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DIY Blood Circulation Booster

Spider veins and varicose veins are as unsightly as they are painful at times. However, the vein problem is just one of the many effects of poor blood circulation. Poor circulation can increase the susceptibility to cardiovascular issues, brain problems, increased infection, inflammatory diseases and compromised immunity.

Keeping yourself healthy means working to keep fresh blood pumping. An improved blood flow can solve a host of health problems and prevent them from escalating.

What Causes Poor Blood Circulation?

If you lack energy and concentration and constantly get sick, it is likely a sign of poor circulation. Clammy and cold extremities, numbness and tingling sensations, varicose veins and thinning hair are also common symptoms.

Poor blood circulation stems from different causes like smoking, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Genetic factors, age and unhealthy lifestyle are also contributory factors.

Persons with health problems like diabetes, atherosclerosis, peripheral artery disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon and blood clotting problems are at higher risk.

Natural Blood Circulation Boosters

Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of poor blood circulation. Nourishing and revitalizing the blood starts with becoming active, quitting smoking habits, decreasing stress and eating iron-rich food.

A herbal tonic is also an effective way of increasing red blood cells and boosting the overall circulation. You can easily do it at home with blood tonics and circulatory herbs you can easily source in herbal health stores and grocery stores.

Ginkgo Biloba: Ginkgo biloba is an important herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used for treating impotency, cognitive problems and circulatory disorders. It can help optimize the blood flow and tone the elasticity of the blood vessels. Ginkgo is also useful in restoring the blood flow in the vessels clogged by fat or those affected by diabetes. The most potent method of consuming ginkgo is its tincture or an infusion of its leaves.

Garlic: Garlic (Allium sativum) provides a range of therapeutic benefits, especially in improving heart health. It can be used in managing angina or chest pain caused by restricted blood supply in the heart. Fresh garlic prevents blood clots and refines blood circulation. Chewing two cloves of garlic on an empty stomach can help boost circulation and reduce the risk of a heart attack.

Yarrow: Heavy legs and varicose veins can be best treated with yarrow extract. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) can dilate the blood vessels and harmonize the circulation which in turn solves venous problems and cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive issues.

Cayenne: Cayenne, or hot chili pepper, not only enhances the flavor profile of food but is also an effective pain reliever and blood booster. Cayenne is a cardiotonic that enhances the blood flow by dilating the blood vessels and preventing blood clots. Cayenne powder dissolved in a cup of water can effectively stop the onset of a heart attack.

It also prevents platelet aggregation which may lead to deep vein thrombosis or blood clots in the veins.

Ginger: If you are not feeling generally well, take a sip of ginger tea to ease your discomfort. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) contains powerful compounds that can treat many disorders and may help boost the function of the circulatory system. The fresh ginger rhizome can regulate the heartbeat, combat fatigue and alleviate chest pain.

Ginger has an excellent blood-thinning property which reduces the pressure on the veins and allows an easy transport of blood.

Butcher’s Broom: Butcher’s broom (Ruscus aculeatus) is a sweet, acrid plant historically used as herbal medicine for centuries. Its root and rootstock contain active compounds that can promote microcirculation and capillary flow in the blood vessels. By increasing the vascular flow, it can reduce the pooling of blood, particularly in the lower extremities.

It helps reduce varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency. Butcher’s broom also reduces inflammation and prevents orthostatic hypotension.

Hawthorn: Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) is a super effective herb against tachycardia, deep vein thrombosis, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems. Unlike ginseng, hawthorn is slow-acting and may take a few weeks for the result to be felt.

It is often sold as a food supplement intended for heart support for its ability to enhance heart function. Hawthorn may also be prepared as an infusion for normalizing blood pressure and maintaining steady blood circulation.

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Turmeric: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a valuable spice in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used since ancient times in treating various diseases because of its powerful curcumin compound.

When taken internally, turmeric can open the blood vessel and facilitate better blood transport. Turmeric works best when paired with black pepper, which increases its absorbability in the body.

Ginseng: Korean ginseng, or Panax ginseng, is a powerful herb that delivers results even when used for a short period. It contains bioactive compounds that tone the function of the cardiovascular system. Ginseng stimulates the cardiac muscle to normalize the arterial pressure and relax the blood vessels.

It is also a popular herb for treating erectile dysfunction in men and libido loss in women. By improving blood circulation, it increases endurance, reduces stress and balances the hormones to also improve the sexual drive.

DIY Blood Circulation Booster

Nicole created this convenient Heart, Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Bundle to promote cardiovascular, metabolic, and brain health by regulating blood glucose levels, improving brain function, lowering LDL cholesterol, and strengthening heart health. It contains spagyric tinctures of Cordyceps, Reishi, and Turkey Tail mushrooms that have been extracted twice for blood sugar management, enhanced circulation, reduced inflammation, and improved cognitive health. It also contains a strong Lemon Balm tincture, which is used to manage blood sugar, relieve anxiety, and lower blood pressure.

Circulation problems are better dealt with by maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise. If you are at work, take time for hourly breaks from sitting or standing. Wearing compression stockings and dry brushing are also a great help in promoting better blood flow.

If you need to boost your blood circulation, you can prepare this easy booster at home. However, if you have any existing health condition, talk to your doctor before taking any herb or food supplements for safety.

DIY Blood Circulation Booster- ingredients
  • 1 ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger root
  • 1 tsp dried ginkgo biloba leaves, shredded
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups water
  1. Prepare a decoction by boiling all the ingredients in water for 5 minutes.DIY Blood Circulation Booster- boil the ingredients
  2. Strain into a cup and add some honey if desired.DIY Blood Circulation Booster-finished remedy

How to Use

Drink one cup of the decoction every day for 15 days every three months.

This recipe is best for improving the way blood is delivered throughout the body. It may enhance the heart’s rhythm and boost the heart muscle’s health, while relaxing the blood vessels for easy blood transport.

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Excellent article! Cayenne pepper is a workhorse and this mixture is something new and makes a perfect combination for our health. I am excited to try it out!

Yes, this recipe & dry brushing work wonders!

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