Garlic And High Blood Pressure:
The Real Story

If you enjoy garlic and high blood pressure is something that your doctor has suggested you try, then know that it can help to reduce the amount of pressure in your arteries, effectively lowering your blood pressure readings.  The organosulfur compounds found in garlic lowers the production of substances in the blood that boost inflammation related to heart disease.

So it is very beneficial to learn how to use garlic to improve your high blood pressure numbers even more.  And if you are so inclined grow your own supply of garlic right at home.

Garlic is a natural food with strong healing properties for all sorts of conditions. Also it is used a lot as a seasoning.  But know that it is rich in nitrogenous substances, sodium, potassium, selenium, calcium, magnesium, essential oils, vitamins, sulfuric, phosphoric acid, phytosterols, and many more healing properties.

All the above properties are excellent and work extremely well on their own in lowering high blood pressure.  So if you are consuming garlic and high blood pressure is part of your problem this is a true complement to your medication.

That is why I highly recommend Kyolic Garlic Formula 100 Original Cardiovascular Formula (300 Capsules)

When garlic is consumed, it is broken down by the body. The nutrients within it are able to help thin the blood.  Blood that is thinner is not necessarily a problem, in most people.

Thinner blood is easier for the heart to pump through the body. Even when high blood pressure has caused the blood vessels to thicken and narrow, thinner blood is helpful because it reduces the strain on your heart.

However, if you are currently taking any type of blood thinner, it is not recommended that you consume a great deal of garlic.

If the blood is too thin, this could lead to several problems, including the risk of your blood not clotting if you get a cut, or the risk that your blood could be so thin that it does not carry enough nutrients to the organs of your body.

But, if you are not taking blood thinners, and your doctor has approved the use of garlic as a tool for lowering blood pressure, then do consider it.

How Much Garlic Should You Consume?

Adding garlic to your diet is helpful, however there are some tips that can help you to get the best results:

  • Consume garlic whole or diced up for the best results over powders.

  • Avoid garlic salt because the addition of sodium to the body is not outweighed by the garlic consumed.

  • The maximum effect of garlic occurs when a full clove of garlic is eaten each day, over a period of time.

  • Garlic supplements are helpful, but they do contain a high level of garlic in them and the use of them should be monitored.

Is Garlic And High Blood Pressure The Only Option?

When it comes to a high blood pressure diet, there are many things that should be used, not just garlic. Lifestyle changes are important, too. Medications may be necessary for anyone who has significantly high blood pressure.

However, if you enjoy garlic and high blood pressure is a problem, do incorporate it and try Kyolic Garlic Formula 100 Original Cardiovascular Formula (300 Capsules)

How To Grow Your Own Garlic Supply At Home

Use organic garlic or wait until you see the garlic begins to sprout on its own.  Most of the garlic sold at the grocery stores are treated with a hormone that prevents cloves from sprouting, that is done to prolong their shelf life.

If planting in the ground the best time to plant garlic is in the fall, in a well-drained bed after the first frost has passed and the soil is cool, you'll get bigger and better bulbs.  But cloves can also be planted in late winter as soon as the soil thaws.

Garlic loves cool weather so experiment with your zones.

Planting Instructions

Garlic bulb.
  • Use only good garlic heads.

  • Fill a large pot with potting soil.

  • Separate the cloves and plant each clove vertically at a depth of 1 inch.

  • Cover the cloves with an inch of soil. Keep the pot in an area exposed to sun.

  • Keep moist. Water whenever it starts to dry out.

  • Cut the greens when they are 3 - 4 inches tall, and leave an inch so they can regrow.

Note:  When the greens stop growing, dry up and turn brown, then its time to dig the bulbs out. You now have your very own supply of garlic.  Remember to take a clove from the bunch and start all over.

Also you can grown elephant garlic using the same instructions and you can get your garlic by mail order.

So grow your medication and harvest fresh garlic right from your own garden of your window sill pot.

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