garlic lowers blood pressure in people with high blood pressure

Your blood pressure and vampires don’t have a lot in common, but they do have this!

Both of them can be killed by garlic. Garlic is one of the best things you can take if you have high blood pressure.

Several important studies over the last decade or so have established garlic as an important blood pressure herb. The first was a meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies of people who actually had high blood pressure: the most important kind of study. It found that garlic reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressure and that the results were comparable to high blood pressure medications (BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2008;8:13).

Other research demonstrated that garlic significantly reduces blood pressure in people with uncontrolled high blood pressure (Integr Blood Press Control 2016;9:9-21). Since then, at least two meta-analysis have proven garlic’s effectiveness. The first showed that in people who have high blood pressure, garlic significantly lowers systolic, and probably diastolic, blood pressure (J Clin Hypertens 2015;17:223-31). The second found that when you give garlic to people who have high blood pressure, it significantly reduces both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The improvement was not only statistically significant but clinically significant (Am J Hypertens 2015;28:414-23).

A systematic review and meta-analysis of seven placebo-controlled studies adds its results to the impressive weight of evidence. The people in the studies all had high blood pressure. Compared to placebo, the garlic lowered systolic blood pressure by a significant 6.71mmHg and diastolic by a significant 4.79mmHg. The garlic did its work safely.

So, what do vampires and blood pressure have in common? They should both be very afraid of garlic!



Phytomedicine 2015;22(3):352-61


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