Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- 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
- 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
- Deep Breathing
- Diatomaceous Earth in Lemon Juice
- Dietary Changes, Exercise
- Eliminate Salt
- Fennel Seeds
- Fig Leaf Tea
- Flax Seed
- Food Allergies
- Foods That Help
- General Feedback
- General Remedy Guidelines
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hibiscus Tea
- High Blood Pressure/Adrenal Connection
- Hot Cocoa
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Low Carb Diet
- Manuka Honey and Cinnamon
- Medication Warning
- Microwave Hazards
- Multiple Remedies
- Natural Progesterone Cream
- Nettle Tea, B Vitamin, Garlic Tab
- Non-Fluoride Toothpaste
- Olive Leaf
- Olive Oil, Avocados
- Onion Juice
- Passion Fruit Juice
- Pomegranate Juice
- Prune Water
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Special Diets
- Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Ted's Remedies
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vegetable Juicing and Meditation
- White Vinegar
Passion Fruit Juice
[YEA] 03/08/2006: Vicki from Baltimore: "just wanted to share that i just got back from kenya. my doctor had put me on blood pressure meds shortly before i left. i wasn't feeling too good, but i went on the trip. i had no feelings of high blood pressure in africa, but when i got back to the states i started feeling "off" again even with the meds. today i'm reading that someone said passion fruit juice lowers hbp. that is what i drank every morning in africa! i am going to start drinking that here."Replies
[QUESTION] 02/21/2009: Sanjita from Wigan, Lancs, United Kingdom replies: "To Vicki: I have just learnt from you that Passion Fruit Juice lowers blood pressure. I was also introduced to this juice by friends from Kenya. It is available by the glassful in restaurants of Kenyan origin. Yet whenever I try to purchase the fruit and squeeze the juice, it yields very little juice. I live in a place where we dont get Passion Fruit Juice in restaurants as it is only available in the London restaurants. Do you know how the restaurants manage to get such large quantities of Passion Fruit Juice. How do you get your juice, as the one from cartons/tins is not the same as the fresh variety that we get served in restaurants.
[YEA] Iliana from Miami, FL: "For years I have drank Passion Fruit juice and it does lower BP. The friend that recommended it to me has LBP and told me that he couldn't have passion fruit because it would drop his BP to the floor."
[YEA] 07/10/2010: Chris from Dighton, Ma: "Had had high blood pressure. 160/110. Started on BP medicine. Made me dizzy. Stopped taking the medication. Started on Pomegranate juice, 2 oz. a day. Too much will give you the runs. Blood pressure dropped to 113/68 in 4 days. This stuff is marvelous. It is supposed to reduce cholesterol also. Haven't had it checked. It is said to reduce the plaque that builds up in the arteries. Whatever it did it worked like a charm."Replies
08/26/2010: John from Boise, Id replies: "Thanks Chris-- By the way, what time of day did you take the pomegranate Juice?"
04/04/2011: Christine from Bellingham, Wa, Usa replies: "They sell pomegranite molasses in our local Mediteranean food store -pure pomegranite juice that has been concentrated to a thick consistency and used in middle-eastern cookery. I wonder if anyone has tried it and got the same benefits as the bottled juice. I started using it in water as a drink a couple of days ago, so far BP still in 180/110 range in spite of taking bp medication from my cardiologist fir the past 3 months. We'll see if it works."
[YEA] 10/30/2013: Ed2010 from Canada: "The main cause of High Blood Pressure is mineral imbalance. Not because of high sodium alone. Other causes are high fat in Blood. Remember the physics, thick fluid requires more pressure to flow.
For High blood pressure,
Soak 5 dried prunes overnight in a glass of water. Early in the morning drink this water alone, no need to eat the prune. The nutritients in the prune gets extracted in the water. Prune is high in Potassium.
You can see a huge difference in the second day. This is a Unani Medicine Treatment. If you don't get Dried Prune try with Dried Plum.
