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
11/29/2010: Flemme from New Rochelle, New York, 10801: "Please email me back as I don't always get bk to this site. So encouraged that you were supported in your weaning of your bp meds. Most docs, like my Cardio, laughs at anything but pharmas. Wondering if I have to do it myself very..."
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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.
[YEA] 04/06/2009: Mary (RN) from Landenberg, PA: "2 tsp ACV normalized blood pressue in 30 minutes. Recently began to notice a difference in left and right side blood pressure (left arm normal range 110/70 and right side elevated to 148/68. Onset fairly recent and only at night after dinner. Considered possiblility of high protein intake at evening meal but was unconvinced that was the cause though it may be reducing viscosity of blood and a contibuting factor. A few months ago changed my nutrition plan to improve pH using a significant alkalinizing product. Result appears to be that the increased alkalinity is reducing potassium. Addition of ACV has balance the blood pressure so it is equal on both the left and right arma and in the normal range between 100/70-120/80 Pulse 62 after 2 days of use (2 tsp only in evening. Never occurred to me that improving pH of saliva could result in decreased potassium levels but apparently it has in my situation and ACV restores imbalance and therfore blood pressure normalizes. (RN)"
[YEA] 03/27/2009: Ali from Bursa, Turkey: "ACV for blood pressure: I have been having high blood pressure, for the first time in my life. I am 56 and have Type 2 diabetes. At the doctors, I had consistent high bp measurements for a few times, and the doctor decided to monitor it for a week and put me on medication depending on the results. My son told me about earthclinic and ACV and one night I decided to give it a shot. I measured my bp at 15.9/10.1. I took ACV (about two tbsp and some water) and measured it again 30 min later. Voila!!!! It was 12.2/8.5. I have since been on ACV and have my bp has measured normal, no more high bp. Thank you earthclinic and ACV!!!"
[QUESTION] 03/12/2009: Rebecca from Aurora, Illinois: "I started to take the ACV for my HBP and I want to know if anyone can tell me if they will react to other vitamin supplements I am taking. I am taking HBP vitamins, glucose health, Leutin, and Omega 3-heart health also a hair skin and nail supplement. Any feedback will be appreciated."Replies
04/17/2009: HealthGuy from Denver, CO replies: "In response to your question if the ACV will react with other supplements. The answer is no.
I've taken supplements and ACV for a long time and had no problems. Most people end up with acid reflux from a hypo-acidic environment (too little stomach acid).
If the stomach acid were to remain high enough, it would adequately break down the various foods we eat adequately.
Most people over the age of 35 end up having too little stomach acid - so it's not true that doctors say we have too much acid and then put millions of people on anti-acid and PPI meds to block the acid reflux.
I was on those medications and had more problems than I started with. Besides, they actually weaken the bones and elevate the risk of heart attack, stroke and a number of other medical issues."
[QUESTION] 03/11/2009: DEE from Wichita Falls, TX: "No remedy have question. My BP is high even after resting. I take Coumadin, Diovan and Atenolol. What I need to know. Will the apple cider vinegar mess with the Coumadin or any of these meds? Thank you."Replies
07/06/2009: Pahlee from Philadelphia, PA replies: "AS i UNDERSTAND IT, COUMADIN IS A BLOOD THINNER AND ACV ALSO THINS THE BLOOD TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, SO BEFORE PUTTING THESE TWO TOGETHER, I WOULD LOOK FURTHER INTO THESE TWO ITEMS. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR SEARCH."
[QUESTION] 03/05/2009: Tish from Morrow, GA: "Wow... I heard ACV is good for bp. And looking at this site its does work! I have a question.. do I take ACV 3 times a day or twice? At every meal? Someone please tell me because I'm ready to get started. I do have high blood pressure and take medicine for it. I went to the doctor 3 days ago and my pressure was slightly high. Also, does anyone take bp medicine and drink the ACV? Do it matter what brand...like wal-mart?"Replies
04/01/2009: Matthew from Greenville, SC replies: "My homeopathic doctor says the apple cider vinegar should be the unfiltered, unpasteurized, raw variety, and of course, organic. Your local health food store should have some."
07/06/2009: Pahlee from Philadelphia, PA replies: "In response to the brand of acv, I generally get the _____ from the supermarket, it is the natural choice for food and carries only 5% of acidity"
[YEA] 02/26/2009: Pamela from Atlanta, GA: "ACV - My blood pressure dropped 20 points in 2 hrs.
I was at work last Friday and suddenly started to feel light-headed. My co-worker suggested that I take my blood pressure using her unit. To our surprise my blood pressure read 168/99. Never have I had a reading that high. Another co-worker who lives close by went home and returned with a small plastic cup with ACV. I took two tablespoons approximately and drank it straight. No too bad! After one hour it went down to 144/88 and then one hour later it read 127/84. I was feeling alot better... so ACV WORKS.
Question?? Should I get the organic brand or will any brand work for weight loss? I am taking two tablespoons in the morning and is mixing ACV with water to drink during the day. Now I am trying to see if the weight loss thing will work. Will keep you posted."
