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High Blood Pressure - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for High Blood Pressure. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.


Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 12/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Kefir For High Blood Pressure

An electrician, aged about 35 years, in my town had some skin problem. He went to a Skin Specialist for treatment. The doctor prescribed a powerful medicine (antibiotic/steroids) for him. The doctor did not specify any probiotic treatment after the powerful treatment. His skin problem cleared in two days. Two weeks after the treatment, he had very severe headache. He went to his GP for a check-up. The GP did many tests and finally told him that he had very high blood pressure (220/180) and some people might not survive at this high blood pressure. The doctor prescribed some medicines for high blood pressure. On my advice, he also took one cup of milk Kefir ( a probiotic food ) in the morning on empty stomach. In two week time, his blood pressure returned to normal level (120/80).

It seems that the powerful medicine eliminated not only the bad bacteria responsible for his skin problem but also the nitric acid generating probiotic bacteria (L.Plantarm, L. Rhamnosus and L. Fermentum) in his digestive system. Since sufficient nitric oxide was not generated in his digestive system, the stiff blood vessels were not dilated. Because of this, his blood pressure went very high. Since Kefir contains nitric acid generating bacteria, he was cured of his high blood pressure problem in two week time. in my opinion, probiotic treatment after an antibiotic/steroids treatment can be anyone of the following two or both:

1) Take one cup of milk kefir in the morning on empty stomach for two weeks.

2)Take probiotic capsules or liquids containing some or all probiotic strains mentioned below. The medical problems and the probiotic strains needed to cure/prevent the associated medical problems as mentioned in the research papers available in the net are:

1) Diabetes Type 2 - L. Casei and L. Achidophilus.

2) MRSA Infection - L.Casei And L. Achidophilus.

3) C. Diff - L. Casei, L. Achidophilus and L. Reuteri.

4) High Blood Pressure - L. Plantarum, L. Rhamnosus and L. Fermentum.

5) Vitamin B2 Deficiency - L. Fermentum.

6) Vitamin B9 Deficiency - L. Plantarum.

7) Vitamin D and B12 Deficiencies - L. Reuteri.

8) Heart Disease - B. Longum, L. Plantarum and L. Reuteri.

9) Severe Constipation - B. Longum, B. Infantis, B. Breve and B. Lactis.

Kefir does not contain any Bifidum bacteria. Bifidum bacteria names starts with B. (e.g. B. Longum). Milk Kefir I use, does not contain L. Reuteri. If anybody knows any corrections or addition to the above list, please let me know.

There is an article available in the net on "Milk Kefir Remedies for High Blood Pressure" by John of Melbourne. He says that he solved his blood pressure problem by drinking milk kefir.

Best Wishes P. Raghavan.


Posted by Clarita (Tx) on 08/10/2013
5 out of 5 stars

For high blood pressure:

1. Take a couple of cloves of garlic--dice/mince and put into a small glass jar-
2. Add enough fresh lemon juice to bring up that level 2 times the level of your garlic.
3. Let it sit about 15 -30 minutes at room temp.


The lemon has extracted the garlic oils etc and you WILL NOT give off a garlic aroma-

Take 1 to 2 tsp 3 to 4 times a day for chest congestion or the high BP and ALWAYS follow the dose with a nice tall glass of WATER.

Store covered in the refrigerator and make fresh every 2 days or so. This ALSO WORKS on insect bites/stings--place liquid on it or via a cotton ball whatever and also removes pus from infected scratches etc. I have also SEEN IT cauterize kitchen accidents when that knife slips- and literally remove pus and old blood from an infected scrape on my own kid's leg--my neighbor said to try this 1st as she saw my distress at the mess a simple scratch had morphed into overnight leading me to know that now this would need incising and drainage via the doctors office -lotta money now for the procedure and follow up antibiotics- she simply put the juice in a clean rag and held it there for a coupleof minutes and the wound was not only CLEANED OUT it had mimized to a simple hairline scratch in appearance from the gaping mess it was before--

The person that gave me this remedy was from Chile and she always SAID that the doctors and their medication can kill you and had never heard of a garlic and lemon killing anyone.

As for the hypertension--this will also be a source of garlic and without any aromatherapy!

When using as a form of antibiotic with asthma, bronchitis etc--you WILL GET AN INCREASE of phlegm which DOES NOT MEAN you're GETTING SICKER--it means you are in the process of ridding your body of the problem and if you continue you will see the mucus clearing literally in ""color"" and output.

Apple Cider Vinegar  

Posted by Sukhdev (Kanata, On, Canada) on 08/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I would say "ACV" is amazing. I was always in this thought that I ve "White Coat Syndrum" but it was not the reality so I was dignose with HBP(reading 160/100) in May. I want to try some natural remedies instead going on medication as I am taking medication for high cholesterol. I found this wonderful site of natrual remedies. I started taking ACV on Aug. 14 (this day I had Cardiac stress test and my BP was 165/110) within 4 days my BP is down to 133/88. Really I am surprised to see the results THanks to "Earthclinic"

How I take ACV? After reading almost every page on this topic, I choose take it like this:

3 tbls(0. 8 oz) of ACV and 1 tbls of Honey mix in
8-10 oz of warm water. I take it in the morning and bed time.

That s IT

Posted by Robert (North Richland Hills, Texas, Usa) on 01/21/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Just yesterday (1/19/10) I discovered your site. I have been experiencing high blood pressure in recent weeks. I read about the organic apple cider vinegar with mother being able to control HBP. I have some that was in the cabinet for salad dressing use. I took 2 TBSP at about 3 PM and by 4 PM I checked my pressure and it was 123/71!!! I was elated. I checked again after dinner and it was 121/73. I took 2 more TBSP just before bedtime and slept better than I have in months. When I woke I took the BP and it was 119/70!! I'm a true believer and am on the ACV program for good. BP has been in the 120s/70s all day today too. Thank You Earth Clinic for all the valuable info.

Posted by Michele (Earlville, New York, USA) on 05/21/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider vinegar and High Blood Pressure - YEA!!! Organic Apple Cider Vinegar works like a charm! One Tablespoon in eight ounces of water, three times a day. Within one day my blood pressure was down fifteen points. In three days it was down by thirty points. I'm in my mid 50's, meditate daily, I'm slender, very athletic, don't drink, don't smoke, no sugar, no caffeine, little salt (mineral sea salt only), no processed foods, all as organic and close to original as possible. Some fish, some meat, some dairy. Am taking fresh garlic, CoQ10, Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, Omega 3's fish oil, Vit. C, E, B's, etc. Doc said I shouldn't have HBP, but went on to prescribe my first and only Rx. (I did have serious stress for the last few years.) I decided to go the natural/home remedy route first. I found STRENUOUS aerobic exercise, daily, to be the only thing to reliably make a difference, but it was exhausting. (Simple walking, gardening or cycling wasn't enough...) I found Earth Clinic's ACV reviews and gave it a try. WOW! Thank you! My guess is, that I wasn't producing enough stomach acid to process the nutrients I was taking in, properly. (Stress and adrenaline will shut down digestion, and digestive juices. This could also just be a natural aging affect or an inherited trait, too.) Anyway, I think the ACV added just enough acid to digest my food properly and especially make use of magnesium/calcium and potassium.(The holy triumvirate of blood pressure.) This is my guess... Thank you all for posting your reviews. They were most helpful. And thank you Earth Clinic! Kind regards, Michele