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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

| Modified on Jan 27, 2023
Posted by HisJewel (New York) on 09/20/2022
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Hello, Art,

I was looking for something that I already had in the house to help lower my blood pressure (hypertension) when I saw your Arginine/NAC post. Thank you. I had no idea NAC regulated blood pressure. And it did so without the use of Arginine. I took two 600mg NAC before dinner (My blood pressure usually goes up when I eat). My blood pressure did not go up. I was surprised. As a matter of fact, I looked a the blood pressure machine and said, "you're beautiful." This has been war!

Last week my blood pressure was hitting around 179/100. I had tried everything that usually worked to lower blood pressure at least a few hours, but nothing would regulate it. My doctor has never prescribed blood pressure pills for me, a person's blood pressure had to be steadily high for her to put you on them.

A couple of nights, I wrestled with my blood pressure all night long. It would slowly creep back up. What has helped in the past better than anything was water-pills, that's all night work.

I have taken NAC before, I heard that NAC is the precursor of Glutathione. I have also heard that Glutathione was the fountain of youth. Therefore, I bought some and used it from time to time. I had no idea that it was affecting my blood pressure one way or the other.

During the last ten years, I have used up maybe three or four bottles of NAC. I never even realized it was doing anything until someone said it helps with COVD symptoms. When I Checked Earth Clinic for hypertension help, I saw where you said it helps lower blood pressure.

The NAC regulated my blood pressure the same day and hour, and it stayed good all night. I will not be taking NAC along with other supplements that might lower blood pressure; the pressure may go to low. Today I took it at the same time as yesterday, I also took Vanadyl Sulfate to help regulate blood sugar and my blood pressure dipped to 105/57. This has happened a few times in the past, but I never knew why.

It's just nice to know all about what you are taking. I have looked at several articles online about NAC. Most of them failed to mention that it helps lower blood pressure.


I am sure people should check with their doctor about this supplement because of possible side effects. But it is certainly a great help until you get there.


White Cumin Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Green Cardamom
Posted by Usman N. (Columbia, MD) on 09/18/2022
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White Cumin seeds, Fennel Seeds, Green Cardamom for Hypertension (Blood Pressure)

Found this protocol highly effective. My age 65 yrs. had Cardiac arrest in April 2022. Given medications to regulate BP. As a result, my uric acid jumped, which I have normalized by taking daily 4 tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water 3 times a day.

For normalizing BP, I take 1 tsp of white cumin seeds, 1 tsp of fennel seeds and 2 whole cardamoms. Put them in 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil. When about 1/2 cup of water is left. Drink it as tea with breakfast. You can drink it warm or cold and interestingly it is very tasty. My regular BP use to be 125-130/80-85 using 50mg of Metoprolol. In a matter of few days/1 week, BP dropped to 90's/60's. Dr reduced the dosage to 25 mg.

After reducing medication, BP is around 100/65. It is important that you have a good BP monitor machine to regularly checking your BP. I will experiment by taking this tea twice a day or eliminating my medicine and see the effect on my BP. As I said earlier, this protocol is highly effective. I hope this info helps.

BP Readings Over the Decades
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 07/29/2022
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When my grandmother passed away in 1973, she was 83 years old. Remarkably, her (systolic) blood pressure was 180 (mm Hg), however she was not worried, because her doctors told her (in 1970) that her blood pressure was "normal for her age". In 1970 her medical doctors said, "Blood pressure increases every year, by about one degree. The normal (systolic) blood pressure at age 20 is approximately 120. At age 40 it is approximately 140. And at age 80 it is approximately 180. So, for her age 80, her blood pressure of 180 was normal.

Fast forward 50 years, and I wonder if you guys have noticed how today's medical schools and medical doctors want us to be on drugs, for the rest of our lives, if our systolic blood pressure is higher than 130. However, can we really rely on them, when they also keep making false claims like "Cholesterol is bad for you", and "Egg yolks are bad for you"... and, when they also misdiagnose many medical conditions, including cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infection, ear infection, and stroke?

1) I've always wondered why my grandmother was never medicated.

2) Further, how do we know for sure, that the lower limit of hypertension should be 140, as opposed to 180 mm Hg?

3) Further, are you guys convinced that the best tools for the management of hypertension are provided by Big Pharma?

4) Well, as to my body, it's going to be my choice, and I'm going to stick with natural remedies.

5) I hope this will help somebody!

Dietary Changes
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 07/28/2022
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I started noticing my blood pressure was no longer an issue whenever all the following three statements were true: 1) I was on a low carb, high fat (Atkins) diet, 2) I ate up to 100 g of protein per meal, and 3) My protein was from at least 2 sources, e.g. eggs and cheeses.

Then I looked it up; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20554123/ says, "proteins... can lower blood pressure in persons with essential hypertension... Deficiency in consumption of crucial nutrients such as proteins from meat origins... may underlie the etiology of the clinical course of hypertension."

Further, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12544662/ says, "in epidemiological studies, an increased intake of protein has been associated with lower blood pressure."

I hope this will help!

Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 07/26/2022
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"The following pages give a number of diseases and a list of nonpoisonous herbs which are especially good for these diseases... HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Broom, black cohosh, blue cohosh, hyssop, wild cherry bark, valerian, vervain, sanicle, boneset, scullcap, golden seal, myrrh."

(Quoted from the book titled "Back to Eden" by Jethro Kloss, Herbalist, Author, born 1863)

General Feedback
Posted by Brandy (Ca) on 06/27/2022

Use your blender, add distilled water, grind your fruit and veggies, strain and refrigerate. Voila!

Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/20/2022

Hello Sarah,

The only (couple of times) that happened to me, was when I had been for an evening meal at a Vietnamese restaurant and I could only put it down to excessive MSG as a causal factor.

Are you able to make a similar association I wonder?



Posted by Sarah (Uk) on 06/18/2022

I'm waking up couple of times a night with high bp and palpitations pumping thumping and blurred vision, chest pain. Seen cardiologist heart fine said my BP is fluctuating and could be gut related. During day bp is low. Do you think Hawthorn might help?

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 06/12/2022 1512 posts


Sorry, I forgot to answer your question.

Low blood pressure or hypotension can be dangerous also.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/symptoms-causes/syc-20355465#:~:text=Low blood pressure might cause, pressure can be life-threatening.

Keeping things in context is important also because there are some people who just have low blood pressure as their norm. For those people, it might serve them well to wear a bracelet that identifies them as normally hypotensive. The reason being is that if they were ever to end up in the emergency room unconscious, the attending physician may interpret the abnormally low blood pressure as a symptom of some other serious condition and use an inappropriate treatment on the patient.

As far as allowing or accepting higher blood pressure readings with age, my opinion would be to stay as close to the normal range as possible, within reason. I think Carditone or beet root powder can do that for the great majority of people with side effects that could be significantly less than some blood pressure medications.


Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 06/11/2022 1512 posts

Hi Michael,

The best supplement I have found for hypertension is Carditone which is working very well for myself and some friends. Like everything, it probably won't work for everyone, but I found, for my friends and myself, that it did better than NAC/Arginine/Lysine, prescription medication, beet root powder, magnesium/potassium and others. I wrote about it here :



Arginine, NAC
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 06/11/2022

Hello Art! Such wonderful work you have been doing on High Blood Pressure over a long time. So many people could benefit from your persistent research. A HUGE number of people around the world suffer from HBP and a BIG chunk of them don't even realize that they have it and are setting themselves up for BIG problems later in life. Their diets and lifestyle could probably do with considerable modification, thus hopefully avoiding the later use of the drugs you mention! The top THREE offending populations in the World are now (in descending order of seriousness): USA, Mexico and New Zealand!! WOW, we are members of a pretty, exclusive club! But, one theory I have heard espoused in "Medical Circles" is that a slight elevation of BP is permissible with each passing, successive decade as one gets older! Some of our doctors see patients with LOW blood pressure and, naturally, that is a concern also! I am just wondering what your thoughts are on this and whether you have written about this at some stage and I have missed it? Wishing you well. Cheers from Down Under

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 06/11/2022 1512 posts


Yes, I tried a supplement that is working exceptionally well for myself and a couple of friends as well as two people from the EC community to lower our blood pressure into the normal range. We were all able to get off prescription meds. Here is a link to what I wrote about it :


Good luck and please update us when you try it!


