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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2007, 02:58:19 PM »
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I added about 3 1/2 cups and it seemed to all dissapear into the herbs...is that normal??
The vodka will soak into the dried herbs, and will usually need to be topped off a few hours if you didn't add extra in the beginning.  Some more "woody" type herbs such as different barks seem even more porous and really soak up the liquid.
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I was thinking cayanne would be good to use but what else could i add?
I actually have tinctured cayenne alone and as a part of many other formulas.  It has many uses singularly and works as a catalyst when part of blends to bump up the effects and speed of those effects of the other herbs.  I believe I have posted Dr Schultes' cayenne formula, if not you can google it.
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How much should i order to make enough for them all?
Think about how much you want to have on hand when considering your order.  I find that I initially make a smaller batch and then see how much I use and give away, and then realize that I needed a much larger quantity.  Forethought has never been one of my strong traits, and it really shows in my tinctures.  I first made 1 quart of plague formula, but went thru that in about a week just from giving it all away to those who needed it.  When you look at the directions for dosing, you need to consider how many people in your family taking the normal dose for several days is going to add up to.  I'm about to set up more plague formula and I have several gallon jugs that I plan on filling just so that I can have a decent amount on hand.

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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2007, 09:17:58 AM »
Okay, I know that I'm not the only one on here who has trouble understanding the Dr. Schultz recipe.  I think I figured it out and reduced it to 5 instructions.  Could someone with experience please look at this and let me know if it's right?  I want to make it on the next new moon.  (By the way, what's with the whole moon thing?)    ~L


Schultz Cayenne Tincture
Use the HOTTEST peppers available.  (90,000+ heat units, i.e.  Habanero, African Bird, Serrano, Jalapeno)  Start to make this on a NEW Moon.

1.   Take a Quart Canning Jar and fill it 1/4 FULL with DRIED & freshly ground Cayenne Peppers.  Cover with 100 Proof Vodka.
2.   Separately puree fresh peppers with 100 Proof Vodka to turn the Mixture into an Apple Sauce-Like Consistency.
3.   Add this Mixture to the 1st Mixture, filling up the Canning Jar 3/4 FULL.  Fill up the rest of the Canning Jar with MORE 100 Proof Vodka.
4.   Let this Mixture SIT in a cool dark place until the following NEW Moon (28-29 Days), shaking 1 or more times daily.
5.   Strain this Mixture through an UNBLEACHED Coffee Filter.  Bottle the RESULTING Tincture.

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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2007, 10:55:06 AM »
Okay, I know that I'm not the only one on here who has trouble understanding the Dr. Schultz recipe.  I think I figured it out and reduced it to 5 instructions.  Could someone with experience please look at this and let me know if it's right?  I want to make it on the next new moon.  (By the way, what's with the whole moon thing?)    ~L


Schultz Cayenne Tincture
Use the HOTTEST peppers available.  (90,000+ heat units, i.e.  Habanero, African Bird, Serrano, Jalapeno)  Start to make this on a NEW Moon.

1.   Take a Quart Canning Jar and fill it 1/4 FULL with DRIED & freshly ground Cayenne Peppers.  Cover with 100 Proof Vodka.
2.   Separately puree fresh peppers with 100 Proof Vodka to turn the Mixture into an Apple Sauce-Like Consistency.
3.   Add this Mixture to the 1st Mixture, filling up the Canning Jar 3/4 FULL.  Fill up the rest of the Canning Jar with MORE 100 Proof Vodka.
4.   Let this Mixture SIT in a cool dark place until the following NEW Moon (28-29 Days), shaking 1 or more times daily.
5.   Strain this Mixture through an UNBLEACHED Coffee Filter.  Bottle the RESULTING Tincture.


Sounds right to me. 