Raw Food Diet
[YEA] 03/07/2008: Sharon from Soldotna, Alaska: "I am obese not from overeating, but due to stressors that I did not handle well and that caused a major stroke a year ago. Since then, I have made a major change in my diet even though I had eaten very well before without white flours, sugars and the other problem foods for many years. Now I am eating raw vegan foods and have not only finally dropped almot 40 pounds but my blood sugar levels are down to the mid-90s. I credit eating a raw food lifestyle with all this! My thyroid numbers are also in the more normal range! Lots of good changes that I believe eating a raw food lifestyle made happen."
11/26/2013: Fran from Georgia: "Ted,
You I trust you have help me so much. You are a life given may our Creator keep you healthy always. You help me once when I had a knot in my neck it was scary, you had me eating butter, best thing I ever did...
Anyway, today I need your help as I am worried about my dad his pressure is up and down like a sea saw....I can tell he is scared as he finally ask me how to help him.....I don't know that much about pressure as I have a lot of friends who deal with it...
Do you feel if I got Aloe and juice it, it might work. Could you tell me what you would do?"
11/27/2012: Jaype from Nha Trang, Vietnam: "Hi Ted, I have been reading most of the posts and your replies (thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, time and experience) and I will certainly give a try to some of yours suggestions (Bicarbonate citrus lime). But before I do so, I need to ask you a few more questions.
1. I recently read a lot about wheat grass. It is very popular here in Asia (Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand). But what I read about is what the companies or distributors say... of course they highly praise their product. I am 68 and since a month I have high blood pressure (up to 140-150). It's family history. I would like to know if I could really find relieve with wheat grass. (I don't mention brand names)
2. One the Google ad on this site suggests another solution: Detoxifying the liver and kidneys. Would I find relieve with this? (Again, I don't mention the name)
For the first time of my life I feel I am at a very, very important crossroad. I now need to take the right turn. To help you better understand my situation: Alcohol, although I quit reasonable taking, was surely an issue. I tried several times to lose weigh without success (now 80kg). I don't smoke and do regular biking and walking. I take one aspirin a day, and my diet is mainly fruits and vegies (I removed a lot of meat from my menu). I love extra virgin olive oil, one homemade yogurt a day and homemade bread. I don't know what else to change.
Before I decide to spend too much money with any miracle solution (grass or detox), I would like to know if what you propose (Bicarbonate citrus lime) would be sufficient in my case or whoever in a similar situation. Should I go for grass or detox?
Thanks for your precious advises, Good bless."
08/04/2012: Ann from Paradise, California: "Hello Ted, I have Lupus and just found out my kidneys are failing (rapidly). It is not because I am using cortisones and other meds, but because I have uncontrolled high blood pressure (for the last few months).
I have traditionally managed my health with natural remedies and wholesome food. Thank you for the suggestions on your site... However, I have tried the ones for blood pressure and so far it has not significantly dropped. Of everything, what natural remedies do you think are most helpful? Meds don't seem to work either.
Our drinking water is highly clorinated and I don't drink it but I do take baths (water pressure is too low for showers). I just moved here a year and a half ago. I noticed you say there can be a connection. I appreciate any advice you can give me. My kidneys are failing incredibly fast.
Thank you for helping me and so many others! Ann"Replies
08/06/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Ann, I also have the hypertension and kidney probs but don't seem so severe as yourself. I get good results from baking soda / epsom salt / minerals baths. Extra potassium and magnesium orally are a must. Celery is good source of potassium and lowers bp. For immediate releif try Ted's recommendation of food grade Sodium Nitrite. The amino acid Arginine produces Nitric Oxide which lowers bp. Did you try ACV???
Low Dose Naltrexone LDN is recommended for Lupus, if I am not mistaken: have you tried it???
You probably have an inflammatory condition underlying all the symptoms you stated. Incorporate Pineapple, Turmeric and coldwater fish like Salmon, Mackerel, and Sardines in your diet or use these as supplements. Reduce saturated and eliminate trans fats. Eliminate refined salt from your diet and use unrefined Sea or Himalayan Salt.
