generally uses bicarbonate/carbonic acid for this buffering system, creating carbon dioxide and water as end results. The carbon dioxide is then exhaled to maintain a proper pH. Supplementing with citric acid or vinegar, or the conjugate bases of them, helps this process in maintaining things.
As far as sodium is concerned, several recent metastudies have been released that show conclusively that low sodium diets offer no benefit to otherwise healthy individuals. What was shown was an increase in stress/inflammation factors. Cholestrol, triglycerides, adrenalin, and noradrenaline were all elevated in low sodium diets. The only benefit was an extremely marginal blood pressure drop of 1% or around a 1/2 point drop. However, it should be noted that those who are already hypertensive did experience a slightly greater drop of 3. 5% or around 4-7 points depending on what the blood pressure was to start with. On the other, hand salt really isn't the culprit in hypertension. Instead the culprit is a horrible diet of transfats, low vitamin and mineral intake, overcooked/fried food, sugar, no vegetables, no omega 3 fats, etc...
You know you have to much salt in your food when your food tastes too salty-Joel Wallach DVM, ND"
[NAY] 05/16/2010: Robert from Raymond, Me: "Can't lower my blood pressure 170/70. Doctor put me on blood pressure pills 10mg Lisinopril and 12.5mg Hydrochlorothiazide, and now wants to increase the dose. My body was/is having a hard time adjusting. Right kidney has slight pain, my skin is dry, my nails have pits in them, I am slightly tired, just don't have the energy I used to.
I have tried the ACV, with Baking Soda, but it doesn't seem to help all that much. Any help would be much appreciated thank you!
05/18/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "I know you may not accept what I am going to say but I hope you will give it a 3 month try,,first get the book called the China Study,,this is by a scientist that did 30 years of research on food and our diseases. I suggest you try a vegan diet for 3 months,,,no animal, nothing, are you to eat,,only vegatables and only vegetables that you cook, with no oils whatsoever...you may eat rye or pumpernicle bread or make your own with whole flour..no sugar, no peanut butter or anything with oil,,no purchased prepared food with preservatives and chemicals in it. Merryanne"
05/18/2010: Carol from Puyallup, Washington replies: "Robert you don't mention how much of the ACV you are using daily or if you are using the raw, unfiltered ACV with the Mother. For 3 weeks now I have been using the ACV with the Mother in it, 3 tablespoons a day with water and juice and using baking soda to bring up the ph level to 7.2. Today when I went to the Dr he took me off the Lisinopril and told me to keep doing what I am doing. From what I understand sometimes you have to stay on it for some time before you see benefits but I am not sure. Hope this helps."
05/19/2010: T from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "Hi Robert. I don't know what specific factors are contributing to your HBP but if you try to incorporate more fruits & veggies into your diet - this will certainly help you significantly. I would also encourage you to eat garlic and cayenne pepper (the hotter the better). These two sources (along with magnesium chloride) are exceptional at lowering HBP. I know because both my parents no longer suffer from HBP (especially my mother who took meds for a while). I recommend garlic cayenne because both possess some degree of sulfur and magnesium - which, when working in tandem, are exceptional at reducing the force at which the heart has to work/pump blood systemically (systolic). Cayenne pepper (which is one of my favorite herbs/spices) is mother nature's gift for strengthening the heart. Its very rich in magnesium (which helps to induce muscle relaxation, circulation vasodilation) and garlic - known for so many different things - is very rich in sulphur compounds.
NOTE: I do want to caution u that since you are taking meds - both cayenne garlic are minimal blood thinners and thus, could be a cause for concern (for you). Check with your doctor to prevent any problems.
But as for utilizing as a remedy - I would recommend to start - trying to eat 1 raw (preferably organic) clove of garlic a day. (Yikes! I know!) but it works! I would say mince it and try it in a salad or w/ an avocado. The allicin in the garlic can oftentimes be hard on digestion. Cayenne u can basically sprinkle on anything....or if you want to go for the gusto - try a 1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water or tea of your choice (ie. peppermint, chamomile, ginger, etc.) w/ lemon and some honey (per day). This is how I usually take it....but if neither appeals to u - then I say, try the diet route. I think it'll be a win-win either way.
Take care God Bless You. :0)"
02/23/2010: Karen from Deland, Fl: "Hello - I have a question for Ted. I have been taking ACV with baking soda daily. Is daily baking soda added to apple cider vinegar w/mother the correct remedy for high blood pressure or should I drink the ACV in water without the baking soda? I've been reading about sodium in baking soda so I'm unclear as to the amount. I have been adding 1/4 teaspoon to an 8 oz glass of water with 2 tablespoons ACV. (I also brush my teeth with baking soda). Thank you."
