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Natural Cures for High Blood Pressure

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Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium   2  0   

Posted by April (Quakertown, Pa) on 06/24/2013

[YEA]  After beginning to have high blood pressure early in pregnancy (not too high, but alarming at 140/90), I had heard that Magneisum might be the key to getting it back down. I was already taking calcium and getting potassium, so it was magnesium that I thought might do the trick. I started consuming 3 squares of 100% cacao baking bar with a little raw honey spread on for taste. The next time I went back for a checkup, my blood pressure was back down to 116/70 and has stayed there. I HIGHLY recommend this tactic. It has also cured my leg cramps I get at night from being pregnant. If I don't have my chocolate, my cramps will come back, so I know it's the chocolate. It's important to spread the consumption of the chocolate throughout the day so that you are not getting too much caffeine in one sitting. I usually have one after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A great, healthy desert!

Posted by Dee (Birmingham, AL) on 05/13/2006

[YEA]  I recently visited the local health food store. I started taking one supplement called Calcium Magnesium Potassium (I won't name the brand name). I have been taking it for about three weeks now. I recently checked by blood pressure at a doctor's visit and it was very normal (124/78). My blood pressure hasn't been this normal in years.

Cayenne and Garlic   1  0   

Posted by Carrie (Kuwait, Middle East) on 08/27/2006

[YEA]  I had a heart attack 1 and half years ago. 3 nights ago I experienced pains and was hospitalized and found to be suffering once again with a heart condition. I searched the internet and came across your site. Thank you for an amazing treasure of cures and remedies. I used 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a tablespoon or two of honey in rather large glass of boiling water. I found the taste really delicious! I swallowed crushed clove garlic with this drink and truly my heart settled almost instantly and my BP is normal! To all heart sufferers, this is an amazing remedy to try, you only benefit from it. I intend having this daily probably for the rest of my life!

Cayenne Pepper   10  0   

Posted by Tg (Tn ) on 11/29/2013

I am currently on 2 different blood pressure medicines daily and would like to try cayenne pepper to lower my blood pressure and get off these meds. I don't know whether it's better to start with the pepper while taking the meds and see what happens or just not take my meds the day I start using the pepper. Any feedback about this would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
11/30/2013
714 Posts
Dear Tg,

I would personally not suggest quitting your meds cold turkey. I think I would try adding some cayenne and monitoring the results and then begin to wean off meds. Are you able to monitor your BP at home? This way you would be able to try and make your switch over gradually and safely.

Since the goal would be to take 1 teaspoon of cayenne daily, try 1/3 teaspoon in some water or juice once a day for a few days. If it makes your BP go lower, you could perhaps reduce your meds some. However, since Cayenne is normalizing to the circulatory system, it may not actually make your BP too low. If you get up to 1 teaspoon per day with no changes, then go ahead and begin to reduce the meds. Just go gradually. Reduce one medicine by 25 % for a few days, then 50% for a few days, etc.

Also, as you increase the cayenne, I would take it in divided does. Start with 1/3 teaspoon per day. Then 1/3 teaspoon twice a day, then 1/3 teaspoon there times a day. Perhaps for convenience you could move to 1/2 teaspoon twice a day.

Meanwhile, keep reading Earth Clinic stories as to how others have used diet and other things to control and solve BP problems.

I am not a doctor, just going by our own experience with using natural medicines.

Let us know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Tg
Tn
11/30/2013
Thank you Mama to Many. I am just a little confused, when you said if I get up to 1 teaspoon per day with no changes to go ahead and begin to reduce the meds. If there are no changes and I reduce my meds wouldn't my bp go higher again? This was probably a dumb question, but I just want to make sure I understand everything.
Posted by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa
11/30/2013
714 Posts
Hi Tg,

Not a dumb question at all...here is what I was thinking...if you get up to the 1 teaspoon dosage of cayenne with no changes, you won't know until you start weaning from meds if it is contributing to a stable BP number. (Since cayenne is a normalizing herb, it might not lower it further. People respond differently to things....so there isn't a one size fits all solution to most problems.) If you get to 1 teaspoon a day and start weaning from meds and your BP goes up, you will know that cayenne is not the solution for you. At that point, you would just want to continue the meds as you have been and perhaps look in to something else.

If the cayenne does reduce your BP before getting to the full dose, you could go ahead and start weaning. You just want to do all of this slowly (increase cayenne slowly, decrease meds slowly) so you don't have any dramatic changes happening.

I hope that makes sense.

Keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Ed2010
Canada
11/30/2013
Hello Tg from Tn

From my observation, Cayenne increases the Blood Flow, increasing blood flow is initiated by increasing the blood pressure. IMHO, cayenne is not the right herb or food for High Pressure. There are many reasons for High Pressure Mineral Imbalance, Increased Fat in Body, In many cases the body increases itself the pressure so as to maintain the balance and blood flow. If mineral Imbalance is the cause of your blood pressure then take Prune Water which I mentioned in the HBP page. However, if you want to try Cayenne It won't hurt, try from little 1/4 th tsp in a glass of water one time a day. Simultaneously, monitoring your pressure in Home. Good Health

Posted by Timh
Ky, Usa
12/01/2013
1304 Posts
Cayenne is good for hbp but is best used in conjunction w/ other herbs like Hawthorn, Garlic, and Ginger. There are a number of herbal formulas w/ these in combination for healthy circulation. Raw Celery is also recommended (be sure to wash thoroughly).
Posted by Beberobozo
New York
12/01/2013
31 Posts
Hi, I have high blood pressure and on some meds but feeling I don't want to get off just yet.. Besides I cant cut the pill so much.. Its very small....Anyway; the meds barely work so I have integrated Taurine, Olive Leaf, Beet root and the miracle mineral magnesium... so far its all working okay. There are days though I do add a tablespoon or two of Apple cidar vinegar.. My bp is strange though when I am under stress of course it goes up...

I would to next do the L Argenine ...

Okay My experience with cayenne was interesting ... I was using it one morning before I went to doctors office for bp check and it actually made my bp higher... It def. makes the heart stronger and all because I can feel it when I use it in my heart and pulse.. Okay so now I just do a few sprinkles of it on food during the day but not much..so going to experiment with that.. I like all the suggestions but for me and from experience I would just be a bit vigilant with cayenne and see what happens.. Like I said it did not lower my bp .. it made it higher I am assuming because its quite powerful....Like someone said we are all different and each person has to find their own natural way... I am still trying to find what is best for me.

Personally I think the only way is to keep checking on yourself and genetic testing but that cost money.. Good Luck

Posted by Marthas (Zeerust, North West South Africa) on 11/01/2011

[YEA]  It has been a week since I've been using cayenne pepper and also a hypertensive, I must say that the health benefits are out of this world. I take half teaspoon with a quarter coldwater every morning with no side effects. Thanx to all tips about cayenne pepper.

Posted by Maria (San Francisco, CA) on 06/13/2009

[YEA]  i was wondering about the virgin coconut oil...it was mentioned that it is not recommended for people with high blood pressure, and i was wondering if that applies to the oil applied externally as well as internally? (as in the rubbing of the feet and calves before bed)... because i do not have high blood pressure but my boyfriend does, or used to at least...we have had some success with cayenne pepper (1 tblspn twice a day)...btw he is less prone to lose his temper because i think your temperament and patience is affected by the blood pressure (and vice versa)... so my other question is if you know that your blood pressure is now lowered from taking the cayenne (its been about a month now), must one continue taking it indefinitely? also we have been making kombucha at home and we notice less desire for caffine and more energy, better skin...

we would recommend using silver needle white tea, as the taste is great combined with the kombucha, champagne-like, and it has the more anti-oxidants than black or green tea. thanks, Maria

Posted by Maria
San Francisco, CA
06/13/2009
2 Posts
this is an amendment to an earlier post i wrote about cayenne pepper lowering my boyfriend's blood pressure. i wrote that he took 2 tblspns a day but i was wrong- he actually takes 1 tsp. a day, spilt up into 1/2 tspn twice a day. the way he does it is by wrapping it in a little tissue paper and swallowing it, and then drinking or eating something that coats the stomach, like milk (before or after...you start to build up more of a tolerance for it after awhile. we were going to buy the gelatin capsules but they seemed sort of expensive.

also while i was at it i wanted to mention that honey (raw is best i think) works well for mosquito bites, cuts, and skin irritations, like skin tabs on the edges of your nails, just put a little bit directly on the skin and its stops the itch and helps it heal faster. i think it also helps for wounds, though doesn't stop the bleedinng like cayenne. thanks and sorry about the mistake earlier!

Posted by Trea
Shirley, New York, Usa
01/25/2010
4 Posts
Need some help please. My husband has extremely high blood pressure. He was hospitalized for it more than 6 times in 2008 and about 4 times in 2009. We changed his diet a couple of years ago so he is eating much healthier and he dropped 25 lbs. His medication has been switched so many times over the past few years that he has probably been given almost every type of BP medication out there. He has also been on diuretics but they had to be stopped because they were draining his system of potassium and water too much and he would cramp up in his legs and arms.

He is 6'3" weighs 225 and his BP is generally 160/100 on his medication. When he goes through periods of skipping medication because he's fed up with it his pressure goes even higher. We have tried the ACV 2 tbsp with 12 oz water twice a day and it is not working for him. His high blood pressure is hereditary both of his parents had it. It also has to do with salt because whenever he's not home and eats something processed which usually has high sodium content his pressure goes even higher. I don't believe salt is the only problem though otherwise when we changed his diet it should have helped more. He eats plenty of salads eats mostly chicken or fish. Drinks plenty of water. He is lactose intolerant so we use rice milk. He loves vegetables raw and steamed.

I am going to try the Cayenne Pepper but I have a question. Can you use the Cayenne Pepper seasoning that you buy in the supermarket in the baking aisle or does it have to be fresh? My supermarket does not have fresh cayenne pepper. Are the capsules better or does it make a difference? If anyone has anything else that they think might help, I'm open to suggestions.