For immediate relief of the kidneys I take recommended dose of D-Mannose and place a speaker Magnet over the kidney area of lower back w/ good results and also lowers bp. I have good results w/ Soloray brand Raw Kidney Glandular; this formula also contains supportive herbs as well as an homeopathic group ---i highly recommend this. Cranberry works similar to D-Mannose to kill infection in the kidneys; I feel results within minutes.
Lots more info in the "conditions" section here on E.C. Hope this helps and good luck. Hope you hear from Ted or Bill if nothing else is working for you."
08/06/2012: Elsaeasterly from Elsewhere, Ca replies: "Ann, I read on another forum a couple of years ago that lecithin is helpful for kidneys as there is a high concentration of it in those organs. A gentleman related an experience of a woman he knew that was in end-stage diabetic kidney failure, found out about lecithin, and reversed it. Someone asked him how much the woman took and he said he didn't have exact measurements but that she took it by the handsful. You can buy large tubs of lecithin granules. I hope this is helpful."
06/04/2012: Karen from Toronto, Canada: "I have a condition called Fibroidmuscular Dysplasia. (FMD) This is a condition of the arteries where a non cholesterol blockage occurs either by what is called the string of beads (which I have) and there are two other artery differences under FMD. To date the only control is angioplasts and I have had two, and maybe looking at my third one this fall. This procedure mostly occurs in the arteries going into the kidney, but can occur anywhere in the body. The symptoms are different for each location. In the kidney it results in uncontrolled high blood pressure. This affliction occurs mostly in women and usually manifests between the ages of 25-50. It can also happen before and after these ages. I am just wondering if anyone else who reads Earth Clinic is aware of FMD or has FMD and if so, have you found any natural ways of dealing with this."
12/02/2011: Val from London, United Kingdom: "My Bp is 150/110!!! The Dr has just upped my meds. I am feeling even more sick from the medicine I'm taking- valstan mixed with hyclo something. At 27 mg. I'm getting cramps in my body- it's making me feel low in my spirit. After reading this, some comments on this page, I started the CVO with lemon, I feel a little better in myself.
I live in London the only CVO I could get hole of is the aspinall organic, is this still the same as the mothers?? And can anyone come up with a natural cure for BP??????"Replies
12/02/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Val, Have you tried adding magnesium and potassium? Also check if you are acidic (test urine) and if so try one of Ted's alkalizing remedies. All the best."
12/02/2011: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "1. Cantaloupes
2. Raisins (soak overnight, drink the water next AM and eat the rainsins). You can do this 2 times daily but soaking the raisins for at least 12 hours is key.
3. Veggie juice of celery, cucumbers, parsley, ginger and lemon juice. (all organic if you can, especially celery).
4. Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tblspoon in 8 oz warm water 2-3 times daily between meals.
12/02/2011: Val from London, United Kingdom replies: "This sounds interesting! I will try the raisin, don't how and why this works. I have heard of the veggie one before. I need to invest in a blender.
12/02/2011: Val from London, United Kingdom replies: "Thanks Marie,
Am new to this site, not sure what Ted's alkaline think is?? Can you tell me which food contain natural magnesium?
12/03/2011: Ash from London, United Kingdom replies: "Val,
I am in London and have high BP. I was using the organic Aspinall ACV you can buy in any supermarket - it does not have the mother in it.
I then found organic ACV with mother at www.highernature.com and also on www.amazon.co.uk where several sellers sell ACV with the mother in the UK - it is a lot more expensive than the Aspinall ACV - but it it works and tastes a lot better.
Hope this helps and good luck
10/27/2011: Larry from Houston, Tx/usa: "The apple cider vinegar doesn't lower my blood pressure. I'm 160/105, please someone do you have other remedies- my doctor want put me on medicine."Replies
10/27/2011: Candy from Fort Madison, Iowa replies: "I have a couple suggestions. One would be transdermal magnesium. Just google it. There are several good brands. Another suggestion is cayenne pepper. You can go to cayenneinfo.com for that info. Hope something helps."
