What is Hypertension?
Hypertension is a condition which is characterized by high blood pressure. Actually, when a person is found to have constantly high blood pressure readings, he/she is diagnosed to have hypertension. So, in one way, these terms can be utilized interchangeably. Hypertension is also known as a silent killer. It is the increased pressure of blood in the arteries.
Actually, blood pressure is the force of blood with which it pushes the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps. Blood pressure is typically recorded as the systolic pressure over the diastolic pressure. Generally, normal reading for blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg, but can vary from person to person and age of individual. But, at any time, if blood pressure reading is found consistently 140/90 mmHg or higher, it comes under category of high blood pressure. If this pressure rises and stays high consistently, it can damage the vital organs of the body. If untreated, it can result in cardiac arrest, kidney failure, stroke, injury to the brain and eyes, etc. 

Per AHA (American Heart Association), high blood pressure affects about 1 in 4 persons in US and almost a third of them do not know they have it. Per the Association, hypertension is a major health problem as even children are now being found to be hypertensive.

Types of Hypertension

In around 90% of the cases, the cause of hypertension is not known. In such a case where there is no underlying cause of hypertension, it is called as primary or essential hypertension. Also, there are cases when hypertension is caused by another disease (s); in such cases, it is known as secondary hypertension.

Causes of Hypertension

Some of common causes of hypertension can be:

  • Obesity
  • Odd lifestyle
  • Genetic factors
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Consumption of birth control pills
  • Consumption of pain relievers

Other underlying causes can be:

  • Kidney disorders
  • Adrenal diseases
  • Abnormal blood vessels
  • Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in pregnant women
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Other physical problems

Risk Factors

While there is no known cause of hypertension, there are some factors that put you at risk of developing it. The first and the foremost factor is your age - the older you are, the greater are the chances of you developing high blood pressure (hypertension). Weight of a person is also responsible to a great degree in developing hypertension. Being obese or overweight puts you at risk of developing hypertension. Next very important factor is race. While Africans and Americans have been found to be more prone to high blood pressure, Caucasians have been found to be quite stable in this case.

Another factor that can put you at risk of hypertension is heredity. If high blood pressure runs in your family, there are fair chances of you developing it, too. In addition to this, factors like smoking and consumption of alcohol have direct impact on blood pressure. People who smoke and drink excessively are at increased risk of developing hypertension. Also, excess of salt in your diet can put you in risky bracket to develop hypertension. Other factors that put you at risk of hypertension are sedentary lifestyle, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, etc.

Symptoms of Hypertension

In general, people can suffer from hypertension without even knowing it. Symptoms can vary on the degree of blood pressure - higher the blood pressure, more are the symptoms. As mentioned previously, high blood pressure can damage vital organs like heart, kidneys, blood vessels, etc., therefore, it is very important to look for symptoms of high blood pressure. Following are some of the symptoms that can indicate high blood pressure, and should be looked for:

  • Frequent severe headaches
  • Lightheadedness
  • Flushing of the face
  • Occasional tinnitus
  • Frequent epistaxis
  • Thumping in the chest region


Finding out whether a person is hypertensive or not is quite simple. One just needs to have his/her blood pressure checked by a healthcare professional. Reading is given in two numbers - higher (systolic) and lower (diastolic) - one over the other. While systolic reading indicates the pressure while heart is beating and how hard it has to beat to get blood moving, the diastolic reading indicates the pressure when heart is at rest between beats. For adults, in general, reading of less than 140/90 (systolic/diastolic), is considered normal, but anything equal to or above this needs attention. Depending upon the pressure and its consistency, you physician can put you on appropriate blood pressure-lowering medications. One can also battle hypertension via exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes.

Home Remedies for Hypertension


Garlic has always had a strong connection with hypertension. Garlic is rich in compounds that can help in lowering the blood pressure. Garlic has always been known to be beneficial for heart health. It reduces the blood pressure and maintains its rhythm. In addition to all this, it provides relief from high blood pressure symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath, headaches, burning eyes, etc. To reap its benefits, just pop in 2 to 3 cloves of garlic on a regular basis. In case one is not able to tolerate its smell, garlic capsules can also be used. Garlic can also be included in regular diet and food. It is one of the best home remedies to treat hypertension.

Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry is also a highly effective remedy for hypertension. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C and is highly beneficial for heart health. It can be included in regular diet or can be had in its raw form. Alternatively, fresh juice from Indian gooseberry can be taken mixed with honey. Regular intake can reduce blood pressure considerably and provide relief from hypertension.


Again, lemon is one of the greatest sources of vitamin C, and is very beneficial for heart. Lemon is also a good source of vitamin P that maintains the resistance of cell and capillary walls to permeation; the vitamin prevents capillary delicateness. Even lemon peel can be dried and powdered for same benefits. One can have lemon juice on rich leafy salads or drink it in water. It is a great home remedy to get relief from hypertension.


Grapefruit is also rich in vitamin P, which, again, maintains resistance of cells and capillary walls to permeating and prevents capillary delicateness. Grapefruit also keeps arteries healthy and prevents high blood pressure. Grapefruit can be included in diet or can be had as a whole.


Watermelon is house of different vitamins and nutrients, and water. It is one of the most effective fruits to bring down high blood pressure. Watermelon seeds contain a compound that dilates the blood vessels and lowers the blood pressure. Watermelon seeds are also very beneficial and can be had in dried, roasted from by hypertensive patients.


Rice is a low fat, low cholesterol, and low salt diet and can be ideal for hypertensive patients. Brown rice can be highly beneficial for patients with hypertension as it contains good amounts of calcium which relaxes the nervous system and provides relief from symptoms of high blood pressure. Hypertensive patients can include rice at least once in their daily routine.


Potatoes have been found to be very beneficial for patients with hypertension, especially potatoes boiled with peel. The peel prevents absorption of salts, making it a salt-free diet for patients. Also, potatoes are rich in calcium and magnesium, which makes it an excellent remedy to lower blood pressure.


Parsley is rich in nutrients that help to maintain blood vessels healthy and protect the capillaries. Regular intake of parsley in liquid form (mixed with water) can strengthen the heart muscles. It is a good home remedy to treat hypertension.

Vegetable Juices

Vegetable juices are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Vegetables juices, especially of carrot and spinach, can be highly effective in lowering the blood pressure. Carrot and spinach juices can be taken either singly or in combination on a regular basis to get significant relief from hypertension. In addition to relieving hypertension, these juices will also provide you essential vitamins and nutrients.


Rauwolfia is a herb that is good for treatment of high blood pressure. The herb has direct effect on hypertension. Rauwolfia has properties to reduce blood pressure and strengthen the heart muscles. Rauwolfia can be had in powdered form for its best effect. Just consume half teaspoonful of Rauwolfia with water 2 to 3 times a day to get significant relief from hypertension.


