Cardiovascular disorders are mostly caused by factors that we can control, such as alimentation, smoking, lack of exercise, obesity or chronic stress. If we improve our eating habits, if we consume medicinal herbs and if we exercise daily, we can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and stress intensity. The following herbs will help improve your blood circulation. Just be sure to consult your doctor before you start taking them, because some of these herbs can interfere with certain medications.
Nettle tea is not only a good tonic for bones and anemic persons, but also a good stimulant of blood circulation. Taken with hawthorn, nettle can also help decrease blood pressure. Taken with motherwort and sweetclover, it can be a remedy for varicose veins.
Ginger is a remarkable stimulant of circulation and an excellent vasodilator. It also has an anti cholesterol activity. For improving the circulation or relieving the cold hands and feet syndrome, it can be consumed as a tea, as a tincture, or as capsules. Ginger can also be used for treating atherosclerosis.
Hawthorn was traditionally used for tonifying the heart and the blood vessels, for regulating heart beats and controlling the blood pressure. It can be administered as an infusion, as a tincture, or as capsules.
Taken with hawthorn or linden, yarrow tea or tincture can decrease blood pressure and can help treat atherosclerosis.
Garlic helps prevent arterial cholesterol deposits formation and has an anticoagulant activity which is beneficial in cases of thrombosis and atherosclerosis. Consumed regularly, garlic can improve blood circulation and decrease blood pressure. It can also be taken as capsules, but it is best consumed raw.
This herb is a tonic of the circulatory system used traditionally for strengthening the heart and the varicose veins, for preventing atherosclerosis and for the relieving of headaches. Rosemary can be administered as an infusion or it can be added in various dishes.
Due to its vasodilator effects, this ancient plant is used nowadays as a stimulant for memory and peripheral circulation. taken with yarrow, it can be helpful for treating varicose veins. taken with ginger, it can relieve the cold hands and feet syndrome, and also chilblains and intermittent claudication.
Goji berries are super-foods that tonify the blood and the circulatory system, and help relieve dizziness and tinnitus. Preparation from it root have a relaxing effect on the arterial muscles and can also decrease blood pressure.
Witch hazel is well-known for its therapeutic effects on various blood circulation problems (varicose veins, inflammations, itches, hemorrhoides, phlebitis, and chilblains). It can be used as a tincture or as an ointment.