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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Dorthea Butler (Great Falls, MT) on 10/28/2008

I just started reading this site and did further research on baking soda because I thought it contained salt which increases blood pressure. I'm reading here that baking soda combined with acv lowers bp. How's this so?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Albert (Ottawa, Ontario) on 10/21/2008
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After reading so many positive comments I decided to give it a try. I am a slim and healthy engineer who started taking Prozac for anxiety a few months ago. My blood pressure went up from normal levels to about 138-145/87-95. Given that I am 48 years old my doctor told me that it may also be related to my age and that perhaps I may need to go into medication for it. I started searching and found this website and the comments on ACV. I thought that I had nothing to lose by trying it. I even like vinegar with olive oil in my salads. Given the various options for taking the ACV I opted for one that seemed more sensible for me. Half a glass of water with two tbs of ACV and 1/4 tbs of baking soda. I am taking this three times a day. Early in the morning before breakfast about 1 hour after lunch and 1 hour after dinner. I reasoned that perhaps on an empty or semi-empty stomach would be better. Some people may not like the taste but I am used to it and don't mind it at all. Let me tell you that the results in 10 days of doing this have been very impressive. I have been taking my pressure some times twice a day. My blood pressure started coming down. I have had only one spike one day around the 4th day. I have been 120-125/70-75 in the last five days. So, what can I tell you? Try it out, you may be happily surprised by the results.

Austrian Apple Juice
Posted by Tina (Montreal, Canada) on 09/19/2008

if you often eat chinese food that could have a bearing on your HIGH BLOOD Pressure. if the food is cooked at home you can control what goes in it. if you eat at chinese resturants the food is loaded with msg and sodium in my experience. i love chinese but i dont do take away any longer because of this. i too would feel dizzy and my bp would go up and i would have awful headaches. hope this helps


Austrian Apple Juice
Posted by Vicarious (Vancouver, British Columbia) on 09/18/2008
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1st time poster. Hello. 53, male, never drank, stopped smoking at age 30. Don't eat much potato chips or fast food at all etc. Thought I live and eat very healthy. Moved from South Africa to Canada a year ago. Am not a BIG exerciser but can do 30 sit up no problem. But sit a lot in front of the PC etc. Eat mostly Chinese or Fusion food 1m89 tall 92KG and here I am stuck with "HIGH BLOOD Pressure" dizziness very tired mornings. Need Melantonin to fall a sleep, otherwise can stay awake till wee hours. Can't give any personal feed back yet. Will start ACV now. But my grandfather in Austria used to drink one liter of natural Apple juice every day, for every second month (not the clear one). It looked like frosted in the glass bottle. He bought it from what they call in German the "Reform Haus" sort of Health shop 30 years ago. to keep his high blood pressure under control. Maybe someone has tried this I guess that is why the ACV is good for us also.

Traditional Chinese Medicine
Posted by Pat (Ballwin, MO) on 08/23/2008
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I go to my Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor for my blood pressure. I was allergic to all the medications prescribed by my primary care physician. My TCMD gives me acupuncture, herb pills, and an herb tea to drink. She also told me to eat a lot of watermelon. It really does help.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Leena (Montrose, CO) on 08/23/2008
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You might get rid of the peanuts because of mycotoxins and consider almonds or walnuts instead. Watch "Know The Cause".

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Aim (Louisville, Ky) on 08/20/2008
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I got an e coli infection from eating at a local fast food joint. After the five days of diarrhea I then had a kidney/bladder infection from it.

My blood pressure on tuesday was 149/94. I read on here about the ACV and baking soda. I put two tablespoons acv with with a 1/4 tablespoon baking soda in a full glass of water. About three hours later I took my blood pressure; it was 124/79. Wow, and I feel so much better too!

I had to force myself to drink it, but it was definently worth it.

EC: Read more about ACV and Baking Soda here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/acv_baking_soda_cures.html

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Beth (Fox Cities, Wisconsin) on 07/09/2008
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I was quite amazed today when I went into the doctor. My blood pressure was 150/80 a few months ago and now it's 130/80! A drop of 20 in a few months I think is quite amazing. The only thing that I've been doing different is taking 2 tablespoons of ACV and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I also eat a few peanuts or some peanut butter to help with the taste if it's getting to me one day.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Carol (Greenville, USA) on 06/23/2008
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... I take the pinch or 1/4th tsp of Baking Soda and 2 TBLS of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR in 4 oz of COLD WATER and it has lowered my heartrate from 117 to 72.This has also lowered my BLOOD PRESSURE from to 112/60 I feel full of energy and I do this before I eat first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I sometimes take it at NOON for a pick me up. I no longer have acid reflux/ GERD. I sleep and breathe better as I have sleep apnea.