Banana has been found to be helpful in reducing blood pressure; it is so because banana is a rich source of potassium. On an average, a person requires 3 to 4 servings of potassium-rich vegetables and fruits on a daily basis. Consume 3 to 4 bananas in any form through the day on a regular basis to get relief from hypertension. If you do not like bananas, you can also try fruits like dried apricots, orange, raisins, currant, cantaloupe, baked sweet potatoes, or winter squash.

Fortified Breads

Fortified breads, cereals, beans, asparagus, and brussels sprouts are rich in vitamin B folate. Folate helps reduce the levels of a substance called homocysteine, which is responsible to reduce stretchability of arteries. Stiff arteries require the heart to pump blood more strongly, making it fatigued and weak. Therefore, it is advised to consumed fortified breads and cereals on a regular basis to have good amount of vitamin B folate in your body.

Polyunsaturated Oils

Switch to polyunsaturated oils, like canola, mustard seed, or safflower oil; it can make a huge difference in blood pressure readings. In addition to lowering the average blood pressure, these oils also help to reduce cholesterol. Just cook all your food in aforementioned oils and see the results in a couple of months.


Broccoli is high in dietary fiber and vitamin A. It has also been known to reduce blood pressure and strengthen the heart. Consume broccoli in any form on a regular basis to have a stable and within-normal-limits blood pressure.


Celery is rich in 3-N-butylphthalide - a compound that helps lower the blood pressure and strengthen the heart. This phytochemical is not found in other common vegetables. Celery has also been found to reduce stress hormones that constrict blood vessels. Therefore, regular intake of celery, in any form, can prove to be beneficial in providing relief from hypertension and mental stress.


Milk and low-fat yogurt help a lot more than to just strengthen bones. The calcium in these foods also plays a decent role in lowering blood pressure. Consume skimmed milk or low-fat yogurt on a regular basis to keep hypertension at bay. One can also go for green leafy vegetables that are high in calcium.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper can prove to be very beneficial in treatment of mild hypertension. The spice smoothens the blood flow by preventing platelets from clumping together and accumulating in the blood. Just add cayenne pepper to your regular to get keep hypertension under control.

Preventive Measures

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has designed an eating plan especially for hypertensive patients. The dietary plan contains less of saturated fat and cholesterol. It promotes vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products. The dietary plan is known as DASH and can prevent help treat high blood pressure, if followed religiously. The eating plan was derived after a study known as Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. In addition to the above, the eating plain includes whole-grain products, poultry, fish, and nuts. It limits use of meat, sweets, sugary foods and beverages, and promotes diet rich in magnesium, calcium, potassium, and fiber. To follow a DASH eating plan, one needs to follow the points below:

Cut Back on Salt

Reducing dietary sodium and salt helps lower the blood pressure. Some races like African-Americans along with elder people are highly sensitive to sodium and salt. Being sensitive means one has a tendency to retain fluid if taken (salt) in excess. It can be due to defect in kidneys that they are not able to get rid of sodium. In this process, body tries to dilute sodium in blood by conserving fluids, which forces the blood vessels to work harder to circulate additional blood volume. Therefore, it is especially advised to keep a check on sodium and salt intake to keep control on high blood pressure.

Feed on Potassium

Some hypertensive patients take diuretics that cause loss of potassium. Therefore, such patients are advised to consume banana on a regular basis to recuperate the lost potassium. Prefer foods that are high in potassium, but do not run for supplementary potassium as too much of it can be dangerous for heart. Foods that are rich in potassium are bananas, potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, milk, etc.

Consume Calcium

Calcium is required by heart to maintain proper rhythm. In addition to this, kidneys need calcium to regulate body's sodium-water balance. Studies have showed that calcium from natural foods helps lower the blood pressure. Supplementary calcium might not work in this case, though.

Choose Your Fat

Consume foods that are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat, like lean meat, fish, poultry, etc. Also include 2 to 3 servings of low-fat dairy foods in diet every day.

Other Preventive Measures include:

  • Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet. All in all, aim for 5 to 6 servings each day.
  • Choose whole-grain foods, such as 100% whole-wheat or whole-grain bread, cereals, pasta, etc.
  • Consume 4 to 5 servings per week of nuts, seeds, and dried beans.
  • Prefer soft margarine, low-fat mayonnaise, light salad dressing, and unsaturated vegetable oils, like olive, corn, canola, safflower.
  • Avoid sweet, sugary foods and beverages.

Other Treatment Methods for Hypertension

Blood pressure can be lowered by making some lifestyle changes. Of course, most of the changes are healthy choices, but can take a little time to acquaint to. Below are some lifestyle changes you can make to keep a check on high blood pressure:

Lose Weight

More you weight, higher are your chances of high blood pressure (hypertension). There it is always suggested to keep your body mass index (BMI) within normal limits. In fact, for each pound lost, you can cut down on blood pressure by two points. Furthermore, losing weight can also get you off your anti-hypertensive medication, completely. So, start it today!

Get a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Getting a blood pressure monitor at home lets you have a strict check on it. It also lets you check on how much your remedies/medications are working on your blood pressure. Furthermore, if your pressure becomes dangerously high suddenly, you can get medical attention quickly. Also, it saves you money as you do not need to go to your doctor frequently for checkups.

Initiate and Stick to the Exercise Program

Exercise is always helpful. In addition to keeping you fit, it helps you keep a check on your blood pressure and lose weight. Exercising is very important if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Types of exercise that are likely to benefit your blood pressure are aerobic activities, such as walking, jogging, stair-climbing, aerobic dance, swimming, bicycling, tennis, skating, skiing, or anything else that elevates your pulse and sustains the elevation for at least 20 minutes. Avoid non-aerobic exercises like weightlifting, push-ups, chin-ups, etc., as these can be dangerous for hypertensive people. Consult your physician before getting into any kind of regime.

Take Your Medicine Religiously

However, unlike in other illnesses, you can get away with taking anti-hypertensive medicine, but the disease can continue to progress inside the body without giving any notice. It can continue to damage your eyes, kidneys, and strain your heart. Continue to take your medicines as prescribed by your physician. In case you feel the need to cut them down, ask your physician. By missing your medications, you surely do not want to experience the rebound phenomenon where your blood pressure may rise back to the level it initially used to be.

Learn to Relax

Try to stay as calm, cool, and contented as possible. Meditation, yoga, biofeedback, and massage can help a great deal to relax. Even taking out time for rest is an important component of treatment. People who are stressed release a lot of adrenaline into their systems, which can constrict the arterioles, causing them to go into spasm. This makes it difficult for the heart to push the blood through constricted arterioles, which ultimately results in high blood pressure.

Cut Down on Alcohol

Alcohol, if taken in excess, can cause a lot of damage than you can imagine. In fact, more than one alcoholic drink per day can cause a rise in blood pressure. Therefore, it is advised to cut down on regular consumption of alcohol to keep hypertension and high blood pressure at bay.

