How to Lower Blood Pressure Quickly Using Food

Raw garlic.
Raw garlic. | Source

Home Remedies for Hypertension

I have tried many home remedies for my mother's high blood pressure. Through trial and error I have discovered the most effective remedies. 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.

After that we tried three home remedies together, and they were highly effective. Here they are.

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 get her blood pressure reduced 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.

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rajan jolly 4 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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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

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

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point2make 4 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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dhannyya 4 years ago Author

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

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dhannyya 4 years ago Author

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

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dhannyya 4 years ago Author


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

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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dhannyya 4 years ago Author

thank you always exploring

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dinkan53 4 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 4 years ago Author

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

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shiningirisheyes 4 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 4 years ago Author

thank you shiningirisheyes always like my hubs and post appreciating grateful

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Rastamermaid 4 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 4 years ago Author

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

rock on 4 years ago

is ths lemon juice quick relief for high bp

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dhannyya 4 years ago Author

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

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Cheeky Girl 4 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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WebsiteConfetti 4 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.

butterfly 3 years ago

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

Eagle 3 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.

nnnn 3 years ago

thanks for sharing

s.robinson 3 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

tony osborne 2 years ago

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

shyjukp 2 years ago

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

Globalchic 22 months 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.

Kapil Patel 17 months ago

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

Isabel Torres 15 months ago

How much lemon juice do i used?

yasmeen 13 months ago

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

Marisol 12 months 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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Entourage_007 12 months 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!

Cynthis 12 months ago

Great. Thankx for the enlightening.

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cmoneyspinner1tf 8 months 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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always exploring 8 months 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...

kareninlasvegas 3 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.

Bob Huggins 3 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 .

Abdulrahman Aar 3 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.

moises 8 weeks 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

ranchho patel 4 weeks 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

Lmar 4 days 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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