Arginine, NAC
Posted by Vida (Longmon, CO) on 06/10/2022

Hi Art,

I was wondering if you have posted anything about your new high blood pressure remedy. I know you switched form the Nac and L-arginine combo. I would like to know what you are doing now. Please get back to me. Thank you.

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 04/16/2022 1512 posts


I was just notified by Earth Clinic that that post and link to the supplement will be going up this coming week.


Arginine, NAC
Posted by Lori (Queens ) on 04/15/2022

I'm so excited… I have many family and friends who suffer with this condition so I'm so thankful that you're doing this trial and I'm looking forward for the post on this remedy. Thanks again and have a blessed weekend.

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 04/14/2022 1512 posts

Hi Lori,

It should be very soon. As soon as the other tester gives me their results I will post it. In my personal experience it is quicker and superior to Arginine/NAC/Lysine and has a longer lasting effect which I will explain in that post.


Arginine, NAC
Posted by Lori (Queens ) on 04/14/2022

Thanks Art… I'm still thinking of trying the Nac/ Arginine combo while waiting for the new remedy you mentioned. Hopefully it won't be long before you will be able to share with us. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into doing this. Greatly appreciated 🙏🏼

Arginine, NAC
Posted by Art (California) on 04/13/2022 1512 posts


I should probably ask EC to take that post down.

It continued working for me for a long time but it also reduced my Lysine /Arginine ratio which can tend to make you more susceptible to certain viruses and that is not good for people who have herpes or shingles and in my case it caused me to catch one cold after another before I finally figured out what was going on. Then I started supplementing L-Lysine to rebalance the Lysine/Arginine ratio which resolved my cold issues and I kept taking that trio to maintain blood pressure in range, but eventually decided that it was not practical or efficient, imo, to take three supplements twice a day to control blood pressure.

So I stopped the trio and found something else that I only take one pill once a day and it works very well. As a matter of fact I will be writing about it as soon as my testing is done with two friends who are testing it themselves and then I can recommend it on EC. So far, I am impressed, but I want my friends to finish their testing before I recommend it on EC.


Arginine, NAC
Posted by Lori (Queens ) on 04/13/2022

Hi Art: just curious to know if your Nac/Arginine combo is still working for your high bp. I noticed on an old post since 2012 that you started using it. Thanks in advance for an early response .

Posted by mizcaliflower (California, USA) on 03/22/2022

Can you please tell me more about this? I was recently diagnosed with cancer and am having high blood pressure as a result. I'd like to know about this iodine painting to reduce it.
Thank you so much!


Posted by Nuria (Malaga) on 03/18/2022
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I painted my wrists with Lugol's iodine and my blood pressure dropped almost immediately from 145/103 to 134/93. Thank you very much.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Magi (FL) on 03/16/2022

I am just wondering if you have to keep at this or does your blood pressure go to normal and stay that way?

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Kristine (North Canton) on 02/01/2022

Gloria, what a great response. I totally agree with it. People are so worried about natural remedies and overdosing -- not possible, but won't have a second thought about over-drinking, taking prescription drugs, eating too many fried foods, etc.

Posted by Gee Man (Canada) on 01/31/2022
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I have had hypertension for many years and am on medication.

I have Covid for the last 4 weeks and was recovering. I was put on oxygen as they believed I had pneumonia. As I started getting better I realized I didn't need the oxygen during the day but only at night.

I then started measuring my blood pressure in the morning and found that if I used a 1 liter setting and slept with that my blood pressure in the morning was lower than not using it. ( I stopped taking medication and monitored the blood pressure, ready to take medication again if it seemed to high.)

Also I started taking cinnamon with rolled oats for breakfast most days and it seems to be lower still. My normal is typically 153 / 94 but today it was 135/87.

So give a little oxygen (use less than 1.5 liters at night) a try.

