Natural Cures for Heart Disease

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Heart disease is a fearful diagnosis. Everyone knows you need your heart to be working to live. And you need it working well to live well. Ideally, home remedies are used to prevent heart disease, but even if you already have a problem with your heart, natural remedies can often improve your heart health significantly. Natural remedies for heart disease include apple cider vinegar, a variety of herbs, supplements and dietary changes.

Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different problems related to the heart and the blood vessels. These conditions include heart attacks, strokes, build up in the arteries, irregular heart rates, and high blood pressure. Heart disease can be a silent health problem, until it become severe, or it can cause a range of chronic or acute symptoms.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is commonly taken in water on a regular basis. This tonic has valuable nutrients in it and helps to alkalize the body.


There are a number of herbs which are used to strengthen the heart and prevent disease. These herbs can be taken as supplements or you can include them regularly in your diet.


Dried and powdered cayenne pepper is considered by herbalists to be a heart tonic. Its high content of vitamin A, C and Zinc may contribute to its heart benefit. It is a stimulant herb and removes congestion from the circulatory system. It is a natural blood regulator.

Research has even found that capsician, the main component of cayenne, when used topically, significantly reduced cardiac cell death during a heart attack!1


Like cayenne, ginger is a stimulant herb. It has blood purifying properties and is common in heart tonics, especially in combination with cayenne pepper since it tends to tone down the shock to the stomach that cayenne can cause. Ginger is an herb used to reduce cholesterol.


Garlic has blood thinning properties. It also is used for high cholesterol, blood clots, and arteriosclerosis.


The berries of the hawthorn plant are dried and powdered. This heart tonic is used by herbalists to treat high or low blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart palpitations, and congestive heart failure.


Motherwort is an herb that is especially useful for women who have heart irregularities during menopause. It can relieve a racing heart and palpitations. Possibly it helps with these issues because of its calming effect on the system.

The 5 Mix

The Five Mix is a home made tonic to be taken daily to prevent or heal heart problems. It combines herbs, vinegar, citrus and honey in a special recipe. Find out how to make this tonic on this page!

Vitamins and Supplements


CoQ10 is a coenzyme that is in every cell of your body. It is an antioxidant and helps your body to repair cells. CoQ10 deficiency has been linked to heart problems.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps the circulatory system by thinning the blood. It is best to use the natural form of vitamin E, d alpha tocopherol.


Magnesium is needed by your body for many functions, including keeping your heart rate regular. Its relaxing effect on the body is important as well.

Nattokinase and Serrapeptase

The enzymes nattokinase and serrapeptase are used to clear congestion in the heart and blood vessels by breaking down non-living tissue. These enzymes are commonly used for blood clots, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Either or both enzymes can be used. Some supplements contain both.

Lifestyle Changes


A poor diet can certainly be a factor in heart disease. If your diet is lacking in nutrients, your will starve your heart of necessary vitamins and minerals that are critical for its function. Additionally, certain chemicals, like MSG, can aggravate heart problems.

Focus on eating a variety of whole foods. Avoid processed foods and fast foods.

Drink plenty of water or herbal tea. Limit coffee, tea and soda. In fact, some with heart issues, will find that even a small amount of coffee aggravates their heart problem.

Some foods are particularly helpful to the cardiovascular system.

Blackstrap molasses is highly concentrated source of vitamins and minerals, many of which are helpful to your heart, including magnesium.

Old fashioned oatmeal is an easy and delicious way to start your day. Oatmeal is highly nutritious and has been found to reduce cholesterol when eaten on a regular basis. Add a bit of coconut oil and blackstrap molasses for extra nutrition and energy.


Your body repairs itself when you sleep. If you are shortchanging your body of sleep and rest, you are shortchanging it the opportunity to heal itself. Short periods of inadequate rest will happen to everyone at some point, but if you do not get enough sleep on a regular basis, you need to rearrange your life to get the benefit to your body.

Stress Reduction

Everyone knows that stress is bad for your heart. Many stressors that enter your life are out of your control. But if there are stressors you can reduce, do so. Your heart will thank you. You should also find ways to relax to counterbalance the stress in your life. Find a hobby you enjoy and allow yourself to enjoy it a few times a week, or ideally, on a daily basis.


If you do not have the habit of regular exercise, it is never too late to start. You don’t have to start with marathons and the gym. A simple walk is a good place to begin. Exercise moves your blood, increases your energy, improves your sleep and reduces stress.

Linus Pauling’s Heart Disease Therapy

Linus Pauling, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954, established a protocol to prevent heart disease. He believed, as many others do, that heart disease is caused by inadequate vitamin C in the body.

  • 2-4 grams Lysine
  • 2-4 grams Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate)

For those who already have heart disease, the amounts are increased by 50%.

  • 6 grams Lysine
  • 6 grams Vitamin C

Because your body uses vitamin C and Lysine quickly, it is best to take these supplements several times a day. If you take them four times a day you will end up taking

  • .5 – 1 gram each of Lysine and Vitamin C for heart disease prevention (four times daily) or
  • 1.5 grams each of Lysine and Vitamin C for those with heart disease (four times daily).

Taking these supplements several times daily will also reduce the risk of side effects. (The primary side effect of concern is that of diarrhea from a large dose of vitamin C.)

