Regulate Your High Blood Pressure Using Garlic Daily

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Do you have a problem with high blood pressure? Feeling dizzy and have a headache because of it? And you do not know what to do to treat it? If so, there are some herbal medications that you may want to try to regulate high blood pressure.

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What is high blood pressure?

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First off, let me define what blood pressure is. It is the measure of the blood pushing to your blood vessel wall. The ideal blood pressure should be 120 over 80 (120/80). If it is above the said blood pressure, then you should start lowering it. High blood pressure is also called hypertension.

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Having high blood pressure has many factors, such as eating foods containing too much fat and high cholesterol, drinking too much beer, always staying up late at night, smoking too many cigarettes, being overweight, eating salty foods, genetics, and many more. These can cause high blood pressure, which can even lead to stroke and heart failure, or getting a disease.

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Garlic: A potent herb in regulating high blood pressure

One of the best ways to regulate your high blood pressure is by eating garlic. Garlic can be a herbal medicine to help reduce cholesterol levels. Make a habit of eating garlic twice a day to maintain good or normal blood pressure. You can eat it either fresh, steamed or salted. Garlic has active compounds which contribute a lot in lowering high blood pressure.

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How does it work?

Garlic has substances that helps regulates high blood pressure such as:

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    Magnesium plays a very important role in keeping our heart healthy.
    Studies show that it regulates blood pressure and lowers down the risk of heart attacks, strokes and abnormal heart rhythms.
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    Phosphorus is a substance that helps the body create energy.
    This is very important with people with high blood pressure since most of them often experience fatigue.
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    Adenosine is a very much known treatment for heart problems.
    Like magnesium, it regulates the heart rhythm which lowers down the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
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    Allicin is one of the most active content of garlic.
    It has the ability to lower down bad cholesterol and it supports the health of our circulatory system lowering the risk of heart attack and strokes.
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    Sulfur compounds lowers bad cholesterol and and are required to create taurine (an amino acid) that is essential to have a healthy heart.
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Types of garlic to take as herbal medicines

There are many forms of garlic that you may want to use or take: Garlic supplements or tablets, dried garlic, garlic oil, and fresh garlic. Below are the common types of garlic used for reducing high blood pressure:

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    Garlic tablets and supplements.
    Researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, conducted a trial on patients with hypertension. They gave them 960 mg of garlic extract. The subjects took it for 12 consecutive days, and on the 12th day, the researchers claimed that garlic extracts can actually reduce high-blood pressure to normal blood pressure. The research results were published in the medical journal Maturitas. Taking a garlic supplement is much better than taking other forms of garlic, because it already contains the right amount of garlic extract for people with hypertension.
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    Raw or fresh garlic.
    In traditional medicine, old people usually chew or eat a clove of raw or fresh garlic daily, because they believe it can reduce their high blood pressure in just two months. Indeed, it can lower high blood pressure, if consumed the right dose of garlic extracts. The taste is unbearable if taken a lot of it. If you don't eat or chew garlic, you won't get the right dose of the helpful extracts, and you may still have hypertension. Another way to lower high blood pressure is to crush one clove of ginger and add the pieces to a glass of hot milk and drink.
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    Cooked garlic.
    If you want to lower your high-blood pressure, then do not cook garlic, because you could destroy the active compound that helps a lot in regulating high-blood pressure. The compound is called allicin.
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    Garlic oil.
    You can make a homemade garlic oil by crushing cloves of garlic, and extracting the oil from it. The oil can be used for cooking and other purposes like adding it to your daily drinks.
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    Garlic juice.
    Some people cannot bear the pungency of garlic. So, they opt to make a garlic juice instead. Wondering how to make one? If so, you may follow the steps below:
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How to make a garlic juice

Eating fresh or raw garlic makes you want to vomit because of the smell and strong taste. There's another way to take it without the awful feeling. It is by making a juice using garlic. Here's a step-by-step method on how to make a herbal garlic juice:

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    Ingredients and materials:
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    1. A mesh sieve or a strainer
    2. Bulbs of fresh garlic (10 or more bulbs)
    3. A food processor
    4. A glass container
    5. A small bowl
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    Procedure:
     
    1. Peel each bulb of garlic thoroughly. If you want to make a lot of juice, then you may want to peel more heads of garlic.
    2. Place them all into the food processor and start processing them. Here, you will be able to create a garlic puree from processing it.
    3. Strain them through a small bowl using a mesh sieve or a strainer.
    4. Pour the puree into a glass container after straining.
    5. Place the glass container into the refrigerator to chill.
    6. Serve once chilled!
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Easy garlic bread

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    Ingredients and materials
     
    1. A bread knife
    2. A garlic grater
    3. Bread rolls/loaf
    4. 1/4 cup of softened butter
    5. 5 cloves of garlic
    6. Chopped parsley
    7. A pinch of salt
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    Procedure
     
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      Cut the bread in half and start making your garlic butter. In a bowl, place your butter, grated garlic and chopped parsley and add a pinch of salt in it. Make sure that you don't make it too salty.
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      Spread the butter evenly on each bread. The amount depends on how thick your bread is. Put in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until it's nice and golden at 350°F.
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      The garlic bread is now ready. You can now start serving the bread. This is perfect with your favorite soup or pasta.
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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Bored of your regular pasta or lasagna recipe? Aglio e Olio will surely be a hit! This pasta recipe is very simple. You can get it together in 10 minutes and the best part is it uses garlic as its main ingredient.

