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.
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
(Tustin, Ca. Usa)
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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.
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)
(North Florida Keys)
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.
Hypertension, [calcium ions]
There's a lot of disinformation on the web and what follows may have some.
Calcium Ions go into a muscle when we want to do something and exit the muscle when it's relaxed, and so it is with the soft muscle surrounding the heart arteries, the soft muscle surrounding the bronchiole. Calcium entering the ears vestibular is a cause of vertigo and I believe calcium entering the eye is a cause of cataracts.
Wanting to pick up a glass, a message from the brain sends calcium ions into the muscle. Would it be the same with muscles surrounding heart arteries? If it is as simple as 'wanting' as it is with picking up a glass, why is it not as simple with heart arteries? Why not send the message -just once- for the heart arterial muscles to relax now? Messages should be that simple. Treating high blood pressure with addictive medication is only treating the symptoms.
The disease - if it is a disease - comes from the brain. How to treat this?
@ 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.
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.
My husband had high blood pressure 160/100 and after getting a high reading a couple of times he got nervous and developed what is called white coat hypertension. He took chlorella, spirlina, and chlorphyll. It is not a quick fix as it took 1.5 years but his blood pressure is now 108/80 and it is consistently so.
I would recommend any of the green cereal grasses or the algaes to take to combat hypertension. You can take as much as you like as they are considered to be SUPERFOODS and are never toxic in any amount.
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!
(Elk Grove, Ca)
(Zug, Zug, Switzerland)
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.
Dear Earth Clinic folks,
I have had hypertension I suspect for most of my life. Recently I got really sick from atrial finbrillosis where my lungs filled with fluid, and it was found I had hyperthyroidism. I am taking methimazole -just 1 tab now, with bugleweed and potassium iodide (12. 5mg iodide content); a slew of vitamins, zinc, magnesium, CoQ10(100mg) with L-carnitine (500mg) 2x day, taurine and L-arginine as needed and trying to avoid the nasty beta-blockers my cardiologist wants me to take. The thyroid levels are now normal but I still have very high blood pressure (160-170/ 110), in spite of the amount of Mg (citrate) I am taking -3 teaspoons/day. I began taking about 1/4 teaspoon sea salt/day but my BP went up some more. I am thinking I need more potassium but I also read that zinc and magnesium were antoagonists to potassium.
So, my question to anyone who can help is, how can I balance all these minerals and vitamins so that I can get my BP down and keep it down? I would like to reduce my intake of supplements as I am now spending more on them than on food, and my financial resources are very limited.
I eat a lot of fruit and veg, some meat, some fish, am skinny and active, nearly 60, and otherwise very healthy.
(Santa Cruz Mountains, Ca)
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
Has anyone had good results with oregano oil and hypertension?
Anyone know how to reverse Portal Hypertension naturally?
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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!
Hypertension. There's 90% disinformation on the internet & it's difficult to tell the good from the bad. No, I don't believe your site is in the 90%, however the sites I viewed for Vitamin K2 are all flogging the stuff without any info, maybe K2 is not for us. But what confuses me is, we've got voltage dependant calcium ions moving into the muscle fibers surrounding arteries and bronchial tubes, for contraction and out again for relaxing muscle fiber, dilation, the usual everyday working muscles. And into the soft muscle tissue surrounding the heart arteries and bronchial tubes in the case of hypertension & asthma, not exiting but staying there. Causes can be, bad food or stress, both are choices. Plus, calcium, just a millimeter away, on the inside of the artery wall, perhaps preventing the soft muscle tissue from dilating, or just filling up the pipe. I suppose the blood carries the calcium there. Why? What causes the calcium to stop and remain on the arterial wall? What is the pathway and who/what directs it there? K2 or whatever doesn't address the disease, only the symptoms.