[YEA] 05/30/2009: John from Trang, Thailand: "Hello EC,
Hypertension: John. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Some points never addressed by doctors or pharmaceutical companies, for obvious reasons.
1.When taking BP measure, how much 'mmhg' to deduct for doctors 'white coat syndrome'?
2. How much to deduct, for the smaller stress of taking your own BP measure?
3. How much to deduct for circadian highs at - 6 a.m., 1200, 1700 p.m.?
4. How much to add due to side effects of drugs, such as, nervousness, fear, worry, anxiousness & stress?
5. How much to add for being 76 y.o. but deduct for being 52 kilos & exercise?
All doctors don't take any of this into account. It makes the difference between a good day or a stressful day.
My BP began with 2 vertigo experiences, a month apart. The second one, I went to a doctor, who frightened me with talk of strokes & heart attacks & sold me lots of drugs. From then on I was taking drugs for the last 4 years with all the side affects, plus 'inactive ingredients', which cause rebound, dependency, which is medi-speak for addiction. BP at the beginning was 160/99. Drugs got it down, around 140/80, but with odd peaks of 160/85. This last year they average around 135/83. No big deal but I continued to work on it with ECs help & recently touched 113/65. This with 10mg. a.m. Nifelat-R, a slow release Nifedipine & nothing at night. Side effects are, tremors, worry, anxiousness, stress which you have already guessed, pushes up the BP a little & you should have guessed also that 'side effects' are not - but are intentional. Paranoia? Think what you will.
My BP lows are due to one tablespoon [15mm] of Apple Cider Vinegar plus same water, plus teaspoon honey, plus 1/8 tsp. bi-carb soda [Pong Foo] 3 times a day. I like the way it froths & bubbles before I drink it. Tastes good too. Yum!
Earth Clinic, is so damn good if it was a woman, I'd marry her. John"
06/26/2009: Randy from Springfield, IL replies: "As an RN, I can't see how mixing baking soda and vinegar can be helpful. The "fizzing" mentioned is a result of the bicarbonate (baking soda) neutralizing the acetic acid in the vinegar. An acid (vinegar) plus a base (baking soda) result in a chemical reaction that results in a neutralization of both. If you're using this combination, then there is not enough of one to completely neutralize the other. A tablespoon of vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda would result in neturalizing the baking soda but not all of the acid.
If you're using this combination and your BP is lower, look elsewhere for the reason. These two ingredients shouldn't be mixed together."
07/13/2009: John from Trang, Thailand replies: "HYPERTENSION:
Acceptable Range. What is it? Mine goes from 117/65 to 144/82
We can't take what the doctor says as too high or too low. The only range you see quoted, heads up, into the danger zone. It implies pressure can only go one way. Not true. Our system is not on idle all the time. We are working, worrying and relaxing, all of these, all the time. My heart and the whole system adjusts to the varying loads.
My lows happen 20 minutes after exercise, ACV, breakfast, flaxseed, magnesium, potassium, fish oil, and sitting and reading. The highs are usually after I get home from driving around, or are a bit angry. For example, I've just begun swimming again after decades of not doing it. After the first time I drove home during lots of after school traffic, waited 5 minutes and BP was 146/93. Sat and waited another 10 minutes and BP was 130/80.
A range doesn't only go up, it also goes down.
What are the dangers [?] if any of too low? What's too low? All I know is, a bit dizzy.
Doctors tell us, 95% of high BP is "essential', which only means they don't know what the cause is. Breathing, eating, sleeping are essential not high BP. The medical jargon is designed to scare us into buying more drugs that cause "rebound' [addiction]
Is there any time when high BP is necessary? When running 300 metres for example, or being attacked, should my pressure be sitting nicely at 120/70, regardless of what I do?
How about an activity related bar graph [not age related] plus a poison related graph directed at those with a reasonable diet. Bars would be green, orange, red with the double numbers underneath. A double bar for the double number.
If you have information on an acceptable range please tell EC or email@example.com John."
07/13/2009: John from Trang, Thailand replies: "Two months and laughing.
Think of all the precious things I had to give up, for normal BP. Buying drugs every month at the hospital. Waiting 3 hours to see the doctor. Waiting another hour to pay for and receive the drugs. Think I'll miss the following?