The jury is still out as to the exact cause of heart disease. Sometimes it is surprising to see someone who seems to break all the health rules with a strong heart and long life. Other times, a young person in seemingly excellent health will have a significant heart problem. No one can say for sure whether the biggest factor affecting your heart is nutrition, stress, genetics, your lifestyle or something else entirely. You will hear plenty of theories. But whether you are seeking to prevent heart disease or improve your current heart health, the remedies here are ones our readers have shared because they worked for them! We hope that you will let us know what your try and how it works for you!

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ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon

15 User Reviews
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Posted by Patti B. (PA) on 05/08/2020
4 out of 5 stars

I combined the 4 ingredients. as listed and put them in a stainless steel pot to cook.

When I started cooking the mixture it looked like a creamy almond color but after about 5 minutes of cooking it turned a green color. Is this right or did all the ingredients have a reaction to the stainless steel pot? I'd love some feedback as I wouldn't want to ingest this if it's not as it should be. Thanks!

EC: Seems to be a common problem, if you read some of the other posts!

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Hjr (Florida) on 01/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Question - why are we cooking the fresh garlic juice, lemon juice, ginger, apple cider down to 8 oz. Personally doesn't make any sense, I believe it would be more powerful with the juice extracted and taking 8 tablespoons of the original mixture. When you boil/simmer you are destroying all the natural vitamins, vitamin C and flavonoids are gone. All enzymes are destroyed, the sulphur and the allicin in the garlic? Ginger? Apple cider vinegar?

By juicing we have separated the nutrients out from the pulp excellent! The only thing we are possibly doing in the concentration in concentrating the minerals. If you think we are making a 4 -1 concentration I believe we are wrong, 4-1 concentration means that exact nutritional profile would be the same as the 4 in the1. This I can guarantee is not happening, so many of these nutrients are going to get destroyed by the heat, that's a FACT.

Herbal Companies make extract of ginger, garlic, etc, by first soaking the herb in alcohol or water for a period of time, and then pressing the ingredients out of the herb, some use over 1 million pounds of pressure to make the concentrate. NO HEATING! STORY - Man gets married see his wife cutting the ends off of the pot roast, he asks his wife, why are you cutting the ends off the pot roast? She says with a strong voice, that's the way my mother did it ask her. So the next time the family is together at the holidays he asks his new mother in law why do you cut off the ends of the pot roast? Mother in law say snaps, I don't know ask my mother, so he goes over to the grandmother and tells the story to the grandmother and she laughs and says, the reason I cut off the ends of the pot roast is because I didn't have a pan big enough to cook it in. I think the ingredients will help clean up the arteries and blood pressure, I believe it would be better formula without cooking and consuming 8 tablespoons of the extracted juice. Linus Pauling had Dr Rath spend 15 years researching why people get heart disease, and his answer was Heart Disease is really scurvy of the heart! Vitamin C deficiency, you body can not make 1 drop of vitamin C, we no longer have in our body's the enzyme to make vitamin C, the animal kingdom doesn't get heart disease/strokes because they can make their own vitamin C, a 65 lb goat can make 10,000 mg of vitamin C a day, put that goat under stress and he can make over 100,000 mg. Yo and I can't make a drop. Sharks don't get cancer, sharks product over 400,000 mg of vitamin C, in fact if you did a tissue sample of a shark you can't tell the age from a young shark or an old shark, Incrediable! Cooking the Lemon juice has destroyed the vitamin C. What is left I don't have the time/money to have the concentrate analyzed.

QUESTION IS WHAT AM I missing in the cooking of these ingredients???????

Replied by Crissy

Doesn't boiling it kill off a lot of good nutrients?

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Tom (Usa) on 08/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon recipe

Severe heart pain that would not go away the whole day. Drank a third of a glass of this juice right away and 3 tablespoons thrice a day after that( the juice was lying around for a year that a thoughtful brother had ordered for me mainly because he knew I had no insurance and had high blood pressure! ) and the pain gradually disappeared in three-four days. Would like to mention that I felt a warm burning but not uncomfortable feeling in the region of the heart while taking this wonderful concoction and pressure dropped from 170/90 to 130/85.

This works!

After a crisis, a tablespoon or two as a preventive would be prudent along with healthy portion controlled eating, 20 minutes of brisk walking(walking ups your master molecule -glutathione! ) and regular visits to a good holistic cardiologist.

Replied by Bonbon
(Pierson, Florida)
30 posts

I have just learned about the garlic, lemon, ginger cure. I have been taking nattokinase and serrapeptase for close to a year now to help clean the arteries. I have noticed a difference in my circulation. My feet don't swell like they use to. I don't get chest cramps very often. And I can catch my breath without feeling concerned. I would never get out of breath, just a feeling of not being able to expand my diaphragm at will sometimes. However, I still have anxiety issues and ringing ears. I also feel tightness in my head as if I have a tight ponytail with no headache. I am terrified of the medical system and try to use natural remedies to self heal. I am 53 and grew up on hamburgers and Doritos. I feel like I need a more aggressive treatment. I don't know if I should stop taking the enzymes if I start the garlic cure. I also don't know if I should do this cure or instead do the Tibetan garlic cure. Any thoughts on this?

Replied by Timh
2105 posts

B: As for the enzymes, it is important to take them without any acidosis issues in the gut or body and on an empty stomach preferably 30-60 min prior to meal. A 6 month course should clear out any scar tissue in the arteries.

As for the herbs, Hawthorn berries and Cayenne should be added to your list as they are very important for heart, lungs, and arteries.

