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Natural Remedies for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Lemon Juice in Hot Water

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Posted by Jools (Uk) on 02/23/2018
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I read that fresh lemon juice in hot water lowers bp. I tried every morning and it worked for me! I have halved my meds!


Lemongrass Essential Oil

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Posted by Kathy (Ontario) on 08/17/2014
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Hi, I started using lemongrass essential oil for my high blood pressure. I put a drop on my wrist and rub it on the other wrist and then I put a small bit of coconut oil on my heart area and one drop on lemongrass oil. The lemongrass oil may burn sensitive skin, but the coconut oil stops the burn. I have high blood pressure and I did this 1 hour before my Dr appt, my BP was 118/80. I am convinced that this is the reason my pressure was normal.


Low Carb Diet

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Posted by Miriam (Plain City, Ohio) on 03/23/2010
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I learned years ago that a low carb diet will dramatically lower high blood pressure quickly, usually within 12 hours! You will know it is working when you notice you are urinating more frequently. I know the low carb lifestyle has been controversial, but I have proven the benefits to myself for years. Also, acid reflux/heartburn will disappear while on a low carb diet!

Replied by Phil
(Dearing, Ga)
03/23/2010

Hi Miriam.

I have been posting here for years now. Somewhere on here, I said that I believed sugars ( Carbs ) contributed as much to Higher blood pressure as does sodium. I also find that diet effects my blood pressure by as much as 15 to 20 points.

So yea, I think you might be on the right track about those carbs.

I think the key is to stay hydrated, but keeping the kidneys flushed. Asparagus extract can help keep kidneys flushed also.


Lugol's Iodine

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Posted by Beth (Palmyra, Nj) on 06/23/2014
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I began taking 2 drops daily of Lugol's iodine. Within 2 weeks my blood pressure dropped from 135/82 to normal ranges I.e. 120/72 and some days even lower. Also ingesting a tsp of diatemaceous earth but since I was inconsistent with the later, I must credit the iodine. PTL!


Lycopene

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Posted by Suzanne (London, United Kingdom) on 06/04/2009
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Lycopene for High Blood Pressure: Lycopene in cooked tomatoes is supposed to be very good for high blood pressure. Apparently you get the most benefit from cooked tomatoes and apparently that's why a Mediterranean diet is supposed to be so good for you. I wondered whether you can buy it in tablet form and found that these tablets are available from health food stores.


Magnesium

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Posted by Arpad (Ohio) on 10/29/2019
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I have a cardia arrhythmia which resulted in a stroke. My blood pressure was also on the high side (150/160 over 80/90). None of the doctors that I'd seen ever mentioned the importance of magnesium in blood pressure control.

All I knew of magnesium at the time is that it caused loose stools and using it could cause other mineral deficiency as a result. Yet I read that it's vital for hundreds of things in the body, including normal heart rhythm and blood pressure.

I started using the cheapest form of magnesium supplement (oxide), in tablet form, 500 milligram. Swallowing it with water caused as expected, loose stools. I found that if I crushed the tablet with my teeth, let it mix with my saliva, rubbed it against the roof of my mouth to break it down further without swallowing it until it was a slurry, the magnesium would be absorbed directly into the bloodstream bypassing the intestinal tract.

I've been able to take (3), 500mg tablets one hour apart without diarrhea. After 1 week of taking one tablet per day in this fashion, my blood pressure dropped to the 120's over 80. My heart beat became more regular, I reduced my digoxin With doctors' OK from 250mcg to 125mcg because it was making me too tired.

Magnesium relaxes the blood vessels, lowering BP and also reduces muscle spasms and cramps. It's referred to by nutritionists as "The Master Mineral". Another way of getting magnesium is through the skin by adding Epsom salt to bathwater. It's also an electrolyte, and may be why Lea's (below post) is coming down. Our soils are depleted of minerals due to over farming. We are all deficient in many things as a result.


Magnesium
Posted by Elaine (US ) on 03/28/2019
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I was surprised that you made no mention as to how important Mg+ is in dealing with high blood pressure.

