How I Helped My Mother Lower Her Blood Pressure Using Food

Updated on April 15, 2017
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Dhannyya is experienced in using home remedies for common ailments.

Raw garlic.
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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.

Raw Garlic

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.

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Lemon Juice

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 seeds in packaging.
Fenugreek seeds in packaging. | Source


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.


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      Pamela Gordon 5 months ago

      Can a diabetic take lemon juice. What is the best home remedy for a diabetic to keep blood pressure under control.

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      Mohammad Amir 7 months ago

      Very useful article but both garlic and lemon are not good for stomach acid problem specially for GERD..

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      kantz 8 months ago

      look Iam reading lots of comments about is a fact that garlic is a remedy but it shuold be crushed and put in alchool for about 20 days at list than use 5-10 drops every day...second it is important make activity outdoors such as cycling at least 35 min to max 60...or walking 45 min. fanugreek is not recomendable,..the other option which is suportive is drinking lemon juce every morning ....matter fact garlic+lemon+cycling together should held combined to achive good results

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      I have very high BP. have been taking metoprolol for a while. Am starting lemon in the morning. after a bit I will start the garlic unless you think I should do them together now. BP is sky high. Am a 10 months ago

      Hope this works. I have confidence.

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      Salomi Lucy 10 months ago

      I will definately try garlic as I am having blood pressure readings that are not so good. Many thanks

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      sulekha 10 months ago

      thats very helpful :) many thanks

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      Fready sam 11 months ago

      How long we have to drink the mixture of

      Lemon + garlic + honey in hot water

      To reduce B P

      Can any one suggest if it is a correct method , if it is correct then how long we have to drink

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      Cynthia 17 months ago

      Lemon juice also helps to make your body alkaline.... even though it is acidic, it metabolizes alkaline in a our body. Cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment.....

      My mom is trying the lemon juice for her BP.

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      Rose 18 months ago

      Did not know about he fenugreek will definitely give it a try Right now I am using garlic onion and scallion tea, and some time I add hibiscus and it helps to keep my pressure down, along with daily excercise and juicing

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      Lmar 19 months ago

      Took stress test and BP went extremely high. Need to control it as I want to avoid taking pill. Will start with lemon juice today.

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      ranchho patel 20 months ago

      i have seen jain big communit in india they use mathio masalo ( chilli powder, fenugreek not hole but crack in small pices,little be penut oil and salt, mix well,you get recipe in net like mathio masalo) they use in breakfast with indian chapati , try it , chill redus bp quickly (my experition) fenygreek redus blood suger and bp . if you do not want salt add little be . i make by my salf with littl salt. one more thing i found you note high bp then take 5 to 7 pices cucumber sprinkl 1/2 spoon red chill powder and take reading after 20 minuts ,your bp going low thanks

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      moises 21 months ago

      Hi i have been experiencing high blood pressure and lately ive been tired and i sometimes feel numbness but i heard that lemon juice and honey works and it has worked but i think i need to walk and do something last time my blood pressure was 168/ normal blood pressure please help me btw im a little over weight i think that's the problem too

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      Abdulrahman Aar 22 months ago

      Fanugreen is Very Excellent remedies.

      im 40yrs. last 3m im taking blood presure medicine (concor5plus and tabuvan 80/12.5mg).

      i have been taking fenugreek for a 10dys with my medicine and my blood pressure has been very low (100/60).

      lasty 2night No medicine at all.

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      Bob Huggins 22 months ago

      I found on web that vitamin C & Garlic increased NO which opens up

      blood vessels . Also found too much vitamin C lowers Copper .

      Fenugreek contains loads copper hence put all together and I

      landed here suggest you look at Jewish Cookery .

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      kareninlasvegas 22 months ago

      I've been using metoprolol for 2 years to get rid of extra heartbeats. After only 2 days of drinking 1 cup of warm lemon water each morning, the heartbeats started decreasing. Now after 3 weeks of drinking lemon water, the extra beats have pretty much stopped altogether. Pretty amazing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great article. I love the taste of garlic but I always put it in whatever I'm cooking. I will try it raw. Very informative hub. Thank you...

