posted on Feb, 11 2017 @ 05:37 AM
I was prescribed 10mg Amlodipine daily five years ago. My bp was around the 170-180 before medication.
One of the side effects of this drug is swollen feet and legs, which I suffered but, because I have arthritis in my feet and knees, I wrongly thought
the pain I was experiencing was due to that.
It got to the point that simply walking was so painful. I was virtually housebound because of it.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, after much research, I decided to dump the medication and try a natural remedy.
I began by taking garlic in the form of garlic bread. I mixed extra virgin olive oil with four crushed garlic cloves and a half tsp chopped parsley.
Covered a par baked baguette, cooked and ate. The results were almost immediate. My bp dropped significantly. (this happened without any bp meds.)
The problem I had was while the garlic was lowering my bp, I was consuming too many carbs because of the bread. So it was back to the drawing
I did much research on the web and learned so much.
My daily regime is now: Start the day with juice of half lemon in warm water. consume 4 celery sticks daily and occasionally consume half garlic
clove, which I eat raw, wrapped in a slice or two of freshly cooked beetroot to make it less harsh.
Yesterday my bp was down to 120/70 and that is the lowest it has been for many years. I'm thrilled with the results.
I have zero swelling in my feet and legs. I am able to walk without pain and generally feel much better. I am also sleeping better because another
side effect of the meds were frequent night urination. Honestly I was waking 3-5 times every night to go to the bathroom, but didn't know it was
the meds. Another thing my gp didn't mention
I would strongly suggest that anyone who wants to try an alternative to bp meds purchase a bp monitor. I paid £25.00 for mine.
I am in no way suggesting anyone should stop taking their meds. I did and I am so glad.
There is so much info on the web for natural bp reduction. Check it out. One final word. Check your bp, take your garlic, or lemon water, or celery
and check it again after 20 minutes. You will be amazed.