High Blood Pressure
Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Posted by Ash (London, Uk) on 11/23/2011
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I have has High Blood Pressure for several years and have tried exercise and Several ayurvedic treatments without much success. I started a Yoga deep breathing exercise and within a week noticed that my blood pressure was better managed. You take a very deep breath through your nose for a count of 4 - hold breath for a count of 2 and breath out through the nose for a count of of 6. It is easy for anyone of any age to do and does not require any special equipment. Just drink at least 2 Ltrs of water everyday. You can sit o teh floor or use a chair if you can't sit on the floor

I do three sets of 10 breaths in the morning and at night before going to sleep. Allow 2 hrs after food.

There are several breathing exercises or Pranayama in Yoga that work very well. You can find free and detailed information about this and video instruction on www.anmolmehta.com or You Tube - search Swami Ramdev Yoga

Hope this helps and God Bless


Multiple Remedies
Posted by Doug (Country Club Hills, Il) on 11/23/2011

High Blood Pressure Remedy: Try drinking two 12oz glasses of Hibiscus Tea. Try finding the organic flowers as this is more potent. In addition to the tea, watch your diet and cook with plenty garlic, cayenne pepper, and curry. All of these herbs are excellent for maintaining normal BP levels. Potassium and Magnesium are good too, you can eat a banana every morning with a cup of oatmeal and take the magnesium supplement right before bed. Last but not least, a brisk 30 minute walk 4 days a week will help as well.

Coenzyme Q10
Posted by Avril (Clare, Ireland) on 11/17/2011
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Hi, I am taking coq10 supplements for my high blood pressure which has been very successful. I take 180 mg per day. Recently my blood pressure has gone so far down that it is classed as low blood pressure, can coq10 do this and does this mean I can reduce the amount if so? Thank you.

General Feedback
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia ) on 11/09/2011

Marilyn, most diseases in the body indicate a mineral deficiency. High blood pressure indicates a magnesium deficiency. With high blood pressure the blood vessels constrict making it harder for the blood to pump around the body. The magnesium relaxes the vessels around the body (including the heart) lowering the "pressure". It of course does much more than that ...

As Cameron suggested garlic is excellent and should always be in your diet along with onions and ginger root.

A good book I am reading is by Carolyn Dean, The Magnesium Miracle. Another book which is excellent and I am about to purchase "Healing Power of Minerals, Special Nutrients, and Trace Elements" by Paul Bergner. Please do your own research but I strongly recommend you supplement with magnesium.

General Feedback
Posted by Cameron (Brisbane, Qld, Australia) on 11/09/2011

I do not know anything about your herbs but Co Enzyme Q10 should be on your list as should Garlic. Both of these are scientifically proven to bring down your blood pressure, take 200mg of CoQ10 and a couple of cloves of raw Garlic each day. You might also look at your stress levels at work or home, alcohol, coffee, caffeine consumption. Have you had a ECG or Stress ECG? How is your heart and circulation? If the simple things above do not get your blood pressure down you should wonder if something else is wrong.

BTW sorr,y about your breath with the Garlic but it does work.

General Feedback
Posted by Merilyn (Middleton, Wi) on 11/07/2011

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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Oxana (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 11/01/2011
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To all who have high blood pressure and have questions regarding magnesium - I improved my high blood pressure dramatically by taking different type of magnesium, but found that mixed form of different types (citrate, chloride and else) works the best. I take 2 pills (400mg) in a morning and 1-2 in the evening. Also - vitamin B6, fist 3 weeks 200mg per day, after that - 100mg per day. Plus - parsley and garlic oil in capsules - 1 cap in the morning (diuretic). If your liver does not work properly - it can lead to high blood pressure.

Also found some info online regarding natural remedies for high blood presure - "Start your day with a cup of cayenne tea - 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water (I personally think it's too strong, maybe 1/2 tsp?). Plus garlic pill and hawthorn berry 565 mg. Do it 3 times per day. Also 2 tablespoons of organic vinegar in water sometime during the day. Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to plain yogurt and eat, it will reduce blood pressure instantly."

Oxana, Ontario, Canada

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Yasmin (Teaneck, New Jersey) on 10/19/2011

Did not know I was suppose to put a cup of hot water in with it. But came out a little thick ate it with spoon but very, very tart! I can take a tablesppon of ACV and it's not as bad as this. Is there another way of taking this- can you use lemon juice and aloe juice?

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Mickey (Secunderabad, N/a) on 10/12/2011 7 posts

This question is for Lidia.

How long do you wait to drink your regular coffee or tea/or having your breakfast after drinking the aloe/lemon/honey mixture in the morning?

Posted by Wendy (..., Canada) on 10/10/2011
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Despite trying to live a holistic organic non processed diet for the last 10 years (it's been a process), you can't always get your spouse on board OR they fall off the wagon ;-( My husband has gone back to eating a lot of fast food and junk this summer as he is travelling on the road abd gone for days at a time. He's stressed with work, 2 businesses etc. Anyhow, he knows better but... Here we are. He's gained 30 lbs and is at 233 and I finally got him to go to the ND. His blood pressure was 170/100. Highest its ever been ;-( So of course diet has to be a 180 but in the meantime the ND gave him a tincture to bring it town right away while he works on his diet. 3 days on the tincture and its 134/85 LOL If I read it correctly from the bottle its made up of crataegus monogyna 200 ml, ravwolfia serpentina 50ml (PLEASE CHECK SPELLING ON THESE IT'S HARD TO READ HIS WRITING!! )

After examining MY HUSBAND this is what he prescribed FOR HIM: he has instructed him to take 5ml daily until BP is 135/85 then every other day. (we have added in CoQ10, msm, bcomplex vitamin, ______ vitamin c, and fulvic-humic acid minerals, a good fish oil) - ALL but the Coq10 the kids and I take regularly and my husband takes sporadically 'when he remembers' but NOW he's taking them faithfully) Anyhow I will post back with updates in the weeks to come, but this is looking promising. While sometimes WE KNOW EXACTLY what we have to do and SHOULD be doing, sometimes it is not that easy and it takes something drastic to put us back on the right path ;-) This tincture is IMO "THE" reason his blood pressure has dropped drastically in 3 days. I would not recommend exploring this without the help of a practitioner but it's something you can take with you, research etc. when you go!!

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Butterflycari (Heber City, Ut) on 09/25/2011

Hibiscus tea can also be obtained in Latin American or Mexican markets. It is called flor de Jamaica (say floor day ha-may-ca)

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Julie (Santa Cruz, Ca., Usa) on 09/20/2011

Would like to try this, but how is it possible to have enough Aloe plants to use a leaf a day? I have one small plant. Would taking the aloe that is bottled be beneficial, if purchased at a health food store? I've tried the apple cider vinegar and cayenne pepper and neither of these lower my blood pressure. Anyone had success with the bottled aloe vera?

Posted by Trev Adams (Busselton, West Australia) on 09/18/2011
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I started taking Lugol's Solution (10% Potassium Iodine and 5% Iodine) and within 4 weeks my blood sugar has gone from 7.1 to 4.9. I am not doing or taking anything else so it has to be the Lugol's. My blood pressure has also come down to the extent that I am seriously considering coming off my BP medication. It was routinely 145-155 over 90-96 and now is down to routinely 115-120 over 68-72.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
Posted by Mary (Atlanta, Georgia) on 08/27/2011
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I have been taking this brand of molasses for 2 months and my bp seems to be going down. I also take the apple cider vinegar. I take both first thing in the morning. I take 2 tbsp of molasses plain and 1tbsp apple cider vinegar with1/3 cup of spring water.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 08/14/2011

Hibiscus tea sometimes comes under other names one of them being Karkade. Maybe you find it with this name..... Here in Europe it is quite easy to find hibiscus tea!

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Carol (Denton, Texas Usa) on 08/14/2011

Amazon has it.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Hemmy (Kittery, Me) on 08/14/2011

This is for "Lidia from San Jose, Ca", reply dated "08/07/2011.

I was just wondering where can I get the hibiscus tea from dried herb? I googled walmart, walgreens, cvs but no luck...

Thanks Lidia...


Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Hope (Sacramento, California) on 08/07/2011

If one does not have aloe vera plants, would it be effective to use aloe vera juice instead? If so, how much? Thank you for a response....

Avoid Grains
Posted by Pluto (New York, Ny, Usa) on 08/01/2011

Hello, yes, thank you for your confirmation. Years before I'd read that type O blood needed meat and not grains. It seemed strange! It took me this long to figure it out, but I did it by myself using myself as my own guinea pig. Amazing. I wish more people would know about this. It would save so much agony out there. That's why I posted. I hope people can google and find the information.

Avoid Grains
Posted by Baldev (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) on 07/31/2011 189 posts

As per the blood goup diet. You being Group O, Non Veg. Diet will suit you better. so, you have done the right thing.


