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How I Helped My Mother Lower Her Blood Pressure Using Food

Dhannyya is experienced in using home remedies for common ailments.

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. Read on to learn what worked!

Raw garlic can help with high blood pressure

Raw garlic can help with high blood pressure

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 as 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.

Lemon Juice

Once we encountered a difficult phase when my mother had her blood pressure increase 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


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 your mouth and drink hot water simultaneously. Drink water until the bitterness is gone.

Things That Didn't 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.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


Pamela Gordon on December 17, 2017:

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

Mohammad Amir on October 18, 2017:

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

kantz on September 16, 2017:

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

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 on July 19, 2017:

Hope this works. I have confidence.

Salomi Lucy on July 19, 2017:

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

sulekha on July 03, 2017:

thats very helpful :) many thanks

Fready sam on May 31, 2017:

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

Cynthia on December 15, 2016:

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.

Rose on November 11, 2016:

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

Lmar on October 21, 2016:

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.

ranchho patel on September 24, 2016:

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

moises on August 31, 2016:

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

Abdulrahman Aar on July 21, 2016:

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.

Bob Huggins on July 08, 2016:

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 .

kareninlasvegas on July 03, 2016:

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.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 24, 2016:

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...

Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on February 22, 2016:

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!

Cynthis on November 01, 2015:

Great. Thankx for the enlightening.

Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on October 30, 2015:

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!

Marisol on October 24, 2015:

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!

yasmeen on September 29, 2015:

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

Isabel Torres on July 20, 2015:

How much lemon juice do i used?

Kapil Patel on May 21, 2015:

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

Globalchic on December 30, 2014:

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.

shyjukp on August 26, 2014:

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

tony osborne on February 27, 2014:

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

s.robinson on September 14, 2013:

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

nnnn on May 12, 2013:

thanks for sharing

Eagle on February 05, 2013:

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.

butterfly on November 11, 2012:

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

Ness from Australia on October 20, 2012:

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.

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on September 16, 2012:

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! :)

dhannyya (author) on August 13, 2012:

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

rock on on August 13, 2012:

is ths lemon juice quick relief for high bp

dhannyya (author) on August 13, 2012:

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

Rastamermaid from Universe on August 12, 2012:

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


dhannyya (author) on August 01, 2012:

thank you shiningirisheyes always like my hubs and post appreciating grateful

Shining Irish Eyes from Upstate, New York on July 18, 2012:

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

dhannyya (author) on July 17, 2012:

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

dinkan53 from India on July 17, 2012:

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

dhannyya (author) on July 17, 2012:

thank you always exploring

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 17, 2012:

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

dhannyya (author) on July 16, 2012:


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

dhannyya (author) on July 16, 2012:

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

dhannyya (author) on July 16, 2012:

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

point2make on July 16, 2012:

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.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 16, 2012:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 16, 2012:

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.