You may also consider a vascular cleanse with the herbs White Oak bark, Horse Chestnut, Butcher's Broom.

D Morrow

Papajirao, in India, and everywhere, people use arjuna bark for heart problems, high blood pressure, overweight and so on. Please do an internet search. I just learned about this herb yesterday, and I am researching for my own heart problems. It looks amazing, and the arjuna supplements are made in India from the bark of a tree that grows there. When I searched Google with "arjuna powder or extracts?" I saw that indiamart sells it.

Replied by Bon
(Pierson, Fl)
30 posts

Thanks for your response. I have been taking the enzymes on an empty stomach. as I said I have been taking them for close to a year. Should I discontinue taking them? And I have been reading up on the lemon, garlic cure. Is there any reason why I should not try this?

Replied by Timh
2105 posts

As for the enzymes, a minimum dose could be taken daily for the entire lifespan, but for disease states one would need to take "therapeutic doses" until recovery.

Yes, do the herbal circulatory cleanses as suggested. For a strong heart, take Magnesium Carnitine, and CoQ10.

Replied by Papajirao
(Rajahmundry, Ap)

Is there any commercial brand/s selling the ACV, Ginger, Garlic, and lemon and honey concoction? In India? Thanks.

Replied by Dávid

3 tablespoons thrice a day after that?

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Tin Ko (Newbury Park, Ca) on 02/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My friend was diagnosed as important arteries blocked 50%. Doctors appointed him to insert a stent for the next week. He told the doctor that his horoscope was not good that time frame and dragged another weeks. But the doctor gave him 12 days appointment. Mean time he tried the ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon recipe with 1 table spoon in the morning and one in the afternoon. On the day of operation, the doctors found out that the arteries were only 10% blocked and told him no need to insert the stent. Amazing home remedy.

Replied by Sumeet
5 out of 5 stars

I am using this remedy from past 6 months. Initially I tried to make it at home. it became greenish. After researching I found that it has reacted with metal vessels and I can get metal toxity if I consume. It could damage my kidney or liver. Then I found I can get this formula ready made available by Dr. Patkar's. This is very helpful and I am feeling very good now. No breathlessness. No chest pain. doctor told me to hold my by-pass as my health is improving.

Replied by Jodie

Can you please tell me how you made your acv, garlic, ginger, lemon mixture?? some people are saying to cook it and some say no water and, I would like to know if this worked for you how you did it..

Thank you so much


ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Madhan Vasanth (Chennai) on 01/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Believe me, I have been using this ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon mixture for a month now, I have seen a remarkable change, FYI, I was diagnosed with CAD on 3 arteries with 98 % blockage, I am feeling fit and healthy, but I am not stressing myself with Exercises right now, I might start in a month or so, I am just 32 - Thank god for this mixture.

Replied by Praveen
(United Kingdom)

Hi Madhan - After taking the mix, did you manage to check to what extent the blocks has cleared?

Replied by Ghulam
(Saudi Arabia)

I started to take it 2 days back, but it's too difficult, being so strong, I have to drink water just after taking it, is that OK. My question is that all the ingredients, ginger, garlic, lemon, are commonly used in any household kitchen, how about using these in enough quantities in food cooking?

Replied by Joe

Where do you buy a cup of ginger juice or garlic juice? That's a lot of liquid to make with juicer. Thanks

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Azam (Los Angeles, Ca) on 05/24/2014

The recipe for ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon For Blocked Arteries is as follows:

  • One cup of garlic juice
  • one cup of ginger juice
  • one cup of apple side vinegar ( with mother in it ) un posturized
  • one cup of lemon juice
  • 3 cups of un pastuerized raw honey

Mix all juices and honey

Drink one tablespoon empty stomach in morning. Drink for one week and the give a gap

Replied by Suzie
(Ca, US)

The recipes I read said to reduce all liquid by 1/3 on stove then add to honey.

Replied by Pradeep

I am sugar patient & I just go through bypass surgery on Oct.2014 & after that last Feb.2015 I had again chest pain then Dr. suggest me for angioplasty in my two blocked arteries & I follow the Dr. advice kindly suggest me further treatment if I take this without HONEY (ginger, garlic.lemon juices & apple side vinegar) so it is benefitable for me or not.

Replied by Glen
(Buffalo, NY)

Dear Pradeep, I believe this remedy will be equally effective without the honey.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, India)
192 posts

Hi Pradeep,

Honey is mixed only to make it palatable otherwise it may be rather difficult for one to take. What I would suggest you is that make it without the honey and then if it tastes offensive then you can add minimum honey as per your requirement and then take it. That much honey is not going to act adversely.

Good Luck, Baldev

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Karmau (Toronto, Canada) on 01/23/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have been suffering from angina and shortness of breadth for more than three years. Upon advice from my cardiologist, I went for an angiogram three months ago and found 7 of my arteries were blocked, 2 at 90%, the rest were between 40 and 80%. A stent was immediately inserted on the artery with 90% blockage, and I was asked to go back for another angioplasty in two weeks time. I hesitated as I dislike the invasive operation and I wanted to have a more conservative approach to my heart problems. My son suggested I should try the concoction of garlic, ginger, lemon and apple cider vinegar juice. I did try for about 6 weeks and then one day I suddenly found myself have a very uncomfortable chest pain, and I was very much alarmed because of my heart history. I asked to be sent to the Emergency at Sunny Brook, a reputable research hospital, right away. In view of my recent record the doctor on duty scheduled me to have angioplasty the following morning, and immediately gave me a series of tests. The next morning, the cardiologist in charge studied results of my tests and could not found anything wrong with my heart but he could not take my case lightly in view of the record of blockages. He then decided to give me further tests, including the Echo Stress Test. And again everything was found to be in excellent health and I was discharged in the evening. The cardiologist believed my chest pain was due to indigestion. I have no proof that my blockages were cleared since the doctor saw there was no need to give me an angiogram. But I do believe it is the concoction that brings me back my heart health. I strongly suggest that anyone with a heart problem should try this remarkable concoction.

