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Reduce high blood pressure naturally

July 27, 2021
Dr. Dorothee Bös et al.

Treating a high-risk factor for cardiovascular disease naturally: High blood pressure is a serious widespread disease. It causes high costs to the health care system and brings suffering and premature death to those affected. Yet it is so easy to lower hypertension naturally, even in the early stages.

With the help of vital mushrooms alone, in combination with a conscious lifestyle, you can efficiently prevent the fatal consequences of high blood pressure such as stroke and heart attack. You don’t even run the risk of serious side effects associated with conventional antihypertensives. With the help of experts, find the exact medicinal mushrooms that address the causes of your high blood pressure. As if by the way, mushrooms also support detoxification of your body and relieve the unpleasant symptoms of hypertension. Even in advanced stages, vital mushrooms are valuable blood pressure reducers complementary to conventional medical treatment. Learn more about the topic of high blood pressure and the possibilities of lowering it naturally with medicinal mushrooms.

Measure and estimate blood pressure correctly

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the pressure that the blood exerts on the walls of the blood vessels. Blood pressure is usually expressed in mmHg (“millimeters of mercury”). When the doctor measures your blood pressure, he always gives you two values. The first and higher value is the so-called “systolic blood pressure”. This value is generated during systole. This refers to the contraction of the heart, forcing blood out of the left main chamber and into the great circulation. The second value occurs during diastole and is therefore called “diastolic blood pressure”. This is when the heart muscle expands to let blood in. If your values are above the norm, experts speak of “hypertension”.

What blood pressure is normal?

The ideal blood pressure is “120 to 80” (120/80). It is by no means necessary for blood pressure to always be just below these values. Depending on the time of day and exertion, a healthy blood pressure may also be higher.

three different blood pressure values - low, normal, high

When do you need to treat high blood pressure?

In the case of hypertension with disease value, values of 140/90 or higher are repeatedly present. In addition to the measurement results, the overall condition of the person in question also provides information on whether treatment is needed. If, for example, chronic diseases are known or if the affected person suffers from severe symptoms, medical intervention is called for in any case. However, if the person feels well and is otherwise healthy all around, he or she can first lower high blood pressure naturally with a change in lifestyle. For example, a vital mushroom tailored to the cause can be taken as a natural blood pressure reducer. Which medicinal or vital mushrooms are suitable exactly when, you will learn below. From blood pressure values of 160/100, doctors speak of “severe hypertension”. This must be checked by a specialist in any case. In order to avoid serious consequential damage, the fastest possible reduction is essential. In isolated cases, isolated systolic hypertension may also be present. To lower this high blood pressure naturally is unfortunately not possible. This is because there is a high probability that the heart valve is malfunctioning. This can only be corrected by means of surgical intervention.
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Mrs. E. P. from Lich

"After two passed pneumonias, I had bronchitis, congested sinuses, low blood pressure, depression and elevated cholesterol levels. Thanks to cordyceps, shiitake and reishi, everything is eliminated. Blood levels are back to normal."

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Mrs. V. W. from Oberschlettenbach

"Since I was 18 years old, I suffered from high blood pressure. The cause was never found. For a long time I took beta blockers and since 1993 orthomolecular products. Then I took the medicinal mushrooms. The effect was phenomenal. There were immediate positive changes. Today I have everything well under control."

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Mr. E. R. from Neuhof

"By regularly taking Reishi, my life has become worth living again," Mr. E. R. from Neuhof tells us. "The fear of allergies is gone. And with it, eye burning, sneezing, swollen nose and bronchial whistling."

Which high blood pressure is dangerous?

Doctors speak of a “hypertensive crisis” when blood pressure is above 180/120. In such a case, it is no longer possible to think about lowering high blood pressure naturally. On the contrary, the emergency doctor should be called immediately. Signs of such excessive blood pressure may include headaches or sudden nausea. Such hypertensive crises usually occur in individuals who already suffer from chronic hypertension.