For straining, I buy unbleached muslin at the fabric store.  I cut it into washcloth-sized pieces, throw into washer and drier, and use these to strain.  Be sure to use a natural soap to wash and NO bleach.   ( I know I'm fussy. Coffee filters will work, too. )
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Re: High Blood Pressure [Hypertension]: Causes & Natural Cures
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2007, 12:35:27 PM »
Could someone with experience please look at this and let me know if it's right?  I want to make it on the next new moon.  (By the way, what's with the whole moon thing?)    ~L
This sounds like a concise version of what I have done in the past.
The moon thing is, IMO, the same as if you were planting or harvesting by moon signs.  The moon has a pull on water content as it does with the tides.  I see this as an additional way to further extract the properties of the herb/s with tincturing.  I usually do try to stay with the moon, but not it is not always logical or convienient to do so.  I then try to remain practical and thoughtful, and to simply do the best with what resources I have.

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Re: High Blood Pressure [Hypertension]: Causes & Natural Cures
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2007, 01:12:42 PM »
Does anyone know if Jungle Juice will lower blood pressure? I would like my husband to start taking JJ and I want to know if I should add hawthorn to the [already made] JJ, or can I leave it out and it still help with bp.

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Re: High Blood Pressure [Hypertension]: Causes & Natural Cures
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2007, 03:11:50 PM »
Bump!

Dh just came back from the Chiropractor. They took his bp & it was so high they wanted to refer him to the emergency room! They made him sign a waver when he refused.  :-[

He called me to find out what he can do to bring it down right now! He stopped by the store and bought some odorless garlic and when he got home he took some CLO and some hawthorn. Is there anything else he should do that would help right away (besides going to the dr.)?

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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2007, 03:29:24 PM »
Cayenne normalizes blood pressure & in large doses is used for strokes & heart attacks in progress. It's the first thing that came to mind when I read your post but I don't know what the dose would be for this. High heat units ie: hot, hot type would be best. HTH Blessings ~herbalmom

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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2007, 06:44:29 PM »
Bump!

Dh just came back from the Chiropractor. They took his bp & it was so high they wanted to refer him to the emergency room! They made him sign a waver when he refused.  :-[

He called me to find out what he can do to bring it down right now! He stopped by the store and bought some odorless garlic and when he got home he took some CLO and some hawthorn. Is there anything else he should do that would help right away (besides going to the dr.)?

WR

I concur that cayenne would be my first choice.  I have read that if you don't have the cayenne tincture, just stir a bit of cayenne powder into water and sip it. 
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Re: High Blood Pressure [Hypertension]: Causes & Natural Cures
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2007, 05:12:44 PM »
Get down: 68 natural ways to lower blood pressure
by Art Ditmar

It's an emerging epidemic in North America: One out of every three people has pre-hypertension, a condition thal leads to high blood pressure. And most of them don't know it.

Don't assume that your blood pressure is normal lust because it used to be. Get it checked often. Once high blood pressure develops, it usually lasts a lifetime. Sure, you can lower it with treatment. But stop treating it, and it goes up again. It's easier and wiser to prevent high blood pressure in the first place.

So fight this key risk for heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease now. Read on to learn about assessing your risk--and about 68 natural options for preventing high blood pressure. And be assured that even the 50 million Americans currently afflicted with high blood pressure can lower their readings by following our prevention plan.

1. Watch Your Weight: In over weight people, a 10 percent reduction in total body weight will sometimes normalize blood pressure.

2. Get Physical: Go for a brisk 30-minute walk 6 days a week.

3. Meditate: A new study shows it works for teens too.

4. Try Yoga: It reduces stress and strengthens the mind and body.

5. Butt Out: All forms of tobacco dramatically raise blood pressure.

6. Shake Off Salt: And sodium-rich foods such as soy sauce and canned soups.

7. Leave the Bar: 1-2 drinks a day is OK--even stress-relieving--but more can cause health problems.

8. Check Your Blood: Have cholesterol and triglycerides checked regularly.

9. Reject Refined Foods: Shun the sally, sugary, pre-made, preserved, fried and fatty.

10. Swear Off Sodas: Soft drinks can deplete potassium (see No. 20).

11. Find Fiber: Think veggies and whole grains.

12. Forgo Fat: Choose white fish and skinless chicken and turkey. Skip cheese, bacon, red meat, gravy and desserts.

13. Toss the Trans Fats: These are a greater risk than even saturated fats.

14. Howl for Whole Oats: Eaten daily, oats lower hypertension.

15. Try L-Carnitine: Another amino acid, also found in protein.

16. DASH Your Diet: DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is high in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy, and it's low in fat.