Replied by Albert From Philippines

Hi Karmau from Toronto, Canada, Can you send me the specific dossage of each of this product (ACV, garlic, ginger lemon), & How to make this drink? How many times a day? So I can make this drink to my mom, She 78 & also have heart problem very similar to yours (suffering from angina and shortness of breadth). She's on solotrate 60mg daily right now. Thank you you very much.

Replied by Aagosh

Re: ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon For Blocked Arteries: I was reading the article mentioned. I want to know what should or how should the subject items be taken to ensure good care from heart disease.

Replied by Jagatheesan
(Tamilnadu, India)

I am a diabetic patient. Can I use the acv, ginger, garlic, lemon and honey mixture? Will honey affect my diabetes? Is it safe to use it? If so can I use acv plain or acv with mother? Please reply. Jagatheesan

Replied by Baldev
(Maharashtra, India)
192 posts

Hi Jagatheesan,

Honey is mixed to make it palatable, otherwise it will be quite strong and you may not like it. So, if you are diabetic use less of honey as per your taste. You have to take one cup of each, lemon juice, ginger juice, garlic juice, and apple cider vinegar and boil it on low heat till it remains to three cups and then let it cool. Once it is cool then you can mix one cup or even less if you feel like of honey in to it. Keep this mixture in the fridge and take a tea spoon of it two to three times a day. It will help you, this works like a heart tonic.

Good Luck

Baldev (09322887066)

Replied by Saki


You can find L-arginine based Health Drink in your local Health food store. It will work slowly without any bad effects. Start taking small quantity, then increase every week. Also take CoQ10, Omega-3 as well.

Replied by Maricris
(Bataan, Philippines)

Hi, I want to know if ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon, is advisable for patients with Kidney stones ?

Replied by Cj

I would say yes this would work for kidney stones. Lemon and ACV are listed as remedies for stones. The other stuff like ginger certainly wouldn't hurt!

Replied by Desmond

Will there be any difference if maple syrup be used instead of honey? Blessings to all.

Replied by Ayanna

If I was diagnosed with having a heart attack, is this concoction recommended instead of an angioplasty?

Replied by Hiten
(Mumbai, India)

We have prepared the ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon mixture at our residence. We have not boiled it (as suggested by site). I have started taking 2 spoon with water on empty stomach.

Is it ok? or should I take it without water??? PLEASE REPLY.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Hiten,

I always take water with things like this and have good results.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Earthling

A result like that in less than two weeks doesn't seem credible. I'm very happy for your friend, but given that he only took the mixture for 12 days, I highly doubt that it cleared his blockage by 40%. A misdiagnosis is the more likely answer. They might have thought he was 50% blocked but when they saw him again and tested him again, they saw that they'd made an error.

Good for him though! :)

Replied by Khalid

Hi Karmau!

My father had exact same case like yours.

He had artery blockages and was suggested a surgery. For few weeks he had the concoction you had, and he was alright.

After he was alright, he started getting pain in his chest again. I noticed he gets pain within 1-2 hours after eating in weddings. Food in many weddings in India has high contents of fat (oils) and spices. Otherwise, he is alright.

Hope you are feeling better.


Replied by Joe
(Calgary, Alberta)

Hi I had a heart attack last month and I am slated to have a triple bypass - I just read your testimonial about the Apple Cider Vinegar lemon garlic ginger formula - how are you doing today? are you available to help me with some questions because I'm months away from surgery and I don't think I will make it

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)

JOE,,,,,,,, run, do not walk to the nearest doctor that does EDTA Chelation. Do two treatments a week for 15 weeks and test again. I got into this 10 years ago when my carotid arteries were over 50% plugged. After 30 EDTA Chelations they were less than 10% plugged.

Wish you well.


ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Saudi Mike (Saudi) on 08/12/2013

Hello guys! I had a heart attack 1.5 years ago and started using this ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon tonic so a few tips from me:

1. REMEMBER! This is not a medicine (and is possibly just snake oil I.E., A fraud! ). Do NOT stop taking your prescribed medicines (such as aspirin etc).

Desparate people like ourselves search the internet to a solution for our cardio woes and all you find are quack remedies and stories for gullible people from charlatans, cranks and pyramidiots!

2. There are natural items that will reduce cardio problems (such as garlic and ginger) which make me continue with this solution but do not expect a miracle cure! Overnight, 2 week, 2 month blockage clearance? Hah! Better make a sacrifice to the faerie folk!

3. If you have blocked or semi blocked arteries you will probably have them for life now but you can reduce the blockage (very very slowly!) over time if you follow a very strict regime. This means major lifestyle changes. Your present situation is as a result of genetics and bad practices earlier in your life.

4. I have a stent and 50% blocked arteries - this solution has not affected me so I am guessing it is fairly safe to use (in the small recommended doses people describe I.E., 1 or 2 spoons max.)