Dark Chocolate
Posted by Will (New York, USA) on 06/09/2008

For High Blood Pressure: When do you eat the chocolate? Thanks.

Manuka Honey and Cinnamon
Posted by CP (Huntington Beach, USA) on 04/22/2008
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Manuka honey is an amazing remedy for M.R.S.A. wounds, as well as for diabetic skin ulcerations. It comes in several strengths, so contact customer service on websites to see which is best for you. It is a little pricey, but I think it is worth it. It's delicious and healthful when taken internally and is wonderful when applied externally to the face. I am taking one teaspoon of Manuka honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon each morning and evening. It has lowered my blood pressure from 156 to 125 in a very short period of time. It also improves my sleep! I love this website and it makes me happy to give back for all the help I've received. Good luck to all.

Breathing Technique
Posted by Bill (Gilmanton, NH) on 03/28/2008
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I read about a machine that you can pay a lot if money for, which helps lower your blood pressure by a breathing technique. I learned this Yoga breathing technique which does the same thing. Breath in, (through nose) half way..12345, hold...12345, breath in rest of way...12345, hold..1-5, Breath out half way through lips, 1-5, hold...1-5, finish emptying lungs as slowly as possible through pursed lips. Do 8 rounds of this. 8 is the Chinese lucky number. It is also the symbol for infinity when turned sideways. The object is to take longer on the exhale than on the inhale. I find that I can lower my BP quite a bit with this method. ...Bill

Nettle Tea, B Vitamin, Garlic Tab
Posted by Isma (Edinburgh, UK) on 04/19/2007
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nyone with a high blood pressure should be taking Nettle Tea, B50 timed release one tablet per day and 100% pure garlic tab a day too, you'l see the results within weeks oh and not forgetting add two table spoons of olive oil to your cooking too.

Posted by Tia (Dallas, Texas) on 03/24/2007
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CINNAMON. S'posed to be an end to HBP and Diabetes.

Posted by Nicolas (Chicago, USA) on 03/22/2007
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There is this news at Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/03/070312160937.htm Here's a copy of what it says at the beginning. This is very interesting, I think:

According to a first-of-its-kind randomized study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a widely practiced, stress-reducing meditation technique can significantly reduce the severity of congestive heart failure. The study appears in the Winter 2007 issue of Ethnicity & Disease. "The results of this study indicate that transcendental meditation can be effective in improving the functional capacity and quality of life of congestive heart failure patients

Vegetable Juicing and Meditation
Posted by Mike (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 12/15/2006
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Quickest way to reduce blood pressure it to avoiding omega 6 fats, stop eating white grains and anything with sugar. Then simple juice vegetables. If you don't like the taste simple add carrots or an apple for taste. Avoid all process foods, any caffeine including tea. My blood pressure used to be 159/108. Now it is 118/78. For fats you can have low amounts, flax oil (can't be heated), olive oil, and coconut oil (no more than 1/2 a teaspoon a day). At all cost avoid canola oil it is very toxic to the body. Meditation will help lower blood pressure, so will yoga, yoga can teach you how to meditate or go to a zen buddhist temple nearby. From juicing fresh vegetables you will lose weight and you will be less hungry. So get out there a get a juicer

Cornsilk Tea Lowers Blood Pressure
Posted by Tara (Phoenix, AZ) on 08/20/2006
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Dried corn silk (One tablespoon). One tea bag of green tea. 2 cups of bottled water. Bring water to a boil then remove from burner. Add teas cover with lid and allow to brew off of burner for 5 minutes. Strain with strainer into cup add honey to taste. This combination of tea relaxes, acts as a natural diuretic, and lowers the blood pressure. Dried corn silk tea can be found in health food stores and in the groc. stores that cater more to the Hispanic community. It is also called "Barbas de helote" meaning; beard of corn in Spanish. For an extra experience sprinkle into tea a pinch of fresh lavende r(purchased at health food stores or produce stores ) for aroma therapy while you sip your tea. The fragrance of lavender relaxes and soothes. Drink a cup in the morning or whenever you feel nervous.

Posted by Susan (USA)
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Exercising regularly for 30 minutes a day can also lower your blood pressure as it stimulates a substance in our bodies called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to keep our blood vessels open. During the early stages of arteriosclerosis (or plaque build-up), one of the first things to be seen is a reduction in the amount of nitric oxide in the blood vessels. When you exercise, the accelerated pumping of the heart forces more blood to flow through the vessels. As this blood pushes its way along the lining of the vessels, more nitric oxide is released.