[YEA] 02/25/2009: Ron from Chula Vista, Ca: "the apv does work i have borderline high blood pressure and have been doing it for 4 days and my blood pressure ranged from 150/90 and thats with atenonol and lisinopril and now i quit the atenonol and still take the small does of lisinopril and now my blood pressure is 133/67 to 125/75 thats wonderful . so the doctor can take there medicine and keep it. i hope soon i will be able to get of the lisinopril. by the way i am exercising and watching salt and watching what i eat but i know its the ACV. All i know its working for me. best wishes"Replies
04/07/2009: Donna from Lakeville, MA replies: "Ron,
I am very curious what your BP is now after starting the ACV. I hope it has come down. 240/185 is very high. If the ACV helps you that's quite a testimony. Please let me know.
02/21/2009: Ronald from Moses Lake, WA USA: "I went on line seeking natural cure for my high blood pressure and found your great site.I am a Vegetarian and a non smoker and drink very little. I have good cholesteral about total of 185 and my blood pressure was always good about 120/70 but was shocked a couple of months ago to see it at 240/180 and then I thought that it was for only that one time. Then I checked it out again last week and it had gone to 269/190 wow I am shocked and I don't feel bad. but a little scared of whagt may happen to me. My Mom had several strokes before she died from a stroke. So 4 days ago I went to the health store and bought some Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother and started taking 3 tab. of it three times a day I haven't taken my blood pressure since then but I will in a few days. I sure hope this works.I dont like Pills. Ron"Replies
02/23/2009: Colin from Sacramento, California replies: "Ronald, Those are some unusually high numbers. I would not mess around and have them checked by a doctor asap---very dangerous"
02/19/2009: Laura Oliver from Birmingham, Alabama: "ACV only helps if your HBP is a result of eating too much protein???? Say it aint so, but info I found on another website (pasted below) suggests this......
"Apple cider vinegar If the cause of your high blood pressure stems from eating too much protein with too little acid taken with it, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water will drop the pressure from 20 to 40 points in half an hour. The protein in your diet creates alkalinity in your blood and causes it to be thicker. More pressure is required to push the thickened blood through the capillaries, so there may well be an increase in blood pressure. The acid in the vinegar thins the blood and therefore makes it easier for the heart to pump it through the body."Replies
06/20/2009: Michelle from Springfield, Missouri replies: "This goes against all the research I have been doing. We want our blood to be alkaline and protein is acidic. Also most acidic things become alkaline in our bodies. Grapefruit, lemons, ACV and so on help our bodies to be more alkaline. So taking ACV aids in digestion and helps our pH which helps blood pressure. Maybe the article just got some words mixed up. It is interesting to know if it only has to do with protein though."
[YEA] 02/18/2009: Dwayne from Ontario, California: "I have read many blogs regarding apple cider vinegar and how it reduces blood pressure. Well I'm convinced that it works well on blood pressure. I don't care what other blogs say (mostly medical websites) regarding inconclusive evidence. Apple cider vinegar has worked better than the Norvasc I have been on for (4) years. My bp was averaging 140 - 160 over 91 - 97.
Since I began a regiment of simply taking a 16.9oz bottle of water and drinking about 1/3 of it. Then refilling the 1/3 with apple cider vinegar (From Stater Bros) not the distilled but the 64oz plastic jug. It has a picture of vegetables just above the size of the bottle. To end all of the hype regarding it being too acidic the Stater Bros brand states on the bottle "Reduce with water to 5% acidity." By the way experts that's less than a soda beverage. The light warming sensation you feel is similar to drinking wine.
By the way since I mix it in my water bottle (1/3) the acidity is reduced even less. If you stay with it for a week you will see results. I use to suffer from Hyperglycemia as well but the sugar content in the apple cider vinegar kept me from getting the shakes. I was even able to fast for three days with no issues. I drank 1/3 of the 16.9 water and apple cider vinegar buring the course of my day. Each time I drank 1/3 I followed up with drinking another 16.9oz of plain water.
I spread out my 1/3 as follows:
1/3 in the morning, 1/3 at lunch, and 1/3 prior to dinner. You will urinate a lot and your colon will be cleansed as well. I'm no expert in anyway but I know that it it worked for me. Don't worry I didn't forget to tell you my current bp. Well I am happy to report that it ranges from 114 over 77 to 106 over 64.
By the way it doesn't have the "mother" in it as well which some sites and vendors claim is the only kind that is effective. Just don't use the distilled white vinegar as it has been stripped of it's nutrients the same as white flour, white rice or white sugar. During my fast I substitued my breakfast, lunch and dinner with 16.9oz of water mixed with spirullina for three days. I lost 13 pounds and I walked 1 mile a day.
To all of you doubters that would say it was the exercise and walking that lowered my blood pressure it helped. However, I was doing 3 miles a day on the treadmill for 30 minutes and drinking water and the blood pressure drop was minimal. In addition, my cravings for sweets went away as the colon was cleaned and the candida died off during the fast. Lastly, but firstly I paryed to God during my fast for my own personal strength. Now if you want to tell Him it doesn't work then I leave that up to you. be blessed and stick with it and you will see results."