Quit Smoking

Nicotine in cigarette causes the blood pressure to rise to a level to put you at risk of a stroke. Also, cigarette smoking thickens the blood and increases its propensity to clot - a condition which can lead to cardiac arrest. A study showed that within two years of quitting smoking, your risk of developing coronary artery disease drops as low as that of a nonsmoker. Efforts to quit can be started by using a nicotine patch or nicotine gum.

Be Stable

To keep hypertension in control, it is very essential to be emotionally stable. Hypertensive patients should avoid overstraining, worrying, tension, anger, haste, and other similar feelings. A person should develop a calm, cheerful, and contented attitude.

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Home Remedy for High Blood Pressure
Take a combination of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey after each meal.
#1 - DHeyward - 07/23/2007 - 11:32
cider vinegar, honey, garlic, unsalted nuts, potatoes,C0Q10, lots of garlicie, fennelized italian food with requisite olive oil, bread, grapefruit, cayenne, all will to one degree or another, lower bp along with suffient water and exercise or the Pharmaceutical Industry has pills made with synthetic Brazilian jungle poison snake venom derivatives....ooooeeee! One large glass of Red Wine a week or two glasses of Goose Island lager capped off with a period of meditation before the next doctor visit.....laize le bone ton roulez
#2 - jay furman - 11/20/2007 - 19:12
I have heard celery lowers blood pressure
#3 - Kathy - 11/25/2007 - 11:12
take qarter cup pepsi with a sqeezed lemon.
#4 - aggie - 04/15/2008 - 20:07
I would just like to point out that there appears to be an error on this page. The statement reads: The individuals having diastolic blood pressure 90 mmHg and systolic 105mmHg are considered as mildly hypertensive. A systolic of 105 mmHg would be very much desired by anyone. Mild hypertension systolics would be 130 - 159 or some would say 140 -159. This should be corrected since many could be confused or misinformed regarding a very serious health condition.
#5 - Lauren - 06/20/2008 - 13:17
Thanks Lauren that is sooooo true....:-D
#6 - Melysa - 09/03/2008 - 00:33
Lauren, sorry sweetheart but you too my dear are wrong. hypertention is 120 and 139. And honestly anything over 135 is considered high blood pressure. Whom ever told you that should not be in the medical field. Tell them they need to get updated. I just wanted to inform you so you nor anyone else walk around with incorrect information that is very vital to living a healthy life.
#7 - Niki - 10/16/2008 - 21:08
garlic is the best
#8 - patricia - 10/24/2008 - 21:31
Niki, you need to do more research cause you do not know what the hell you are talking about.....Lauren, you are correct.
#9 - Medic - 11/24/2008 - 14:23
how should i take the garlic
#10 - Clari - 12/16/2008 - 11:34
juice of beetroot lowers the blood pressure.

Try it now
#11 - soi - 01/07/2009 - 09:36
If you try the 1 tsp cayenne pepper with water be prepared to have bread or something close by to cool your mouth off. It burns all the way down.:-o
#12 - Lisha - 01/13/2009 - 14:58
It should be stressed that the ordinary apple cider vinegar that most people buy has been pasteurized and has absolutely no health benefits whatsoever and is useless in lowering BP. You must purchase "Organic, Raw, Unfiltered, Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the Mother." Its the only kind of AC that lowers BP.
#13 - Cyril - 01/16/2009 - 18:35
I thinks its good post .. thanks
bioidentical hormone
#14 - Gary smith - 02/03/2009 - 05:20
Drinking twice a glass of fresh long gourd juice empty stomach for a month controls high blood pressure
#15 - Shivani - 02/10/2009 - 00:52
Add plain yougart in a cup and add 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinamon mix and eat it will reduce blood pressure inatantly and it tastes really good.
#16 - anna - 02/10/2009 - 04:20
Start the morning with a glass of orange juice, some whole grain toast and plain yogurt with a banana cut up and blueberries in the yogurt. This is breakfast loaded with potassium, fiber, calcium, magnesium and low fat. All a good natural way to lose weight and low blood pressure!
#17 - Mark - 03/16/2009 - 21:23
I appreciate the home remedies given for High Blood Pressure above. The best and cheapest home remedy for all kind of heart problem is GARLIC. Gulping fine pieces of two garlic flakes with water on empty stomach before breakfast daily will take care of many ailments besides heart problems.
#18 - Kunwar Singh - 06/03/2009 - 21:37
my dad has a blood pressure of 153, i really need something plz.........
#19 - anonymous - 06/28/2009 - 12:56
try going to the doctor...drink metropolol tartate i.e: neobloc 2x daily... eat lots of garlic, pineapple , avoid salty diet..
#20 - jay pogi - 07/07/2009 - 07:31
i always have headache,and i'm too young to have a neobloc advisable?
#21 - MhEiDzEeLl - 07/28/2009 - 23:54
I have check my fasting blood suger &lapid profile found fasting glucose 251 mg/dl &lapid profile Trigycerides is 339 mg/dl can you please send me your recomendation what to take.
Thank you &have a nice day.
#22 - pushpa kumara - 08/12/2009 - 02:35
Does asprin help lower your blood pressure
#23 - Chris - 08/27/2009 - 23:04
garlic is great for high bp but it ooze out of your pores when you sweat its ofensive:-(
#24 - tk - 09/05/2009 - 22:43
Garlic is still the best and the cheapest but should be taken last thing in the night with water. In my village we have herbal tea which is very effective when combined with garlic
#25 - elizabeth - 09/18/2009 - 02:08
I have had high bloodpressure for about 10 years. I have been on SOoo many different kinds of b/p meds all of which had bad side effects or just plain didnt work.I heard about the cayenne pepper 1teaspoon in a cup of hot water, and my garlic pill, and hawthorneberry capsule. after about 1 week my b/p is 117/ 76 it had been 152/103 I will never take meds again
#26 - Ladonna - 09/25/2009 - 20:35
Ladonna, what exact amounts of each are you using? Love to know.
#27 - Martin - 09/26/2009 - 02:08
I start my morning with a cup of cayenne tea 1 teaspoon in a cup of hot water . I take my garlic pill, and my hawthorn berry 565mg. I do this three times a day. I also drink 2tablespoons of organic vinegar in water sometime during the day. It lowered my bloodpressure and doesnt give me bad side effects.
#28 - Ladonna - 09/27/2009 - 09:23
hi... my mom has a blood pressure of 200....she s 58 yrs old? s d increased bp s bcoz of d age ? :oops: plz giv some suggestions..
#29 - gomathi - 10/05/2009 - 11:32
I don't believe age is a factor. Stress, weight, hormones, diet...and I am sure a few more, affect it.
If her systolic blood pressure (the top number) is 200 then she really should get to a doctor and start eating well, greatly reduce salt intake in her diet, eliminate carbonated beverages (they actually retain body fluid), try deep breathing exercises (slow deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth - a deep breath would be if your belly pushes slightly outward during the inhale...) and/or meditation to help reduce stress.
If she is overweight she needs to start losing it. Make she she stays active no matter what her weight is, but start with simple things like brisk walking for at least a half hour a day...hour would be better.
And, of course, try all the home remedies you can listed above. If you believe in God than you know that everything on earth was created with a purpose to be used to benefit all on the earth.
#30 - susan - 10/08/2009 - 21:23
Does anyone on here know the true readings of blood pressure and whats dangerous. and whats ok I was taught that 120/80 was the perfect reading. My doctor told me that the lower number was the one that he is most concerned with
#31 - Paul - 10/17/2009 - 16:50
I just want to say thanks to all who have posted here. I'm anxious because my blood pressure is not coming down despite an increase in meds. I hate taking pharmaceuticals anyway. I will try some of these methods beginning today! Bless you all. :-D
#32 - annee_mchughes - 10/25/2009 - 08:22
Hello, everyone. I'm a black 43 year old female. I started having high blood pressure once I gained weight. 230lb. I've lost 16 lbs and my job about 2 years ago. I no longer had insurance to pay for Pharm pills, and i always knew garlic was good for blood pressure but a close friend told me to also take cayenne pepper pills which i do now. Guess what no more high blood pressure the cayenne pepper pills are 1000mg. So I take 1cayenne pill, 1 multivitamin, and 2garlic pills everyday and I haven't felt better. Since I've been taking the natural way my feet or ankles hasn't swelled at all. Oh yea I don't smoke or drink. Good luck to everyone.
#33 - mingming - 11/03/2009 - 16:23
To # 33 mingming, how many mg of garlic do you take a day ?
#34 - Izzy - 11/05/2009 - 11:29
Blood Pressure

