Q. You have discussed ways to control blood pressure but not the one I use. I have found eating celery and using celery seeds on my food reduces my blood pressure in minutes.
A. Celery and celery seeds have been used for many different problems, including gout, sore joints, headache and loss of appetite. No scientific studies show whether others would get the same blood-pressure-lowering benefit you do.
There is strong scientific evidence for the DASH diet, which is rich in vegetables and fruits and low in salt, fats, sweets and meat. Following such a diet can reduce blood pressure over time.