Approximately 10% of our body weight is made of blood. Proper circulation allows it to maintain homeostasis, deliver oxygen, fight infection and diseases, regulate body temperature, and keep all our body parts in good working condition.
Lack of proper blood circulation can lead to all kinds of disorders, including painful joints, hypertension, hair fall, varicose veins, etc.
Fortunately, we can prevent this from happening in the first place.There are some herbs that may offer great help in and help alleviate mild circulatory problems. Following are some of the most beneficial herbs to improve blood circulation:
Chickweed is an annual plant found in Europe and North America. This plant with its hairy stem and oval leaves is one of the most effective herbs for blood circulation.
Even years ago, chickweed was used as a folk remedy for various blood disorders. One of its most common uses is that of a compress on wounds to encourage blood flow and faster recovery. The high vitamin content in chickweed tincture is believed to ensure health and wellness by regulating blood flow.
Cayenne is known around the world over for its spiciness. However, this hot chili provides more than just flavor. Capsaicin, the component that gives cayenne its spiciness, also helps promote blood circulation to the tissues.
Capsaicin works by lowering blood pressure and triggering the release of nitric oxide. It also stimulates the release of various other compounds that relax and expand the walls of our blood vessels. Cayenne may improve plaque buildup in the arteries, which further helps with poor blood circulation. Cayenne is also used as a Rubefacient, a compound that encourages surface blood flow with topical application.
Hawthorn plant is found all over the world, growing as tall as 5-feet on sunny hillsides and woody regions. The plant has high antioxidant content and is packed with flavonoids such as OPCs. These contents make hawthorn beneficial for dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow.
Hawthorn’suse for improving blood circulation and help with heart diseases can be traced back to the 1st century. By the time the 1800s rolled around, American doctors were already using it to help with poor blood circulation and related disorders.
Turmeric is very popular within the Ayurvedic as well as Chinese traditional medicine for its many health benefits. Turmeric is rich in curcumin, a compound that stimulates the release of nitric oxide. This compound, in turn, relaxes the muscles of the arteries, decreases inflammation, and encourages a healthy blood flow.
Turmeric tincture also helps prevent the plaque buildup in the arteries; not only helping with blood circulation but also with the prevention of heart conditions.
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