- Apr 9, 2006
My blood pressure was running 140ish. I read about the hibiscus and decided to try it. I bought 3 pounds of organic hibiscus powder from http://www.sharpweblabs.com/shop/hibuscus-powder-organic-p-980.htmlHibiscus Tea
to Lower Your Blood Pressure
People with high blood pressure (hypertension) can lower their blood pressure by drinking a tea made from a standardized extract of hibiscus flower every day, according to a study published in Phytomedicine (2004;11:375–82). The World Health Organization defines hypertension as blood pressure higher than 140/90.
I drink green tea all day long, so I've started adding about 1/4 tsp to each quart of tea. It dissolves easily dying the beverage a bright red.
A couple of weeks ago I gave blood and my BP was 121/74.
This morning at the VA my BP was 100/60.
I told the nurse that that sounded too low and to please run it again.
The 2nd time it was 120/60.
I've been using it for about 6 weeks so maybe it's working. During this same time span, I began taking MK-7 Vit K.