[QUESTION] 02/16/2009: Laura Oliver from Birmingham, AL: "Need to dilute ACV for HBP? Do I have to dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar in water? Can I just gulp down the 2TBS of apple cider vinegar and then chase it with 8oz water? It seems I read somewhere that to get the full benefit you have to dilute it. I think I read that full strength ACV is not effective. Any and all feedback appreciated."Replies
02/16/2009: Dean from Los Angeles, CA replies: "Well I have done it both ways, I have not noticed a difference but it is a little hard to take with out water!"
07/06/2009: Pahlee from Philadelphia, PA replies: "in response to taking acv without water, it can be done if you can tolerate the taste"
02/04/2009: Dean from Los Angeles, CA: "I am 44 years old and have had High blood pressure for 9 years now. Last week I was at 140/110 and really felt bad. I have been on 3 different medications and am on 2 currently which do not seem to be working. I ran across this site today and I will be goibg to the store right after work to get some ACV, there seem to be so many positive responses I will give it a try and post back with my results. wish me luck!
02/06/2009: Darryl from Joliet, IL replies: "Hey Dean keep your spirits up, I too just found this site a few days ago, normal bp for me is around 170/120 or so. Just started my daily routine (two days ago} of ACV the organic kind (mother on the label), 3 shots a day with a glass of water (normal shot glass). I had my bp checked today 164/100 still high but hopefully going down. I know for people like us who have high bp it is going to have to been a lifestyle change also, exercise,l ow stress, diet, etc. But I do not like prescripition drugs, ACV will now become stocked in my home from now on."
02/06/2009: Dean from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "Ok its been 1 day and so far I have stopped taking my Medication and am just using the ACV. My BP is 145/81 (same as it was on the pills) so I am very happy so far, no spike and it has not gone up. I hope that with continued use it will start to drop."
[NAY] 01/29/2009: Iuemhotep from Monroe, Louisiana: "I have been taking ACV for 3 or 4 weeks and my Blood Pressure is still 155-168/90-100 and is scary. I have headaches and I don't like that. I am Vegan and I exercise 3-4 time a week. No other health problems. Last week I had a Chelation therapy done and it have not help. I will do more.
Any other Remedy. I take Zinc, herb, potassium, Mag. I am tired of taking all this stuff thoughout the day. I think that I am going back to the Dr and start taking the BP medicine."Replies
01/30/2009: S from Los Angeles, CA replies: "sometimes sleep disorders can cause blood pressure issues as well as headaches, may be worth looking at."
02/01/2009: Jerry from Miami, Fl replies: "For folks that are having problems with high blood pressure look up the following device/program. Resperate - it is a music and breathing technique that is supposedly proven to reduce blood pressure WITHOUT meds. I did not purchase it but noted the technique and implemented it. It works.
Of course most people in this country just want to pop a pill. Go ahead...make "their" day (drug companies)"
EC: More info here: http://www.resperate.com/us/discover/whatisresperate.aspx
02/24/2009: Trish from Kansas City, MO replies: "I know how frustrating it is to try a remedy that is praised by so many people but doesn't seem to work for me and only me. I have had minor successes with ACV, but nothing miraculous as some have claimed. I use it to keep my body's pH levels in check and to assist in digestion. As for your high blood pressure, try checking with someone who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. I don't have BP issues, but I have used TCM for many problems such as hormonal imbalances and sluggish liver and have had nothing but positive results. My female issues have improved greatly. It is worth looking in to."
05/20/2009: Dick from Springfield, OR replies: "Zinc made my BP go higher. I stopped taking it and the BP went back down. Could be just me, but it might be worth a try."
05/21/2009: Tim from Princeton, NJ replies: "That is not true. I have been taking 100 mg of Zinc since 4 years & I have perfect BP & pulse at the age of 49. There must be some other reasons to increase your BP, including STRESS."
07/07/2009: Pahlee from Philadelphia, PA replies: "Tim, how can you say that Dick's statement isn't true, the zinc probably did raise his pressure, but that doesn't say that it will do the same for you, everybody is different"
[YEA] 01/27/2009: Giovanna from San Jose, Ca: "I have had high blood pressure for the last 2 years since i had my baby. Well I recently checked my BP and it had soared to 188/98 Oh my goodness I freaked out. After reading these wonderful reviews I decided I have nothing to lose but HBP. So i ordered organic ACV over the internet had it delivered to me. and after 2 days of taking 2tablespoons of acv and water I checked my BP today and it was 111/84. Since i was in shock. I checked it again a half hour later and the exact same number came up again. I am in total disbelielf. I will continue to take ACV and checkmy BP again in a couple of days but i am so excited about this. Thanks so much for all these wonderful reviews. I am convinced that ACV does work. The numbers prove it!!!!!"Replies
04/07/2009: Donna from Lakeville, MA replies: "What an amazing story. I too am just reading these blogs and want to try the ACV. Can you e-mail me and tell me what type and where you found it on line that delivered it to you. That's awesome. There are soo many out there I am overwhelmed. Good luck! Donna"