5. It always turns blue-green for me the moment I start cooking / simmering and reducing the volume down. I think this is normal.

6. To prevent it stinking the fridge out after it is prepared (I don't even refrigerate it, it just sits on my counter ready to use) put it in an airtight container doh! I store it in one of those glass bottles with a ceramic cork on top and a rubber seal at the base of the cork.

The best advice I have seen so far to really reduce a coronary blockage (and medically proven) is the 'Spectrum' system of Dr Dean Ornish M.D. He has treated Bill Clinton and others with advanced arteriosclerosis but his system is a quite radical change.

The major points of the system are to stop smoking (if you do), exercise regularly (40 mins a day of brisk walking 3-5 times a week is sufficient to make you fit!), eat healthily (essentially cutting ALL fats and oils down to the barest minimums for us serious cases - that means cooking without oil, cutting out all dairy, nuts, oily things like avocado and chocolate, seeds etc, reducing caffeine and alcohol intake and finally to put a little more love in your life by adopting a pet or changing your attitude towards family and friends.

I also took up Transcendental meditation (TM) as that was recommeded to reduce my stress, anxiety and aggression. It works! If you believe in a god or gods, then prayer may also be useful in this respect.

You can buy Dr Dean Ornish books (he also has a website) and I recommend if you only buy one, you get "The Spectrum".

Another useful book I came across was "Reverse Heart Disease Now" by Sinatra and Roberts (again both bonafide M. D. S). This book offers similar advice to Ornish with a recommendation to to use mineral and vitamin supplements to alleviate cardio problems.


I hope you find this advice useful! I started my changes after my heart attack and I lost loads of weight! I dropped 3 trouser sizes and I'm gonna keep going unti; I am the size of my late teens / early twenties! It's easy to lose weight if someone tells you that you will die if you don't, lol!

It is too early to see if my blockages are reduced. I will keep you posted if I do get the tests done.

By the way, I have a friend (Indian) who has a blood sugar problem and he keeps it under control by taking great care of his diet also. He avoids or drastically minimises sweet foods like fruits and also white rice (which makes his blood sugar spike dramatically).

Cheers, Mike

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, Usa)

In reply to Saudi Mike. It's really very simple. Heart disease is about one thing - cleaning your arteries. Heart disease issue has been filled with so much disinformation. Blood pressure, cholesterol levels, salt intake are irrelevant. Prescription medications are damaging. The natural way to clean your arteries is using FIBROLYTIC ENZYMES. China has done thousands of studies on them. They prevent heart attack and strokes. There are no side effects and the body will use what it needs and no more. No need for so many other alternative remedies either. Better to take a more direct approach. No doctor visits and little expense. Better to let the body heal itself.

For people who have been through the medical system with stents (one of the many unnecessary operations they foist on people) and other crap, it is much harder to advise them since I don't know the implications of all that other medical intervention crap. Medical doctors scare patients away from alternatives.

Replied by Eliana

Saudi Mike, your tonic was green and blue because you are using a metal bowl to cook and you need use glass or ceramic ones to boil the solution to have a good tonic, lthe acidity of the tonic will corrosivo the metal...and it is not good, don't drink it if change color....

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Davinder (Hayes, Middlesex, UK) on 07/14/2013

Hello, i am taking this mix for last 11 week, feeling 20-25% benefit in regard my problem, my main symptoms are breathlessness while walking or doing some work etc.

Stopped aspirin 10 weeks back.

Please advise me how long I have to take ACV, garlic, ginger, lemon and honey.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

I'd suggest keeping it up for a year, but if you want to stop the breathlesness start taking cayenne. It works straight away by dilating small blood vessels and increasing the oxygen. It will increase the effect of the other treatment as well.

Replied by Davinder
(Hayes, Middlesex, UK)

Hello Gavin, starting from tomorrow cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon a day, is it ok?

Secondly will this interact with ACV, Garlic, ginger lemon and honey?

thanks, best regards, Davinder

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Yes i'd say that would be adequate, if you make it into a paste with butter or oil on bread or something similar, it makes it more palatable, some people like the heat, so its up to you. It increases the effect of other treatments as well by opening up the small capillaries.

Replied by Sneha Mehta

Natural cure for heart disease, heart blockage and heart pain. The mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar with herbs like Garlic, Ginger, Lemon and Honey cures blocked arteries in just a month.

Garlic : Lower's harmful cholesterol, guard against heart disease

Raw Honey : Contains 5,000 live enzymes, a full range of vitamins, 22 amino acids and 27 minerals.

Ginger : Contains eighteen amino acids, including the ten classified as essential and that must therefore be obtained from food.

Lemon : It is rich in vitamins, calcium and potassium

Apple Cider Vinegar: Contains trace minerals and alkalizes the body.

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Jyw (Seattle, Washington, USA) on 09/21/2012

I would like to try this remedy. However, I don't have a juice extractor. I have a blender. Can I blend garlic and ginger really fine and just use the wet pulp to cook with lemon juice and ACV, instead of squeezing juice out from the wet pulp of garlic and ginger.

I wonder whether anyone else has tried the above and whether it worked or not. Your advice is highly appreciated.