Avoid Grains
Posted by Pluto (New York, Ny, Usa) on 07/31/2011
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I had "idiopathic" high blood pressure, around 160/80 when I went to the doc for a far-removed complaint a couple of years ago. He gave me drugs. They lowered it, but I also felt shaky from them; I took them for about 5 months and suddenly I got a physical depression. It was the kind where I liternally could not get out of bed. It took superhuman strength to get myself out of bed and haul myself off to the doc who didn't get this at all.

I got in touch with a caridologist who gave me permission to stop the damn things.

By now, though, the depression was so bad I could not eat and I was losing wieght so rapidly I looked like a scarecrow and was literally falling out of my clothes (I hope it doesn't happen to you, but it really does happen -- you fall OUT of them. So weird).

What happened was this natural fast (it seems nature did impose this on me) allowed my BP to drop within a month to 123/80. Weird.

Long story short: I emerged from this drug-induced, last straw depression and started living normally again. Next doc visit, gee, BP was rising again.

Finally, I put 2 2 together. Divine inspiration. It must be my diet! I was vegetarian. You would think this is a good thing. Apparently, not for me. Grains were killing me. The mainstay of my diet. But they were something I was not eathing while not eating (see above). I was only eating cartons and cartons of yogurt back then.

Sooooo, I quit grains (flours, pastas, rice the usual, also potatoes) and sugars (including honey, etc) cold turkey. Next doc visit, 3 months later (I swore I would get bp down "naturally") I clocked in at 110/70. No meds.

OK, I dumped the grains and I eat fish and poultry. But look at the change! And my gums no longer bleed when I floss.

I am 55, female, slender. Five foot, five and a half inches tall. Type O . I always had a good figure even at my 140 lb high (I still looked slender. Good muscles, I guess) but doing the no-grains, no-sugar has reduced me to 125, just like that. No pain. (In case you're wondering -- no booze! )

I am sorry as all heck that I can't be a vegetarian. But I simply cannot.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Carol (Newton, Nh) on 07/21/2011

Is it just the leaf or the aloe cream inside too?

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by I Am Aurelia (Morelia, Mexico) on 07/15/2011
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hi, I blend the whole aloe leaf, whole lemon, peel and all, add about a cup of water more or less. When strained you should have a glassful of liquid. First few days I had cramps and loose stools as the outer part of the aloe leaf is a laxitive. I believe it is part of the cleansing process. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. The hibiscus is 100% hibiscus. You should be able to find it at a natural foods store or a store with ethnic products. I saw results in the second week, numbers started to go down.

Sea Salt, Banana
Posted by Shinygirl (Charlotte, Nc) on 07/14/2011
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By the grace of god, my blood pressure has started coming near to normal. The changes I made were I started using sea salt in place of normal salt and after getting up in morning I try to have at least half banana within 15 minutes, that keeps my acidity low, and if thats low my bp is also normal.

Posted by Judy (Denver, Co) on 07/12/2011
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Both my parents were put on medication for HBP but neither was given a diuretic and their ankles never swelled. My ankles never swelled until I was put on HBP and a diuretic, For years I restricted my salt intake to try to keep BP down below 140/80. My mother had advancing dementia and came to live with me, and BP went up and I finally broke down and went to a Dr. Any doctor I've gone to has never said a word about sodium intake. I just get a pill to get rid of water they assume is retained because of salt.

I've had allergies since I was little. Late 80's I went to allergist and was allergic to 40% of what I was tested for. At the same time I was going to a weight-loss clinic and asked for a vegetarian diet and was told if I wanted to lose weight I had to eat a lot of protien - calorie restriction was approx 500 cal a day - and 1 1/2 ts salt a day. That much salt didn't make sense and I didn't do it. My BP shot up. High protien diet makes you urinate more and without the salt you excrete all your nutrients - and BP goes up. When I started using more salt, my BP went down. (Also got so constipated I felt horrible) This was years before I went on BP med. I blacked out twice and actually gained a little weight. Allergist said there are people that can live on 500 cal a day and never lose weight. I've also had my blood looked at under an electron microscope and the thing they've said, "You have lots and lots of allergies."