There is much research and information out there as to this health issue of blood pressure. I read one book from 2004 titled, "The Magnesium Solution", by Jay S. Cohen, MD and then discovered just how many books have been published with information on how well magnesium etc. supplements have saved the lives of many. I purchased this small book and was amazed at how informative it was. You may want to delve into the huge amount of literature there is out there concerning the advantages of Mg+ along with K+, Ca+ et al since your site supports nutritionally educating the public.

There is also a site titled, 'MedicationSense.com mentioned in said book as well.

Kind regards. Elaine

EC: Dr. Cohen has passed, according to his foundation site mentioned above, MedicationSense.com. "It is with very great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Jay S. Cohen. He was compassionately devoted to his patients and an ardent researcher and author, lately focusing on erythromelalgia and medication side effects. His recent book regarding flouroquinolone side effects is being heralded by the many patients who are suffering with serious, long-term health problems after taking drugs such as Cipro and Levaquin." https://www.medicationsense.com


Magnesium
Posted by Darth (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on 10/10/2015
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I've been fighting pre-hypertensive blood pressure for 2 years. I refuse to go on the "legal" drugs and have been trying Chinese medicine and herbs for the last two years.

Nothing made sense of me having 140-135/90-85 blood pressure. I eat organic, I don't eat red meat, I avoid GMO and chemical foods I go to the gym and run 5 days a week.

By chance I came across Dr Carolyn Dean on youtube and after listening to her video, I bought elemental magnesium as well as magnesium oil.

I started taking about 600mg a day including using the spray I would say 400 pill 200 spray and within two weeks my Blood pressure went down to 120/80 for the first time in a few years.

I realized I had never been eating healthy, because eating healthy doesn't mean eating greens, juicing and avoiding red meats, eating healthy means eating greens & juicing food sources that are mineral'y rich and not depleted as well as avoiding red meats.


Magnesium
Posted by Nancy (Dallas, Texas) on 12/15/2014
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I have recently found myself with high blood pressure. In experimenting twice now, magnesium has done a bang up job in lowering my blood pressure.

One hour ago, it was 158/96. I immediately drank water with one heaping tsp of Calm magnesium powder. Now, it's 135/83. That's a huge decrease!

I have order Magnesium Glycinate, because if I keep using Calm (which is Magnesium Citrate), it will soften my stools too much.

Replied by Serena
(Tx)
08/16/2018

I have been w/this hypertension-grotesque readings, still alive, no cardiac problems, no banging headaches etc and on and tried various prescriptions with no effect and the side effects are horrendous for me-severe fatigue and simply NOT FEELING right-so since these prescriptions are not doing a good job and the ACV/garlic didn't do diddly squat the same.

I remembered good old mag sulfate proven to lower BP in preeclamptic--now THEY state the use is for prevention of seizures - bull....it was given to get that BP down-so am now fasting throughout the day. I am drinking almost a gallon of distilled water w/a tiny pinch of sea salt every other glass and will now add a tiny pinch of good old mag sulfate/epsom salt and increase very very gradually to maybe less than 1/8 tsp daily and see what happens in a week or so-I break the fast late evening w/a cup of authentic oat meal....this is only MY IDEA and cannot recommend to anyone out here the same.

Signing myself -sick and tired OF being sick and tired and this BP problem came outta the blue 5 years ago.


Magnesium
Posted by Craig (Corvallis, Or) on 10/04/2014
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I've recently been battling high blood pressure, and did all of the things that are recommended (lower salt, increased potassium) to balance my electrolytes.

Although my blood pressure improved, it still bounced around inconsistently. I finally figured out what was missing: increased magnesium.

The RDA for magnesium is 400mg/day and my diet wasn't providing me with anything even close to that number. As a result, my blood pressure has now stabilized at 120/80 (and below). Hope this helps someone!


Magnesium
Posted by Christine (Nottingham, England) on 01/26/2012

My husband has high cholesterol and has been on Bezafibrate for about eighteen years. He could not tolerate statins. He had sleep problems for a number of years. We decided to come off the tablets and he has slept very well since.

