In January of this year I was getting headaches and an uneasy feeling---feeling out of sorts. I am a nurse, so I had other nurses take my blood pressure and it was elevated 160/90. This just added to my anxiety because, as a nurse, I know of the devastating effects of not treating hypertension. A coworker has been on a health kick and swears by a 'tonic' that helps 'everything'. I too decided to try it. I mixed 1 cup of _______ vinegar, 1 cup raw honey and 8 cloves of garlic in a blender for about a minute. I then poured it in a clean glass pickle jar, put the lid on it and kept it in the fridge for 5 days. All this time I was checking my BP and was getting consistent readings of 150 to 170 systolic over 86 to 94 diastolic. On the 5th day, I shook my 'tonic', poured 2 tablespoons in a half glass of low sodium V8 and did this once a day for 2 weeks. At the end of 2 weeks, doing NOTHING differently except taking this everyday, I have a miracle to report. I no longer have headaches when I'm running up and down the halls, no more uneasy feelings----and the reason? My BP is back to normal. My readings are now 120 to 130 over 78 to 86, over and over again!!! NO ONE WILL EVER TELL ME THIS DOESN"T WORK ---I HAVE PROFESSIONAL WITNESSES! About 90% of the staff on my floor are converts....Something so simple with none of the side effects my patients are on with some drugs we dispense like candy. Don't be foolish---see how good you feel after a few weeks on this stuff....I feel like a kid again and even sleep soundly! That in itself is worth a million bux.
First let me start with I found this site by a search to find a source to assist with HBP on 1/3/2010. I was told in 2007 my BP was Pre-Hypertension 151/114. I was not put on medication right away. I asked to attempt to reduce on my own. Because I was unsuccessful, I was put on 5mg of Lisinopril. I developed symptoms, coughing, limbs going numb, low BP. also, this med was not successful in maintaining my BP. My BP has been averaging from 139/110-132/98. After reading others testimonies, on 1/7/2010, I purchased the mother ACV. That evening I mixed 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 tablespoon of honey in 8 ounce of water. On Friday 1/8/2010 repeated the process 3x during the day. As of 1/9/2010, I cuffed as soon as I woke up BP registered 120/85. After rising and handling several task I cuffed again BP 98/76. I DID NOT BELIEVE IT SO I CUFFED AGAIN. My BP was 106/81. YES, IT WORKS!
Thanks for your site and all the responses.
DrSircus.com has great information and an ebook about the baking soda protocol, and if you use it correctly, no increase in blood pressure.
Arginine, N Acetyl- Cysteine
My blood pressure has averaged around 130/85 for quite a few years, but in the past two years it has been inching up until it recently started hitting the 160/100 area despite regular use of magnesium, potassium, vitamin d and other supplements and vitamins as well as the apple cider vinegar/bs protocol which seemed to have no effect on my blood pressure. I also tried hibiscus tea as mentioned by others on this site, but that actually caused me to put on weight and worsened my high blood pressure....... I suspect, due to the sugar that I used to sweeten the tea. I've tried other ideas also, but to no avail and I didn't want to go on prescription drugs due to the potential negative side effects.
I recently read a 2008 study about people with diabetes and hypertension who were treated with a combination of arginine and n acetyl cysteine (nac), two commonly available substances at online vitamin sites.
At the dosages used in this study, arginine and nac have a fairly good safety profile and from the study results, they not only lowered blood pressure, but produced side effects that were also positive such as lowering ldl cholesterol while raising hdl cholesterol (the good one) and lowering levels of adhesion molecules vcam1 and icam1. It also lowered high sensitivity crp, a common marker of inflammation in the body. Add in the antiatherosclerotic effects and it seems like a good combination so I started taking them two weeks ago. One drawback to this study is the small number of participants, but the results were striking enough to make me want to try it.
Nac by itself has hundreds of studies suggesting it has many health benefits in humans, some related to its efficacy as a potent antioxidant.
I just took my blood pressure reading and it was 123/83. I am taking more than what was used in the study, at least initially and plan to go down to the study dose after a month or so.
