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5 Herbs that Naturally Improve Blood Circulation and Heart Health

Blood circulation-a problem that is not addressed enough. But it should be. When there is not enough blood flowing along the arteries and capillaries, problems can arise.

Often, a fatty substance called plaque builds up inside the blood vessels and narrows them. As a result blood flow is restricted and it’s harder for blood to flow around the body as it normally would. Thereare other reasons such as thicker blood or a weak heart. Both of these instances can make the problems worse.

Your body is made up of millions of tiny cells. Each cell requires nutrition to grow and thrive and get the energy it needs to do its job. This is done by the blood supply. When the blood supply is poor, different parts of the body start to suffer. As a result disease happens.

Many people say that food is medicine. And it’s true. So protect your body and try incorporating these natural herbs into your diet today!

Cayenne

Cayenne is a spicy gem. When taken daily, it works wonderfully in improving heart health and helping circulation. It’s well known for its ability to strengthen and tone the heart. It also calms down palpitations.

According to several studies cayenne works effectively in improving blood circulation, rebuilding blood cells, and removing toxins and plaque from the arteries.

Garlic

A single clove of garlic taken daily can prevent bad cholesterol and increase the level of good cholesterol in the body. According to many studies garlic has the power to normalize blood pressure as well as improve blood circulation. It can also prevent blood platelet aggregation.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba comes from one of the oldest living species of trees on earth. It can improve blood circulation by dilating your blood vesselsand making your platelets less sticky (according to the University of Maryland Medical Center). It also has power to improve symptoms of Alzheimer disease by improving blood flow directly to your brain.

Willow Bark

It works in a similar manner as aspirin. It thins your blood andimproves blood circulation. But, be careful. Overdosing on willow bark can induce problems like nauseam vomiting, skin rash, and kidney problems.

Cacao

Cacao extracts are known for their ability to improve blood pressure levels and give your bodies a dose of magnesium a powerful stress reliever. Several studies have confirmed the effectiveness of cocoa in warding away heart diseases, thanks to their antioxidant content.

Non herbal remedies are very effective as well, but still keeping with the natural food concept.Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which have been proven to upkeep the cardiovascular system and increase blood circulation.Watermelons are rich in lycopene and can improve blood circulation.Oranges and other citrus fruits are high in natural vitamin C-a natural blood thinner.

Source: Organic Health

Other included sources linked in Organic Health’s article:

http://www.healthdigezt.com/herbs-that-helps-improve-blood-circulation/

http://www.undergroundhealth.com/5-herbs-that-help-improve-blood-circulation/

http://www.organicnutrition.co.uk/articles/circulation.htm

http://www.superherbalfoods.com/herbal-remedies/ten-superfoods-for-blood-circulation.php

http://www.livestrong.com/article/451813-herbs-that-increase-blood-circulation/