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How to recognize high blood pressure?

Lowering high blood pressure is, of course, easiest in the early stages. But few recognize it early enough. Therefore, pay special attention to the following early warning signs:

  • Headache in the morning
  • often reddened face
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nosebleed
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Fatigue without apparent cause
  • constant nervousness
Graphical representation of various symptoms of high blood pressure

These symptoms may appear early in the course of the disease. If you react immediately, it can work to lower high blood pressure naturally. The following four symptoms are more indicative of long-standing hypertension:

  • Shortness of breath and shortness of breath
  • Feeling of pressure in the head
  • Visual disturbances
  • Water retention, for example in the legs

If you suspect hypertension, you should always consult a specialist. Only this person can reliably assess the severity. He will also look for the causes, knowledge of which is very important for the best possible course of action.

How do you measure high blood pressure?

A man measures his blood pressure with a meter - the display shows values that are too high To measure your blood pressure, use an electronic blood pressure monitor for the upper arm or wrist. The cuffs for the upper arm automatically sit at heart level, allowing for more accurate measurement than the devices for the wrist. For the latter, keep the wrist as loose as possible (e.g., by supporting the elbow) at the level of the heart during measurement. Blood pressure monitor shows normal blood pressure. Always take two or three measurements about two minutes apart. Enter the lowest measured blood pressure in your profile. For meaningful data, your profile should include multiple blood pressure measurements per day. Only the exact behavior of the blood pressure over many days allows a decision to be made as to whether the blood pressure can be lowered naturally or with the help of medication. Occasionally check that the measurement is the same on both arms. Regular differences of more than 10 mmHg may indicate atherosclerosis in peripheral blood vessels.

Causes and consequences of high blood pressure

Who is affected by high blood pressure?

According to official statistics, about one third of adults in this country are plagued by high blood pressure. Reducing this can significantly increase average life expectancy. About half of all deaths in Germany are related to high blood pressure. In many cases, sufferers only become aware of their problem as a result of subsequent illnesses. By then it is usually already too late to lower high blood pressure only naturally. When symptoms appear, damage to organs and vessels has already occurred in the vast majority of people. This is why high blood pressure is also called the “silent killer”. On average, men are affected slightly more often than women. The risk of developing hypertension increases significantly with age. Of those over 65, nearly two-thirds are affected. But the disease is also spreading among children and adolescents. It is estimated that 70,000 minors in Germany alone suffer from high blood pressure. Especially at this age, a natural antihypertensive, along with a change in lifestyle, can still make a big difference.

Causes of primary hypertension

About 90% of all cases of hypertension are classified as primary hypertension. Here, the cause lies in the interaction of various factors:

  • Persistent stress, such as occurs during on-call duties or in home care.
  • unhealthy diet, for example, rich in phosphates, salt, animal protein, fat and low in potassium
  • Lack of exercise
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Sleep disorders
  • Nicotine or alcohol abuse
  • oxidative stress
  • Acidification
A graphic showing the various causes of high blood pressure
Many of these factors are interdependent or usually occur together. In addition, a genetic disposition also plays a role. Some people are simply more “prone” to high blood pressure than others. However, even in these, high blood pressure can be lowered if the appropriate measures are taken in time. In general, the risk of high blood pressure increases with age. The vessels become stiffer and the system loses plasticity. Women are particularly susceptible to a derailment of blood pressure at the end of menopause. The reason for this is the changes in hormone balance. Unfortunately, some medications can also produce an increase in blood pressure as a side effect. In the case of children, particular attention should be paid here to medications for ADHD. Some women can lower their blood pressure by using natural contraception, such as the temperature method. Artificial anticonceptives such as the “pill” can also be the cause of high blood pressure. The same applies to rheumatism medication and drugs such as cocaine.