I take 600mg of nac with 1 gram of arginine, three times per day for a total of 1.8 grams of nac and 3 grams of arginine per day.
I was diagnosed with Prehypertension a month ago. My Dr. Told me if I don't make lifestyle changes, it will likely turn into high blood pressure. My reading was 130/90. I didn't want to get on meds so I began to research natural remedies and found out about Hibiscus Tea. Studies have shown drinking Hibiscus tea can help lower blood pressure and it's rich in Vitamin C. I decided to give it a try. For 3 weeks, I drank a cup every day in the morning before breakfast. My BP reading is now 123/80. I'm going to continue drinking it for a few more weeks. I just wanted to share this with all of you!
Shalo, I am sorry to hear about what happened to you and I can imagine that you got a big fright! But, bear in mind that a lot of people who have a stroke don't have high blood pressure! Also bear in mind that the medication can have a lot of side effects! As we get older we all tend to have higher blood pressure anyway and maybe that is not even a bad thing or abnormal, at least not the way they make it sound. The same goes for cholesterol.....
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hi Folks, I have read with a lot of interest many posts on this website. As someone who has had essential hypertension for many years (160mm/100mm, unmedicated and 130/90 with three medicines - angiotensin blocker, Ca channel blocker, and beta blocker), I have been on the quest for drug free cure. I am 47, in good health, work out every day (ran a marathon last year), and watch what I eat carefully. The doctors have not been able to ID what is the cause of my rampant high BP.
I have begun the ACV protocol and I am noticing substantial improvement over the last few weeks. But more importantly, several studies have been done in Japan (medically accepted double blind studies). Please note that in Japan, vinegar is a part of the food (sushi has vinegar/rice). Here is one such study.
The key is to look for impact of acetic acid on hypertension. Acetic acid is the primary component ACV. Acetic acid has a substantial and sustained impact on high BP AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS. I have quoted one study here. There are many more. No wonder there is not a whisper about these studies in the medical circles here - the drug companies cannot make a buck on this. There are may causes of hypertension, I suspect that ACV affects only a few of the pathways, hence the variation in results.
BTW, it would appear that acetic acid is used to reduce tumors on the adrenal gland (functional adrenal adenoma) by injecting acetic acid directly into the tumor using Computed Tomography. This fixes a condition called aldersteroma (?) which lowers BP for people who have essential (cause unknown) hypertension.
Life is Good.
John - My thoughts exactly. Blood pressures fluctuate all day long. How is one to really know what is high for them when we all react differently to different situations and stimulants? I can't even look at a blood pressure cuff without feeling my pulse race and blood pressure rise. I have very little faith in the medical profession. They kill more people each year than heart disease, the thought of a hospital or conventional doctor throws me into an anxiety attack. There is no way to get an accurate blood pressure reading when you are wracked with fear. I'm looking for answers as to the truth about blood pressure and an accurate system of how to determine correct diagnosis. The medical profession needs a wake up call... drugs, surgery, lies, scaring people with inaccurate information needs to stop. Doctors are told what to do and what to prescribe by the billion dollar drug companies. I don't call that a physician.
Mineral/ Vitamin Balance
It is VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET YOUR bp DOWN RIGHT AWAY. I fooled around trying diet and such and had a major stroke. Get to your doctor and get on meds right away, then you can work on alternative ways. Recovery from stroke is very slow and lots of work. Its better to get it low first and avoid the stroke from high bp
I have had hypertension for some time, and for 4 years I was on multiple medications. I recently weaned off all medicines and now I am using natural methods to reduce my blood pressure.
ACV had zero effect on my blood pressure, but quite by accident I found that baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) has a dramatic effect. I tried Xylitol, and it gave me such severe heartburn that I took baking soda to remedy it. I now add a pinch of soda to each glass of water, to my coffee grounds, etc. and I don't sense any taste of it. Anybody with a blood pressure monitor can test this. Test BP, take a glass of water with 1/8 or 1/4 tsp. baking soda, test BP again after 30 minutes. It will cost you about $1 per year to control BP this way, and most people already have the soda in the house.
