How I Helped My Mother Lower Her Blood Pressure Using Food
Home Remedies for Hypertension
I have tried many home remedies for my mother's high blood pressure. Through trial and error I discovered the ones that were most effective for her.
Eating raw garlic can bring down your blood pressure easily. This is a highly effective home remedy for hypertension. It tastes good with cooked rice. Eating it cooked or fried will not give you the same benefits of raw garlic. Blood pressure patients should eat it with every meal. It helped my mother reduce her blood pressure significantly. Five or six cloves of garlic should be eaten with each meal. If you eat garlic with every meal for just one week your blood pressure would go down significantly.
Once we encountered a difficult phase when my mother had her blood pressure increased considerably. We decided to try lemon juice. We gave her some every two hours, or eight times a day. We squeezed it fresh and mixed it with water and sugar. If you drink lemon juice like this for three days you will see a significant decrease. This is a highly effective remedy for blood pressure. Blood pressure patients should make a habit of drinking lemon juice three or four times a day.
Fenugreek can reduce high blood pressure, but it should not be taken daily as it would bring down blood sugar as well. It has a bitter taste and is difficult to eat. You can powder fenugreek and keep it for a long time. Before going to bed, put a spoonful of fenugreek powder in mouth and drink hot water simultaneously. Drink water until the bitterness is gone.
A Couple of Remedies That Did Not Work
In case you are interested, here's what we tried that did not work:
- At first, we were told drinking moringa soup would reduce blood pressure significantly. We began giving moringa soup to our mother on alternate days. For almost a year we attempted to treat her blood pressure this way, with no results.
- Next we tried pomegranate. We heard that according to one research study, drinking pomegranate juice daily for one year would help. We gave her pomegranate juice once a day for almost 15 months. She, however, did not see any benefits.