Herbs for circulation

If you’re looking for herbs to improve your blood circulation, Nature has given you quite a few good options!

  • Cayenne

This amazing herb is an incredible help for the whole circulatory system. It regulates the blood flow, equalizing blood pressure, and strengthening the heart, capillaries, arteries, and veins. In fact, Cayenne is a circulatory stimulant, meaning that it feeds the necessary elements into the cell structure of the blood vessels so that they regain youthful elasticity and so that the blood pressure reduces itself to normal. It can do wonders in toning and rebuilding the heart and keeping it in top condition.

Besides rebuilding the circulatory system, it also cleanses it by breaking down cholesterol and removing mucus from the body.

It is ideal in case of low or high blood pressure, insufficient peripheral circulation, varicose veins, heart troubles (palpitations, heart weakness, etc.), menstrual pains, nosebleeds, etc.

  • Hawthorn

It has been used as a heart and circulatory tonic for centuries and it’s certainly one of the most powerful and most validated remedies. Its berries normalise the heartbeat, so they can be used for palpitations and heart weakness, and failure and they can also be taken as a circulatory tonic to aid in case of conditions such as high blood pressure, angina pectoris, and arteriosclerosis.

  • Ginkgo biloba

This is a lovely remedy for many conditions. It helps circulation and increases the supply of oxygen and blood to organs, including the brain, which makes it a lovely memory aid and a great remedy for degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. It is also an ideal remedy in the prevention of heart disease and stroke, as well as in the treatment of a variety of other ailments such as male infertility, hearing loss, and anxiety.

  • Gotu Kola

Several studies showed that this herb is also useful in treating circulatory problems especially in the lower part of the body, making it a great remedy for varicose veins, and leg or foot swelling.

  • Celery

Celery has been long used in Chinese medicine for lowering blood pressure, and modern research confirmed that Celery contains a phytochemical called phthalides that relaxes the tissues of the artery walls to increase blood flow and reduce blood pressure.

  • Motherwort

This herb is a lovely cardiac tonic, as it strengthens the heart without straining. It is specifically used for irregular or rapid heartbeat and all other heart conditions associated with anxiety and tension.

 

All these herbs have contraindications and side effects, so I recommend consulting a trained herbalist before taking these or any other herbal remedies.