The need for bicarbonate indicates that kidneys need to be detoxified... if you want to be less dependent on remedies.
I eat four stalks of celery each day to help control my blood pressure.
I do yoga too and it introduced me to meditation and relaxation. Because of this I like to play a game with my blood pressure meter. I first take and see what it is. Then I retake it to see if I can change it. I try light meditation or I can do savasana. All can lower your numbers. A simple one to do is just to make a fist with your right hand and place it over your hart while you take your blood pressure. Make sure your legs are uncrossed and you do not talk. I find just my thoughts can change my blood pressure, raising it or lowering it. I think anyone can do this with a bit of practice and yoga. I do sivananda yoga which is a non exercise type of yoga that emphasizes clearing your mind of rampant thoughts. The importance of this is to carry this throughout your day and thus lowering blood pressure during all activities.
There are many aspects that affect blood pressure such as dehydration, hardening of the arteries and plaque but stress is significant because it affects the whole body and not just blood pressure. Anything that helps you control stress is a major part of health that is overlooked. Do not fear your cuff because that just plays into stress but look at it as an opportunity to learn to control your thoughts and de-stress.
@ Mia (Canada) on 8/16/16: I am researching high blood pressure and perimenopausal women. I am finding LOTS on hormonal changes and higher blood pressure / hypertension. Experiencing this at the moment... not fun!
I was put on a medicine that raised testosterone and affected hormones 100,000%. I understand how uncomfortable you may feel. I found using Two or more tablespoons of flaxseed flour daily raised the estrogen hormone levels and matched the testosterone levels, and it feels much better.
Exercise is also a good part of releasing the stressful feelings associated with it, a smooth gait focusing on relaxing and letting go of stress helps. Think of like you were running 5 miles, conserving your strength and relaxing. Releasing tension is very helpful. I had to run in high school. I did sports, worked and then studied until 11:00PM. I was tired from not enough sleep at the end of the day. Running like this, and being in prayer as I ran was very helpful. I was tired, but it helped me have enough to finish the run the coach wanted and it did relax me too.
Yes, this what it said on the bottle. However, I recalled that when we were kids, it was a normal practice to paint the inside of the mouth with Povidone to cure many mouth and cold illnesses, so I took the risk.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I too have been diagnosed with hypertension. Not so much do to my weight but a horrible inherited disease passed from my dad. Apple cider vinager is very tasty, and it has a blood thinning effect wich allows blood to flow more fluid through out the body. I make my own salad dressing using apple cider vinager and everyday I drench my saled with it and dont waste a drop. I would like to say that it is a great way to help high blood pressure. I am also currently on 2 bp medications. Before the meds and vinager I was averaging 146/96 or higher. Now my average low is 116/68. But these past two days it has been elevated for some reason. So I guess im torn on the effects of apple cider vinager. But at least it tastes good!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
When my blood pressure gets high, I take 30 drops of olive leaf extract mixed with water, then I take a glass of water with 2 table spoons of ACV. It works wonders for me. The horrible headache and nausea immediately disappear. Hope it helps. You can get the olive leaf extract online.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Hello EC, Hypertension: John. [[email protected]]
Some points never addressed by doctors or pharmaceutical companies, for obvious reasons.
1.When taking BP measure, how much 'mmhg' to deduct for doctors 'white coat syndrome'?
2. How much to deduct, for the smaller stress of taking your own BP measure?
3. How much to deduct for circadian highs at - 6 a.m., 1200, 1700 p.m.?
4. How much to add due to side effects of drugs, such as, nervousness, fear, worry, anxiousness & stress?
5. How much to add for being 76 y.o. but deduct for being 52 kilos & exercise?
All doctors don't take any of this into account. It makes the difference between a good day or a stressful day.