Omega 3 +
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 11/18/2021
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Hello There,

I notice that there have recently been quite a few postings re. B.P. and I thought I should share my recent experience.

I have been taking an oil capsule each day, hoping that it would assist me with numerous pains and soreness one inevitably experiences with advancing years. My diet is pretty good, as we have been constantly seeking improvements over the years and try not to eat rubbish - processed cheese is now a "no-see-um" around here and it seems you cannot buy a pie in N.Z. any more unless it contains some cheese!? We grow a lot of our own food, partly because we realize that nationally, our soils are somewhat depleted in minerals, especially trace minerals (more on that in another post but I have banged on about it before on previous postings).

Now here's the thing, the day time pains have improved BUT the night time ones (the ones that hit you about four thirty a.m.) have not changed. Makes for a very stiff and sore early morning rise and interferes with quality sleep so much so that I no longer look fwd to going to bed. Probably Fibromyalgia?

However, this Oil capsule HAS helped to lower systolic (whatever the higher one is?) blood pressure by a significant amount say 10% over approximately six weeks at the recommended one capsule per day taken with breakfast. It is manufactured here in New Zealand to a high standard.

Ingredients include Omega-3, Vitamin D, Co-enzyme Q10, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin.

These are claimed to operate in a synergistic fashion to combat the aging process.

The capsule claims to support joint mobility, healthy cholesterol levels, healthy inflammation, eye health, heart health, blood pressure, brain health, hair, skin and nails. I notice I am having to trim my nails more often too!

It is also claimed that there are no significant side effects when taken as directed but SEE your doctor if you bleed easily or are on blood thinning medications. Your chosen doctor should have an open mind and you need to be honest with her/him or it will be difficult for them to give you correct advice - they DO know STUFF!!

Cheers from Down Under


B6, Folic Acid, and B12
Posted by Donna (Florida) on 11/12/2021

B6, B12, Folic acid do lower homocysteine. I disagree with your comment about it disrupting other B vitamins so stop taking it. It has been found that elevated homocysteine levels are responsible for heart attacks in most cases. Allopaths are much too concerned with cholesterol when they should be checking homocysteine and HSCRP (inflammation). If one is at risk for heart disease, these 3 B vitamins should be part of their supplement protocol.

B6, Folic Acid, and B12
Posted by Jeremy (USA) on 11/11/2021

Can you please always be more specific. What do you call "high" blood pressure? 150? 200? some people hear their BP should be say 130, so if it's 150 they worry. Used to be 150 was considered normal for old ppl.

I've use products with B6, B-12 folic acid...and more {https://www.amazon.com/Supplement-PurePremium-Anti-Hypertension-Cardiovascular-Circulatory/dp/B079QC596Y/ref=sr_1_4?crid=Y6C9T1WQULRM&keywords=ultralife+blood+pressure+support&qid=1566425140&s=gateway&sprefix=ultralife+,aps,481&sr=8-4)

It did nothing for me with BP190 on waking.

Be Careful With New Supplements!
Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, canada) on 11/11/2021

Careful with natural anti-depressants, too. They also can cause some serotonin syndrome symptoms.

B6, Folic Acid, and B12
Posted by Frank (Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada) on 11/10/2021
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Hypertension cure, not treatment

The primary reason for hypertension is a build up of homocysteine in the arteries vessels. The cure is vitamin B6, folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamin B12. This works very quickly in a matter of days. Once your blood pressure returns to normal stop taking these vitamins as otherwise they can throw your other B vitamins out of balance.

I have suffered from hypertension for years. Then one day I recalled that a young girl, it might have been a boy, in England died at about twelve years of age. When the autopsy was done, it was found that the adolescents blood vessels were completely clogged with homocystene.

I wondered, could this be the problem? So, before going to bed I took 100 mg of vitamin B6, two 1 mg folic acid tablets, and two 500 micro-gram vitamin B12 tablets. My blood pressure showed an immediate response. I was pleasantly surprised and delighted. The next night I added to the above a B100 tablet and a mineral tablet.

This treatment is referenced here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homocysteine

I hope this solution helps you, it certainly helped me. Best wishes.