10/27/2011: Bodulica from Barrie, Canada replies: "Chinese use simple - celery. The recipe from the book (that apparently will lower your cholesterol, too): fresh cellery sticks juice mixed with an equal quantity of honey. Drink 40 ml. Warm juice each time, 3 times a day. (40 ml. = approx. 2 and 1/2 tbsp).
My blood pressure is low. Not knowing about its medicinal propeties, I was eating fresh celery for 3 days (just one stick a day in salads, not juicing it) and feeling weaker and weaker, untill I measured my blood pressure. It was down in China!
10/28/2011: Sandra from Atlanta, Ga replies: "My naturopath gave me a Chinese herb product called Gaoxieya. It is really working from me. My blood pressure was running high first thing in the morning. 130-140/90-100 range. The bottle says take 3 capsules twice a day. I only take 2 at bedtime and when I check it in the morning, it is in the 110-130/70-82 range. There was one night when I cooked 2 scrambled eggs in coconut oil with tumeric and black pepper and had a bowl of oatmeal with a fruit and nut package, with a cup of pomegranate juice and my pressure the next morning was 100/70. I was like wow. I don't know what about that particular combination but I was happy. Also, I had went walking (regular strolling, barely sweating) for about 30 minutes late that afternoon after work, then stopped to get a cup of oatmeal on the way home."
09/30/2011: See Koi from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "I am fed up with this condition. Tried everything under the sun, but nothing works. Why is my blood pressure always high, upwards of 150 over 100? Just a simple walk, talk, shower, drink, snack and it shoots like mad as that volcano in Indonesia. Why? Why? Why?
Strangely, for my 22 year old niece, her blood pressure does not even budge a bit but remains constant at 104 over 65, and that's after a humungous set of activities: prepare food, eat lunch, chat, joke, laugh, clean table, wash dishes and cut fruits for desert.
The heart and blood vessels can only stand shooting pressure in excess of 150/120 for a little while, before problems and death will eventually happen.
What else is there to do? Ted from Bangkok, anyone, anything...help!!"Replies
10/01/2011: Phyllis from Goshen, Indiana replies: "Obtain a book by Adelle Davis -Let's Get Well. You may find one in libraries but only can be purchased used on Amazon as they are out of print now. She was a nutritionist at John Hopkins Hospital in the 40-50's and has the best info ever. Her info has solved many of my problems over the years.
She had 3-4 different titles but the one I mention above has much on high blood pressure and how it works and why. There is too much to mention here."
10/01/2011: Deedre from Campbell River, Bc, Canada replies: "Hello, I have Cerebral Palsy and take an all natural supplement called Skinny Body Care. It has helped me personally with a slu of issues with my own body. It is not simply a weight loss product, it regulates & detoxifies the body. Someone in my family with high blood pressure has had it go down and not by a small amount.
GLUCOMMANAN-high in fiber and is an enzyme that helps the digestive system. It reduces cholesterol, treats constipation, helps rise glucose in type 2 diabetic persons without significantly affecting insulin, and expands 50X's its weight to help one feel fuller and lowers appetite which aids in weight loss. It inhibits development of atopic dermatitis and growth of immunoglobulin that causes allergic reactions. It aids in hypothyroidism treatments, lung cancer prevention, decreases blood pressure, anti-aging benefits, and helps in creating lower-fat, low-calorie meals.
CARALLUMA FIMBRIATA POWDER-quenches thirst and suppresses hunger. It's believed to block enzymes that form fat in the body. It's used by natives who go out for hunting, especially in famine prone areas and where there's a scarcity of food.
CHA DE BUGRE POWDER-small tree found in Brazil is very successful in suppressing the appetite and believed to fight cellulite. Can be roasted and made into a coffee substitute and is a good heart tonic that stimulates circulation. It's also used in Brazil and Haiti as a tea to help relieve cough, regulate renal function, reduce uric acid, and externally to heal wounds.