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      Treathyl FOX 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      These are good suggestions and for sure the garlic works and even though raw garlic is the most effective, garlic powder or tablets are also good. With respect to fenugreek, it's one of the ingredients in the curry spice mixture and it has also proven to be a good remedy. However, lemons have acid and if you suffer from acid reflux, the cure for one thing sort of causes problems elsewhere. The blood pressure goes down but the stomach acid goes up and heartburn increases. Good HUB!

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      Cynthis 2 years ago

      Great. Thankx for the enlightening.

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      Stuart 2 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I remember when my uncle had dangerously high blood pressure, lemon juice was definitely on the list. Recently when I had high blood pressure I learned that most green fruits and vegetables will help with blood pressure. This actually worked for me and just to add to your list, green grapes, green bell peppers and anything that is green tends to have phytonutrients that lower blood pressure. But lemon juice and garlic are among the nutrients that can really help to lower blood pressure the most. Great article!

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      Marisol 2 years ago

      My dad and my husband have been taking garlic for over a year and blood pressure has been pretty low! No medicine at all! I love it!!! I wish everyone to know about the wonderful benefits of garlic!

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      yasmeen 2 years ago

      Excellent remedies. i m going to try the lemon one my husband is facing bp issues.hope it will work

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      Isabel Torres 2 years ago

      How much lemon juice do i used?

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      Kapil Patel 3 years ago

      Thank you very much for very helpful remedies. Sharing has such a power.

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      Globalchic 3 years ago

      Thanks I knew about the raw garlic and the lemon juice never added sugar in mine will tried it with a little sugar I do not want it to taste like lemonade but was not aware of the fenugreek.

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      shyjukp 3 years ago

      Last 2 years im taking bp medicine, so ican try this remedies...its help me....

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      tony osborne 4 years ago

      how much lemon juice from the lemon for each drink to lower bloodpressure

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      s.robinson 4 years ago

      i have hp but i also have hormone imbalance i need a good home remedy on how to treat my hormone so bp can stay normal

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      nnnn 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      Eagle 5 years ago

      I already use all the above three but it is good to see that you are not as lazy as I am and took the trouble to share it with the world. There is just one thing one must know: All remedies are useless if you worry or stress too much and exercise too little. All the best.

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      butterfly 5 years ago

      What is this fenugreek? My mom has BP n BS problems so that would be excellent for her. Interesting site...

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      Ness 5 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for these. My mother has high blood pressure I will email her a link to this article as I never knew about the lemon juice suggestion before.

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      Cassandra Mantis 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Excellent article Fenugreek, Lemon juice and garlic and how they help abate high blood pressure. My partner eats garlic every day almost and it shows. A very relaxed demeanor compared to me! :)

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      yes...lemon juice gives a quick relief..

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      rock on 5 years ago

      is ths lemon juice quick relief for high bp

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      Rastamermaid..thanks for your comment...make her drink lemon juice several times a day...continue this for 1 week..check her bp and let me know

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      Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

      This is awesome stuff!

      Thanks so much for sharing,sharing is caring!!!

      My mom's blood pressure medicine bothers me,and she loves lemonade. I'll try to implement with her and I'll keeep you posted


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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you shiningirisheyes always like my hubs and post appreciating grateful

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Lemon juice benefits pleasantly surprised me. I am a HUGE garlic lover and although I cook with it constanly, I too use it in its raw form.

      Great write

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      Yes dinkan53, exercise is a must..walking for 1 hour daily will help

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      These are all very good in helping lower your blood pressure. But don't forget to do regular exercise. Rated as useful.

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you always exploring

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I knew about the garlic but not the lemon of fenugreek..Thank you..

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      dhannyya 5 years ago


      lemom juice has multiple benefits..this is one of the use...lemon juice can purify your body

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thanks billybuc for the can try lemon juice first if you have high BP

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      @rajan jolly have several interesting hubs about natural foods and remedies...they do come in top results...

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      point2make 5 years ago

      An excellent hub on a subject important to many. I didn't know about the benefits of lemon juice. Thanks for the info. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was not aware of any of these; excellent home remedies!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Dhannyya, these are excellent remedies. I have a hub on natural remedies to reduce high BP. I have mentioned 2 of these-garlic and lemon.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.


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