Blood Pressure, Hypertension and Eggplant juice

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 I don't have hypertension, but my 88 year old mother does.  She has been to the Emergency Room  numerous times because of side effects from different BP medications.  Swelling of face, tongue and throat.   I bought an automatic BP machine about a year ago and whenever I would check her BP, it was extremely high, scary high.  Then she would say, "it's been like that for years".  Anyway, after numerous medications and still high numbers, my sister did some research and found that eggplant juice can naturally lower and control blood pressure.  So, I'm saying" yeah, right".  Well, a couple of days ago I take my mother to the store and the pharmacy has a brand new, sit down blood pressure machine.  So, we take her blood pressure and shockingly it was 120/80.  My jaw drops.  I'm shocked.  My mother says she's been making her own eggplant juice.  She is still taking the BP medication, but it never actually worked before.  So I know that it's the eggplant juice.  It apparently also helps with cholesterol numbers.   There are likely instructions you can look up.  Straight juicing seems to be the popular method.  You can also put it a powerful blender with water and ice.   Anyway, we are now looking into drinking this on a regular basis.  I hope you will try it. 

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    I will look into this for cholesterol, thanks for sharing and say hello to your mum and gladher numbers are great for her age
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    what do you do to juice an egg plant, Ive bought one but its dry

    there is no juice in it.... is this a joke

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      Boiling the eggplant does reduce some of the benificial vitamins and nutients.  When juicing, you will need to add apple slices or carrots to mix with the eggplant, to extract its juice.  You can also use a blender, add water and ice, with smaller amouts of eggplant apples or carrots.  Drink it with pulp.  Or, blend with more water and afterward strain it with a large hole strainer. 

      Pick eggplants with a taut, slightly resistant skin. Avoid spongy or rock hard eggplants.

      In general, the smaller the eggplant, the sweeter it will be.

      My mother does boil it to make the juice.  She peels the skin off, then dices to small cubes, then boils in about 1 1/2 quart of water for about 1 hour until it is mushy, stirirng occationally.  Then let it cool off.  Then put through a strainer and store in the fridge.  Drink 8 oz twice a day.

      This method still lowers blood pressure,

       

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    can you get the same results from eating the egplant or putting eggplant into a smooth?
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      Yes, that will work.  We just made eggplant baba ganoush.  It is very good and healthy.  We dip it with flat bread.  The most important thing is to have some every day.   Enjoy!
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