Amlodipine: oedema (feet and ankles, headache, palpitations, dizziness, tremor, nausea, muscle-, stomach- or, dyspepsia; blood disorders, breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence,tachycardia , hyperglycemia, insomnia,erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000, depression,
Verapamil: Oedema Ankle, Headache, constipation
Nifedipine: oedema, headache, palpitation, peripheral oedema, vasodilation,nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, chest pain, malaise, pain,angina pectoris, postural hypotension, syncope, tachycardia, constipation, diarrhoea, dry mouth, dyspepsia, vomiting,arthralgia [jointpain], myalgia [muscle pain],Insomnia, nervousness, paraesthesia, somnolence,[sleepy] tremour, vertigo, dyspnoea [hard to breathe], pruritus, rash, skin disorder, sweating, nocturia, [piss night lots] polyuria [kidney], abdomen enlargement, allergic reaction, photosensitivity reaction, hypotension, flatulence, gastrointestinal disorder, GGTP increased, purpura skin bruising, hypesthesia, urticaria, abnormal vision, ambyopia, urinary frequency increased, gum hyperplasia, agranulocytosis, gynaecomastia, erythromelalgia, exfoliative dermatitis anaphylactic reaction, hypovolaemia a distinct fall in blood pressure can occur as a result of vasodilation.
I won't go on with the others that I tried but Nifedipine-R was the least worst of them. Remember the doctors advertising from about 5000 years ago? "First do no harm" You see anything harmless about the above?
Of course I have also iven up all starch including rice and that means cakes biscuits too. And milk, butter, eggs, sugar, and all meat containing di-ethel stilbestrol, antibiotics, Ventolin [it's given to pigs to make the meat look redder] Coffee, coke, pepsi, fanta. Yup! You've guessed it. Vegys and fruit and about 30 grams of a very small sea fish. I figure my brain is stuffed already so what the hell harm can a little more mercury do?"
[NAY] 04/27/2009: Jaques from Brighton, England: "For around 12 months Ive been taking acv - 2 tablespoons with 1/4 teaspoon bicarb in a glass of water on an empty stomach before going to bed Ive also been oil pulling twice a day on empty stomach, 5 days a week for both.This has my GERD under control most of the time but my blood pressure which has been high for years, for which im on medication, remains high as does my cholestorol, this is hereditary and i think maybe in these cases, drugs may be the only answer. I don't smoke, drink moderately and my diet is quite good, i.e. i dont eat much fat........"
03/14/2009: Yaa from Manassas, Virginia: "Well after reading your comments I decided to try this. I visited the doctor about a week ago and was surprised that my reading was 167/80. I was floored. I know that I need to exercise, but I don't use heavy sodium. I am 47 (birthday tomorrow) and I would like to see 48. I went to the GNC and got the ACV with Mother and made the drink with 2tlbs of cider, 1/4 tsp of baking soda and 8 oz of water. Did not taste that bad. I did take my pressure prior to drinking it was 127/79. I think the spike previously was I took Sudafed for a headache. But still high. I will be tracking the results for the next two weeks and see what happens. Also I have made myself a promise to start some kind of exercise program. Wish me luck. Thanks for the site."
10/28/2008: Dorthea Butler from Great Falls, MT: "I just started reading this site and did further research on baking soda because I thought it contained salt which increases blood pressure. I'm reading here that baking soda combined with acv lowers bp. How's this so?"
[YEA] 10/21/2008: Albert from Ottawa, Ontario: "After reading so many positive comments I decided to give it a try. I am a slim and healthy engineer who started taking Prozac for anxiety a few months ago. My blood pressure went up from normal levels to about 138-145/87-95. Given that I am 48 years old my doctor told me that it may also be related to my age and that perhaps I may need to go into medication for it. I started searching and found this website and the comments on ACV. I thought that I had nothing to lose by trying it. I even like vinegar with olive oil in my salads. Given the various options for taking the ACV I opted for one that seemed more sensible for me. Half a glass of water with two tbs of ACV and 1/4 tbs of baking soda. I am taking this three times a day. Early in the morning before breakfast about 1 hour after lunch and 1 hour after dinner. I reasoned that perhaps on an empty or semi-empty stomach would be better. Some people may not like the taste but I am used to it and don't mind it at all. Let me tell you that the results in 10 days of doing this have been very impressive. I have been taking my pressure some times twice a day. My blood pressure started coming down. I have had only one spike one day around the 4th day. I have been 120-125/70-75 in the last five days. So, what can I tell you? Try it out, you may be happily surprised by the results."
[YEA] 08/20/2008: Aim from Louisville, Ky: "I got an e coli infection from eating at a local fast food joint. After the five days of diarrhea I then had a kidney/bladder infection from it.
My blood pressure on tuesday was 149/94. I read on here about the ACV and baking soda. I put two tablespoons acv with with a 1/4 tablespoon baking soda in a full glass of water. About three hours later I took my blood pressure; it was 124/79. Wow, and I feel so much better too!
I had to force myself to drink it, but it was definently worth it."
