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Is garlic good for high blood pressure?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number).
The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs.

In brief: Yes, but...

The effect on systolic BP (top number), is modest, and more thn on the diastolic (bottom number).
The effective dose may be higher than many people may want: equivalent to 4 cloves of raw garlic daily. Unknown if cooked or crushed/minced.Etc has same effect. Heating and releasing the sulfurous compounds (odor causing) affect the med effect. This dose can cause gas, upset stomach, social probs.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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2 comments
Dr. John Kayvanfar
Garlic by product is S units, that stabilizes the bonds in the genes. that is good thing.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
very well put Dr. Kayvanfar. Thank you.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Garlic

Per http://www.Mayoclinic.
Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”.

In brief: Garlic

Per http://www.Mayoclinic.
Org/medical-edge-newspaper-2010/mar-12b.Html , there is evidence that garlic may lower lipid levels, “relax smooth muscles ; dilate blood vessels”. 1 study showed that intake of 200 to 400 mg of garlic extract 3 x/day “can lower blood pressure modestly.”.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology

In brief: No evidence

There is no evidence that garlic lowers blood pressure.
It tastes great, but probably won't help your blood pressure.

In brief: No evidence

There is no evidence that garlic lowers blood pressure.
It tastes great, but probably won't help your blood pressure.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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