Why does obesity cause high blood pressure?

you look at the display of a bathroom scale from the point of view of a stocky personWe would like to address obesity as a cause of hypertension separately at this point, as it is a very common and also complex factor. In the case of overweight, the Body Mass Index is above 25, which applies to two-thirds of men and half of women in Germany. Excessive weight is associated with metabolic syndrome. Here, obesity is joined by a dyslipidemia with elevated triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol, as well as insulin resistance. In short, obesity unbalances the entire metabolism. Inflammatory processes occur, which damage the vessels and can develop into arteriosclerosis. The risk of vasoconstriction increases seriously. Of course, factors already mentioned such as lack of exercise and a poor diet play a role here. And this is exactly where the levers are to be found to lower high blood pressure naturally before it gets seriously out of control.

Secondary hypertension

3D illustration of calcified ateriesDoctors speak of secondary hypertension when the blood pressure results from another underlying disease. Very often this affects, for example, diabetes patients, because the disease damages blood vessels and increases platelets. Here, the natural treatment with vital mushrooms and a change in diet is very helpful. Other diseases that can be causative for hypertension are:
  • Metabolic disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome
  • Kidney diseases
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Food intolerance (blood pressure drops immediately if food in question is omitted)
  • chronic inflammations
  • Sleep apnea (prevents especially nocturnal drop in blood pressure).
For all these diseases, a natural antihypertensive can only help to a limited extent. When using vital mushrooms, care should be taken to ensure that the respective mushroom contributes primarily to alleviating the underlying disease.

Why is high blood pressure dangerous?

Too high blood pressure damages the body. First and foremost, the blood vessels suffer from the unnaturally high pressure conditions. As a result, the body tissues and various organs are affected. High blood pressure can also be an early warning sign of vascular calcification. As a result of arteriosclerosis, vessels can become completely blocked. In the worst case, the result is a heart attack if the coronary vessels are affected, or a stroke if blood vessels in the brain are blocked. Furthermore, high blood pressure can cause bulging in the walls of the blood vessels. These so-called aneurysms can burst and thus lead to life-threatening internal bleeding. When vascular occlusion occurs in the legs, it is referred to as peripheral arterial occlusive disease (pAVD) or “shop window disease.” It is accompanied by severe pain in the legs. There, high blood pressure can also cause edema. “Water in the lungs” or pulmonary edema refers to severe impairment of the respiratory system. This extremely unpleasant phenomenon can occur when the heart is affected by high blood pressure. Breathing then becomes much more difficult than usual. Different types of damage can occur to the heart itself: Thickening of the heart muscle, cardiac arrhythmia, cardiac insufficiency or coronary heart disease. The latter in particular is often accompanied by pain and a feeling of tightness in the chest. In the brain, high blood pressure can cause vascular dementia. In this case, reduced blood flow leads to a deficiency in the supply of nutrients and oxygen. This significantly impairs brain performance and leads to mental decline. The kidneys also suffer from the altered pressure conditions in the vessels. In case of doubt, this leads to kidney failure. Often, the kidneys also take on a reinforcing role in hypertension. Indeed, if they are poorly supplied, they demand a higher pressure. Edema and lymphatic congestion may occur as a result of kidney damage. A last very typical phenomenon in hypertension is damage to the retina. In a condition called hypertensive retinopathy, vision is severely impaired.

How to lower high blood pressure naturally?

Help through medicinal or vital mushrooms

a very nice Reishi specimen on a piece of wood, next to it a wooden spoon filled with mushroom powderWith the help of medicinal mushrooms, you can naturally lower your high blood pressure. For successful treatment, it is first important to find out the causes of hypertension. Only in this way is it possible to make a targeted selection of vital mushrooms that bring the greatest possible benefit with your individual constitution. Lowering blood pressure in the long term is, of course, the ultimate goal. In addition, the vital mushrooms can also relieve the symptoms of hypertension such as headaches or fatigue. In this way, you already gain in quality of life and performance in the short term. The carefully selected vital mushrooms also reduce the risk of serious secondary diseases. Whether high blood pressure can be lowered with vital mushrooms alone depends greatly on the extent of hypertension. For mild and moderate cases, medicinal mushrooms, often thousands of years old, have worked well. But parallel to taking it, you should also always start changing your lifestyle habits. Let trained professionals guide you through the process. In the case of severe hypertension, it is generally not possible to do without medication. Here, however, the vital mushrooms can reduce the amount of the required means. If you look at the side effects of antihypertensive tablets, this also means a gain in quality of life.