17. Defeat Diabetes: Diabetics who control their condition reduce hypertension risk.

18. Compute Your Body Mass Index: Multiply your weight in pounds by 703; then divide by your height in inches; then again divide by your height in inches. Try to stay between 18.5 and 24.9.

19. Mull Over a Multi: A daily multivitamin ensures that you're getting the basics.

20. Prefer Potassium: This crucial mineral is found in many fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, fish and supplements.

21. Make It Magnesium: It's in leafy greens, legumes, whole grains and supplements.

22. Value Vitamin C: The less vitamin C in the blood, the higher the blood pressure in hypertensive patients.

23. Boost Bioflavonoids: Available in fruits, vegetables and supplements, bioflavonoids enhance vitamin C's effect.

24. Embrace Vitamin E: Evidence suggests that vitamin E also magnifies vitamin C's blood pressure-lowering effect.

25. Get Milk: Hypertensive patients seldom drink enough milk--and they are usually low on calcium. Broccoli, spinach, tofu, goat milk and calcium supplements are alternatives.

26. Pick Pycnogenol: French maritime pine bark extract lowered blood pressure in a Chinese study, which was reported in the January 2, 2004 issue of Life Sciences.

27. Fish for Omega-3s: Stress essential fatty acid-containing foods or supplements of fish oil, flaxseed oil and primrose oil.

28. Queue Up for Coenzyme Q10: Hypertensive patients are often deficient in ubiquinone. Aside from supplements, organ meats are the richest sources.

29. Seize the Soy: Studies suggest that the isoflavones in soy, tofu, tempeh and miso make arterial walls more elastic.

30. Think Zinc: Zinc may reverse hypertension that has been caused by too much cadmium.

31. Have Some Hawthorn: An enzyme that can cause arteries to constrict is blocked by this berry.

32. Look for Linden: This blossom is often combined with hawthorn for blood pressure.

33. Target Taurine: This amino acid--available in protein and as a supplement--balances sodium and potassium in the blood, lowering blood pressure.

34. Crave Carrot Juice: Studies show it cleans arteries.

35. Cook with Cayenne: The capsicum in cayenne slows arteriosclerosis, which can cause hypertension.

36. Don't Pass on Parsley: It's a natural diuretic, which cuts blood pressure.

37. Go for Ginger: Ginger offers hypertensive benefits to some.

38. Seal the Deal: Goldenseal root may reduce blood pressure, especially when taken in conjunction with ginger.

39. Defy Dracula: Evidence shows that garlic lowers hypertension 2-7 percent. Onions help too.

40. Single Out Psyllium: Take this soluble fiber with plenty of water. Other sources of fiber include peas, beans, apples, pears and citrus fruit.

41. Consider Black Cohosh: Commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of menopause, this herb may also help with hypertension.

42. Cultivate Celery Seeds: They also contain calcium, which might add to their effect.

43. Dig Dandelions: Available in tinctures, tea, capsules and edible fresh leaves or roots.

44. Yell for Yarrow: Herbalists also call it milfoil.

45. Mind Your Melatonin: This hormone decreases nighttime blood pressure, concluded a study published in the January 2004 issue of Hypertension.

46. Stork Up on Perinatal EFAs: The fatty acids DHA, EPA and ALA--taken by pregnant women 5 months before and 1 month after giving birth--help prevent hypertension in adulthood.