Amylase Powder-an enzyme that helps digest carbohydrates. Breaks down starch and turns them into a natural sugar which gives the body energy. Also found in the pancreas and the glands that make saliva.
Protease Powder-digestive enzyme needed to digest protein. It liberates amino acids needed by the body. Used as therapy for benefits in oncology, inflammatory conditions, blood rheology control, and immune regulation.
Lipase Powder-a digestive enzyme needed to digest a healthy amount of fat our bodies need. It hydrolyzes lipids, the ester bonds in triglycerides, to form fatty acids and glycerol. Dissolves fat throughout the body, improves metabolism, and aids in overall detoxification process.
Glucoamylase-also turns starch into sugar for easy digestion
Papain Powder-Papain is a protease enzyme found in the papaya plant and is used to treat gastrointestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and indigestion. Breaks down heavy proteins to make them easy to digest and absorb into the body and works well against Celiac disease, shingles, and herpes. It also shortens the healing time of some injuries and surgery.
Cellulase Powder-sustains blood sugar, maintains good level of cholesterol, supports cell membranes to keep them healthy from free radicals, toxic chemicals, and breaks down biofilm to help detoxify the intestinal tract as well as major organs.
Bromelain Powder-enzymes found in pineapples used for digestive support. It treats inflammation following surgery primarily of the ear, nose, and throat as well as other infections and injuries. Aids heartburn when used with amylase and lipase and reduces diarrhea."
10/01/2011: P from Middle Of, Fl replies: "Drink lemon juice! Works for my mom. She checks her blood presure daily, if its high, she drinks it and that seems to help lower it!
If that doesn't work, look into cinnamon pills, garlic pills, cayenne pepper pills. If you use them as condiments in your daily cooking perhaps you wont feel the burden of popping pills.
I make a hot drink for my son... Half coconut milk, half reg milk, spoon of cinnamon, sugar and a dab of vanilla extract. He loves it! French toast gets u cinnamon too! Load your veggies with garlic lil butter or coconut oil steam then saute them! Use sea salt instead of table salt! Use healthy oils! Wish I write down more but too many ideas. It's taken me many years of trials and errors!"
03/29/2012: John from Anasco, Puerto Rico replies: "HBP- my way: first you have to get the carbohydrates under control. Buy a copy of the Atkins diet book, that will be your bible, not your only book but the one you will compare to. Next, your breath. I bought about 10 or 12 used books on breathing and the answer is in them all only hidden away in all the bs. A few years back my bp was up (at walmarts, I don't go to the doctor much) so I decided to get back to the exercising. A walk around walmart/loews takes about 20 minutes x 3, an hour. As I was walking one day I got to thinking about the breathing thing. So I just got to doing it eazy, in-in, out-out. 1-2 3-4. At first it was hard to focus but now I can keep it going for an hour, no problema. I'm 74 and lifting (light) weights on m-w-f and walking/breathing on a threadmill an hour on t-t-s. the bp is steady at 110/115 over 60/65 with a pulse rate of 60/65. rule # 1, you got to thing for yourself. Good luck"
09/21/2011: Hilkil from Studio City, Ca, Usa: "I would so appreciate any help. My blood pressure is running out of control. 197/130. I am in my mid 40's am thin, have a healthy diet. Please do not suggest, lemon, acv, magnesium, hawthorne berry, garlic, acupuncture, cayenne pepper. I could go on and on and on. If anyone found something unique that helped please let me know. My gratitutude to all who have read this."Replies
09/21/2011: P from Middle Of , Fl replies: "How about cinnamon? It works for my father-in-law! And deep breathing, like; inhale, hold breath for three seconds and exhale softly through mouth and repeat until your body feels relax. I once helped my friend whom was catching an asthma attack due to panic cause he ate peanuts and was allergic to them, escape the attack and then he followed through with a benedryl. Sounds simple but works. also read on yesterdays feed a man rid of his persistant hbp through the mini beet protocol."