EC: Read more about ACV and Baking Soda here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html
[YEA] 07/09/2008: Beth from Fox Cities, Wisconsin: "I was quite amazed today when I went into the doctor. My blood pressure was 150/80 a few months ago and now it's 130/80! A drop of 20 in a few months I think is quite amazing. The only thing that I've been doing different is taking 2 tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I also eat a few peanuts or some peanut butter to help with the taste if it's getting to me one day."Replies
[YEA] 08/23/2008: Leena from Montrose, CO replies: "You might get rid of the peanuts because of mycotoxins and consider almonds or walnuts instead. Watch "Know The Cause"."
[YEA] 06/23/2008: Carol from Greenville, USA: "... I take the pinch or 1/4th tsp of Baking Soda and 2 TBLS of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in 4 oz of COLD WATER and it has lowered my heartrate from 117 to 72.This has also lowered my BLOOD PRESSURE from to 112/60 I feel full of energy and I do this before I eat first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I sometimes take it at NOON for a pick me up. I no longer have acid reflux/ GERD. I sleep and breathe better as I have sleep apnea."
[YEA] 10/06/2007: Alice from Lincoln, CA: "I was feeling very bad in many different ways (mostly from anemia) when I found your site. The most pressing problem I was having was high blood pressure and water retention that had come on quite suddenly and was making me feel like I might explode. The DR gave me meds, of course, they really weren't working (avg BP 160/95 with meds)and I thought I should try other methods rather than have him raise the dosage, and besides, why was I suddenly having this problem?
I had tried ACV along with my mother many years ago when I was a teenager to help with winter athritis and sore throats, but I had forgotten about it. So after reading about it on your site, I immediately started by having 2tbls ACV 1/4tsp baking soda and a little agave nectar for sweetner in a mug of hot water. Within a couple hours of my first mug I was up and about feeling better. My grown son could not believe the transformation. He happened to come by for a visit right when I was drinking that first dose and I changed right before our eyes. I'm so glad he was here to see it so I know I'm not imagining things. I continued using it at least twice a day. The first night I felt so good in my skin, it was wonderful. It took several weeks to get off the BP meds, I had only been on them several weeks before starting ACV so I think I had not become dependent on them. Other people should be very careful about changing their BP meds, DR should monitor this. The water retention problem got better and better each day and finally disappeared after a couple weeks. Last BP check at DRs was 135/85, not bad.
Amazingly, and without me expecting it, my hot flashes that had appeared with a vengence at the same time as the high BP, completely disappeared at that first mugful. It took me a couple days to realize it, but I have not had one since, not ONE hot flash since, and they were rolling in just about one an hour, and believe me they were very thoroughly HOT.
I very patiently waited before writing in to you, and it is over 5 months later now, and I have my mug once a day or more, even while staying away from home (I have been sad to leave organic ACV behind in hotel rooms because I don't know of a good way to travel with it by air). I believe my digestion is better and elimination more regular though I would not have said before that I was particularly troubled in that area. It helps my overall sense of well-being. I can certainly tell if I haven't had some for a day-- I just feel off without it.
I have to add, though, sometimes my ACV doesn't sound good, it kind of hits my stomach funny, gives me a hollow feeling, and sometimes I feel like it heats me up, not quite a hot flash, but not desirable for someone who's had too many hot flashes. I don't know what this aversion is all about, but I manage to make myself have some, even if just a more diluted version of it and in cooler water. I am always glad that I did. After reading more, I think I will try the baking soda in water alone, or the lemon juice with baking soda in water next time the ACV just doesn't sound good.
Thank you so much for this site. I am determined to continue trying things until I feel like I remember I once felt--really well and useful."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/18/2010: Minnie from Dubbo, Australia: "I have been taking cayenne pepper for the past 6 weeks, 1 teaspoon three times per day. I have been feeling unwell for years and came across this site. Made a bit of difference. I felt the best I have for years, although still not real good. I am about 7 lb overweight and exercise daily and have a healthy diet. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism (palpitations, difficulty losing weight, lightheadedness, slightly elevated cholesterol, high triglycerides, anxiety, etc.) but blood tests are normal. My blood pressure has been good since taking the cayenne pepper. However last week it went very high for 4 days. I had much more mucous than normal and may have had a sinus infection. I started taking ACV for my blood pressure and it has finally come down. My cold symptoms have also got much better. My questions are:
Is it better to take Cayenne pepper or ACV or can they be taken together? Also can having a slight infection make blood pressure rise? Look forward to getting some answers."Replies
05/20/2010: Minnie from Dubbo, Australia replies: "I realise that I have not included some information which may be helpful. I am 53 years old and my blood pressure is usually about 95/65 so the high blood pressure was very unusual for me."