My blood pressure dropped in one day. I had been under alot of stress, I am 76 years old. I have always been interested in healthy eating and vitamins. I read about fennel helping to reduce blood pressure. I bought some at the grocery store--fennel seed in the spice department. It is all natural,salt free,no msg, no preservatives, non-irradiated. Well I chewed it real well, about a fouth teaspoon-3 times a day. The next day I only took it in the morning, only. My blood pressure readings were just amazing all day long. AT 7;35 A.M. it was l3l-70, at noon it was l22-65, at 5;00p.m. it was ll3-58. I will try this every day now, and keep you posted.
Fenugreek's leafy form belongs to the spinach family. However, its seeds are useful when cooking to combat the flatulence caused by certain foods, such as lentils and cauliflower. Its anti-viral properties mean it also helps against sore throat and mouth ulcers. Historically, fenugreek has been used to treat diabetes and is now thought to reduce blood pressure.
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.
Fig leaf tea normalizes blood sugar level, lowers high blood pressure and keeps the arteries clean.
Two teaspoons of dried fig leaves in one cup of boiling water (steeped for 20 minutes) and drank each morning will normalize the blood sugar in a matter of days.
Dried fig leaves are not easy to find in the US, but Lloyd Kretizer at www.landofenfigment.com sells them for $5 a (quart) bag which will last about two months of drinking a cup of tea at breakfast each day. (That's all that's needed.)
I have been taking blood pressure medication for over one year. I heard, from two different sources, about using ground flaxseed & thought I would give it try in order to "wean" myself from prescription drugs. I have been amazed at the results. I take a total of 4 tablespoons a day - usually 2 in the morning & 2 at night. I usually just mix it in water but sometimes I put it in my food (oatmeal works well & so does soup). I have been using it for 6 weeks and have decreased my meds from 20 mg a day to 5 mg a day!! My blood pressure has been more stable and MUCH, MUCH lower than when I took the full dose of my daily medication. It really does work. My goal was to be off prescription medication by January 2006 but I think I will make well before then!!!
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.
Besides eating fish, it is also helpful if your diet includes large amounts of fruits and vegetables high in potassium and magnesium as they help the body to get rid of excess sodium. When the diet lacks these minerals, supplementation may improve blood pressure control. Foods rich in magnesium include nuts, rice, bananas, potatoes, wheat germ, kidney and lima beans, soy, and molasses. Foods rich in potassium include avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapefruit, nectarines, oranges, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, green peas, potatoes, and squash. Apple Cider Vinegar (our favorite!) also contains potassium and magnesium.
For more information about potassium, please read our potassium fact sheet.
You can also visit http://www.unhinderedliving.com/potassium.html for more information on potassium.
Garlic appears to lower blood pressure by 5% to 10%. It can also lower cholesterol, reduce triglyceride levels, discourage clot formation, and promote blood circulation. A typical dose of garlic is 900 mg of garlic powder per day. This dosage is also recommended for lowering high cholesterol.
Fruits like apples and pears are also said to decrease blood pressure by lowering cholesterol due to their high fiber content.
Click here to read much more about the wonders of garlic!
I suggest anyone with high blood pressure looking into alternative remedies in this section of Earth Clinic (the high blood pressure section) READ many of the responses that are already here and most of your questions will be answered. A great number of the entries ask very detailed questions of former posters expecting minute detailed attention to their concerns to be answered by their one post. READ THE POSTS already here!
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.
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my post. It is most gracious of you to take your time and provide me with advice. In answer to some questions, yes, I tried the Mother and faithfully practiced the protocol, yes, I have had my adrenals checked and double checked. I also completely re-read the blood pressure thread and it seems what works for some doesn't work for other. I just have to find it. My offer stands.... $500.00 to you or your favorite charity if I can find my cure. God bless you all
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia)
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I have been battling High Blood Pressure since a bout of Viral Pnuemonia that the Dr. gave me an antibiotic for. Even though I questioned an antibiotic for a viral infection I was told I needed it to not get sicker(! )and I was sick enough that I did not question further. I have been trying many things to bring it into a less scary range... Anywhere from 145/89 to 210/115 varies this much in the range of the month. I decided I would try a supplement I read about in an online blog that has the extract of 7 flowers with the title of Seven Flowers Extract. Does anyone have anymore information on it? Maybe has used it? I have ordered it and it has no information on the bottle, what little is written on it is in Chinese.
(Brisbane, Qld, Australia)
I'm a 31 year old woman (145 lbs; 5'8'') with low blood pressure and a high resting heart rate. When I had my bp checked over the weekend, my bp was 126/86, but my resting heart rate was 107. I'm very concerned that my heart is overworking, but cannot figure out the cause or how to help myself.
I do drink far more caffiene than I should, but without it, my bp falls so low that I can barely motivate myself to get out of bed. I regualrly incorporate turmeric, cayenne, and garlic into my diet. I am on a restricted high protein/low carb diet b/c I am hypoglyciemic. I use ACV daily.
In the times I go to the allopathinc doctors, they see noting wrong with my vital stats, but thins just doesn't seem healthy. I have a family history of heart disease, so I am very concerned.
Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. ~Thanks in advance.
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(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
(Pasadena, Ca, Usa)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Just read a study on BP wrist monitors. They regularly read 6 mmhg higher than what's real.
Is it ok to combine 2 teaspoons of ACV in 8 oz of water with 2 tbs. of Blackstrap Molasses (instead of Honey) 3 times a day for my High Blood Pressure?
Hello sir, actually i am a 15 year old male. actually i have a problem of medium blood pressure. 1st when i went to a doctor my blood pressure was around 154/70. my lower blood pressure always remains normal.but my upper bp always remains high. then i started having medicines of haelopathy. but there was no reduction in my blood pressure.after few days i started having homeopathy medicines and after that my blood pressure was around 130/67. when i go to a doctor my blood pressure suddenly rise up to 135/74. so i just wanted to know how to make a control of it. and when it remains in control do i have to take medicines again and again????