About 5 years ago I took L-arginine and L-ornithine along with hawthorn to give me added strength to work in my huge garden in spring and my BP went to 105/55. I quit the worst drug-Benicar (that raised blood sugar 30 pts and caused diabetes-dr didn't care - just an excuse to give give more drugs). BP still okay. Took nefidipine and HCTZ another month, and quit nefidipine and HCTZ for three days, then cut little tiny HCTZ in half and took it. Within a hr I was so dizzy I had to hold onto something so I wouldn't fall. Within 2 more hours my ankles swelled and my BP shot up 20 pts. (One dr told me that's just a side-effect - Huh?)

I don't get rashes, hives, swollen tongue (to anything be it drug, food, perfumes) and because of that doctors don't want to think I could be having an allergic reaction -- therefore I've got some other problem they need to "treat" or I'm taking some herb or nutrient that's causing it, and it's all my fault.

Quite a few years ago I went on two three-week-long juice fasts and dropped over 50 lbs. each time. I suppose lots of people can say that. I did it to get rid of toxins (drs don't believe in toxins either) and to test myself for food allergies and watched for sudden weight gain. With the juicing my gray hairs started growing back to natural blond and wrinkles went away.

Through the years I've come to the conclusion that I have an absorbtion problem and when I get cleaned out I can absorb my nutrients again. I'm beginning to think water pills not only cause some people to excrete sodium and potassium, but other nutrients as well. If you don't retain water because of sodium, what do they do besides overwork the kidneys and maybe do more harm than good? I've always thought they should be a temporary fix, not permanant, unless you have congestive heart failure but I've never had a dr suggest I do. They've never helped me get rid of "water retention" or lower BP.

I guess I'm writing this to rant a little because of problems I'm having now in the hands of a dr again, and to see if any of the learned people that know more about nutrition than I do think this makes sense.

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Rashidah (East Orange, Nj) on 07/04/2011


Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Mickey (Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh) on 06/27/2011 7 posts


This sounds wonderful! How much aloe vera is there in a medium sized leaf? Do you add the whole lemon with seeds and skin? Do you add water to the mixture while blending?How much mixture do you get after straining? About half a cup?

Sorry abt the questions :) But pls do answer when you have time.

Sea Salt
Posted by Fiona M (London, England) on 06/24/2011
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Hi, I'm surprised that this remedy is not on here but those of you with high or low blood pressure might wish to research PROPER Sea Salt (ie: unrefined, coarse sea salt)

This link is a good starting point http://www.relfe.com/low_salt_diet_dangers.html

I hope you find relief. Best wishes and thanks for such a marvellous website,


Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Sand (Atlanta, Ga) on 06/22/2011

How much lemon are you using? Is it just the juice or skin and seeds and all. Also, is it 100% hibiscus tea or one of the combination tea blends like Red Zinger How long did it take to see results?

Aloe Vera, Hibiscus Tea, Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Iamaurelia (Morelia Mich, Mexico) on 06/21/2011
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One yr ago I started having headaches and Dr. found I had high blood pressure 187/100 yikes. I was told I needed to take meds for life. I refused to believe that and have been searching for a natural cure since then. I have found it drinking fresh Aloe every morning. I take a medium leaf wash and remove thorns, put it in the blender, with one lemon and one tablespoon raw honey. Strain and drink on an empty stomach after one month I am off meds and my readings are 109/65!!!!! I also drink one cup of hibiscus tea a day and eat cayenne pepper with meals. My friend also tried this and she is a diabetic her blood sugar is now an average 80, and off insulin.

Baking Soda
Posted by Joyce (Joelton, Tn.) on 04/27/2011 509 posts

Question: Have you tried MSM (methylsulfonyl-methane)? If not, you should and don't be afraid to take the larger dose.

Baking Soda
Posted by Linda Gitzlaff (Oconomowoc, Wi) on 04/25/2011

I am 60 years old with spondylosis and osteoarthritis with muscle involvement. I wake up about 2:30 a.m. with pain on rt. side upon movement and have been applying heat. By 8 a.m. pain is resolved. My question is will taking the baking soda cause my BP to rise... I am hypertensive. Can you suggest any other alternative treatment besides the D3 and the magnesium supplements?

Pomegranate Juice
Posted by Christine (Bellingham, Wa, Usa) on 04/04/2011

They sell pomegranite molasses in our local Mediteranean food store -pure pomegranite juice that has been concentrated to a thick consistency and used in middle-eastern cookery. I wonder if anyone has tried it and got the same benefits as the bottled juice. I started using it in water as a drink a couple of days ago, so far BP still in 180/110 range in spite of taking bp medication from my cardiologist fir the past 3 months. We'll see if it works.