Dark Chocolate
Posted by Andrea (Idaho) on 10/14/2021

Dark chocolate has magnesium and zinc. It's likely you were low.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Mary Martinez (Arcadia, CA) on 10/13/2021

You can find Hibiscus leaves on Amazon. I get all kinds of herbs there as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Watcher248 (Canada) on 09/23/2021 8 posts

you might want to check your theory again.

Chanca Piedra
Posted by Hackerszzz (Malaysia) on 08/11/2021
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5 years ago, I had a kidney stone.

During the night, I felt very painful area around the liver area, and I thought I was having appendicitis. Went to the emergency ward, and they said it was something else. After doing MRI, it was a kidney stone stuck in the urinary tract between the kidney and bladder. But to proceed with the procedure they said I need to wait another 3 months, because of many others are waiting in line. I could only afford the government funded hospitals.

Tried to research the internet, and I found something about Chanca Piedra. Fortunately, this herbs grows wildly in my garden. I took a bunch of it and simmer it in water and drank it half a cup daily.

To my astonishment, the pain diminished. Previously I couldn't eat too much since if I eat too much it presses on the affected area and it became painful. I couldn't sleep well at night because of back pain and just tossing around the bed became painful. There is something in Chance Piedra that acts as analgesics. After drinking it, I can sleep better since the pain reduces to tolerable threshold.

One day, I have the urge to urinate, and it felt a bit difficult since I need to push harder in order for the urine to flow out. Suddenly, I hear a loud sound from the toilet bowl like a big pebble clashing down the toilet. It was the kidney stone, coming out without any notice. After that I felt a great relief, I can eat more food, since the pain was already gone.

Another thing that I notice is, my blood pressure reduced to a normal level. I've been taking blood pressure medication without any success, it only capable of reducing my reading in a small numbers. I'm not sure what Chanca Piedra has done to my blood pressure, but the normal value persists for a month. But it came back to abnormal level, perhaps because I was not taking Chance Piedra anymore.

Gonna try again if it could fix my blood pressure since changing several bp medications couldn't fix my bp level.

Posted by Maria (A.C.T) on 08/10/2021
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I have a friend with mild intellectual disability who was diagnosed with high BP so I enquired of my Chinese MD what they prescribe for high BP in China. She said they always prescribe Hawthorn, but she is not allowed to prescribe that in Australia so I purchased capsules for him at the health food store. Don't remember dosage etc. They brought him into a normal zone after a few weeks of daily dosing.

Fermented Foods
Posted by Arlene (CA) on 08/08/2021

What is he taking?

Fermented Foods
Posted by Mary (Texas) on 08/07/2021

so what is the capsule?

Fermented Foods
Posted by sara (the beaches) on 08/07/2021

Will you be sharing what is in the simple capsule?

Fermented Foods
Posted by Jon V. (Austin, Texas) on 07/29/2021
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Hey Everyone,

I have a story of extreme High Blood Pressure (over 200) and how I corrected it within 15 days, returning it to a good healthy range of 117/73. If you find yourself in a situation where you suddenly have high blood pressure where you had never before I suggest you look for outside influences that might have caused the situation. Let me tell you my story and let you draw your own conclusions.

I am a 53 year old healthy male. I do not take any medications and am proactive with my health. I believe that nutrition (from whole food sources not vitamins from bottles which a very high number on the market are of a synthetic nature and just don't work) is the key to good health. When a problem occurs with my health the first thing I do is sign onto Earthclinic and look for solutions based on a whole foods approach. By whole foods I mean as close to grown from the earth as possible. This means herbs, roots, food based vitamins/minerals, spices, vegetables, wheatgrass, (and so many more) and products made from these).

So last year I had some dental problems which necessitated numerous rounds of antibiotics - 3 rounds of amoxicillin and one round of penicillin over the course of a year. I had a recurring infection in a front tooth. I did not want a root canal instead I opted for an implant and was using the year to save up for the procedure. I foolishly thought that antibiotics could handle any flare ups until I could get the procedure done.