His blood pressure has now gone up to around 150/94. His heart reate is irregular and very slow ranging from 38 to 50 beats a min. I know statins and fibarates deplete q10. I have given him supplements. Also Garlic, fish oils, Licethin and natural sterol supplements. I am not so concerned about cholesterol. However I am concerned about Blood pressure and low irregular heart rate. I am afraid of heart failure. Does anyone know whether magnesiun could help? I know some use it for rapid heart problems. Also would hawthorn help? I do not want to make things worse for him. Any suggestion much welcome.

Replied by Geneva
(Paragould, Ar)
01/26/2012

Yes Magnesuim will help his heart and blood pressure. He needs to see a heart doctor for help. I speak from having same problems. Believe me he don't want to wait till his heart jumps out of rhythm.

Best of luck to you and your husband,

Geneva

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
01/27/2012
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Christine, to strengthen the heart, make sure you add Selenium and Vit-E to the CoQ10 as they work best together; and it's also recommended to swap the CoQ10 for the better form ---Ubiquinone, especially as one ages. *A note on Selenium, England is notorious for high Sel soil levels which have threatened cattle & sheep herds, and hastened tooth decay in humans, so I would take less than the recommended dose.

As for herbs, look for an herbal combination which contains as many of the fallowing as possible: Hawthorn, Cayenne, Ginger, Garlic, Ginko Biloba.

A dash of Sea Salt in 1/4-1/2 cup water 2 daily is good for HBP.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Replied by Khakimo
(Atlanta, Usa)
01/27/2012

I believe the better form of CoQ10 is Ubiquinol, especially as one ages. Ubiquinone is the one you don't want.


Magnesium
Posted by Christina (County Kerry, Ireland) on 10/30/2010
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Hi , I was just following up on Naturalone from Stillwater, Mn, Usa idea about Magnesium, and high blood pressure, as my HBP has rocket ted in the last few months.

Hi Dennis, I just wanted to comment on your post. You mentioned that at first, the ACV appeared to be helping, but then quickly took a turn for the worse. When you mentioned esophageal reflux and anxiety, I immediately thought Magnesium. In addition to the hypertension, both of these conditions can be directly related to low Mg. levels. Not to mention that your medications also contribute to Mg. wasting.

I'm not suggesting that you ditch your meds, but I would highly recommend that you consider adding Mg. into your daily routine.

I had changed my diet, cutting out alot of different foods (I went Paelo) to see what might be triggering my multiple inflammation problems. So I thought I would do a search on Magnesium rich foods, which turned out to be most of what foods I had cut out, such as beans and soy products! Within 24 hours my blood pressure had come down, just adding 1/4 teaspoon of Epsom salts to the cider vinegar bicarb mix, which I try to have three times a day. Also it has cured the constipation that has also been a problem recently. I have been trying to keep protein down to a minimum and it is very interesting how little you really need. Christina


Magnesium
Posted by Kathryn (Spotsylvania, Va) on 01/20/2010

i wanted to ask sally_oh from Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica, what kind of magnesium (citrate, chloride, etc..) her husband takes for his high blood pressure. I am having some struggles with the same issue and i need some help. I am taking the acv (2Tablespoons x 3 daily) and am finding it beneficial but am still experiencing some elevated pressure.

EC: Kathyrn is referring to the following post: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/blood_pressure.html#TED


Magnesium
Posted by B (Lv, Nv) on 12/03/2009

Re: https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/blood_pressure.html#TED

10/10/2009: Sally_oh from Escazú, San José, Costa Rica replies: "Funny, in 2009 my husband has high blood pressure so we've been doing lots of research. There is a lot now written that salt is not the culprit and that the no-salt is actually harmful! We use real salt, great stuff.

And my husband manages his blood pressure with 1000mg of magnesium a day: 500 in the am, 500 before bed. Works like a charm."

What is the best and most absorbable magnesium supplement? If no one can list name, then what form is best to take: powder, liquid, tablet....?

EC: Magnesium Oil (aka Transdermal Magnesium Therapy) is our pick: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/transdermal-magnesium-therapy.html


Manuka Honey and Cinnamon

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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.



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