Systolic Diastolic

Normal less than 120 and less than 80
Prehypertension 120 – 139 or 80 – 89
High Blood Pressure
Stage 1 140 – 159 or 90 – 99
High Blood Pressure
Stage 2 160 or higher or 100 or higher
Hypertensive Crisis
(Emergency care
needed) Higher than 180 or Higher than 110
#35 - josh - 11/17/2009 - 16:51

#36 - sindy - 11/23/2009 - 20:41
from where to get cayenne , is it not locally available like garlic at home
#37 - lyn - 11/26/2009 - 05:07
pls tell me what to do when BP is 90-170 what remedies we give to my mom
#38 - rishi - 12/01/2009 - 01:03
a combination of breathing excercise and gaarlic flakes 2 no. in morning empty stomach will create wonders for high bp
#39 - shaminder makol - 12/03/2009 - 04:55
I appreciate all the great advise here, it has all been so helpful! So glad for Ladonna that she was able to stop taking pharma drugs and I thank her for her tip about the cayenne but when I tried drinking the 1 tsp. of cayenne in the hot water, I could not tolerate it.....HOT! Will try the cayenne in capsules and also the garlic capsules.
I also celebrate with Mingming her success in using the natural remedies. I worked in a doctors office for years and saw first hand all the problems of side effects with BP meds. All our medicine truly is in our food...all that God has created for us! Wishing you all success in using natural home remedies!
#40 - Karen - 12/14/2009 - 09:48
Take Sea Buckthorn to lower Blood Pressure.
Workout is a must to reduce all ailments.
Deep Breathing every now and then can do wonders.
Take 10 glasses of water daily.
#41 - Rehana - 12/15/2009 - 02:20
Thank you all for the great tips. I am a 26 year old female and I am currently taking 2 medications to control my HBP it's a bit scary to be so young and have to be on medication. I think it may just be my weight, I'm hoping that's what it is so I've been watching what I eat and excercising I'm a bit embarrassed to say what my BP is but it's not good mine has been over all the ones stated in past comments I've been in the hospital and they wouldn't let me leave until it went down that's how high it was. Once again Thanks and God Bless! Wish me luck as I wish you all luck and a healthy life!
#42 - jimenez - 12/16/2009 - 22:19
I would like to find out what is the preparation method for the neem and holy basil, is it boiled, pounded, or eaten raw.
#43 - lyn - 12/22/2009 - 05:04
Artichoke is good for everything including high BP... especially is u r retaining fluid. I try to eat it at least 3 times a week; artichoke leaves are my snack now instead of chips or cookies and I feel like I am a teenager again...;-)
#44 - Rhea - 01/05/2010 - 02:34
It's really a shame that the pharmaceuticals are making all this money by providing meds that are keeping us sick! Back to Nature is where we should be! God bless all of you who've contributed to the natural remedies here. Did you know Sea Salt is our friend too?? Check it out and be enlightened...
#45 - SLou - 01/05/2010 - 14:37
I had a partial mastectomy for breast cancer Nov 19th of this year. I had 1 chemo treatment and about to have my second one the 18th. My blood pressure is always up when taken at the cancer center. But at my doctors it's ok. I purchased a blood pressure monitor, last week. When I get up in the morning before drinking water or eating it reads anywhere from 155/105 to 149/98 pulse ranges between 70 to 92. I wait 10 minutes and take it again, it really doesn't go down much. Through the day it varies from 146/98 to 138/89. Tried the meds and got really sick. I felt like a zombie. Tried half a dose still felt awful. Lost my balance also. Felt faint all the time. I have been trying the garlic, fish oil, and cinnamon to help Lower blood glucose and cholesterol with no luck. I am on a low carb diet. I have severe diarrhea and am being checked for my pancreas, Celiac disease, and wheat gluten and had to do a 3-Day Stool Testing, blood work and a Ct scan. Haven't gotten the results yet. Had a upper and lower GI done showed some inflammation and had one colon polyp that was neg. Been checking my blood gulcose and it averages 145 for 14 days.
#46 - Jeanette - 01/16/2010 - 11:00
So...if you're blood pressure is like 250/ considered emergency? or is there error with the machine?
#47 - Krystal - 02/03/2010 - 18:05
my daughter is 21 and is experiencing bouts of high blood pressure. She's a college athlete that practices every day....doesn't smoke, drink (alcohol or soft drinks), eats right. Top number around 160. She's had an ultra sound of her heart, EKG, and stress test. All normal. Worried and don't know what to do.... suggestions?
#48 - BJ - 02/05/2010 - 23:25
Jeanette, The chemo treatments and medication they are giving you for this could be elevating your sugar and cholesterol. If you are comfortable with the supplements I would keep taking them once treatment is over and your body tries to establish its "Normal" you might find that what you are doing has helped. I always investigate my medication to see what side affects there may be. Also sometime there are blogs out there that are helpful too. People going thru the same thing and you might compare notes with.
Personally I have had many small strokes, I have been treating my self with natural supliment and stoped the medications and I feel better and my cholesterol has come down, still working on triglycerides and sugar. I have tried the cinnamon and raw honey and my glucose levels have been down to 103 morning test from 123 - 145 morning test. Also I was on the virge of a sinus infection or head cold/sore throat and drinking this for 3 days it was gone but I continued for 5 days for good measure. I believe it strengthened my immune system, my family came down with cough and sore throat, they didn't like my recipe and wanted something that worked "faster" but I didn't get sick again as usual with my weak immune system from the stroke and my inability to exercise to strengthen my body.

PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT saying don't take the treatments or the medications. Just that if you continue the supplements you might find that you have done yourself some good. I am getting the results my doctor wants with out the nasty side affects. He's pleased and says continue what I'm doing because it seems to be working. He is in the loop.

Good Luck and God Bless to All
#49 - Anita - 02/07/2010 - 08:48
I am 43 and I have had high bp problems for six years now. I am not over weight, do not smoke or drink; however it is continuously up. I am getting frustrated over this matter. Therfore, it will really stay up! I hae read several posting today and I am going to try your remedies starting today!

Thank you all for your assistance.
#50 - CeCe - 02/19/2010 - 15:22
pranayama and yogasanas will certainly give relief
#51 - shiva - 03/03/2010 - 08:59
do surya namaskar at least 8-12 cycles daily
#52 - dk - 03/10/2010 - 02:38
i grow my own herbs in the garden and swear by them. i use herbs for everything weather it be for cooking or medicine, i even make my own shampoo with the herbs i grow. you cant go wrong with hebs...
#53 - jean - 03/18/2010 - 09:13
Will vinegar help lower your blood pressure
#54 - P D - 03/23/2010 - 19:26
iam 30yrs and lately my bp is anywhere from 150/110 or 140/90 i will try the home remedies. i heard a doctor say once that bp of 130/90 all the time should be checked out by yr doctor. cause at that rate it could be a silent killer.i think everyone should ask their doctor cause everybody has different health conditions .
#55 - j - 03/25/2010 - 07:26
Folks, I have high BP along with Hypertension, anxiety and depression and take 3 tablets daily to keep me stable for the last couple of years.

Does anyone know a natural / herbal remedy that covers anxiety and depression along with BP.