Which ingredients of the vital mushrooms lower blood pressure?

Vital mushrooms contain various substances that naturally support the lowering of blood pressure. In the intestine, for example, they act like a prebiotic. They promote healthy intestinal bacteria and prevent inflammatory events. A healthy intestine is the basis for a healthy body.

The triterpenes contained in many medicinal mushrooms have an anti-inflammatory effect. They relieve inflammation in the vessels, which could otherwise grow into constrictions and even blockages over time. In addition, triterpenes lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the body’s own synthesis on the one hand and absorption from food on the other. Betaglucans also have an anti-inflammatory effect. They promote the production of nitric oxide (NO), which in turn counteracts the formation of plaque during inflammation. It inhibits platelet aggregation and has an antioxidant effect. In addition, NO has a regulating effect on blood vessels.

For the ideal adjustment of vascular tone, an adequate supply of potassium, magnesium and folic acid is also essential. These micronutrients are found in medicinal mushrooms in quite high amounts and thus help to lower high blood pressure naturally. The same applies to ergosterol, which as a precursor of vitamin D2 also shows blood pressure-lowering effects. It is found mainly in maitake and cordyceps.

The last ingredient in this series is adenosine. It is one of the most important nucleosides in the body because of its indispensable role as a component of important substances such as RNA, DNA (genome) and ATP (energy). It occurs both in pure form and as an analogue in various vital mushrooms. It has antithrombotic and antiarrhythmic effects and blocks activating neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Thus, it stabilizes the heart and circulation, lowers blood pressure and even improves blood flow to the heart vessels.

Vital mushroom Auricularia

Auricularia mushrooms on white backgroundThis vital mushroom contains the adenosine mentioned above. This alone helps to lower high blood pressure naturally. Additionally the Auricularia antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Both properties are important in protecting the vessel walls from inflammation and plaques docking to them. The antithrombotic effect is also beneficial. Other ingredients of this vital mushroom contribute to a reduction of total cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. This reduces the risk of excess lipids being deposited on the vessel walls.

A general vasodilating function of Auricularias also provides an untroubled blood flow. This is extremely important, especially for the smallest blood vessels, which are the first to suffer from a lack of oxygen in the case of hyperacidity. When the smallest arteries and veins become clogged, the larger main arteries are also no longer adequately supplied. As a result, plaques develop.

Vital mushroom Coprinus

The Coprinus supports the organism in the regulation of blood sugar levels. This can lower diabetes-related high blood pressure. The comatin in Coprinus, for example, prevents the dangerous saccharification of proteins and the resulting severe organ damage. Coprinus and a wholefood diet rich in plant fiber can help to reverse diabetes and thus avoid the threat of insulin or dialysis at some point. Together with Maitake, Coprinus can improve insulin resistance caused by fat storage. In addition, diabetics should ensure a good supply of vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, B1 and chromium.

Vital mushroom Cordyceps

Three dried cordyceps on white backgroundThe favorite organ of the Cordyceps are the kidneys. It strengthens and protects them. Since the kidneys, together with the adrenal cortex, play a central role in regulating blood pressure, dysfunction is almost always accompanied by undesirable blood pressure fluctuations. This is where cordyceps comes in to lower high blood pressure naturally. It supports the kidneys during stress and regulates the hormone production of the adrenal cortex. In practice, it is recommended especially for elevated diastolic values.