My BP began with 2 vertigo experiences, a month apart. The second one, I went to a doctor, who frightened me with talk of strokes & heart attacks & sold me lots of drugs. From then on I was taking drugs for the last 4 years with all the side affects, plus 'inactive ingredients', which cause rebound, dependency, which is medi-speak for addiction. BP at the beginning was 160/99. Drugs got it down, around 140/80, but with odd peaks of 160/85. This last year they average around 135/83. No big deal but I continued to work on it with ECs help & recently touched 113/65. This with 10mg. a.m. Nifelat-R, a slow release Nifedipine & nothing at night. Side effects are, tremors, worry, anxiousness, stress which you have already guessed, pushes up the BP a little & you should have guessed also that 'side effects' are not - but are intentional. Paranoia? Think what you will.
My BP lows are due to one tablespoon [15mm] of Apple Cider Vinegar plus same water, plus teaspoon honey, plus 1/8 tsp. bi-carb soda [Pong Foo] 3 times a day. I like the way it froths & bubbles before I drink it. Tastes good too. Yum!
Earth Clinic, is so damn good if it was a woman, I'd marry her. John
Iodine cured my Hypertension and other 5 people I know.
I cured my Hypertension simply by taking 4 drops of 10% Betadine in a glass of water first thing in the morning for two weeks.
It all started after I read an old natural remedies book suggesting the intake of Iodine as being best friend of the heart.
One night after finishing the course, I was preparing for sleep, I noted that I was feeling suspiciously too calm! I checked my blood pressure and was astonished to find my blood pressure at 9 over 5.8 instead of my usual (on the pills) 13 over 9
I got worried so I went to kitchen and took a glass of water with two teaspoons of food salt to raise my pressure. Next day I stopped taking my Hypertension pills FOREVER.
Today, my normal (no pills) blood pressure is 12.5 over 8. you take this course only once and wave bye bye to Hypertension!!!!
How does the world of medicine answer to that!!!!!!!!!!
EC: Dear M Farhat,
Thank you for reporting your use of iodine for hypertension. Please note however, that Betadine (aka Povidone Iodine) is for EXTERNAL USE only. It should NOT be used internally.
I read this information in a Chinese site and I want to submit it for readers who have High blood pressure, I didn't try it because I don't have Hypertension.
Banana peel for Hypertension: boil eight dry banana peel a day, and pour it in the bottle and drunk as a tea all the day, drink eight days, you cannot cut off, no grade less than sixty four banana. Drink eight days to heal.
Anyone try it please let us know the effect of it.
I don't know what's 'essential' about hypertension. I do know that a helmet is essential if you ride a motorcycle and clean food is essential if you want to go on living. I know how essential it is that a good doctor [tell me if you find one] will give you the following information.
'White coat syndrome' increases blood pressure …. Mmhg
Circadian rhythm 'High Tides' 0600am. 1200am &1700pm, increases blood pressure ….mmhg
'Low Tides' 0300am and 1500pm, and lowers blood pressure….mmhg
It is 'essential to list the BP monitors that falsely show increased BP.
T…..o wrist monitor over reads systolic & diastolic by 6 mmhg to 8 mmhg.
O…..n upper arm monitor over reads systolic 3 to 8 mmhg, diastolic under reads 3 mmhg.
I know how 'essential' it is to take at least one more BP check 15 minutes after the first because it usually shows a lower - by around 5mmhg - more accurate reading.
I couldn't find mmhg figures for circadian rhythms and you may have different home monitors.
You can take this info along with you, he won't like it, but that's not your concern - nor his.
You need to dispel the imposed fear that increases BP.
You can buy hibiscus from health food stores or from any Mexican grocery stores as well, it is called Jamaica in Mexican stores. Try using a combo of hibiscus and dandelion root to make a tea. I have been using this for over three months and my bp is 110/72 down from 164/98. I make a tea by adding two tsp of dandelion root and about six tsp of hibiscus in hot but not boiling water in a tea pot, let it simmer or sip tea pot for abut 20 mins, then add it to large 2l bottle and fill it with water and take it with you at work and drink all day. Very refreshing as well and the bp will come down in about 6 days. Hope this helps.