Replied by Linda P.
(Stow, Ohio)

Can someone please tell me how long this mixture will last in the frig? I made some and then came down with a stomach virus. I could hardly keep water down. What I have is a week old, is it still good or do I need to toss it and start again. This tonic may be good for you but it stinks up the whole house plus I hate to waste it and the time and effort.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
192 posts

Hi Linda, Have you added Honey in this mixture? If you have and kept the mixture in the fridge all along then in my opinion you can use it with out any problem and start taking it twice a day and finish it off. Good Luck, Baldev.

Replied by Frelle
(New York, USA)

Hi, May I know how long can this remedy last in Fridge? 1 month? 2 months? Please advise

Replied by Patrick
(Hong, Kong)

Hello Baldev, I have made some ACV+garlic+lemon per instruction and found the juice has turned dark green in color. Is it normal color for the mixture? Thank for your reply.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
192 posts

Hi Patrick, Well, I don't think that the color would be greenish. Since we add the honey in to the mixture that gives a kind of dark color to it. But, as I have said earlier if the mixture is kept in the fridge it is ok to use. Because if it is kept out in the room temp. It gets fermented and then the taste is affected, but as for benifits are concerned in my opinion should not change, because fermented food to some extent is healthy, like khimchi, ACV. Good Luck


Replied by Irene
(Batu Caves, Malaysia)

I just made it last night. Used a slow juicer for 16 medium cloves of garlic, about 600gm ginger, 3 lemons & a pyrex bowl to cook. The final mixture color is yellowish ochre. (Includes 1 cup of apple cider + 1 cup of honey)

I will consume it for general health maintenance.

My aunt has started consuming 1 tbsp before breakfast for 3 weeks now, & she confirmed that there is no change in the color of her mixture. Good for bowel movement, too.

[Tips: Can use the ginger & garlic pulp for cooking or fry them in oil & add a tbsp for salad dressing or food.}

Replied by Aya Jamal
1 out of 5 stars

Hello Guys,

For the guys whose recipe turned green, did you consume the recipe? Did it work? Cause I followed the same instructions and I got a green mixture as well.

(Warsaw, Indiana, Usa)

The reason your mixture changes to a greenish tint is because it is being cooked in a metal pan. The acidic level of this mixture, while great for your arteries, corrodes the metal, making it unfit to use (unless you enjoy high levels of metal toxicity in your system). Try using a glass or ceramic cooking utensil.

Replied by Ria
(Las Vegas)

Hi, just wanted to calm the fear about the color change. I just cooked up a batch of this for my husband in ceramic cookware, using a wooden spoon to stir and it did turn a bright blue-green color. I added the honey and still the same. I keep it in the fridge and I have taken it myself for three days now without any problems. I don't believe it's the metal utensils that caused the color change, although I think it's good advice to use glass or ceramic. I think it's just a chemical reaction among all the ingredients that's brought about by the heating process. I haven't felt any ill feelings whatsoever. I looked up Dr. Ketan Patkar's site that was recommended by someone in a prior post, and he says clearly to take it with a glass of warm water, as does Mama to Many. Get ready for a powerful flavor blast though!

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Abhi (New Delhi, India) on 09/12/2012

Hi, Post stent implantation can I take this mixtire ( acv lemon ginger honey) Pls help

Replied by Rameshchandra
(Ankleshwar, Gujarat)

With stent, can I use Apple Cider Vinegar, garlic, ginger, lemon? advice?

Replied by David
(Washington, Dc)

Recieved stent 8/20/12. Informed of a 75% blockage, to be treated with meds. Question, want to take the acv/garlic/lemon/ginger/honey mix... is it safe with standard meds after balloon procedure?

Replied by Tara
(Tabriz, Iran)

Hi, My husband had a heart attack 6 years ago and since then he is in doctor's control taking statins, aspirin, digoxin. But these drugs' side effects, especially statins, are severe. Can he use the garlic, ginger, lemon & ginger recipe instead of statins and digoxin to control his cholestrol? He has stent in one of his arteries.

Replied by Raghav
(Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh , India)

hi, I received a stent in 2003 AND recent angiography showed 50% blockage WITHIN the stent.. Can I take this ACV/garlic/lemon/ginger/honey mixture with a stent already present on LAD ? If so, then what should be the dosages? Someone pls help.. Thanks

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
192 posts

Hi, This is in response to Abhi, Rameshchandra, David, Tara and Raghav, heart attack and having stent placed is no disqualification to take the natural things. All the ingredients of the mixture you are talking about are what we eat day to day, they are very healthy and are heart friendly and under no circumstances they will harm the heart. Ted and Bill have written a lot on this subject on this site so feel free to take it. Statins on the contrary have very strong side effects and in my opinion should be avoided as for as possible, they do less good and more harm. Ted on this site has recommended lemon oil 10 drops twice a day as a good aid to clean the arteries. Good Luck

Baldev (09322887066)

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

And don't forget the trials on Pomegranate juice are very interesting, it actually reverses atherosclerosis, and unblocks blocked up arteries. The science on this one is very good.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, SC)

The mixture will help keep more build up out the stint.

The lemon juice will do that. When my wife drinks the juice of a half lemon daily, her stint in her kidney stays amazingly clean and when replaced they come out quickly and without build up. Also a remedy for disolving kidney stones is one half lemon in a glass of water and drink... Do that ten times a day for two weeks. The stone will dissolve and come out without pain because the sharp edges have been eaten away by the citric acid.

