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High Blood Pressure Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (also referred to as hypertension) is often called the "silent killer" since it is one of the leading risk factors associated with heart attacks, stroke, and kidney failure but it has no clearly identifiable symptoms. Since it is estimated that one in three adults in the USA suffer from high blood pressure, it is extremely important to get your blood pressure checked regularly by your doctor.

Although medication is often prescribed for serious cases of high blood pressure, most instances of the condition can easily be treated using a variety of everyday natural foods and simple lifestyle changes.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

While there is no single exact cause of high blood pressure or hypertension, a few risk factors have been recognized:

  • A regularly high intake of salt (exceeding 6 grams per day).
  • Excessively drinking alcohol (more than 2 drinks per day).
  • Regularly consuming large amounts of caffeine.
  • Obesity, since the heart has to pump more blood to supply the excess tissue.
  • Lack of aerobic exercise (such as walking, jogging, biking, or swimming).
  • Stress.
  • Hereditary (genetic) predisposition (for example, African Americans are more often susceptible to high blood pressure than Caucasians or Asians).

Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure


Research has shown that munching on celery can help to lower blood pressure. It turns out that compounds found in the oil of celery can relax and dilate the muscles that line the arteries, which helps to regulate blood pressure. Therefore, simply eating a few stalks of celery per day as a simple snack at lunch can help significantly.


Garlic has also been known to help reduce high blood pressure. Although the exact reasons are still not clear, studies have shown that eating just a single clove a day (either raw or cooked) has a beneficial effect. An added bonus for eating garlic is that it is also known to reduce cholesterol. Therefore, regularly consuming garlic, either fresh or in capsule form, is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease.


Studies have shown that consuming potassium-rich foods can help to lower blood pressure. Good sources of potassium include bananas, oranges, spinach, and zucchini.

NOTE: If you are being treated for kidney failure, potassium rich foods can actually be harmful to you. Therefore, if this applies to you, consult your doctor first before trying this home remedy.

Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil contains a number of active ingredients that have been shown to help reduce cholesterol and control high blood pressure. Therefore, to reduce excess blood pressure simply take one teaspoon of Black Seed oil daily. Black Seed Oil can also be mixed into juice or tea if you don't like the taste of the raw oil.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is an herb which helps increase blood circulation in our bodies by dilating our blood vessels. Therefore, a simple remedy to lower blood pressure is to take 120mg of Ginkgo Biloba extract daily before any meal.

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  1. on said:

    You should go to the doctor! And stop drinking anything with caffeine, and stop using salt. Chew on celery and do go to the doctor!

  2. on said:

    I think that blood pressure is a huge problem and it's nice to see posts like this with remedies to try and help others!

  3. on said:

    Lifestyle changes and natural remedies may help control high blood pressure!

  4. on said:

    If any of you have high blood pressure , stay away from Rosemary essential oil , or anything with Rosemary oil in it. It has an effect on blood pressure. I have high blood pressure and someone told me rosemary oil is good for thinning hair and your scalp. I looked it up but didn't find anything warning about its effects on blood pressure. I put some in my shampoo and washed my hair and let it soak in while I showered that evening. The next morning I woke up feeling terrible. I checked my blood pressure and it had shot up to 220/128 !!! Up to that point my BP was stable and was never that high. It almost killed myself. I was rushed to the emergency room. Later on I did more research on more sites and found that it does have an effect on blood pressure. So don't believe half the crap that you read about all things being all natural are good for you. Do your research yourself!

  5. on said:

    Please help me out! My blood pressure is 200+. I will be thankful for your advice!

  6. on said:

    I'm away from home and forgot to take my Blood pressure pill. I will be gone for 3 days so what can I take in the meantime?

  7. on said:

    Boy, you sure hit the nail on the head about the pharmaceutical companies, FDA and doctors. I've been talking about this for years, but very few people believe me. Maybe they will start waking up.

  8. on said:

    My BP is always irregular but I am eating raw tomato, onion, honey, and lemon. These remedies are very effective.

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  10. on said:

    I have a very high chest pain and my doc said my BP is high 150/90 precisely and am on medication already. he has me do go for ECG TEST.. Any home remedy treatment plsss

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