High Blood Pressure
Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Deep Breathing
Posted by Shadel (Nebraska) on 11/15/2013
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Worked Temporarily

Wondering if anyone has the same problem as I do. My blood pressure goes up at night, approximately 2 to 3 hours after I first go to sleep. It wakes me up and I cannot go back to sleep for an hour or so. The only thing that helps me so far, is to breath deeply for 3 to 5 minutes and then it lowers. I do have a prescription that I can take, if necessary. However, in the morning I feel like 'a train has run over me.' Thanks for any suggestions that may help me.

Grape Seed Oil
Posted by M_mtz (Ca, Usa) on 11/08/2013
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High Blood Pressure cured with Grape Seed Oil!

Have been using GSO now for about 2 years & must report that both my HBP & bad CHOLESTEROL have been excellent in the past 6 months of lab work! Though nothing would ever make them normal again and from using it to cook and as a moisturizer. My mom's as well. She was at 260/150 and now 105/59 just like me! Truly amazing!!!

Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 11/07/2013

Beberobozo: Raw ferments have a phenomenal record at playing a vital role in cardiovascular well being. I make home made ferments from sucanet and buckwheat. There is a 112 year old woman living in Russia who drinks goats milk yoghurt every day. Ferments have more biological value than food and more nutrients than supplements. Many people who are challenged by concerns see a remarkable improvement after taking ferments.

Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 11/07/2013

Here we go again. Trying to solve a problem that doesn't need solving.

Blood pressure and cholesterol are irrelevant when it comes to cardiovascular health. It's all about cleaning the arteries. Nothing more. Of course, too low blood pressure and you can faint.

The problem with even measuring blood pressure is that your blood pressure varies through out the entire day. Blood pressure readings are mostly irrelevant.

Now they are saying that people's pressure varying is the real cause of strokes. The lies of blood pressure are starting to crack. Instead of 1 in 3 people being put on statin drugs, they can put everyone on statin drugs.

The myths of heart disease and strokes are so deeply imbedded in people.

nattokinase supplements.This natural enzyme helps to dissolve fibrin, cholesterol and calcium that has accumulated in the arteries of the body. It is a clot buster.

Fibrolytic enzymes prevents all the problems that high blood pressure and all those other phantom causes is to cause even hardening of the arteries.

Posted by Timh (Ky, Usa) on 11/06/2013 2073 posts

Beberobozo: Arginine is indicated to lower bp thru a mechanism called nitric oxide which dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow. Arginine also boost growth hormone production and increases the size and activity of the thymus gland (which improves immunity). Arginine rich food is almost all nuts. So I would recommend particularly Walnuts as they are also high in EPA's or "good fats" which is very much indicated for cardiovascular health.

Posted by Beberobozo ( New York) on 11/06/2013

Hello, would anyone recommend adding L-Arginine for HBP along with what I am taking now? I am now taking Taurine, magnesium, acv, olive leaf ..I am 59 and female and mostly vegetarian diet but do eat fish about three times a week.....reading conflicting reports on the L Arginine....

Prune Water
Posted by Ed2010 (Canada) on 10/30/2013
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The main cause of High Blood Pressure is mineral imbalance. Not because of high sodium alone. Other causes are high fat in Blood. Remember the physics, thick fluid requires more pressure to flow.

For High blood pressure,

Soak 5 dried prunes overnight in a glass of water. Early in the morning drink this water alone, no need to eat the prune. The nutritients in the prune gets extracted in the water. Prune is high in Potassium.

You can see a huge difference in the second day. This is a Unani Medicine Treatment. If you don't get Dried Prune try with Dried Plum.

Good Health.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Jos (Thailand) on 10/29/2013

Try not using the baking soda with the acv, also drink a daily glass of beetroot juice or celery with melon. Make sure to use magnesium oil daily and also make sure potassium levels are balanced.

I too only use these things I will never take bp medication. Hibiscus tea twice daily is also what I take along with blackstrap molasses and a must for me is cayenne tincture three times daily it's nice to put some in your coffee or tea etc or add to molasses in warm water. Good luck

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Shadel (Nebraska) on 10/25/2013
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I tried the ACV for high blood pressure, 2 tblspns, with 1/4 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water 3 times a day, before meals. It gave me diarrhea. I quit doing this today and I have no diarrhea. I don't like the side effects from my blood pressure medications. Does anyone know if the Apple Cider Vinegar capsules would give me the same problems? (diarrhea) Thanks for the help.