Your comments / thoughts are most appreciated.
#56 - Mandu - 03/26/2010 - 01:14
i got headaches which alereted me. i exercise, go to yoga and eat right so am surprised. thanks for suggestions, going to try the garlic and hoping chili peppers will work instead of cayenne.
#57 - kimi - 03/27/2010 - 12:32
dear everyone, I read and listed all of your recommendations. All these gave me hope for my husband. You are all true, medicines are so expensive with so many side effects which happened to mu husband. I will start the garlic, the organic vinegar , the artichoke and cayenne tea. Thanks so much.
#58 - Mary - 04/11/2010 - 17:23
Will try some of these. BP runs 140/84 most of the time but past two days running 160/100. Dr. has doubled my meds and hasn't helped. Hoping these home remedies will. THANKS!
#59 - LaJohna - 04/16/2010 - 22:14
My doctor prescribed a beta-blocker med for my hypertension and I've read that these meds can cause hair loss. I am experiencing it. Any suggestions? I am going to try the remedies that most of you have suggested here. I don't know about the cayenne pepper though. :) Thank all of you for your input.
#60 - Barbara - 04/26/2010 - 11:54
;-) thanks for all the informations here. anyway we're planning to have a baby, i am presently taking neobloc 50mg and aspilet 80mg as medications for my hypertension, if i will be pregnant is it safe to continue it?
#61 - jennifer - 04/30/2010 - 23:04
whats the meaning of cayenne pepper
#62 - deepika - 05/14/2010 - 07:40
I'm pregnant and my blood pressure is slightly elevated. I was wondering if the garlic would help me and if it is safe for the baby?
#63 - Gena - 06/14/2010 - 10:59
The absolute best is white vingear, it is nasty but works, mines sometimes run 160/105 or higher I can get it down quicker with the white vingear.
#64 - Brenda - 06/15/2010 - 17:15
My dad has blood pressure of 200/120,he is 63 yrs old. Can you please send me your reconendation what to take.
#65 - Jamnadas - 07/08/2010 - 02:43
h.b.pressure 120/80 is ok 140 /90 needs addressing 160/100 see doc soon.if you cant followdocs meds due to side effect Then garlic is worth atry but it pongs awful try my remedy but it costs..celery seed caps co/enz Q10 pycnogenol grape seed caps bromelain caps lycopenetomato caps B3.6.9.vitamin caps evening prim caps Start on low doses takes six weeks to lower HBP
#66 - terencec - 07/12/2010 - 13:34
My father has been taking medicines for high BP for a long time now. But recently due to the intake of some other medicines for his other health problems, the BP tablets have become ineffective. N now though he takes BP tablets everyday, His BP continues to remain very high. Will these home remdies help? And should he continue to take his BP medicine along with these natural remedies? even though they are being of no help, I dont want him to stop taking the medicines.
#67 - MN - 08/12/2010 - 09:10
great! thx for sharing!!
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#68 - dsadsa - 08/21/2010 - 08:35
buy two bl press ARM cuff type monitors acheepio at£15 and a dearer one at say £45 the wrist ones are sometimes not accurate. This is so you can check ona against the other.systolic BP is about 40 to 50 points difference but thats just a guide Ihave come across elderly people with 180 systolic and it has not seemed to have harmed them in their eighties,so dont panic....If youve got 120/80 you are ok. If it is 140/90 you need to consider whether to take the doctors med,or try herbal and food remedies. If its over 160/110 get advice soonish.
#69 - terencec (continued) - 09/04/2010 - 12:29
has anyone had tingling all over their body,
what is it from, and what to do about it
any ideas, thanks
#70 - Jo - 09/05/2010 - 19:10
I have always had high blood pressure as has my mum, but, at 65, I have realised that the side effects of prescription medicines are actually doing more harm than good. Having found your site I am going to give the ideas a go. I'll let you know if it works. Thanks
#71 - raybees - 09/05/2010 - 20:09
Am a hypertensive on chronic for almost 9 years. I find that weight and stress are major contributors. I have tried garlic tablets, not sure of how effective they are. Would love to come off medication. Will try other alternatives. Natural remedies are the best cos the side effects of prescribed medications truly do more harm than help.
#72 - Nicole - 09/16/2010 - 08:45
i stopped smoking a week ago, my blood pressure suddenly shoots up to 160 from 120, now i am at 140/80 and have began taking maintenance meds for the bp. Nobody told me this would happen. i am 47, female
#73 - honeybabe - 09/19/2010 - 01:03
I have been on BP medication for 5 years, and I was recently given some med with scary side effect and yet my BP is around 150/93 am tired of the med as i dont sleep at night cos I wake up to 6-7 time to wee which gives me lesser hour of sleep. Please I beg this community of experience contibutors to sincerely advice me on what to do, I really need your help. presently I am on Doxazosine, Beta-adalat and licinopril. Thanks all
#74 - Icebaba - 09/21/2010 - 10:47
my fiancee is 46 and his bp is 180/115/pls advise
#75 - carolyne - 09/28/2010 - 08:18
Hello i am a 43 women that is over weight and lately i been having high bp, i am asking everone to please tell me something that i can use at home to lower my pressure quick, my job would not let me work with high bp because i can not pass the DOT exam to drive my bus. So please give me some advice.
#76 - debbie - 09/28/2010 - 19:18
this doctor hs jus told me tht its not proven yet tht garlic reduces high bp. do doctors believe in natural remedies or jus want us to take meds. Em trusting God for a miracle, he has done it before and will continue doing it. tks guys for all the info, em beta informed nw.
#77 - lorythan - 10/12/2010 - 04:32
Those who ask others to tell them what to take for a problem are not being responsible for their own healthcare and are taking a serious risk. (Please, hear me out before you yell at me. :) Not that most would intentionally suggest something dangerous, but anyone can make a mistake. In additon, those of you with several very serious-sounding issues especialy, should immediately go to the ER or see a doctor.
I say this because a couple of you scared me and I fear you could die before you can try these remedies. The things we offer here are not meant for emergencies. Most take some time to work and it is often difficult to tell right away and dosages may have to be adjusted. When you begin taking something new, you should just try one new thing at a time, not 3 or 5 generally. Your medical problems are complex and so are the treatments. If you have three problems and began 3 treatments all at once, how would you know what works? Usually you will find if you begin one new treatment at a time, it is much easier to evaluate to determine it's effectiveness. If you take 3 new things, begin to feel better, which one is responsible, or which 2 out of 3? There is no way to know.
To get the real benefits of these wonderful "foods that are also medicines" we must treat them with the respect they deserve. Do some homework and check out those you are considering, learn about them and be responsible for your own health. If you don't know anything, how will you know if one is making your worse? It is fine to take suggestions from others but you need to know about them yourself so you will recognize any problems should they develop. Some herbs can kill you. Don't you want to know which ones? There are some problems that won't respond to home remedies and it becomes necessary to take prescriptions, at least for awhile. Maybe later they will respond to something kinder and gentler. I hope so.
There is one last thing I would like to point out. There are doctors who know all about these kinds of remedies an cures and will help you decide what to take and how much. These doctors have D.O. after their names, not M.D. They are M.D.'s whom take a lot of additional training to learn all about supplements, herbs, the things Chiropracters know, etc. (The one I go to also knows some Chinese Medicine). The "D.O." is for "Doctor of Osteopothy" (I think that is right) and their main focus is on illness prevention. Therefore, they are on the same page you are when it comes to finding things you can take, or finding something you can do without filling a traditional prescription. If you need one though, these doctors can write one, if you don't, they can tell you what to buy at the health food store to become a healthier, happier person. There are some states where you cannot find a D.O. but others license them like they do regular M.D.'s. So check and see if your area is D.O.-Friendly. The best of luck to you all in your quest for health and happiness. :-) Karen
#78 - Karen - 10/15/2010 - 23:32
first thing is to check with your doc to see if there is an underlying cause for yourHBPressure. If none can be found try the docs medication.Such as diuretics beta blockers ace inhibitors types 1 or 2, or calcium channel blockers.or alpha blockers.Consult your google for side effects. If the side effects are intolerable ask your doc to let you try another one.this is important, dont take one that is making your life hell.......Personally the only one i can take is diltiazem that is after trying all the others. diltiazem is calc.chan.blocker.The herbs mentioned previously in my letter above seem to be OK but with diltiaz DONT TAKE HAWTHORN. ...... I must say with my dilt pills my constipation is NEAR to hell But the herbs mentioned above in my previous letter appear to be OK .But then your two arm BP monitors will let you know.
#79 - terencec - 10/16/2010 - 14:00
further to previous. celery seed capsules taken as advised on the container. Ordinary celery sticks would need 4 per day and cold be bad long term(pyrrolizidine alkaloids ).... Take Co enzyme Q10 at upto 150mg per day. Pycnogenol at upto 200mg per day ..Lycopene (Lycomato) tomato extract 15mg per day..Grape seed capsules upto 300mg per day. If you take no alcohol, then take half a glass of RED grape juice per day,and sweeten it if needed. Omega 3.6.9. capsules as per container. Evening Primrose caps upto 6 per day. As for Garlic this works but can take months to act,but i could not take the smell The main items above should be taken over a period of a month to establish results Cayenne is useful but take it in middle meal in capsule form so it wont burn Other items which can help with your cholesterol include cinnamon fenugreek ginger root , dandelion and stinging nettle...DONT TAKEANY OF THE ABOV IF YOU ARE PREG OR HAVE EPILEPSY
#80 - terencec - 10/19/2010 - 14:44
Hawthorn Berries 565mg - 2 times daily

Garlic Oil 1mg - 2 or 3 times daily

Triple Magnesium Complex 400mg - 1 daily

Amealpeptide 3.4mg - 1 daily

Beta Sitosterol (also known as Plant Sterols) 400mg - 2 times daily

If you take all these and exercise (yoga is good), watch your diet (low salt and no fried food) and avoid stress then you will see a reduction in your blood pressure.

You should aim for 120/80 but 130/90 is still good. It is only when it gets to 140/100 that it starts to become an issue and you should see your Doctor. Remember it is your average number that counts so check it over a week. If it gets high then put up your feet and relax and it will go down.
#81 - Sean - 11/27/2010 - 21:53
i am 24 years old and i have high BP since 4 years its 170/90 i am taking medicine but not coming down can u peoples tell me how can i control it immidiatly plzzz
#82 - faisal - 12/08/2010 - 07:12
I'm 26 yrs old and I have 180/99 high BP :-( I'm really scared that I'm gonna die.. I hate when the clock hits 10pm and I go to lay down on my warm comfy bed.. I freak out and run to the bathroom just so my blood pressure won't go high but it still does and when I lay down it's hard to breathe by the time I was to try to sleep and it's like 3a.m. I let the sleepy droopy eyes knock me out.. it's an awful experience every night.. I wish it can go away already.. I've been to the emergency room and they said I'm just stressed and too anxious, that I should take some relaxation pills and garlic pills.. and also they've given me a chest inflamation pill.. ahhh I want to be normal again and not take any dang pills.. why is this happening to me? how can I make my high blood pressure go away
#83 - Glendaly - 12/08/2010 - 21:13
A little cannabis every day

Paleo Diet (no dairy/grains)