On my father's heart surgery I got him on 1,000 iu of NATURAL ... not synthetic Vit E a day. He never got a build up and he lived 20 years after his heart surgery. Start with 200 iu of natural Vitamin E (d alpha tocopherol) NOT dl alpha tocopherol... And over a month increase to 400 etc till you are at 600 minimum. Vit E will thin the blood, so if one is on a blood thinner, you'd need to begin cutting back on the thinner as you increase the E. Asprin is a thinner, don't forget.

For dosages that you asked about, start with a tablespoon of ACV with the garlic, lemon mixture and drink on an empty stomach. If your stomach is not bothered by that, do it again before bed. The ACV will help with reflux also. The ginger is a "driver. " It will help deliver the mixture deeply and throughout the cells. If the mix is too much on an empty stomach, then take with meals.

Replied by Tom

Tried pomegranate seed chutney. A few days later I noticed good "lift off"!! . Certainly clears the arteries, that's for sure! .

Replied by Paul
(St. Pete, Fl)

Hi Tom, How do you make pomegranate chutney?

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Atique (Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 09/03/2012

I do not have gallbladder, for that I m suffering from acidity, my one artery found 40% block. But I feel occassional chest pain. I m taking prescribed medicine given by my doctor like Amdocal for high pressure and Lopirel for thinning blood. After seeing this site I am taking this mixture 1 tablespoon in the morning for last 14 days, along those medicine but feeling more acidity and some time unconfortable in my stomach. Due to acidity I feel somebit of uneasyness in left chest. I m not sure why this thing is happenning? Can any body suggest me?

Replied by Piyush
(Bhavnagar, Gujarat)

I visited the website during my search for quality ACV in India. and found very much informative tabs on it. Now, its just need that experts/experianced people speak on it, perticularly ACV garlec ginger /lemon honey cocktail.

I also request experts for advise/guidance on use on honey with different cocktails of ACVs perticularly for diabitic patient as my mother shows high suger (200) and recently she found suffer from artery blocked with about 99% blockage.


ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Priti (Delhi, India) on 08/25/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

Hi, I have made the combination of lemon, ginger, garlic, acv one cup each and reduced to 1cup by boiling and thereafter after I added honey one cup to it. I have being using this combination one spoon of it from last one month in the morning and the night but I drink some water after it. No doubt my skin allergies have reduced but I am gaining weight. Can somebody suggest why is it so and am I taking/ making the medicine in a right method and secondly, is that correct to have this medicine with water. Thanks.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
192 posts

Hi Priti, In your combination there is no ingredient other than honey which should give you weight gain and you are taking only two spoons a day, in which honey portion is too little. What I guess is that you are improving your over all health and therefore your cal. intake has increased which is showing on you, so start some exercise and carry on taking your combination and avoid any junk food. Drinking water after taking the combination is ok. Baldev 09322887066.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Boiling I would suggest, is definiatly a bad thing to do.. It destroys the organic structure of the vitamin c. and probably reduces the medicine to a placebo effect.

Replied by Garima
(Raipur, Chattishgrah)

Hi, My father has two blockages in Lcx-80% and LAD-50%. Doctor has suggested Stent but my father is not mentally prepared for it. I want to know How much time it genarlly takes to remove the blockages completely? or in one month how much percent of blockages reduction can I expect with this treatment as we dont want to take any risk? My father is in complete diet control & with 30 mins walking regularily with no Blood pressure & no diabetic.

Replied by Vipin
(Canberra, Australia)

I have prepared this mixture, but it turned green while hot also have same green color when becomes hot? Still I havn't added honey in to it, Is this mixer is safe to drink? Thanks for feedback.Vipin

Replied by Davinder
(Hayes, Middlesex, Uk)

Good Evening, I am 56 year old man gone through angiogramme last month and comes with three artery blocked, two is 70% and third is 80%. Please advise - can I take this supplement: Garlic, ginger, apple cider vinegar, lemon and honey, as I am on these medications:


Thanks. Best regards, Davinder

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

I'd be a bit carefull as ginger and garlic are potent blood thinners, and you are already on aspirin. You loose blood from the gut everytime you take an aspirin. Statins are contraindicated with grapefruit. Lemon juice and apple cider vinegar should clean out the arteries, might be best to stick with them. Or knock off the asprin and do the garlic and ginger?

Replied by Mt
(Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

If your blood is getting to thin (coagulation time increases) there is a high risk of internal bleeding (including stroke). I would not mix medication and natural remedies. You have to avoid contusions or any physical accidents.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2105 posts

I agree with Gavin specifically but generally the goal is to reduce the amount of pharmaceutical meds to at least half. Tell your doctor that you would not like to continue taking this large amount of meds indefinitely. Mention you are eating heart healthy food and would like smaller doses (mg) to coincide with your new diet.

As for the natural regimen for artery cleaning, "start low and go slow" is the safe method.

Supplementing Carnitine and CoQ10 will significantly strengthen and improve the Heart.

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

Yes... Take it slow and build up the Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice over a couple of weeks, you don't want to strip to much calcium off the artery walls to fast, remember it has been deposited to protect the artery wall, probably because of something in the diet.... Free running table salt seems to be a main culprit, change to sea salt.... and probably too much calcium from various sources. The Apple Cider Vinegar and lemon juice dissolve the calcium in just the way it cleans a furred up kettle, so make sure you keep your fluids up, to flush the offending residue out. If you suffer from breathlesness and cyanosis (blueing of the extremities) have a serious look at cayenne but remember this is also a blood thinner.

Replied by Bess
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Hi Davinder - Like the others said, you will need to do some research before combining conventional medications with alternative methods.