47. Bring on Biofeedback: Using a special biofeedback machine, individuals learn to control their own physiological responses--including blood pressure.

48. Omit Oral Contraceptives: Birth control pills can increase blood pressure.

49. Don't Knock Noni: This Polynesian fruit is also known as morinda citrifolia and Indian mulberry.

50. Spice It Up: Try basil, black pepper, cinnamon, chili powder, cloves, curry, dillweed, dillseed, fennel, horseradish, marjoram, nutmeg, oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme. Their antioxidants may help--some directly lower blood pressure, and all substitute for salt.

51. Grasp Grape Seed Extract: Research at the University of Alabama suggests grape seed extract can lower blood pressure significantly.

52. Fall in Love with Lutein: Eat your spinach--or your kale or collards or mustard greens--or lake lutein supplements.

53. Don't Give Up on Ginkgo Biloba: It relaxes arterial walls, easing pressure.

54. Remember These Three Bs: Alter angioplasty surgery, three different B vitamins--folate, [B.sub.6] and [B.sub.12]--cut in half the risk that arteries will re-close.

55. Air Out Antioxidants: Zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene may help.

56. Go Mad About Saffron: This herb contains a blood pressure-lowering chemical called crocetin.

57. Reach for Reishi Mushroom Extract: Taking 55 mg of concentrated reishi mushroom extract three times a clay was found to reduce moderately high blood pressure after 1 month.

58. 'Tai' One On: Tat chi proponents say their rituals lower blood pressure.

59. Call Your Motherwort: This herb is also known as Leonurus cardiaca.

60. Highlight Herbs: Chamomile flowers, fennel seed and rosemary may cut hypertension risk.

61. Go Cuckoo for Coleus Forskohlii: This mint-family herb lowers blood pressure naturally.

62. Buy into Bilberry: This European blueberry contains anthocyanosides, which are powerful flavonoids.

63. Let in the Cat's Claw: Contains the alkaloid rhynchophylline, which has anti-hypertensive effects.

64. Keep Kelp: A 1997 study suggested kelp may help.

65. Go to Gotu Kola: For insomnia and lowering blood pressure.

66. Indulge in Aromatherapy: Aromatic bath or massage oils temporarily lower hypertension. Try 5 drops each of lemon balm and lavender essential oils in warm bath water.

67. Jilt the Java: Too much daily coffee-and even tea-can raise blood pressure.

68. Now, Go to Bed: High blood pressure patients deprived of sleep experience significant increases in blood pressure, especially during the evening.

What Causes It?

A buildup of cholesterol causes arteries to become hardened,. inelastic and narrowed. There may even be a higher-than-normal flow of blood, or the heart may beat harder or faster than it should. Any of these conditions increases the pressure of the blood against the artery walls.

How Is It Measured?

Your blood pressure is highest when the heart contracts, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure; it's the top number in your blood pressure reading.

When your heart is at rest--between beats--your blood pressure falls. This is the diastolic pressure; it's the bottom number in your blood pressure reading.

A device called a Sphygmomanometer records pressure changes in millimeters of mercury or mm/Hg.

How High Is High?

               Systolic (mm/Hg)    Diastolic (mm/Hg)

Normal         under 130           under 85
High Normal    130-139             85-89
High           140 and over        90 and over
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« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2007, 05:17:43 PM »
Also found this....

Home Remedies from the Counter:

Bananas. The banana has been proved to help reduce blood pressure. The average person needs three to four servings of potassium-rich fruits and vegetables each day. Some experts believe doubling this amount may benefit your blood pressure. If bananas aren't your favorite bunch of fruit, try dried apricots, raisins, currants, orange juice, spinach, boiled potatoes with skin, baked sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, and winter squash.

Home Remedies from the Cupboard:

Breads. Be good to your blood with a bit more "B," as in the B vitamin folate. Swimming around the blood is a substance called homocysteine, which at high levels is thought to reduce the stretching ability of the arteries. If the arteries are stiff as a board, the heart pumps extra hard to move the blood around. Folate helps reduce the levels of homocysteine, in turn helping arteries become pliable. You'll find folate in fortified breads and cereals, asparagus, brussels sprouts, and beans.

Canola, mustard seed, or safflower oils. Switching to polyunsaturated oils can make a big difference in your blood pressure readings. Switching to them will also reduce your blood cholesterol level.

Home Remedies from the Refrigerator:

Broccoli. This vegetable is high in fiber, and a high fiber diet is known to help reduce blood pressure. So indulge in this and other fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber.

Celery. Because it contains high levels of 3-N-butylphthalide, a phytochemical that helps lower blood pressure, celery is in a class by itself. This phytochemical is not found in most other vegetables. Celery may also reduce stress hormones that constrict blood vessels, so it may be most effective in those whose high blood pressure is the result of mental stress.

Milk. The calcium in milk does more than build strong bones; it plays a modest role in preventing high blood pressure. Be sure to drink skim milk or eat low fat yogurt. Leafy green vegetables also provide calcium.

Home Remedies from the Spice Rack:

Cayenne Pepper. This fiery spice is a popular home treatment for mild high blood pressure. Cayenne pepper allows smooth blood flow by preventing platelets from clumping together and accumulating in the blood. Add some cayenne pepper to the salt-free seasonings listed in the Recipe Box below, or add a dash to a salad or in salt-free soups.

Home Remedies from the Supplement Shelf:

Vitamin C. An antioxidant, vitamin C helps prevent free radicals from damaging artery walls, and it may help improve high blood pressure. Take a supplement or eat vitamin C-rich foods.


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« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2007, 05:20:29 PM »
Disclaimer: I do not agree with everything in the two "articles" I posted above.  ;)
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« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2007, 11:02:05 AM »
WR... I was thinking of you and your husband's high blood pressure and it reminded me of a remedy I used with some success a few years ago. 
It was really quite simple, lavender (10 drops) and ylang ylang (6-7 drops) essential oils mixed in 2 oz of a carrier ( I think I used sweet almond oil).
I actually used it on a patient who would every night develop high blood pressure and become very agitated.  We would rub some of this on her chest and her blood pressure would drop significantly.  Her initial pressures were in the 175-200 range systolically with the drop to 130-150.  We tried it on a few other patients with equal success, and I gave it to some family members who also did well with it.
We also tried the lavender and ylang ylang separately, but they seemed to need the synergism of them together to really work and bring down the blood pressure.
This may be something you are already using, but I thought that I would suggest it.

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« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2007, 11:18:00 AM »
THANK YOU! That is just the kind of thing I've been looking for! Something that would lower it quickly so we don't have to worry about a stroke before the cause can be determined. I don't know what ylang ylang is but if you can buy it at the local herb shop, I'm on it!

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« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2007, 12:05:05 PM »
THANK YOU! That is just the kind of thing I've been looking for! Something that would lower it quickly so we don't have to worry about a stroke before the cause can be determined. I don't know what ylang ylang is but if you can buy it at the local herb shop, I'm on it!

Thanks again,
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You should be able to find it with most essential oils.  Good luck!!

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« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2007, 12:24:41 PM »
I buy cayenne powder from bulk herb store and that mixed in water helps right away. My dad and uncle do this -- and a friend of the family has had great success with cayenne capsules.

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Dh just came back from the Chiropractor. They took his bp & it was so high they wanted to refer him to the emergency room! They made him sign a waver when he refused.  :-[

He called me to find out what he can do to bring it down right now! He stopped by the store and bought some odorless garlic and when he got home he took some CLO and some hawthorn. Is there anything else he should do that would help right away (besides going to the dr.)?