Sesame Seed Oil
Sesame Seed Oil & Hypertension
About 1-1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with a severe case of hypertension. I was put on diuretics and B blockers which for a while brought my blood pressure down to the normal range. In the past few months the drugs haven't been as effective and my pressure started trending up. Accidentally, I ran across info that sesame seed oil could bring a person's BP back into the normal range. I've been using it for the past month and my BP has been trending lower. I'm not back at normal yet but about half way there. I'm hoping in another month to 6 weeks I'll be back there and maybe be able to reduce or eventually give up the drugs altogether. Time will tell.
EC: Hi Scott,
Can you please tell us how much sesame seed oil you are taking each day and how you take it (cook with it, etc.). Thanks!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hi all, I am 28 years old and have had pre-hypertension for about the last year...usual readings were anywhere from 120-130/80-87. I stumbled upon this site in hopes for a natural remedy to lower my numbers. I was giving the raw, unfiltered ACV to my pets (just a bit in their water) and I had never tried it myself. For days 1 & 2 I used 2 tbsp. 3 times a day diluted in 10 ounces of water, then went to 2 tsp. 3 times a day.
All I have to say is that the results for me were amazing. After 4 days of taking ACV, my numbers are already lower. I just took my BP this morning and it was 110/63, and this is the average since I've been taking ACV. My fiance and I work in the medical industry and have a very expensive, trusted digital BP cuff we use here at home, so I am not worried about these results not being accurate.
I have the _____s raw organic apple cider vinegar for a week now my husband blood pressure is 163/107. How much apple cider vinegar should he drink and do you know how long it starts to work on lowering his blood pressure. His medications needs to refill but we want to try a home remedy to stay off the meds.
Apple Cider Vinegar
high blood pressure
I was diagnosed with exercise induced hypertension about a month ago. I am very lucky as the cardiologist told me he believes in natural medicine and he gave me until February to get better before he would put me on blood pressure meds.
The apple cider vinegar has worked. I love it so much I drink it at least 3 times daily. I put 1 tablespoon in about 8 oz.water. I add 3 packet of real lemon and 2 packets of truvia. I add ice and it tastes like a tangy lemonade.
Initially when I was worked up they had to stop the treadmill because I went in with normal BP and in 2 minutes it was 220/118. I was shocked. Never in my life have I had this problem.
Last week I was running many errands and walked back and forth across Target twice..I felt so tired I thought uh oh I better check my B/P. I went to the pharmacy and it read 130/80. That is still not my usual low BP but I think that is great after running around all day
Exercise-induced hypertension? Does that mean your bp goes up when you exercise? It's supposed to. If it didn't you'd collapse. BP fluctuates according to what you are doing.
My feelings precisely!
I have, in fact, buried my blood pressure cuff in a drawer for a good year and have, instead, pursued a number of healing modalities:
Walking 1-2 miles daily
Iodine supplementation protocol plus companion nutrients
Changing my mind patterns to positive thinking especially with the help of the writings of Ester Hicks and Abraham
Appreciation for all I have
It seems we can be in control of our health and destiny, if we are willing to take responsibility for ourselves, and do a bit of homework...
If not, perhaps it is not a part of ones path at this time....that is ok too....we all must go at our own speed and in a direction that seems appropriate.
I do the same thing, my blood pressure cuff is buried in a drawer. I walk everyday, think positively, eat healthy and feel my body will tell me if something is wrong. I hope one day we find out the truth behind what doctors are telling us and how quickly they dole out drugs as if it's the answer to everything.
I worked for a conventional veterinarian and saw the same thing. Yearly vaccines are a scam, they are not needed. I heard from an old time vet who was retiring the reason yearly vaccines were started was to get pets in for their yearly exam. They knew if they sent out a reminder card for an exam it would very likely be ignored, but if they made you think vaccines were needed you would be more apt to make an appointment. Yearly vaccines can cause more harm than good. The current information is vaccines have a memory and are good for life. Veterinarians need to be very careful "pushing" vaccines. I also worked for a holistic veterinarian who taught me so much. She hated vaccines and saw the results of overvaccinating everyday. She practiced conventional medicine for over ten years, when I asked her why she stopped she said, "Because it doesn't work!"