High Blood Pressure/Adrenal Connection
Posted by Northerncrystal (Manitoba, Canada) on 10/20/2013


"Milk Thistle -- 1000 gms twice a day
Alpha Lipoic Acid -- 300 mgs twice a day
Selenium -- 200 micrograms once or twice Day

Take the above supplements with food at lunch and dinner. It is also advisable to take standard B50 complex dosages since the above combination of supplements tends to deplete vitamin B in the body"

Is this safe to do while breastfeeding?

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Chadi10 (UAE) on 09/27/2013

Hi Jo An, How did you inhale H2O2, did you dilute it first and what kind of Iodine you take?

Non-Fluoride Toothpaste
Posted by Airzone (Mississippi, Usa) on 09/08/2013
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In the last six months, I have changed my Toothpaste that had Fluoride to non Fluoride Toothpaste and my Blood pressure has gotten to a normal state. Our Government is feeding us C**P, it is a money maker for Dentist & Oncologist. Fluoride has never been approved by the FDA to put in water & Toothpaste The Government won't go near this subject they know it will open a can of worm's. If you read your tooth paste it will say if a six year old swallows a pea sized amount call Poison control. If its poison for a lab Rat it is Poison for Humans of all ages. It stops the production of "62 vital Thyroid enzymes that will open the door to Cancer and other illnesses" it was used in the Sarin gas that was used to kill people it has been classified a neurotoxin by toxicologist with Fluoridealert.org. The German scientist came up with it in 1930 and the United States started using it in 1945 under the false image as good for teeth it passes the to the endocrine system there it does it's damage to Bones look it up: www.fluoridealert.org.

Avoid Grains
Posted by Kavita (Nj) on 08/30/2013

This is to Shiela from Ball ground Georgia. Tell your husband u definitely changed my family's and my life! I watched food matters and made changes to our diet.. my mother is cured of diabetes. Kavita

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Fran (Rocky Face, Georgia) on 07/09/2013

Why doesn't anyone ever use Cream of Tarter, which is full of potassium? Just wondering.

General Remedy Guidelines
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/25/2013 2073 posts

John: You need to be more specific than "prescription medicine" as the topic is entirely about specifics. Although in general common remedies like ACV do not have any interaction with drugs, but you may experience an even lower than normal pressure reading, in which case you would need to reduce the mg of your medication. Also, do read the entirety of "drug interactions and warnings" on your prescription; NEVER take pharmaceutical meds without first reading the info monograph.

General Remedy Guidelines
Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 06/24/2013

You are supposed to discontinue the medication for however long it takes for that medication to become minimized in your system. Usually it takes between 2 to 5 days so 3 days should be enough.

I would recommend that you forget about blood pressure and focus on cleaning your arteries. See my post under peripheral artery disease regarding nattokinase.

Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium
Posted by April (Quakertown, Pa) on 06/24/2013
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After beginning to have high blood pressure early in pregnancy (not too high, but alarming at 140/90), I had heard that Magneisum might be the key to getting it back down. I was already taking calcium and getting potassium, so it was magnesium that I thought might do the trick. I started consuming 3 squares of 100% cacao baking bar with a little raw honey spread on for taste. The next time I went back for a checkup, my blood pressure was back down to 116/70 and has stayed there. I HIGHLY recommend this tactic. It has also cured my leg cramps I get at night from being pregnant. If I don't have my chocolate, my cramps will come back, so I know it's the chocolate. It's important to spread the consumption of the chocolate throughout the day so that you are not getting too much caffeine in one sitting. I usually have one after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A great, healthy desert!

General Remedy Guidelines
Posted by John T (Manchester, N.J. Usa) on 06/23/2013

If I decide to try a remedy for, say, high blood pressure and I am already taking prescription medicine, do I stop taking my meds when I start trying the remedies?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Ok) on 06/19/2013
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I have been drinking apple cider vinegar and baking soda for the last two days for high blood pressure. I normally feel like a cement factory has moved in my bowel. But, this morning I had diarrhea. I'll cut back on the dosage. I was just pouring the ACVand BS haphazardly. Tonight I'll measure it. Two tablespoons ACV and one teaspoon BS.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 06/18/2013 2073 posts

Jolole: It seems you may also be suffering Cholestasis or gallstones. This condition can cause acidosis, constipation, and hypertension. A gallbladder cleanse would be helpful. Natural remedies to increase bile flow like Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, and Yellowdock Root will help. Also drink lemon water daily (this almost always works for me; I use lemon juice concentrate and filtered water).