Posted by Gavin
Manganui, Northland, New Zealand
04/29/2011
340 Posts
I use the cheap cayenne from the spice isle and the effects are efficacious.. But with regards to high blood pressure... Seven cloves of garlic the first night six the second and so on down till two if you maintain at two cloves, the blood pressure should be normal along with the other health benifits this herb gives.. Sprinkle the chopped herb over food.. Take parsley for garlic breath!

Posted by Cathy (Squamish, B.C. Canada) on 01/28/2009

[YEA]  I have been taking medication for high blood pressure for years. I am on 2 differnt types's of medication, one i call the pee pill and the other is for the high blood pressure, any way's they are both double doses. I recently discovered cayenne pepper, ive been taking it for a month now. I sprinkle it on everything, and i can't believe how great i feel. Not only is it great for cleaning out the bowel's, and reducing bloating, but i can't believe how much my blood pressure has reduced. I take my blood pressure reading's quite regularly. Could this possibly be a cure for high blood pressure, because i would love to take cayenne over the medication? Thanx Cathy

Posted by Gabi (Toronto, Canada) on 06/10/2008

[YEA]  When I red about cayenne at Earth Clinic first time I run to the kitchen to try it. I had wonderful experience! It was almost nirvana like. I was rested and full of energy. Since then I take it usually before bed time. I wake up in the morning without awful bags under my eyes and my feet aren't swollen at all. I told about cayenne paper one of my clients who is over 2 years on chemotherapy. She decided to try it. Most difficult for that lady are mornings (blood pressure is about 50/80!). Guess what happened? After 20 min we checked and her blood pressure was 127/73! We didn't check again but for the next couple hrs which are usually most difficult to get through during the day, she was OK! I got this idea from information to use cayenne paper as a first aid in a case of heart attack. Thank you Earth Clinic. If it didn't save a life it made it possible to live!

Posted by george (naples, florida) on 01/28/2008

[YEA]  BAKING SODA NASAL RINSE I used baking soda and warm water and have not had a sinus problems in two months also used cayenne pepper to lower my blood pressure.

Posted by boyd (manchester, newhampshire) on 11/04/2007

[YEA]  i had high blood pressure 165 over 100 i started taking the cayenne pepper pills from gnc 6 pills a day and the same day after taking the pills my blood pressure was 130 over 74 and now after 2 months of taking 2 cayenne pepper pills a day and 1 hawthron pill a day my blood pressure stays 130 over 71 hawthron and cayenne works both are pills at gnc

Posted by Jennifer (Windsor, California) on 08/14/2007

[YEA]  Hi Karen, My mother occasionally experiences the same heartburn discomfort after taking ACV. She can't take it on an empty stomach and has to sip it slowly. She does take it every morning after breakfast diluted in 16 oz of filtered water. In regards to lowering blood pressure, she's had wonderful success with cayenne pepper. Do a search on Dr. Richard Schultz for lots more info. My Mom's doctor reduced her blood pressure med in half several months ago and my Mom hopes to be able to stop completely when she goes back in for her checkup in a couple of months. Besides eating well and taking the ACV and cayenne, she walks several miles 3 - 4 times a week.

Posted by Daniel (Nelson, New Zealand) on 01/07/2007

[YEA]  This is really excellent stuff on here. I've used cayenne pepper for 15 years plus now along with a few other practices and be live it helps maintain my blood pressure within the normal range without having to alter my diet and life style to much. Can't wait to try out apple cider vinegar at least it wont be as pungent taken in a tea form like the cayenne. having said that, do not be put off cayenne as you can use capsules. It's great stuff!

Posted by Tameka (Glen Burnie, MD) on 01/23/2006

[YEA]  I have tried the Cayenne Pepper and Golden Seal capsules. I would generally take two in the morning and 2 in the evening. Worked pretty good. I also have tried the apple cider vinegar and that works well too. 2 to 3 tsp 3 times a day did it for me.

Posted by Lisa (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)

[YEA]  I luv to share this. I was told as a 40-something Af. Amer women, that I was borderline hypertensive and put on meds. Not good. I was falling asleep. Also no good to cut the dose -- comatose. A friend told me about a folk remedy - cayenne pepper. She said it needed to be organic cayenne- it's stronger, I guess. I am now over 50 and my pressure is usually in the range of 110/70. I do take a 12mg. water pill to keep me from retaining water also. I started with @1/4 tsp (of cayenne) in any liquid you want 2x a day. If needed, you can up this to 1/2 tsp but do this slowly so your body can adjust to the increase. Now I do watch my salt intake but I only use the cayenne when I have had a particularly salty dish.

Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic and Lecithin   1  0   

Posted by Peyote (Richland, MO) on 12/23/2006

[YEA]  I take once daily, 1500 mg off garlic soft gel and two capsules of cayenne, 450mg ginger, 200mg hawthorn berry, 50mg of lecithin the last are all in one capsule keeps my BP in check Good luck.


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