As Hope said, we can be in control of our health and our destiny and it's so nice to know others feel the same way I do.
great to hear that other people feel the same as me. I had some anxiety symptoms, and my doctor put me on beta blockers, said that it would calm palpitations and lower blood pressure. Well they didnt, and made me feel worse and in fact caused me vitamin imbalance. I see a good friend who does muscle testin, and she discovered I was deficient in magnesium, which causes all these things. I take an ionic magnesium, use cayenne pepper and nibble celery which keeps my blood pressure normal. It took me a year to get off of the medication. I bought my own machine, and got used to having it done, so no problem now. I just have a high pulse, but am doing rebounding to help with that. This banning of herbs, and possible vitamins and minerals next is just the corrupt pharmaceuticals trying to control what we do, and because we are all waking up to it. They are losing money and they dont like it. If we have to purchase our minerals and vitamins through them or the doctor, they wont be pure.
When I had the burning feet, which was a B1 deficiency, my doctor had told me 6 months before that it was just anxiety. Thank god for natural remedies, and this wonderful site of course.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
As an RN, I can't see how mixing baking soda and vinegar can be helpful. The "fizzing" mentioned is a result of the bicarbonate (baking soda) neutralizing the acetic acid in the vinegar. An acid (vinegar) plus a base (baking soda) result in a chemical reaction that results in a neutralization of both. If you're using this combination, then there is not enough of one to completely neutralize the other. A tablespoon of vinegar with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda would result in neturalizing the baking soda but not all of the acid.
If you're using this combination and your BP is lower, look elsewhere for the reason. These two ingredients shouldn't be mixed together.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Two months and laughing.
Think of all the precious things I had to give up, for normal BP. Buying drugs every month at the hospital. Waiting 3 hours to see the doctor. Waiting another hour to pay for and receive the drugs. Think I'll miss the following?
Amlodipine: oedema (feet and ankles, headache, palpitations, dizziness, tremor, nausea, muscle-, stomach- or, dyspepsia; blood disorders, breasts in men (gynecomastia), impotence,tachycardia , hyperglycemia, insomnia,erratic behavior, hepatitis, jaundice - in 1 in 10,000, depression,
Verapamil: Oedema Ankle, Headache, constipation
Nifedipine: oedema, headache, palpitation, peripheral oedema, vasodilation,nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, chest pain, malaise, pain,angina pectoris, postural hypotension, syncope, tachycardia, constipation, diarrhoea, dry mouth, dyspepsia, vomiting,arthralgia [jointpain], myalgia [muscle pain],Insomnia, nervousness, paraesthesia, somnolence,[sleepy] tremour, vertigo, dyspnoea [hard to breathe], pruritus, rash, skin disorder, sweating, nocturia, [piss night lots] polyuria [kidney], abdomen enlargement, allergic reaction, photosensitivity reaction, hypotension, flatulence, gastrointestinal disorder, GGTP increased, purpura skin bruising, hypesthesia, urticaria, abnormal vision, ambyopia, urinary frequency increased, gum hyperplasia, agranulocytosis, gynaecomastia, erythromelalgia, exfoliative dermatitis anaphylactic reaction, hypovolaemia a distinct fall in blood pressure can occur as a result of vasodilation.
I won't go on with the others that I tried but Nifedipine-R was the least worst of them. Remember the doctors advertising from about 5000 years ago? "First do no harm" You see anything harmless about the above?
Of course I have also iven up all starch including rice and that means cakes biscuits too. And milk, butter, eggs, sugar, and all meat containing di-ethel stilbestrol, antibiotics, Ventolin [it's given to pigs to make the meat look redder] Coffee, coke, pepsi, fanta. Yup! You've guessed it. Vegys and fruit and about 30 grams of a very small sea fish. I figure my brain is stuffed already so what the hell harm can a little more mercury do?
Apple Cider Vinegar
Hi Alan, did you have any other effects from the Apple Cider Vinegar and garlic, other improvements in your health or any ill effects? Wondering if the garlic you used was home grown, organic bought or imported (most likely chemical sprayed). The Apple Cider Vinegar should still have delivered some benefits even if it wasn't raw with mother. Other things you could look into are Magnesium, hawthorn, beetroot.
Best to you.