Dark Chocolate

Pyncnogenol/Hawthorne/Grape Seed Extract

Daily massage

Exercise daily

Sleep well

make love often

15 minutes daily deep breathing

Neil Med nasal flush daily
#84 - AS - 12/12/2010 - 23:01
Do not trust your pressure machine mine gives diffrent evrytime and always lower than doctors if you are diognosed with high pressure check it with your doc regulerlyand do walk half hour everyday will improve your pressure for sure.
#85 - rizvi - 12/29/2010 - 13:38
My daughter-in-law is pregnant and was just diagnosed with gestational hypertension. What of these products can she take being pregnant?
#86 - Lisa - 01/04/2011 - 13:38
No More High Blood:

Mix 1 quart of Tomato Juice, blend 4 cloves of Garlic, add 1 tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper, mix well, keep in refrigerator and take 1 cup per day. No more High Blood....
#87 - DowntownDon - 01/06/2011 - 00:02
How many/much garlic flakes do one take a day? Can you buy them from a health food store?
#88 - bj - 01/08/2011 - 15:33
I agree in theory a lot of things mentioned here may work but it depends on the person. If you starting using natural medicine then you should monitor you blood pressure because some may help it and some may increase it.

I personally go for the safer options. I use Amealpeptide, Magnesium and Hawthorn Berries for my Blood Pressure. Beta Sitosterol and Policosanol for my Cholesterol. And then take Garlic, Omega 3, COQ10 and Mulitvitamins for my overall health.

Taking these should improve your blood pressure and overall health but you can't expect good results if you are overweight and don't exercise.

So get into fitness regime but make sure you start off slow and then increase you exercise. A good thing to use at home is the Wii Fit. It lets you monitor your weight, you can set goals and vary the types of exercise so it is fun. You can even use it to do Yoga.

You should also find ways to relax such as doing Meditation because another reason you may have blood pressure is because of stress.

Most of all don't beat yourself up over this and learn to take care of yourself and start putting your health and your well being first. If people around you are making that difficult then politely say 'no' to them.
#89 - Sean - 01/13/2011 - 18:43
Any good hints on quiting smoking? Tried Natl. Cancer Ctr. stop smoking group; tried the medication that works, but causes too much depression, did cold turkey, reducing doesn't work for me. Anyone try the fake cigarette, that looks and feels the same, and emits smoke from water vaper?
#90 - Gloria - 01/23/2011 - 13:14
I am about 84 years young man. I have high BP
and diabetes type 2. I do not drink alcohol, tea
or coffee and eat no sugar. I am a vegetarian
I want herbal formula because non-herbal
medicines have very serious side effects. Please
#91 - Manzoor Qureshi - 01/30/2011 - 14:42
chromium .you can buy at W mart for $ 5.00 I think your blood sugar will work better
#92 - George H - 02/05/2011 - 19:21
Love it!
To the point, articulate and interesting.
Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure
#93 - Abby - 02/18/2011 - 11:15
I’ve been on a mission to find solutions for people who want to improve the quality of their lives, without chemical drugs. Often times, doctors will write a prescription for some drug that the profit-minded pharmaceutical companies are pushing when the drug isn’t even necessary!Nice information and too good concept.
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#94 - health & safety canada - 02/21/2011 - 23:23
its really benifical for me in conducting my research so thanx alot:-D
#95 - neha - 03/03/2011 - 14:00
Thanks for all the contributions as I was looking for additional remedies for my husband who is already in medication for high BP & since few days its fluctuating between 140-150/90-105 so getting worried.
#96 - Anu - 03/16/2011 - 14:17
I have been using a drink made of Garlic honey and apple cider vinegar which is medicinal.
I walk regulary for 30 -45 minutes every day and still take my medications. the other supplements i take daily are Alvera drink, Garlic and Thyme, Omega 3; vitamin A and multivitamins. So whenever i visit my /doctor my pressure is always good (120/130- by 80). most importantly i feel very healthy. I f you want to know about the way i make my drink you can write to me for details.
#97 - LILIAN KIMANI - 03/18/2011 - 01:59
I was just told my blood pressure is too high i.e 165/94 ,they gave me vitamin b tablets and ridaq tablets, do they work ,what else should i take because these make me feel sick.please help with the home natural emedy.
#98 - pate - 03/25/2011 - 08:20
celery helps lower bp
#99 - louise - 03/30/2011 - 15:55
Regarding Pain Killers - it is NOT safe to take certain ones when you have high blood pressure because they could increase it. The safer ones are Aspirin and ones containing Acetaminophen. You should AVOID ones which are NSAID's. However you should note that although some are safer, any of these pain killers could increase your blood pressure so be very careful.
#100 - Sean - 04/10/2011 - 06:51
I am age 60. Blood pressure was quite high six
months ago. I got this PHOBIA now and am
afraid to take it! I have been trying things tho. I
take hawthorn with cayenne, but i think the best
thing i discovered is an indian herb called Jiva
Mukta Vati. The indian sites almost guarantee it
works and fast. Do a google search and you will
find it. I had a forum (like this one) not connected
to the pills where everyone said it helped a lot,
but now i can't find the forum. I thought i book
marked it. If i can find it i will write back here.

Anyway, i've been taking the jiva mukta vati for
six months. It must be working as my pulse rate
is down to 60 beats at rest and 55 in morning
before i get out of bed., and when i excercise on
the bouncer it does not go over 70. I know it
lowered the pulse as before i took the pills my
pulse was 80 at rest and i was having anxiety
attacks now and then. I feel much calmer, BUT
i am terrified to take the pressure! How can i
get around that? I got cut bad a few months ago
and would not go to the hosp. cuz i was afraid
of them taking the bl. pressure. So i doctored
myself and i got a little scar now. The jiva mukta
vati pills are VERY cheap. Check out various sites
as some sell them higher and some cheaper. I
usually get mine for $7 a box , but then you pay
more for shipping. Or pay $20 a box and get free
shipping. It evens out. I like the ones in the pop
out tinfoil paks. Delivery takes anywhere from
2wks to 6 wks depending where you order them
from. There's a place in Alabama or Georgia
which is fast. Check the herbal pills out. Oh, they
have a terrible taste tho. Yur supposed to chew
them, but i let em melt on my tongue, then
swallow with water and chew gum or mints
after. Marie
#101 - Marie B - 04/12/2011 - 20:21
I was on Lisinopril for a year before developing occasional stomach aches. It got progressively worse so I started looking into alternatives. My neighbor was raving about a osteoporosis supplement and told me they have something for hypertension. I've been taking a supplement called Optimum Blood Pressure Support now, happy camper.
#102 - Saul - 07/13/2011 - 23:35
hi thanks for all the home remedies suggested above i wii really try all the above , but i did not understand what is cayenne i mean in kannada what does it mean?
i read all the remedies only for my lovely mother because i love her very much she is more than my life , let god give my lifespan to her she should be happy always
#103 - kjs - 08/03/2011 - 04:28
Hi Ladonna,
were you able to cure bp without medication and can you post what are the things you took.
#104 - gene - 08/16/2011 - 11:29
1= A tablespoon of BRUFEN reduced the High Blood Pressure in an elderly patient.