Vital mushroom Hericium

This medicinal mushroom is quite excellent for stress-induced hypertension. Hericium has a relaxing effect by stimulating the production of nerve growth factors. This has a positive influence on stress-related high blood pressure. At the same time, it also alleviates stomach complaints that often occur with inner restlessness.

Vital mushroom Maitake

The Maitake especially helps to lower high blood pressure naturally when it is due to obesity or diabetes. It stimulates the metabolism and in this way supports weight loss. Its ingredients prevent lipid accumulation in the liver and lower blood lipid levels. In particular, the concentration of triglycerides should not exceed the critical value of 150 mg/dl. Otherwise, there is a high risk of lipid deposits on the vessel walls. Other positive effects are that the maitake can lower uric acid and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Vital mushroom Pleurotus

For homocysteine, the critical value is 10. Any measurement results above this indicate an increased risk of hypertension. The Pleurotus supports you in preventing exactly this. It has a lowering effect on homocysteine levels by promoting its conversion to the amino acid cysteine.

Vital mushroom Polyporus

Photo of a beautiful specimen of PolyporusThis vital mushroom unfolds its effect as a natural blood pressure reducer in a completely different way than the previous medicinal mushrooms. The Polyporus has a dehydrating effect. Due to the increased excretion of water and salt, the blood volume is reduced. This immediately lowers the existing blood pressure and also counteracts edema and lymphatic congestion. The excretion of sodium has a particularly positive effect on nighttime blood pressure, which is directly linked to sleep quality. Unlike synthetic dehydrating medications, it does not promote the flushing out of potassium. This mineral plays a central role in the regulation of blood pressure and heart activity. Thus, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias can result from a deficiency of potassium.

Vital mushroom Reishi

The Reishi is rich in the above-mentioned triterpenes and thus acts against inflammation and increased fat levels. However, one of its main tasks is to reduce stress. It can thus naturally lower high blood pressure caused by vegetative processes in particular. Furthermore, the Reishi supports the circulation by increasing the oxygen saturation of the blood. This is due to the abundant germanium and promotes the health of all organs, including the heart. By the way, a popular combination is that of Reishi and Auricularia. Together they are very efficient in lowering high blood pressure naturally.

Vital mushroom shiitake

Four shiitake mushrooms lying on white backgroundSimilar to the maitake, the Shiitake primarily targets blood lipid levels. It is able to increase HDL cholesterol. The aim is to achieve a value of over 60 mg/dl. This is because HDL can then actively promote the breakdown and removal of cholesterol. As a result, the total cholesterol level decreases, which prevents the formation of plaque. Other beneficial and blood pressure lowering properties of shiitake include lowering uric acid, inhibiting homocysteine formation, and generally promoting blood circulation.

Do vital mushrooms have side effects?

Side effects in the actual sense are not known with vital mushrooms. With them, you can lower your high blood pressure naturally without the dangers of conventional medications. If in doubt, effects are more likely to occur that you did not consider when taking the drug. Thus, detoxification symptoms may occur initially if the dosage is too high. Mushrooms contain a lot of enzymes that break down toxins and send them to the excretory system. This is positive, because your body starts to get rid of harmful substances. In order not to overtax the corresponding excretory organs during this process, the dosage of medicinal mushrooms should be started low and slowly increased. The detoxification will then take place on the side without you noticing. If you want to lower your high blood pressure naturally, it is therefore essential to discuss the exact procedure with an expert.

Where can I buy medicinal or medicinal mushrooms for high blood pressure?

Medicinal mushrooms have long since ceased to be a rare commodity. There are countless providers from all over the world, especially on the Internet. We strongly recommend that you only use medicinal mushrooms that have been grown in Germany. This is the only way to guarantee perfect quality. The most important quality criterion is organic cultivation. Since mushrooms absorb all kinds of toxins, they must not come into contact with any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or the like.