WR

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« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2007, 06:26:51 AM »
Another helpful habit could be eating some strawberries everyday:


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« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2008, 03:44:52 PM »
Hi.
Dh is entering the next level of BP - his highest so far has been 130/90 which I know is not scary, but we want to get on top of it.
He's 42, a triathlete, great diet, low stress personality, etc.  We generally follow a whole foods type of eating.
After his highest reading today he said "go to WTM and find me a cure."
After reading the thread, we're going to do garlic, cayenne, maybe CoQ10 and already are doing CLO.  We know better than to go "low salt" but we do use good salt.
What kind of garlic and what kind of cayenne and from where?  I'd prefer to buy it ready to take, rather than make tinctures or my own caps.  He wants it easy.  Also, he is in outside sales, so can't be "stinky" when talking to customers!
Thanks for any help!
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« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2008, 05:06:44 PM »
You will want a cayenne that has a high level of heat units.  Swansonsvitamins.com sells some cayenne that is 90,000 to 100,000 heat units. That is pretty good and they have good prices. They also sell garlic. You can also find them at a HFS.  Although I don't know if they will have a really strong cayenne.
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« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2008, 01:06:52 PM »
I ran out of cayenne and need to place an herb order so I and wanted to know, if I buy the 90K HU powdered cayenne from the BHS, how much (as in what size capsule and how many capsules) should dh take for high blood pressure.

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« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2008, 06:30:41 AM »
Grandma(we call her Mita)  has started the vinegar rinse and is only washing her hair with a bar of soap and not using hairspray. She is now complaining of not really pain but pressure on her head-all over-so bad that she can't sleep. She has had dizzy spells and fatigue. DR can't get her in for 2 weeks-he's on vacation and apparently because of the ins she can't just go see anyone else. OH and she said her blood pressure was very high this morning. Trying to help her with what info she gives me until he comes back. She stopped her meds and i know Omega 3 was said for cholesterol-what for blood pressure? she hardly eats but i know when she does it isn't always nutritious.

i was just re-reading this old thread, and wish i had seen this long ago, did you ever find anything for high blood pressure?  my mom has it, but takes meds, i wanted her to start taking garlic instead.  it's blood thinning and lowers blood pressure.  just thought i'd put this out there for others. 
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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2008, 05:02:22 AM »
I've been working with my dad in researching and trying things that would work for him. I would love to see him get off his prescriptions. First thing he wanted me to  understand was that there are different causes of high blood pressure. So, for what causes his garlic does not work. Garlic seems to help with those who have plaque on their arteries as the main problem. So, that would make sense then that it doesn't help him.

His is mainly caused by stress, nerves, and at times water retention. If he takes the prescriptions that relax artery walls he retains water and it gets worse or simply doesn't help.

I had suggested hawthorn and cayenne to him. He is still on his meds at the moment. I think he is scared, which certainly doesn't help his nerves!

I found it interesting that his prescription has a diuretic in it. Thus it adds to eliminating of much needed potassium. He does much better when he gets enough potassium. So the diuretic seems to get rid of the excess water but at the same time dehydrates as it washes out his electrolytes. He also drinks coffee which lowers his potassium level even more. So his problem of excess water gets solved but he is then dehydrated and doesn't have the potassium and sodium his body needs to naturally control the water retention. One reason I would like to see him off his prescription.

He says that cayenne actually lowers his pressure but for some reason refuses to take it instead of the prescription. I convinced him to try hawthorn berry to help. I also convinced him to have valerian  rooton hand for those times when he gets heart palpitations. Those seem to be caused by a lack of potassium combined with a stressful day and he gets them at night.

My theory about what would work for him is to keep taking Hawthorne as it is supposed to remove excess body fluid, good for stress, strengthen the heart and is basically good for all types of heart trouble. Add in Cayenne to lower his pressure and up the effectiveness of the hawthorn. Keep that Valerian on hand for his sleepless nights and heart palpitations. Eat more potassium and sea salt to battle the water retention and ward of dehydration. The potassium should help with stress and body fluids as well and regulate his heart beat. When he doesn't get enough, he gets palpitations. Drink more water and less coffee to keep him hydrated and stop the depletion of potassium. Less refined sugar. And work his way off of the prescriptions which seem to lower his pressure but cause him to be deficient in potassium and end up with palpations and dehydrate him.

