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!
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 is wonderful and it works well for HBP. I take cayenne in a tincture form. I didn't like the pills because when they break up in your stomach..ouch! The tincture can stop a heart attack in 60 seconds with the correct amount. I took 2 drops in a little milk just before my last doctor appt, and when the doc took my BP it was 115/70. It is usually 133/90. Now I take it daily with a drop/day. Buy it online if you can't find it.
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!
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.
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Posted by Marthas (Zeerust, North West South Africa) on 11/01/2011
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
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
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Posted by Cathy (Squamish, B.C. Canada) on 01/28/2009
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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Posted by Lisa (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)
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.