Herbal decoctions to strengthen the heart
The positive effect of herbal medicine is noted by both adherents of old recipes and specialists in various fields: neurology, urology, gastroenterology and others.
However, it is important to note that information about the effectiveness of herbs is not scientifically proven, as, for example, in the case of pharmacological preparations. Therefore, relying only on herbs for treatment, as well as self-medicating with their help, is ineffective and even dangerous.
The article contains information about herbs for you, which will be useful in combination with the complex treatment of heart disease. Before use, and in order to draw up a really useful therapy, it is necessary to consult with your doctor.
The issue of the healing properties of herbal teas and fees is an interesting topic for many. More than 6,000 people are interested in it every month, according to search engine statistics.
Herbal preparations are an effective method for strengthening the heart and blood vessels, preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, and combating stress. This article told what types of decoctions exist and what tasks they solve.
Plants from which herbal preparations are collected are rich in useful substances. They are used in the treatment and prevention of various ailments, including cardiovascular diseases, often in combination with drug treatment.
They have the following effect on the body:
- help nutrients reach the heart
- strengthen the walls of blood vessels
- stimulate the immune system
- normalize blood pressure
- have a calming effect and relieve spasms
WHAT PLANTS ARE USEFUL FOR THE HEART
Hawthorn is a popular remedy for the prevention of heart disease. Its fruits are universal, therefore they are often used for various diseases: tachycardia, arrhythmia, cardiovascular neurosis, hypertension.
Decoctions and teas from hawthorn normalize blood circulation, stimulate the activity of the heart muscle, and calm the nervous system. It is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
Crushed hawthorn fruits or flowers are poured not with boiling water, but with cold water. Placed in a water bath, incubated for 30 minutes, and then filtered with gauze.
Motherwort is used in diseases of the heart and blood vessels: heart failure, hypoxia, cardioneurosis. Helps to improve the condition with myocarditis and angina pectoris, normalizes heart rate and high blood pressure. The decoction enhances the conduction of blood and oxygen to the heart, and also works as a sedative.
It is important to remember: the sedative properties of motherwort have a 3-4 times stronger effect than, for example, valerian. Motherwort also enhances the effect of painkillers and drugs for insomnia – it should be used meaningfully.
Melissa – has a strong relaxing effect – relieves spasms of blood vessels and calms the nervous system. It is used for arrhythmia, cardioneurosis and tachycardia. Helps during times of great mental stress.
Nettle. A decoction of leaves and stems of nettle helps to lower cholesterol levels, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, improves blood composition, and has a hemostatic effect.
To prepare a decoction, you need to take 5 tablespoons of dry nettle leaves, pour 500 ml of cold water over them and put on fire. After boiling, leave the broth on the fire for another 5 minutes, then cool. Take 100 ml 3-4 times a day.
Green tea is a great heart booster. In 2013, the leading cardiologist at the David Ben-Gurion University of Israel, Yaakov Henkin, published the results of research on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases with green tea.
In studies that lasted 13 years, scientists found that drinking green tea can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
Yaakov Henkin attributes this effect to the presence of powerful antioxidants in green tea, which lower cholesterol levels, cleanse blood vessels and help fight excess weight. Also, green tea increases stress resistance and improves the performance of the body.
We recommend abandoning packaged varieties and paying attention to high-quality Chinese teas. Also, do not drink more than 3 cups a day.
HERBAL TEA FOR STRESS
Stress follows us everywhere: at home, at work and at school. There are many ways to deal with it, but perhaps the easiest and most affordable remedy is herbal tea. There are many herbs that help with stress:
Chamomile. A universal remedy – helps with absent-mindedness, fatigue, irritability, soothes and relaxes before going to bed. It has a positive effect on the emotional state of a person.
Peppermint). Relieves stress, irritability, headache. Calms the nervous system and fights insomnia.
Valerian. Strong sedative. Helps with insomnia and depression, relaxes the loaded nervous system.
St. John’s wort. Reduces nervous excitability, helps to cope with anxieties and fears, has an analgesic effect. Good remedy for insomnia and headaches. Should be used with caution: should not be used during pregnancy and kidney disease.
Marjoram. Relieves irritability and tension of the nervous system.
Golden root (rhodiola). Facilitates mental activity, has a good effect on the mood and general tone of the body.
Unlike decoctions, making tea does not take much time. Most herbs are available in pharmacies in packaged or leaf form, and the method of preparation is indicated on the package.