When I went into the specialist to get the implant he checked my blood pressure as he would have to put me under to do the implant. At that moment he bluntly told me that he would not do the implant and that I needed to see my doctor immediately. If I did not, I could suffer a heart attack or stroke at any moment. He went on to say my blood pressure was over 200, well in the danger zone. He refused to do the implant until I was on medication and my blood pressure was in the normal range.

I left the dentist office in shock. I had never had high blood pressure. As soon as I got home I got on Earthclinic looking for help. I found a post on how one cup of Kefir (fermented yogurt drink) every day could help lower your high blood pressure and that a compromised gut biome from taking too many antibiotics could cause a wide range of health issues one being high blood pressure.

By gut biome I mean the healthy microbes and bacteria in your gut that helps you break down food and assimilate it for the body's health. At this point I was willing to try anything. I did not want to go on any medication. I decided I would do a test to see if kefir and fermented food in general would work in lowering my blood pressure. I purchased an inexpensive blood pressure monitoring cuff from Amazon for around $25 and headed to Walmart to purchase some kefir (in the refrigerated yogurt section) and a health food market to get some fermented Sauerkraut and fermented pickles (because they are fermented - I.e. live foods - fermented sauerkraut and pickles must be refrigerated. You'll find them in the refrigerator section of a health store where they sell pickles).

I figured the more fermented food the better. I would drink one cup of kefir in the morning, eat 1/2 cup sauerkraut at lunch and dinner (twice a day), eat 1-2 pickles for snacks, and drink one ounce of the fermented sauerkraut and/or fermented pickle juice a day (fermented juice is loaded with probiotics). One word about sauerkraut, I am not a fan of many of the brands on the market except one - I'm not sure I can say the name on earthclinic but it is one word, begins with B, and is seven letters. I found this brand to be very tasty. They also make the fermented pickles, just as tasty).

The experiment was simple. I would consume the fermented foods in the proscribed manner mentioned above and check my blood pressure every morning before any food or coffee. I didn't notice any change in my blood pressure until around the 5th day. That day it dropped two points. and from there it rapidly dropped. After 15 days my blood pressure was 117/72 in the healthy good range.

I continued with the routine for another two weeks then weaned myself off the kefir. I still eat one 1/2 cup of sauerkraut or one pickle or drink one ounce of fermented juice a day as a good health routine. It has been a year since doing this and I feel so much better. I find I sleep better, have less stress, less depression, and a higher overall sense of well-being. I just had a full doctor's checkup with full blood work and everything came back excellent.

The doctor gave me a clean bill of health. So get out there and try fermented foods - they do work.

Posted by Rose F. (Dorset, England.) on 04/26/2021
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I can recommend Hawthorn drops as a great help with high blood pressure. I tried beetroot, which also worked, but could not take the taste for long, whereas these Hawthorn drops are virtually tasteless. It has brought my high BP down successfully, but I need to take it every day, once or twice a day.

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Eliz (Ohio) on 04/25/2021

Note: time release niacin can be hard on the liver (better to stick with non-time release) and too much iodine can inhibit thyroid hormones, so just a small amount is all that's needed to keep it in balance.

Posted by Greta (Texas) on 04/25/2021

Here is a link to 5% Lugol's on JCrows .

Nitric Oxide
Posted by Paracelsus (Orlando, FL) on 04/22/2021 47 posts
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What do ischemic heart disease, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction have in common? Low levels of nitric oxide (NO).

I've finally put together the pieces of the puzzle. Although I don't have heart disease and my ED is/was only an occasional thing, I do have high blood pressure. In the past I found that red beets, especially the juice from red beets (beet root), is extremely effective at lowering my blood pressure. Unfortunately, after about 12 hours or so, the effect of the beets goes away.

Why is nitric oxide critical for our health and especially for maintaining healthy blood pressure and sexual health?

“Released by the inner layer of cells (endothelium) of blood vessels, nitric oxide relaxes the vessels and keeps them flexible, allowing them to dilate, boosting blood flow, and helping to control blood pressure. Nitric oxide also has anti-inflammatory effects and helps prevent platelets and white blood cells from adhering to the lining of blood vessels, thus reducing the risk of plaque development. As we age, our cells produce less nitric oxide, so blood vessels become less flexible, which contributes to hypertension, inflammation in blood vessels, and atherosclerosis (plaque buildup)—that is, cardiovascular disease.”


