Nature’s Circulation Cleansing Cures

Ginkgo Biloba

Nature’s Circulation and Cleansing Cures

Ginkgo, ginger and cayenne are herbs that can help problems caused by poor circulation. Poor circulation can cause build up of toxins, hypertension, hardening of the arteries, Buergers and Raynauds disease. When circulation to the legs is poor, varicose veins can occur. There is also atherosclerosis, a very serious disease.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo aids circulation.
Ginkgo aids circulation.

Ginkgo Biloba is an all-round circulation booster. It is known most commonly for its ability to improve memory, because it helps increase blood flow through the brain. In Germany, Gingko is used by physicians to treat varicose veins.

Ginkgo can improve blood circulation and strengthen your blood vessels. It helps reduce inflammation, relaxes the lungs, improves blood flow to the heart, reduces shortness of breath and is helpful in asthma.

Ginger

Ginger Root
Ginger Root

Ginger increases circulation to the muscles in the body. Ginger provides the body with extra blood and oxygen to fight toxins. It also helps relieve pain and inflammation.

Ginger has a long history of therapeutic use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Chinese herbalists recommend ginger for routine body temperature regulation. Ginger is also regarded as a great supportive herb for the cardiovascular system.

Cayenne

Cayenne Peppers
Cayenne Peppers

Cayenne can be used externally for poor circulation. Capsicum based creams, liniments, and infused oils can be rubbed onto the skin. Avoid the eyes and other sensitive area of the body. It can have the same sting on your eyes and skin as it does in your mouth.

Internally cayenne can stimulate your heart, regulate blood flow and strengthen your arteries. Cayenne can be taken as powder in a capsule or as a liquid tincture. Research has also shown that cayenne, referred to as a hot herb, can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 25 percent. This means it can assist in weight loss efforts.

Garlic and Onions

Garlic Clove
Garlic Clove

Add garlic and onions to your meals. They also assist circulation, cleanse the blood, tone the heart and circulatory system and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. That’s just for starters. Onions help relax your muscles as well.

Here is a quick, circulation-stimulating recipe you can whip up in a juicer that includes ginger.

The carrots provide beta carotene,  which is needed in helping the blood circulate and detoxify.

Carrot Juice

6 large carrots
1 apple, cored
1, 1-inch piece ginger

Pass all ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately.

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing