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Old 04-08-2002, 01:27 PM   #1
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Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

I have been finding ways to reduce blood pressure using
natural foods without medication. I would like to
reduce my current level of 150/90 to about 130/80 or less.
I take the following every day:

1. 1 clove of raw garlic (every night)
2. 1 serving of Quaker Oats (Oat bran)

Has anyone on this board had any experience in any
of the above treatment methods?

 
Old 04-12-2002, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Good news!

After just a week of eating 1 clove of raw garlic
every night, my b.p has come down to 118-136 from
120-150.

 
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Old 04-13-2002, 09:33 AM   #3
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Hmmm, raw garlic!
Do you lose a lot of friends this way too?
(Just kidding <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wink.gif"> )

I might try this if you are convinced this works.

 
Old 04-16-2002, 10:15 AM   #4
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Have just re-read Dr. Atkins nutritional supplement chapters, looking for information on calcium and magnesium...and...he recommends garlic for high blood pressure. Maybe Arkie can help us with this? If garlic really is helpful, are the pills as effective as eating raw garlic? Any ideas?

 
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR> If garlic really is helpful, are the pills as effective as eating raw garlic? Any ideas? [/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wouldnt mind knowing that too!
I like Garlic, but dont wanna eat raw garlic every day! Any info would be appreciated

Good news is that my BP has came down now, but still on the 50mg Atenolol. A start, i suppose!

 
Old 04-17-2002, 04:50 PM   #6
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Eating raw garlic is much beneficial than any other
form of garlic including pills. Eating it raw
helps preserve the alicilin which is the main
component that helps reduce b.p and cholesterol.

 
Old 04-21-2002, 05:29 PM   #7
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

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O.K.-three questions:
1. How big a clove does it need to be?
2. How do you prepare the clove for ingestion - a)peel and eat, b)peel, mash and eat c)other?
3. Do you follow it with drink - lemonade perhaps?

I love cooked garlic, but I understand it looses its benefits if not consumed raw. Am thinking about trying a clove a day as you suggest.

 
Old 04-23-2002, 12:27 PM   #8
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

.K.-three questions:
1. How big a clove does it need to be?

A small one will do.

2. How do you prepare the clove for ingestion - a)peel and eat, b)peel, mash and eat c)other?

Peel, mash and eat

3. Do you follow it with drink - lemonade perhaps?

Just water. To avoid the strong smell, cardamom
or even chewing gum will help

 
Old 04-23-2002, 04:15 PM   #9
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

I fancy trying this, and i do like garlic, but not every day, and its the 'constantly smelling of garlic' that would put me off from doing this.
I have to ask, i am sure that its an americanism, but what is Cardamom?? I have heard that the herb, Parsley can neutralise the odour, are we talking about the same thing here????

 
Old 04-24-2002, 10:03 AM   #10
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Hi
I don't mean to be stupid, but when you buy a chunk of garlic, what part is a "clove?" Is a clove one of the pieces that easily comes apart from the garlic, or is it the entire big piece of garlic as it's sold? If it is, that would be a lot of garlic! Could you just swallow it quickly, do you think? I don't want the taste all day and don't want offensive breath, but maybe if you put it in something else, and quick swallowed it...! LOL...Maybe supplements are the way to go with this one...

 
Old 04-24-2002, 10:56 AM   #11
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

Gosri,
What do you think about the jars of minced garlic? Maybe a teaspoon or less would equal a clove. You think the benefits would be present in that form? Sure would be easier to just dip a spoon vs. the peel and mashing. Thanks for your input.

 
Old 04-25-2002, 02:41 PM   #12
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Re: Does raw Garlic reduce Blood pressure?

If it's a small bulb, then take one clove. If it's
a large one, even half or quarter clove will do.
The point is something is better than nothing!

Cardamon is a spice that has strong and pleasant
taste and nullifies the bad odor(?) of Garlic.

It's advisable to eat raw garlic at night, before
going to bed.

 
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