Is it possible for you to see a naturopath or find a doctor who is open to a more natural approach to health?

Having said that, there is some interesting information on serrapeptase for heart health on the internet.Well worth checking out. Good luck!

Replied by Zark
(Emerald City)

The likely reason for weight gain is that your digestive system has become more efficient due to changes in gut flora, and is now absorbing more nutrients. This is seen also in livestock when feeding them lower doses of antibiotics:

"sub-therapeutic antibiotic treatment has been shown to increase growth rate and weight gain in a wide variety of livestock, including chickens, pigs, cows, and sheep, indicating an evolutionarily conserved relationship between microbes and host metabolism"


ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Shaji (Kochi, Kerala India) on 08/15/2012

Natural therapy for heart vein opening Please pass it to your colleagues or friends.

For Heart Vein opening:

1) Lemon juice 01 cup
2) Ginger juice 01 cup
3) Garlic juice 01 cup
4) Apple vinegar 01 cup

Mix all above and boil in light flame approximately half hour, when it becomes 3 cups, take it out and keep it for cooling. After cooling, mix 3 cups of natural honey and keep it in bottle.

Every morning before breakfast use one Tablespoon regularly. Your blockage of Veins will open No need any Angiography or By pass)

Replied by Atm
(Palakkad, Kerala)

My question is that whether lemon juice has to be prepared one cup without mixing water ? Is it extract of lemon or juice prepared by mixing water?

Replied by Awinash
(Pune, Maharashtra (india)i)

Hi, It is difficult to get extract of garlic. Is it readly available in market? that too in small quantity? Will any one tell me if I can get it in Pune. Thanks. Awinash

Replied by Barbara
(San Antonio, Texas, Usa)

I have a pot of this concoction on the stove "as we speak". I am here looking for a proper way of preparing it as one recipe calls for all four cups of the liquids to be boiled down to one, only one cup, and then adding the honey. I think I will go for the recipe indicated here. I am using a juice extractor for all the juices as opposed to buying them on-line. The house smells wonderful. I was told that I have a small calcium blockage in one of my arteries, so I will use this until Jesus comes, and we shall see what the results of my next test will be six months down the line. I think that the honey will counterbalance the acidity nicely, but I'm no doctor, so don't take my word for it--just seems to make sense to me. Cheers and stay healthy.

Replied by Rajneesh
(Chandigarh, India)

I am using this combination since 01Oct 2012, it has wonderful impact on overall health also. Just be positive while using it. Whenever you are consuming this combination, feel good taking it in and for sometime create positivity in your mind that its working on you. Call in case you need to know more about it. I prepared this four times and about to finish my last leftover. Rajneesh 91 9915320907

Replied by Dolar
(Dhaka, Bangladesh)

How long time it need to drink for blockage of Veins open if the block size is 65%?

Replied by Avna
(Pa, US)

Barbara in San Antonio: did it help? My husband has heart problems (valve calcifications)- he is drinking IT once a day--his appointment with cardiologist is 1/20/15! So until that time he agreed to try IT. by IT I describe the stuff that we do. He was afraid of ACV because of his acid reflux so for first batch we used 3 lemons, 3 huge apples, big chunk of ginger and 5 bulbs of garlic. Juiced it all, boiled and simmered for 30 min (turned greenish) and added 3 tbsp. of honey (not more because of his diabetes. His stomach was ok with it so for the second batch we doubled ginger, garlic, lemons, used 3 apples again and half cup of ACV. This time it did not change color but this time I didn't boil it before simmering. I think this is better. He drinks it now, his stomach is fine, but he still gets breathless sometimes... too often... For the third batch I want to use 1 full cup of ACV and no apples. PLEASE advise me how many lemons, bulbs of garlic, how big a piece of ginger to make 1 cup of juice from each???

I have to blend it first before my juicer takes it so I really need to know quantities.

ACV, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon
Posted by Paul (Port Townsend, Washington) on 07/16/2012
1 out of 5 stars

My wife and I tried the remedy including vinegar, lemon juice, garlic juice, and ginger juice, then adding honey for the above problem. My wife's esophagus burned for hours after taking. She tried juice, water, nothing helped. She won't take it again. I tried it and my urine burned. I won't take it again.

Replied by Adam
(Dubai, Uae)

My friend it is taken empty stomach. After taking one time your wife's throat burned for hours and you felt burning in urine so please check the quantity of ingredients. Add some more honey. I am 100 percent sure it is perfect treatment for clogged arteries. While taking mixture if your wife had any throat infection it may have given adverse effect. Please dont get dishearted. My mother has taken it for two months and Alhamdolillah now she is fine. for feedback pls write to adambarai1(at)

Replied by Concerned
(Los Angeles, California)

Hi Adam, My husband has a stent on his right main artery. He also has blockage in the left artery. He also has chest pains and the doctor has told him that he has angina. Is the ACV, garlic, ginger, lemon and honey mixture safe for him to take. Thank you and God bless.

Replied by Pradeep
(Sirsa, Haryana (India))

i am 49years old and have undergone cabg on 15/09/2011 and have two stent in LCX and RCA 05/09/2012. Afterthat I have again left arm pain which is classified by the DR as angina pain. can this mixture do help me to prevant from angina pain.

Replied by Willa
(San Marcos, Tx)

For Paul, and others who may be reading this, if it burns to drink this mixture, dilute more with water.