(by Frank) — I have been living with
high blood pressure for a number of years. I am 78 years old.
I ran into Dr. Julian Whitaker through a flyer that I received
in the mail. In that flyer, I found out that celery(3-n butyl
pathelide)would help lower your blood pressure.
Dr. Whitaker is a graduate of Emory Medical
school. Also, my cardiologist is a graduate of Emory Medical
School. From time to time, I would talk to my cardiologist about
taking natural things for my blood pressure. The only thing
he recommended was garlic I would mention to him about celery,
but he never said a thing about it yet both Doctors were graduates
of Emory Medical School.
I got the feeling that he wanted me to take
medication that had side effects. One day, I had a quite high
blood pressure problem (178/98) and decided to go buy some celery
at the farmer’s market and try it. I bought a couple of
bunches and ate one whole bunch of celery. After eating one
whole bunch of celery, I took my blood pressure, and it was
112/60. I was telling a CVS pharmacy technician about it, and
she told me that her grandmother whom she lived with knew about
celery and blood pressure along time ago.
Celery is a natural diuretic. Celery is among
the many natural diuretics that we have discussed on the natural
Good on ya for stearing away from the toxic
drugs, and finding a natural therapy that worked for you!
Thank you for your suggestion. I agree with
you. Eating celery is good to lower the pressure. In addtion
of the celery, the watermelon is another good dieuretic that
helps to lower the pressure.
The correct spelling is phthalide, not pathelide.
Otherwise you’re on the right track. But, you don’t
have to eat all that celery. Just buy celery seed extract in
capsules or tablets, standardized to 85% 3-n-B. One of its actions
in lowering blood pressure is to relax blood vessels. It also
appears to have positive effects on joint pain and cholesterol
“3nB is a compound that is unique to
celery and is responsible for the characteristic flavor and
odor of celery. 3nb was discovered as the active component of
celery in response to investigations by researchers seeking
to explain some of the medicinal effects of celery including
the lowering of blood pressure and the relief of arthritis.
3nB first drew significant scientific attention when researchers
at the University of Chicago Medical Center identified it as
the factor in celery responsible for the blood pressure lowering
effect of celery.1 The research was prompted by one of the researcher’s
father, who after eating a quarter-pound of celery every day
for one week observed his blood pressure dropped from 158 over
96 to a normal reading of 118 over 82. Subsequent animal studies
found that a very small amount of 3nB lowered blood pressure
by 12 to 14% and also lowered cholesterol by about 7%.”
1. Le QT and Elliott WJ: Hypotensive and hypocholesterolemic
effects of celery oil may be due to BuPh. Clin Res 1991;39:173A.