Hope this helps.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Jolole (Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia) on 06/17/2013
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This is the 3rd time that I started High Blood Pressure (HBP) remedy (whilst also alkalising) with 2tbsp Organic ACV+mother with 1/4 tsp of bicarb of soda first thing in the morning and again late at night and need to stop again because of sudden onset of constipation that develops within the first 3 days of taking above remedy. I am normally not suffering from constipation, have always been very regular. Was prepared this time and had Aloevera juice at hand, just in case. Started with aloe on 2nd day in afternoon 2tbsp 3x daily in organic apple juice. Now at end of day 3 still no bowel movement and I have discontinued taking ACV+bicarb of soda. I am relatively healthy and dont take any medication. Only suffer with HBP, Fibromyalgia, candida, digestive malabsorbtion and use Oil of Magnesium daily, also B50 and natural vitE. My age is 68. Can someone help me understand why I develop constipation and how to remedy this outcome. Thanks for feedback and blessings to all involved with keeping this website going.

High Blood Pressure/Adrenal Condition
Posted by Lupe (Waco, Texas) on 06/07/2013

I have diabetes and hypothyroidism. I started dieting in January to help control my diabetes and also because I am overweight. My thyroid issue is kinda of in control but I am having trouble with my blood pressure. The doctor wants to put me on meds but I'm really trying to find a natural remedy to avoid taking meds. Please let me know what I can do to lower it. Thanks. Lupe.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Franko (Perth, Western Australia) on 06/01/2013

Hi Marie from New York - Regarding your comments about colon cancer and kidney disease caused by Aloe Vera. There is a truckload of rubbish on the internet, most of the time provided/supplied by the parties interested to mislead the public. In the future if you write a comment like this, could you please reference it, to see if the information is credible or just one of those misleading ones? Although in my case Aloy Vera didn't help reducing my HB, it had other benefits. I used it for six weeks every day 1large stick of washed Aloe, minus thorns, 1 banana, 1 whole lemon, 1 tbs of honey, 4 sticks of young asparagus mixed in the blender. It wasn't good for my HB, but helped with my chronic gastritis, helped with refluxes and like I mentioned cleaned me out, and caused NO SIDE EFFECTS of any kind at all!!! (The taste isn't very pleasent, my wife had it only once, therefore I would advise to use half the amount I used. - Anything is better then the medications and their side effects)

Franko from Perth in W/Australia

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 03/30/2013

That makes perfect sense, as taurine regulates and normalizes heartbeat. Contrary to what is claimed, it is not the ingredient in "energy drinks" that causes any problems. Taurine also occurs naturally in red meat. It gets its name from the "meat of the bull".

Posted by Karen (Atlanta, Georgia) on 03/29/2013
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My blood pressure was high. 198 over something. I couldn't take any prescriptions for it other than a diuretic (prescription) because my muscles in my thighs kept hurting. That can be a dangerous side effect especially since your heart is a muscle.

1,000mg of Taurine and my blood pressure went down to 150 over something. Then 130 over something. With a prescription diuretic and 1000mgs of Taurine my blood pressure is in the teens.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Marie (New York, Usa) on 01/23/2013

I wanted to try the aloe vera plant for high blood pressure. I even bought it but then I looked up on the internet side effects of this and yes I know that western medicine doesn't want cures but this concerned me.. I read a few sites that said aloe vera can cause colon cancer and kidney disease. So what is up with that?? anyone???

Posted by Franko (Perth, W/australia) on 12/14/2012
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Australia I used I stick of Aloe Vera (minus thorns) 1lemon, 1Tbs of honey and a banana for a month to cure my HBP. No result. For an extra two weeks I did experiment and add, 4 young asparagus, 15 flowers of dandellion. It was an excellent colon cleanser, but made no difference with my HBP. (150/105 for too many years to mention. Never used any medications). Franko

General Feedback
Posted by Franko (Perth, Australia) on 11/20/2012

As recommended I used the combination (mixed in a mixer) as a high blood pressure remedy. Used 1 or 2 sticks of Aloe /minus the thorns/, 1 lemon, 1tbs of honey, 1 banana, every morning on an empty stomach for over a month. My Blood Pressure is around 150/100 for around 35 yrs. Never used medications. had no side effects, It made no difference in my blood pressure at all. Maybe helped with my gastritis.