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    Ingredients
     
    1. 1 Pound of spaghetti noodles
    2. 1/2 cup of Olive Oil
    3. 5-10 cloves of sliced garlic (amounts depends on your choice)
    4. Pinch of hot pepper flakes (optional)
    5. 2 Tbsp of pine nut
    6. 2 Tbsp of chopped parsley
    7. Ground black pepper
    8. Cheese (optional)
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    Procedure
     
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      Start with the noodles. Fill up a large pot with water, add some salt and bring it to a boil. Add the pasta and cook it according to the package instructions.
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      Move on to the sauce. Pour the olive oil into the skillet and turn on your stove to medium heat. Add the sliced garlic right away. The taste of this recipe all comes from the oil and garlic so we are mixing them right away to make sure that all their flavors at combined well. Leave it on the heat for 5 minutes or until the garlic turns golden and starts to get fragrant.
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      Add the pine nuts and the hot pepper flakes (optional) and let it simmer for 3 more minutes or until the pine nuts turn golden brown.
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      Drain the spaghetti noodles and put it back to the pot. Add the parsley and some ground black pepper. Toss the ingredients together coating every noodle with the garlic oil.
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      You can now plate your Aglio e Olio and top it with grated cheese. Enjoy!
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Ways to preserve garlic

Garlic is used everyday to add more flavor to our favorite meals. However, this doesn't mean that we are always able to preserve its nutrients to sustain the needs of our heart. Here are some tips on how to preserve garlic's nutrients.

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    Always chop your garlic.
    Whatever you use it for, make sure to always chop or mince your garlic. Allicin, which is the most active content of garlic is formed when you chop it and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scientific researchers found out the if you chopped it but took or cooked it right away, it is not going to form the substance that you need for a healthy heart.
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    Make a garlic puree.
    Peel off one whole garlic puree it with a mixer together with 2 tablespoons of oil. Put it in a small glass jar and freeze it immediately. The oil will help eliminate the air and preserve the garlic's nutrients. You can use this puree for sauteing.
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    Dried/powder garlic.
    For this procedure, you will need fresh garlic cloves without any bruises to get the most of it's nutrients. Slice them thinly and dry them in an over for 2 hours at 130 degrees celcius. To make a powder out of it, put them a food processor and grind it for 30 seconds or longer if needed.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Do not cook garlic because you could destroy allicin, which is a vital compound in lowering high blood pressure.
  • Do not take garlic extracts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, because it can cause adverse effects to your health and your baby. Cooked garlic from foods is likely safe to eat.
  • Do not take garlic extracts in long-term, because it can also cause other side effects. Ask your doctor about the right dosage for you and the duration of taking garlic extracts.
  • Eating too much raw garlic can cause burning sensation in the stomach or mouth, nausea, heartburn, flatulence, body odor, bad breath, and diarrhea. One to two cloves of garlic daily is enough for lowering high blood pressure.
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Questions and Answers

What are the steps to make a garlic be a medicine for hypertension?

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Eating one or two finely minced up raw garlic cloves a day is a common prescription for lowering blood pressure. The key is to eat this every day, which some people find difficult to do either because of the strong taste or because of the lingering smell the garlic leaves behind on your breath.

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There is no remedy for the smell and in fact, the stronger the smell the more potent the allicin in the garlic is going to be when it comes to lowering your blood pressure. It is the allicin that is the life-changing, healing constituent in garlic, but allicin is only produced when the garlic is cut. Finely chopped or even grated garlic is best for lowering your blood pressure.

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To deal with the taste you can put the cloves in a teaspoon or so of honey and gulp it down quickly or you can try mixing it into salad dressing and pouring it on a salad to make it more palatable. Another idea is to chop it up into bruschetta or guacamole and then spread it on crackers to mitigate the strong taste.

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Hi, My blood pressure is 150/100. Can you tell me how to reduce it?

My blood pressure is 150/100. Can you tell me how to reduce it

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How to reduce my blood pressure by using garlic or natural herbs?

My blood pressure is high for weeks and I don't want to take pharmaceutical med. I have tried: Garlic tablets, herbal pressure tablets, bitter lemon garlic water bushes. I think it was caused by: Maybe genetic my dad had it, my mom has it and I am over weight

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Will eating garlic soup twice daily lower my blood pressure?

Your article says that the garlic must be raw to work yet doctors recommend eating it cooked?. I have tried: I usually only eat cooked garlic because raw garlic is very strong.

Doctors may recommend eating three cloves of garlic a day. Some may recommend it eating cooked if, for example, for the fear of an ulcer or gastritis forming in their patient or for the fear of the person trying to eat three cloves in one sitting without any other food. However, both raw and boiled garlic is effective (though it is more of a folk medicine) for lowering your pressure. If you eat it raw, make sure you have a lot of other food that will help your stomach digest it. For example, bread with tea can help you; and the garlic will not seem to be so strong. If you decide to make soup out of garlic, then it is fine as well. All of the nutrients and allicin will be retained within the soup.

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