I hope and pray he will be willing to take the cayenne seeing as he is so against it. He said it made his pressure go to low but he was still on his prescription when he tried it. It is my understanding it should help both high and low pressure and won't hurt him. Other than that he says it is too hot! I said try some pills. I think he just doesn't want to take it. But I will keep trying because I can see that the drugs the doc gives him just plain are not going to work for the long haul. He still has problems and I'm afraid he will end up with a heart attack someday. He seems to want to do better but is scared to try so I can just pray for him and tell him what I have found so far.

I hope my vague understanding might help someone else too. I have so much to learn.
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« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2008, 11:46:50 AM »
You may want to give him the book "Left for Dead". I haven't read it, but understand that it is about the use of hawthorn for the heart. I put cayenne in capsules for dh (when we have it -- and I also give him turmeric). So you may want to do that and ask him if he would be willing to take a smaller dose of it while on the meds. If he takes your remedies for a while he may gain confidence in them and start backing down on the meds.


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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2009, 02:43:32 PM »
I'm hoping someone can help me. My man has been having issues with high blood pressure and last week it spiked at 190/115. I know how horribly high that is and he went back on his drugs. He had quit his drug (atenolol) because of the side effects, extreme fatigue, irritability etc. Unfortunately he didn't replace it with any herbs except for cayenne sporadically and i wasn't paying the kind of attention i should've been. We eat NT style, along with semi-low carb. I know all the things he should be doing but there's that fine line of being an encouragement and not being a nag.  :-\ My question is this, has anyone had blood pressure that high and treated it all natural and had success? I'm familiar with the natural treatments of hawthorn, cayenne and garlic and the others, i have the book "Left for Dead" and of course i checked out Weston Price, but when it's your man and you've got a row of little children, you become a little scared...........but to be honest, he feels terrible on the drugs and that's no way to live either.

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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2009, 06:27:39 PM »
I'm hoping someone can help me. My man has been having issues with high blood pressure and last week it spiked at 190/115. I know how horribly high that is and he went back on his drugs. He had quit his drug (atenolol) because of the side effects, extreme fatigue, irritability etc. Unfortunately he didn't replace it with any herbs except for cayenne sporadically and i wasn't paying the kind of attention i should've been. We eat NT style, along with semi-low carb. I know all the things he should be doing but there's that fine line of being an encouragement and not being a nag.  :-\ My question is this, has anyone had blood pressure that high and treated it all natural and had success? I'm familiar with the natural treatments of hawthorn, cayenne and garlic and the others, i have the book "Left for Dead" and of course i checked out Weston Price, but when it's your man and you've got a row of little children, you become a little scared...........but to be honest, he feels terrible on the drugs and that's no way to live either.

Manyweavers, my hubs wasn't quite that high but it was heading there (he hit about 160/90 at his worst).  We put him on 1 tbls of cod liver oil daily.  We added 2 capsules (although with your hub I'd recommend 4) of Kyolic Garlic Cardiovascular.   Both of those things brought his blood pressure down significantly within a matter of weeks.  His pressure has been hanging around 130/85 now for quite some time.  We just recently tested him for food allergies and low and behold, his gut is a mess.  He's allergic to TONS of stuff.  When we started working on his diet and gut (the allergies) his blood pressure dropped to below the 120/80 mark within a few weeks.  I didn't have any trouble getting my hub to take the CLO and garlic.  As long as I supplied those things in a little cup at his breakfast plate, he took them.  Made sure he had a spoon and the CLO bottle right next to his coffee.  So perhaps if you do that and he doesn't have to "work" at taking anything he would.  Also, I would start looking at other factors for why his blood pressure might be rising.  I never knew food allergies could do it, but it can. 

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