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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

General Feedback

Posted by John Catmull (Trang, Thailand) on 01/31/2011

Just read a study on BP wrist monitors. They regularly read 6 mmhg higher than what's real.

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

I bought a wrist BP monitor for $35 when the cheapest machine I could get at the time was $159. A great deal I thought! What a waste of money, very inaccurate, the slightest body movement also alters the reading. Plus you don't know when it is inaccurate. For anyone who wants to buy a machine (and have the time to wait) keep looking at the special brochures from the chemist because about once a year they have a good special or two. I got mine for $59 a saving of aprox $80 at the time.

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Posted by Knyck Espiritu (Manila, Philippines) on 01/11/2011

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?

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Posted by Manan (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on 08/17/2009

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????

Replied by Gs
(Cambridge, Ma)

Sometimes merely walking into a doctor's office can raise blood pressure. If you can get a blood pressure reading elsewhere besides the doctor's office, it might be interesting to see what reading you get.

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?

Replied by Prioris
(Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa)

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.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
2100 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.


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Posted by Win F. (Canada) on 05/03/2020
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My very simple way to lower blood pressure that works remarkably well for me is to drink Ginger water every day.

Be sure to monitor your BP because it might get too low.

You simply make ginger tea by putting a few slices of raw ginger in your teapot, add boiling water and let it steep. Drink whenever you feel like either hot or cold. That's it! No more beta-blockers for me.

Grape Cure

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Posted by Charles (Willingboro, New Jersey USA) on 04/04/2009
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I would like to try the Budwig Diet. I've had success with the The Grape Cure I used it for high blood pressure, but was unable to last longer than 3 weeks. It really worked and reduced my blood pressure from 180/140 down to 120/80 in three weeks, but shortly thereafter I faltered and began eating a regular American Diet again which has caused it to rise once again. Please send me the specific protocol so that I may give this regime a try and see if it can help with my blood pressure. Thank you ever so much. Stay well, Charles

Grape Seed Oil

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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!!!

Replied by James W

How much did you take, and how often?


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Posted by Rose F. (Dorset, England.) on 04/26/2021
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I can recommend Hawthorn drops as a great help with high blood pressure. I tried beetroot, which also worked, but could not take the taste for long, whereas these Hawthorn drops are virtually tasteless. It has brought my high BP down successfully, but I need to take it every day, once or twice a day.

Posted by Humbleheart (Sw Usa ) on 09/05/2017
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I've been using hawthorn supreme for high blood pressure. I take two caps and bite them then let the hawthorn liquid dissolve under my tongue. About ten minutes after I check my blood pressure with a home digital monitor. It always goes down. Mostly the top number. If still too high, I take two more the same way. It's worked so far. Both numbers go down about 10 if I take 4 caps. I've stopped my bp medicine by tapering. I'm off it now. Only use the hawthorn.

You should do this with a blood pressure monitor and take notes. Did you eat? After exercise? After the Hawthorn extract or the capsules like I used them. By keeping this journal I can see what happens to make it rise. For me, the Methylene Blue made it rise quite a bit. Smaller dose shows it doesn't rise as much. I can take the hawthorn to balance it. In the process of trying lower doses I'm checking my pressure so its stable. You should check with all your medication and keep a BP journal. Its so important to have a journal and take it all day. Its a hassle but once you figure it out, its worth it.

Posted by Laura (Seattle, Wa) on 02/09/2010
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As an herbalist I have recommended Hawthorn Blend with positive results to 8 different people. All 8 had a drop in their blood pressure after using a tincture (30 drops AM, and PM) for about 2 weeks. I would recommend anybody with blood pressure issues to research this herb. It also corrects low blood pressure.

Replied by Betty
(Canfield, Ohio)


Heart Medication Side Effects

Posted by Belinda (New York, Ny) on 08/03/2014

Hello, my mother in law ( 80) was recently in the ER twice for low sodium issues. The 2nd time a nurse nearly killed her when they switched her heart pressure medication in the afternoon and then the nurse gave her a sleeping pill that night without checking with her daughter, who had just gone home. Her blood pressure dropped so low she ended up in the ICU for 5 days. She is now back at home, but extremely fatigued and experiencing dry mouth. Her meds are:

For High BP: Norvasc (new)
For High BP: Lisinopril (new)
For Thyroid: Lovastatin (taken this for years)
For High Cholesterol - Ledothyroxin (taken this for years)

Does anyone have any supplement recommendations to help with the medication side effects? Do you think the fatigue is related to her blood pressure dropping so low after the sleeping pill fiasco? She cannot go off the meds for various reasons, so supplements to replace the nutrients the meds are zapping her system is the current goal.

Many many thanks in advance to anyone who can advise.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

@Belinda: About 3 yrs ago, I suddenly developed all the conditions you describe. All these diseases are a result of the western diet. That is, the body cannot properly digest, metabolize, and eliminate the foods & liquids presented it, resulting in the retention of fats & water.

To help the body perform these vital functions, begin taking, in small amounts, a daily women's multivitamin & mineral supplement w/ whole foods and enzymes. Get the most complete women's multi on the shelf at local health food store. Also, on the get list is Kelp, Coconut Oil, Apple Cider Veniger (ACV).

Read all labels for recommended dosage and start well below that dose as the need for pharmaceutical medication will begin to decline and will slowly reduce the mg's of meds. This process of increasing the nutrients and decreasing the meds could take a yr or more.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

* ... just remembered that I forgot to add either Himalayan Pink Salt or Iodized Sea Salt to your grocery list. These are natural or non-processed salts that contain much needed minerals for the body.

Replied by Belinda
(New York, Ny)

Thank you so much, TimH. I really appreciate your help and will tell my sister in law about the supplements and salt you suggest.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

@B: Very glad to help, and start w/ small pinches and go slow w/ the natural salt also. The multi & Kelp also have minerals.

Another item which might help tremendously is Bee Pollen. I was bed-ridden for over a yr once and Kelp & Bee Pollen very much helped me out of the bed and using a wheelchair and soon a walker. Bee Pollen is the most nutritious dense food on the planet. First timers must always start w/ only a few grains for a few days then up to a spoon daily and 1 spoon 2x daily.

Hibiscus Tea

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Posted by Kelly (Usa) on 12/23/2014
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I was having a small success w/ACV for my high blood pressure, but the hibiscus tea gave me amazing results! From 160/89 to 130/79 in less than 24 hrs - taking the tea 3x/day.

Hibiscus Tea
Posted by Willow (Peoria, Usa) on 10/22/2010
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Hibiscus Tea will lower your blood pressure. I didn't believe it til I went to the local health food store and bought some loose tea. My BP was 139/80 and after consuming a cup of tea. I took my pressure and it drop to 113/68. Google for Hibiscus Tea and Blood Pressure. There's a lot of research on it.

Hibiscus Tea
Posted by Rene (Moreno Valley, Ca) on 08/22/2010

Found this article yesterday. Haven't tried it yet. Hope it works for you. A recent article in the Internal Medical Journal titled "Treatment of high blood pressure with hibiscus tea" really caught my eye. The article originated from the American Heart Association meeting, and the research was done at the prestigious Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. The incredible finding of this simple nutraceutical, a food that acts like a medicine - was that drinking 3 cups of hibiscus tea a day for 6 weeks had a significant effect on participants' blood pressure. In fact, the higher the person's blood pressure, the more it lowered it. In those with normal blood pressure it didn't drop too low, but it appeared to keep it from getting higher. Here are a few amazing statements from the article:

"Regularly incorporating hibiscus tea into their diet may help control blood pressure in people at risk of high blood pressure and those already diagnosed with high blood pressure. "
"The public health implications of a blood pressure reduction of this magnitude, if extended to a larger population, could be profound. "
And, from a president of the American Heart Association, "The blood pressure reduction seen with the tea is equal in size to the typical effect of a prescription anti-hypertensive medication. "

Isn't it amazing that drinking tea made from something in God's nature is equal to our most potent hypertensive medication? Wouldn't you rather take something that God provided for us naturally, rather than a costly prescription medication that could have many side effects?
Why hibiscus tea? Apparently, researchers had observed in randomized trials with animals that it had anti-hypertensive and anti-atherosclerotic (hardening of the arteries) effects, and it was promising enough to continue into studies with humans. The compounds identified in the hibiscus tea were flavonoids and phenolic acids, which have potent antioxidant properties. Medicine is catching up with the natural world that God created for us. A reader of this article responded in part:

The dried hibiscus flowers are sold in most grocery stores - bulk and packaged. I have found it takes SO much sweetening that I experimented around and found that using either white grape juice or apple juice for the sweetener that it works very well. Just open a bottle of room temperature juice, pour it in a large bowl, add a handful of dried hibiscus flowers and let it steep for a 2-3 hrs. It tastes very similar to cranberry juice - sugar free hibiscus tea. It is served as a cold beverage in Mexico.

Replied by Rebel
(Somewhere, Usa)

Hi Rene. You say this is found in most grocery stores. Could you please tell us what section to look in. Would it be produce or somewhere else?

Thank You,

EC: You'd likely find it in the tea section!

Replied by Diane
(Berkeley, Ca)

Hibiscus tea can often be found in Hispanic markets, where it is known as Jamaica or Aqua de Jamaica. Also readily available in many supermarkets as various herbal tea blends. It is also called roselle sometimes, so look for that on labels.

Replied by Eve K
(Houston, Tx)

In the Houston area, we don't see this in regular grocery stores, but there is a chain of stores that caters to a primarily Hispanic market, they carry whole dried hibiscus flowers. Boil it down and make tea according to instructions. It makes a nice, tangy iced tea but it is very tart, so you may need to dilute it with something sweeter or add sweetening agents.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)

Here in Europe I buy it in the health food stores. Never saw it in the supermarket. We live France next to Germany and Switzerland.

Replied by Dianna
(Austin, Tx)

I am not sure where you are located - but where I live you can buy it in the supermarket in the section with the dried chilis. Also mexican stores we have fiesta and others - will have it both in bulk and in packages - the bulk is usually fresher. They also sell it at farmer's markets. Health food stores have it in a form called celestial seasonings Red Zinger Tea. It has a few other ingredients but is mostly red hibiscus. Btw - these plants are VERY easy to grow!!! And they make a lot of flowers!!! Get the red ones. You can also use the flowers and leaves for hair washes!!!

Hibiscus Tea
Posted by Tashimoto (Vancouver, British Columbia Canada) on 02/19/2010

Hibiscus tea lowers high blood pressure. Just Google it - lots of references, including a recent study that produced very impressive results.

Replied by Pris
(Ontario, Canada)

I did not know this and my bp skyrocketted, still trying to get in down, very scared, may have to go to hospital. But I don't want more drugs!! -"Before adding hibiscus tea to your diet, consult your doctor about any preexisting health condition you may have. According to the Bastyr Center for Natural Health at the University of Pennsylvania, hibiscus tea may open and expand your blood vessels, which may increase your risk for heart disease. Drinking hibiscus tea daily may drop your systolic blood pressure by 7.2 points on average. Avoid drinking hibiscus tea if you are taking medication for hypertension and low blood pressure."

When I manage to get off these meds I'll try the hibiscus tea again, I know it has helped a lot of people!!