Doc put me on lisinopril ("You don't want a stake, do you?" asked he). after about a month of minor improvement I took myself off because don't believe in all the addicting meds US docs prescribe that don't get at underlying cause.
Instead: deep breathing (10 slow breaths ) brought my blood pressure down 30 points!
Last two days I've been drinking a concentrated Chaga drink from Chaga off a friend's dying birches. BP 120/71 this am and this pm an almost too low of 82/41. But I feel fine. I am a 77 year old female. I'll take a break from Chaga for a few days and see and then if BP climbs back up, will have some more in mornings.
I agree with you about Chaga tea. I ordered some a few weeks ago for my blood pressure and for my Golden Retriever who has a large tumor. I read all kinds of reviews before I ordered it. Even the first day-it worked, I slept all night without breathing problems with my asthma--no coughing-and my blood pressure is in the normal range--you are lucky you have it on your property. It can be expensive-but worth it. Plan to order more to give to members of my family also. Love the taste.
I wanted to share with everyone a remedy that worked for me. I have always had high blood pressure and now that I'm in my 50's my doctor was trying to get me on meds ... no way I thought there has to be something natural that will get it under control ... I tried cider vinegar and actually make my own but it just never worked ... I then discovered birch tree 'Chaga' in fact it grows on trees all over our property ... what an impact it has made on my life ... My blood pressure is the lowest it's ever been, I've also lost 30 lbs in 5 months, I have more energy and sleep better and even my skin feels better ... I don't drink coffee anymore, only Chaga tea that I make from the mushrooms harvested off my property ... It's a well kept secret ... and I'm telling everyone, try it.