Does garlic raise blood pressure? The answer is absolutely not, in fact, garlic is amazing for reducing high blood pressure, and it has been studied extensively for this purpose, and I highly recommend that you read the following study, it will change your perception of garlic once and for all: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jch.12473/pdf
I keep receiving so many questions and comments from different readers about garlic’s benefits and effects when it comes to our cardiovascular health, and unfortunately, many people still believe that garlic is going to raise blood pressure!
I personally don’t know where they get such information from, what I know for sure is that it doesn’t, in fact, it will give you the absolute opposite effects, it will lower your high blood pressure healthily.
However, there is a problem concerning garlic when it comes to blood pressure, it can lower it to dangerous levels if you abuse it!
This has happened to me on many occasions, I was once suffering from high blood pressure, I stayed in the sun for a very long time and I kept drinking lots of water and enjoying lots of seafood, this made my heart beats a bit rough and I had terrible headaches, when I tested my blood pressure, it was very elevated!
So, I thought to myself that I should swallow some minced garlic cloves; that they would help me for sure.
So, I peeled three garlic cloves, they were small, then, I thought to myself that I should probably add more, I added another three and I crushed, minced and swallowed them, after just two hours, I was feeling extremely weak and I nearly fainted, it’s because garlic has lowered my blood pressure to dangerous levels!
So, if you are not suffering from excessive blood pressure, instead of using garlic, I highly recommend that you just look after your diet and avoid fatty foods as much as possible; they are by far the ones responsible for increasing blood pressure to unhealthy levels in most people.
One more thing, if you are taking blood pressure medications, don’t do anything unless you consult with your doctor first, it’s the best way to ensure that you won’t harm yourself or cause a negative interaction with other medications you are probably taking!
Please, if you have a question concerning garlic and blood pressure, don’t hesitate to ask me, I will be very happy to help you.