Posted by Dee (Nyc, Ny) on 03/27/2011

Scott.... Why do say xylitol is bad? Can you please share your findings. Websites/books? Thanks.

Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/26/2011

Now I am mixed up.... After reading quite a bit about Xylitol and how good it is for your teeth I bought it, now you say that it is not good.... Sometimes one doesn't really know what is good and what is not!

Posted by Scott (Taylorsville, Kentucky) on 03/25/2011

Jane... Stay away from Xylitol... It's not good for you

Posted by Jane Buck (Portland, Oregon) on 03/25/2011

What is the constituant in Xylitol that lowers blood pressure?

Dietary Changes, Exercise
Posted by Karl (Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 03/09/2011

Two current medications:

Atacand 16mg, and Teva-Hydrochlorothiazide 50mg there any reason that when stopping these meds cold turkey because of side effects, that my would become higher than it was when I started taking it. Also, I have made significant life changes in both diet and exercise since being diagnosed due to suspected candida infestation, High Cholesterol, type II diabetis gout flareups... Are getting under control with a gluten free, sugar free diet(or as free as you can make it) given our choices, no soft drinks, nothing with added sugars except Stevia, fruit, cinnamon, and assorted spices and herbs, vegatables fresh and organic when possible. Cooked in organic cocnut oil.

General Feedback
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 02/19/2011

Dear June, I have Celtic Salt or the equivalent here in France which someone on this site told me it is Sel de Guarande but I have usually been using Portuguese sea salt which I believe is quite pure and it is not iodized. I bought it in a health food shop and it looks like salt should look like, a bit wet and gray, not the very white dry one. As I recently stopped taking the pill and have been having quite a bit of trouble with pains and aches I have no idea if the fact that I felt the heart beat in my throat is connected to the menopause or to the use of the salt. When the doctor measured my blood pressure I was terribly horrified and stressed out. I am going there again on Friday but for the time being I haven't been putting any salt in my water. Still, I believe that it can be a good idea because if you drink a lot or water, which I try to do you also lose a lot of valuable minerals through your urine.

We are planning to move to another part of France where there there are a lot of natural doctors. I can't wait..... Here there is a homeopathic doctor but I would prefer someone who uses broader therapies because homeopathy is not the best therapy for every problem, I think! I am about to go out and buy magnesium to see if it helps with the back pain. And in the meanwhile I heard from an English lady who has been helping us find a house who had the exact same problems with pain when she stopped taking the pill a few years ago.

General Feedback
Posted by June (Pasadena, Ca, Usa) on 02/18/2011

Hello Francisca,

Are you using sea salt or iodized salt? If iodized salt, that may indeed be the culprit. Try sea salt and see if that makes a difference. We recently bought a blood pressure monitor to use at home and it's been very interesting! I have low/normal blood pressure unless we got out to eat at a restaurant that has put a lot of salt in the food. Too much salt is usually not a problem here in Los Angeles area, but if we leave the state, I've found there's a lot more salt in the food than I am used to. My b/p also shoots up for the next day. As you say, very uncomfortable. Let me know if it's still raised on sea salt. Very curious! My best, June

General Feedback
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 02/17/2011

A while ago I had read a book on Water where the author advised to drink water with a bit of salt. The explanation sounded plausible and I started doing it. Just a little salt in a way that I hardly even noticed it. Still, lately when I lie down I feel my heart beating in my throat, very disagreeable. This morning I went to the doctor because of horrible lower back pain and he was not happy with my blood pressure. Could it be from the salt? I think so! And although in the book the doctor advised the use of water with salt exactly for lower back pain could it be that in my case it caused the pain? I don't know! As I have recently stopped taking the pill and am now officially in the menopause the doctor did a blood test to have a look at my hormones. For the time being no more salt for me, no matter how good it is!

General Feedback
Posted by Stac3y (Winston, Nc) on 02/17/2011

Thanks, I'll give it a try. I do stay pretty hydrated, but I'll kick it up a bit.

General Feedback
Posted by Merryanne (Orange City, Florida, Usa) on 02/16/2011 119 posts

Hello, From what I read about your symtoms I would like to make a sugestion, it isn't a great magnefisent discover, but I sugest for the next 2 weeks 4 times a day you fill a 2 cup measuring cup with water, nothing else added to it and drink it all down ASAP, 2 liters is the miminium amount of water a person should drink each and ever day, your blood systeme is dyhydrated, drink at least 2 liters every day, to clear up most old age sings drink 3 liter a day, , , , Merryanne in Central FL