2= It was observed twice.

#105 - mzf - 09/06/2011 - 03:05
I have high blood pressure all the time. When Iwent to the doctor they gave me pills they Droped pressure to 140 over 110 And cost 128.00 a month witch I cant pay. Please help What is the best natural way herbs and such? By the way Im 61 years old
#106 - bob - 09/12/2011 - 07:34
A note that high cholesterol may cause high blood pressure. A way you can tell is if your blood pressure seems to go up after you have a good meal. If it does then you might want to go on a low cholesterol diet and take some natural supplements such as Beta Sitosterol and Policosanol.
#107 - Sean - 10/11/2011 - 04:27
pls. help my father and what is the right herbal please?he had a normal blood in the morning,when it comes in 2:00 in the morning his blood becomes 140/90 and he difficulty breathing so he could not sleep.his only 49yrs old.pls help.
#108 - LJHAY - 10/21/2011 - 11:12
I am diabetic.My fasting sugar level is 171mg & after food is 228. Presently I am taking Zoryl2. Now Doctor asked me to take ZorylM2 to0 lower the sugar level. Is it correct. Is there something else I should take like herbal. Please help. God bless you all.
#109 - Kolavari - 01/17/2012 - 20:20
Wow, I'm so happy I found this site! I've tried a few of the tips over the years & some have help to lower my blood pressure. I also take supplements. I too have had negative reactions to the medications my doctor recommended. He suggestion a breathing/squeezing technique & it really worked. I don't remember the website but the product is called iLowerBP and it really helped me. It comes with a dvd that has the most beautiful scenes. My favorites are the fish tank, the fireplace, and the beach scene. Anyhow, it's worked for me so I thought I should share. BTW- I dont work for them or anything.
#110 - Margie - 01/27/2012 - 10:02

140/90 is above normal but not normally dangerous but if your Father is having trouble breathing as well then he needs to see a Doctor.
#111 - sean - 02/01/2012 - 03:12
my wife has H/P it is 140/118 right now .she shacks all the time has spliting head aches,we have seen so many doctors.and they all tell her that is normal.we all know how bad the economy our town there are no clinics or low income it cost me over 100.oo dollars every time we see a doctor.and lets not get started on the price of some of the meds they proscibe for her.any advice i can get to help her would be greatly helpfull to her and glad i have found this web site.
#112 - Tired - 02/02/2012 - 03:52
im 52 and just starting to pay attention to my real health issues. I,m diabetic, and have h/p. my sugar #'s are good my a1c went from 8.2 t0 6.3 but i am having a hard time with b/p. stupid me i still smoke and drink. my stop date is today. that's why i'm happy to find this site. I look foward to reading your suggestions and following them. I eat a lot of pepper and garlic is there anything else along with that that will help ?. My #'s hover around 150 over 80.

#113 - michael - 02/13/2012 - 14:32
Michael, that is great, you controlled your sugars; shows you can do what you have to for lowering your BP as well. Neither my sugars nor my bp is controlled.
Going to get some of these natural supplies and supplements tomorrow am, and begin new habit. Am on plenty of prescriptions; dont work well; cant take many meds; get sick. You inspire me. taylor
#114 - taylor - 03/13/2012 - 01:36
am i worried if my bp is 150/120?what should i take?tnx
#115 - dee - 05/08/2012 - 07:09
I am 57 and my bp has crepted up to 145/95 and sometimes as high as 150/95. I wanted to try a natural remedy to see if I could avoid medication since I am very sensitive to most medicines. So I tried unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar (acv) and cut down on salt intake. After two weeks of taking acv 3 times a day with water my BP is now 125/77. I have not had this BP for many years. You have nothing to lose by trying this natural remedy.
#116 - Philip - 05/31/2012 - 19:40
i am taking bp medication since last month but without any significant benefit,now i will start garlic,cayenne pepper & 2 bananas daily & then come back after 2 weeks with updates,wish me luck,my bp was 200/160 on 9th may now it is 170/100 with bp med
#117 - rajeev sharma - 06/13/2012 - 01:45
Update to my recent post. The last few weeks I have added aged garlic extract and hawthorn in addition to ACV. BP is vnow consistently 116/75. Great results. I hope this helps others to avoid 'big pharma" medications.
#118 - Philip - 07/03/2012 - 21:49
Any of the ills of mankind can be cured with
GOD's (your own higher power's) bounty here on earth.
Susan, (10/08/2009) you are so absolutely right.
#119 - Eletri - 07/13/2012 - 07:38
have enjoyed reading your letters Many thanks. Dont forget get 2 bl press monitors as advised.then you really know whats going on.Make sure you sit quite still when themonitor is working,dont even talk. Try and sit so the monitor is at heart level if possible. good if ambient temperature is above 15c upto 24c,,.If you take another reading immediately after it might be different so leave it a few minutes before you try again.
#120 - terencec - 07/27/2012 - 13:39
Ive been having headaches problems for a while and my doctor kept saying my bp was normal. I go see another one and my bp high. that would explaing the dizziness i always feel. Does milk really help?
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#123 - Kileta - 08/31/2013 - 02:41
wer do i buy cayenne pepper
#124 - doinks - 09/14/2013 - 00:48
#125 - DANNY - 09/20/2013 - 17:51
My bp isn't very high (averages around 145/90) and runs in my family. I have ended up in the E/R because the Toprol made my heart slow down and was getting CHF. Now I am on Hydrochlorot and it's only 12.5 mg and almost passed out today and very tired from it. I am very active but alittle overweight at 190lbs. I think herbs and relaxation are going to be my route from now on and once in awhile an occasional glass of vino. OR moonshine haha
#126 - greeny - 09/29/2013 - 15:55
Anthaxanthin start with 4mg then increase to 8mg.
Along with Coq10 200 mg. Then increase your daily potassium intake with fortified orange juice with calcium and vitamin d added -8oz and low sodium v-8 juice - 8 to 16 oz
#127 - Deano - 10/20/2013 - 21:28
Cayenne is a spice, AKA cayenne pepper. Ebay has it for $10- $15 a pound delivered so if it is expensive (only available in those little spice bottle rip offs) locally, go to ebay or other internet sources
#128 - david - 11/24/2013 - 14:02
B/P is behind to much,mold,mildew,candia yeast over groth,go to the web site know the cause by doug kaufman,get on his phase one diet and learn how to burn the mold of in your body,and you will get rid of high blood pressure,and a whole lot of ilments,garentteeed folks spread the word
#129 - Bill - 02/22/2014 - 20:23
Cinniammon will help you regulate your blood sugar as well,also read the book,thewheatbellydiet,very informable
#130 - Bill - 03/16/2014 - 19:13
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