09/23/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "I'm afraid so, to many people a Doctor is a threat. If this is the case the "Flight or fight " factor kicks in and the Adrenaline and other stress hormones raise the B. P. To such a significant amount, that the Doc gets alarmed and put you on medication. Being fair to the Doc. They can only go with the facts as presented, so if your BP. Shows up as beyond reasonable limits he does his thing and writes out a script. My wife turned up for her appontment and got readings of 90/170...I thought with the exercise and diet shes getting she should be perfect... So I bought a B. P. Monitor and checked it constantly at home over a few days.. The readings were in the 80/120 range constantly. She could have quite easily be on long term meds when she didn't need them."
07/08/2011: Doshee from Marshall, California, Usa: "Thank you for this fantastic resource. I have been diagnosed with dysautonomia, the most troubling symptom of which is that my blood pressure rises rapidly when I lie down and drops rapidly when I stand. For example, last night, while asleep, my BP rose to 200/102, Heart Rate 60. 4 minutes later, after going to the bathroom, I took my BP again and it was 90/55, HR 66. I have been on minoxidil at night and metoprolol during the day to counteract the cardiac arrhythmia caused by minoxidil. Recently reduced the minoxidil because I cannot function with the arrhythmia, which metoprolol was no longer treating. I have tried sleeping sitting up, but my nocturnal BPs are still regularly in the 170s.
So I'm desperate to find out what remedies might work for this rapid fluctuation in BP. It has been happening for a long time and getting worse despite my cardiologist's best efforts."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/19/2011: Chadi from Dubai, Uae: "Good Morning,
How are you, you have amazing website. Here is a brief of my story; first of all I have hypertensive high blood pressure with fast heart rate (runs in the family). I am 37 years old
male, I live in Canada but 4 years ago I moved to live and work in Dubai UAE. In Jan 2009 I started to take blood pressure medications, I started with a medication called Caduet, it did not work for me because it is keeping my heart rate fast, then the doctor switched me to Tarka in the morning and medicine called concor in the evening, the treatment was ok, after two months of these medications I start feeling some weird sensation on the back of my head, I ignored it it wasn't that severe.
June of 2009 I did a sinus surgery and suppose to be a simple one, the doctor inflated some tubes and laser burned some access flesh in my nose. After this sinus surgery I felt miserable, my eyes were watery, massive headache cannot concentrate, or walk right, I had severe insomnia, my blood pressure went up even with medications, I start taking antidepressant but it made matter worst, most doctors told me I am ok it will go away, after two months of suffering I went to Canada for my annual leave in Sep 2009, after two weeks there I started restoring my sleep back, I felt good. I also changed my blood pressure medications to Lopressor.
When I came back to Dubai in October of 2009, The problem started again. But less severe, I started going to the Gym in September of 2010, It wasn't doing good, I still feel fatigness and tired, early 2011 another problem arised, I start getting shortness of breath and becoming worst, I though it could be from the blood pressure medication it is making me too weak so just a month ago I changed it to Cozaar, The insomnia came back, I stopped Cozaar again and taking herbal medications from local store here, it is keeping my BP low, but the insomnia never went away. I feel very fatigued and weak, I can't do any activities at all because of shortness of breath, my nose always stuffed. It has been two years and desperately looking for solution to my problem. I really don't know what I have got, is it the blood pressure medications doing this? Please assist me, I red you formula about Baking Soda and ACV. Would that help, can I call you if you don't mind? Thank you so much.
[YEA] 12/03/2011: Mdee from Provo, Ut, United States replies: "Cayenne Pepper (the more units of heat the better) is your best short term solution... you can get off the meds for high blood pressure and be at a very healthy level in days.
As for long term you can just supplement the cayenne or work on dietary changes but cayenne pepper will work. Read up on Doctor Christopher (herbalist) if you don't believe it.