Bless Your Heart with Heart Healthy Herbs for Valentine’s Day or any day.
Hawthorn (Crataegus pinnarifida) is at the top of my list for heart healthy herbs. It is a great heart tonic herb. It is useful to normalize irregular heartbeats. It dilates coronary arteries, so it helps circulation in the heart. Hawthorn also increases the strength of the contractions in heart muscle. It also helps stabilize collagen and elastin and basically helps to make the vessels more flexible. Read more here.
Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) is a Chinese herb, also a heart tonic herb, known as “five flavor berry”. Chinese folklore says that Schisandra can “calm the heart and quiet the spirit”. Schisandra can help reduce anxiety, irritability and palpitations. It contains flavonoids that strengthen the blood vessels and the cardiovascular system. Not only is Schisandra a great heart tonic, it also brings more blood flow and energy to the sexual organs. It increases sexual vitality and secretions, so it will help with vaginal dryness as well as fertility in men and women.
Rose (Rosa spp.) not only smell good, they are also good and strengthening for your heart and circulatory system. Rose can be effective for reducing high blood pressure and improving circulation, when heat and dry conditions are present. Rose is relaxing and cooling. Roses also nourish a broken heart. Read more here.
You can find all three in Gracie’s Garden’s Heart Healthy Elixir. Available at Georgia’s Naturals or order by phone 512-818-7857
$16 for a 2 oz bottle.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Gracie!