Food Allergies
Posted by Dallas (Amesbury, Ma Usa) on 11/14/2012

I normally have normal to low blood pressure. But a few years ago, it started to spike higher and higher each day. I will attest to the fact that cardiovascular exercise did help temporarily for me, but not much else did. One day, I ended up in hospital due to very high blood pressure, pounding headache, pounding, racing heart etc. I asked the Dr. If it could be food allergies and he looked at me like I had two heads and said "schedule a physical. " What- and wait 6 months while I suffer ever escalating blood pressure and deadly symptoms each night?! I don't think so. I went to a naturopath who also thought "food allergies" and did some testing (blood tests). She found I was allergic to about 1/3 of food items I regularly ate. I dropped (with difficulty) those items from my diet and my blood pressure gradually came down back to low normal.

Avoid Grains
Posted by Sheila (Ball Ground, Georgia) on 11/04/2012

Hello, I study nutrition & holistic healing. You should read the book, "Wheat Belly". I got mine on Audible.com for audio book or u can get on Amazon.com It is a proven fact that gluten (anything made w/wheat among some other grains contain gluten) causes the majority of the diseases in the world. Diabetes, HBP, Cholesterol-high, heart disease, obesity, psychosis, depression, anxiety... Unbelievable book that this cardiologist wrote after devoting many yrs of his life testing patients. After 20 days patients conditions basically clear up. He says that 90% of all gluten intolerant people don't even know they are. Many people don't register when they test. Yet, take them off the gluten & they clear up! :-) You gotta check into that. I have lost 40 lbs & not so bloated any more & my diabetes & HBP is now cleared up too. But, I have also adopted ACV mixed w/garlic & honey http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/articles/art_cidervingarlichoney.html & it went down 30 points from my last visit & cinnamon is my big wonder cure for diabetes, look that one up too! Only take less than 1 tsp daily in warm water or in your tea or coffee split up in 3-4 cups (total 1 tsp--no more-important). http://diabetes.webmd.com/cinnamon-and-benefits-for-diabetes

I am loving life w/healthy eating holistic healing. I just wish more people knew that just healthy foods, spices, herbs & vitamins & supplements are the key to good health & curing ailments & disease too! Btw, check out this movie! Amazing, .. Eye opener movies: "FAT, SICK, & NEARLY DEAD" (he cures all his diseases w/juicing in only 30 days literally/documentary) and also watch: "FOOD MATTERS" Harvard doctor tells how we can heal w/food over medicines. Medicine only bandages it food cures you. :-)

I know, I know, .. My husband says I can't save the world, but, I dang sure will try! :-) Good luck everyone & I hope this helps all who reads this. Sheila

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 10/29/2012 2073 posts

Flipper69: I was on Lisinipril for several months for hypertension, but managed to lower by other natural means and discontinued the L. as I also have acidic condition, I mix equal parts sodium bicarbonate and sea salt for buffering w/ absolutely no sign of elevating BP (with or without Lisinipril). I use ACV w/ food or sometimes take tablets and can't make a case for lowering the B.P. It would prove useful to have the Sodium/Potassium levels checked during next Dr. visit as one might need a little extra Potassium. Eat a fruit salad daily would insure proper P. Jon Barron recommends a kidney cleanse twice yr which would help the body regulate the B.P. and more. Lisinipril is known toxic on the kidneys, so a cleans is of extra importance.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 10/29/2012

Flipper69, TWO tsp. Baking soda sounds like WAYYYY to much for a dose!!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Flipper69 (Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA) on 10/28/2012

How safe is it to use two teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of bsmu in 8oz of water if that person has high blood pressure? Is there a substitute with low or no sodium baking soda? Can it be used with the same effect as regular baking soda?

If they use the above concoction, is it safe to add 2 teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar to it and would it help with the high blood pressure problem. They are taking 40mg of lisinopril every day.