Four shiitake mushrooms lying on white background In addition, the powder should always be made from the whole mushroom in order to develop its full potency. The mushroom powder, which is used as a natural antihypertensive, must also not have been dried at more than 40° Celsius. Higher temperatures would render the ingredients ineffective. Powder is generally the best dosage form for medicinal mushrooms. However, loose powder can quickly become moldy without this being visible from the outside. For this reason, capsules filled with organic mushroom powder have proven their worth.

How should medicinal mushrooms be taken?

So your problem is high blood pressure and you would prefer to lower it in a gentle, natural way? Then a combination of several mushrooms makes sense at the beginning. This allows you to tackle several causes at the same time with a low dosage, which prevents undesirable detoxification symptoms. The dosage should be adjusted individually in the course of therapy. Specific advice is irreplaceable here. For medicinal mushrooms to be truly effective as a natural blood pressure reducer, they must be used according to the causes and symptoms. It is likely that one or two medicinal mushrooms will emerge that should be taken in larger quantities. The overall dose can also be increased over time, as detoxification symptoms become increasingly unlikely. With regard to the duration of use, you must assume at least three months. Only then does the reaction of the organism become clearly recognizable. Of course, the effect occurs earlier, but repeated measurement of some parameters only makes sense after a good twelve weeks due to natural fluctuations. Certain blood values, for example, can be very revealing here. If you notice an improvement in your hypertension, you should by no means stop taking the medicinal mushrooms straight away. Initially, you should only reduce the dose. If the attempt to lower high blood pressure naturally was successful, the effect is still maintained. The medicinal mushrooms can then be gradually phased out. Overall, the treatment of high blood pressure can take several years. This makes a natural blood pressure reducer such as the medicinal mushroom even better than conventional medication. The latter often have to be taken for a lifetime.

Lowering high blood pressure with the right diet

In addition to the medicinal mushrooms, a healthy diet is highly recommended. It alone can do a lot to lower blood pressure. Of course, a healthy diet alone is not enough to treat severe hypertension. However, in the case of mild hypertension, together with medicinal mushrooms and a sophisticated exercise program, it can turn the tide.

Heart of fruit and vegetablesThe focus should be on a wholesome plant-based diet. When preparing your meals, take inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine. Use fresh food first and foremost. In general, high blood pressure is easy to lower by consuming as little animal protein as possible and keeping salt to a minimum. Three to five grams per day is the absolute maximum. Less is better. Also make sure you drink plenty of water and herbal teas. Alcohol and nicotine should only be consumed in very small amounts – preferably not at all.

Reducing high blood pressure through sport and exercise

Another essential pillar for good circulation is regular exercise. Daily endurance exercise is ideal. But it doesn’t always have to be a marathon. elderly gentleman Nordic walking in a parkNordic walking or brisk walks already have a great effect on blood pressure. Add to this a few laps in the swimming pool once a week and you’ll feel fitter and much less stressed. Sport is also a good way to shed excess pounds. Belly fat in particular needs to be reduced. It leads directly to metabolic syndrome and thus to high blood pressure. Smokers should significantly reduce their tobacco consumption or at best stop altogether. You don’t need a cigarette to relax! Yoga, Qi Gong, autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation are also very effective methods for winding down. They also act as a natural blood pressure reducer, as relaxation naturally calms the circulation.


Ideally, they combine a wholesome plant-based diet with regular exercise and the intake of medicinal mushrooms. This gives you the best chance of reducing your high blood pressure naturally. If you already have to take medication for hypertension, the measures just mentioned can most likely reduce the dose. However, please never stop taking the tablets or reduce the dose yourself! Always consult your doctor beforehand!

If you take the measures described here to heart and have a suitable mixture of medicinal mushrooms put together for you, you will realize how easy it is to lower high blood pressure. You will also feel fitter, healthier, more resilient and even happier.

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