Now that you know the importance of nitric oxide and why it decreases with age, you probably want to know how you can fix it. The good news is that the body has a number of pathways to produce NO. One of them involves your gut microbiome. The trillions of good bacteria and yeast that live in your gut and account for 80% of your immune system.

For those who are interested in the science and biochemistry behind the process, I am including the process here:

The chemistry for the production of NO involves 3 steps. Consumption of nitrate (NO3) rich foods, the reduction of nitrate to nitrite (NO2) and the further reduction from nitrite to nitric oxide (NO). (Nitric oxide cannot be supplemented since it is an unstable gas and will quickly oxidise back to nitrate and nitrite).

The following is one of several ways in which these reactions can take place in our bodies:

The following reaction converts nitrate (N03 from food with the help of gut bacteria) to nitrite (N02) and water.

Bacterial nitrate reductase:

NO3 – + e– + H+ → NO2 – + H2O

This is then further reduced from nitrite to nitric oxide (NO). This is facilitated with ascorbate (Vitamin C). It's a 2 step process where with the help of vitamin C nitrite is converted to nitrous acid (HN02) and then from there to Nitric Oxide (NO water and a transformed type of vitamin C).


NO2 – + H+ → HNO2

2 HNO2 + Asc → 2 • NO + dehydroAsc + 2 H2O

Higher levels of Nitric oxide help athletic performance, prevents Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, lowers blood pressure, and fixes erectile dysfunction (ED).

What to do in summary if you want to fix ED and lower blood pressure as well as get all of the other benefits of increased levels of NO?

1. Avoid glyphosate since that kills your microbiome and causes all sorts of serious havoc in your body. (Avoid soy and corn that is not organic. Eat as much organic vegetables and fruits as possible. Also, avoid non organic wheat products such as bread and pasta, since that is heavily sprayed in the USA just before harvesting. If you eat imported pasta and bread from Europe, that isn't the case and you should be fine.)

2. Juice or otherwise incorporate organic red beets and green vegetables into your diet.

3. Drink kefir.

Kefir has tons of benefits besides helping in the production of NO. Our gut is said to constitute 80% of our immune system, so we should focus most of our attention on our gut, or more specifically on the microbiome in our gut.

After switching from yogurt to kefir, I saw great improvements in my energy levels, stamina and overall health. Kefir is the heavy weight champion of probiotic foods. It contains over 60 different strains of beneficial bacteria as well as several strains of beneficial yeast. Milk kefir has the ability to colonize your intestines with beneficial bacteria and thus rebuild your microbiome.

Integrating red beets and kefir into my diet on a regular basis has made a big difference to my health and I hope it can do the same for you! Only doing one without the other will only get you partial results. So I highly recommend doing both.

I hope that this article will be posted by EC under Kefir and high blood pressure cures as well.

Thanks for reading and God bless!

Posted by Preston (MA) on 04/19/2021

Where do you get that kind of Lugol's? Please...

Alternative Treatment for HBP
Posted by Preston (MA) on 04/18/2021

It's called, "White Fright.".

Vitamin B Complex
Posted by Sharon (OR) on 01/29/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi everyone, my bp was straight 120 over 80 for more than 50 years, then it went nuts about 8 years ago, spiking a Lot.

Went through many EC remedies, nothing worked. Recently a nutritionist I follow said, watch your Vitamin Bs. Threw my head back, laughed (because everything's fortified, enriched, right?), and was in so much pain I got Standard Process B formula Catalyst whatever- with the additional Catalyst formula for more support (also kept on with years of cutting down coffee to once weekly, sugar down somewhat, tried to cut stress too..ha! ), plus kept taking a very nice probiotic, months on end...

Long short, BP went down in a day or 2, consistently down, been 4 months. And, my hair stopped falling out. This last didn't notice til plumbing didn't need unclogging as it had for about 8 years, a quarter cup coming out a wash.

So, I guess, watch your Bs!