Healthy eating,  Heart

Herbs good for heart health- YOUR HEART NEEDS THIS

Thousands and thousands of people are diagnosed with high blood pressure, and heart disease every year and majority of people die due to this heart chronic conditions.

If you have been following my articles you will know my passion for helping people with the preventing and curing of this deadly disease.

Many people do not know how easy it is to make your heart healthy once your know a few concepts. So this is one of the articles where I will be revealing some herbs that will help you make your heart healthier.

Most people do not know how powerful herbs can be for the heart. Herbs will not only help with preventing you from a heart attack or disease but they will help control your heart disease from ever coming back if you know the right herbs to use.

In this article I will be giving you a few herbs  good for heart health so that you can focus on the best source for attaining the best heart health.

Cayenne

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Cayenne is a very powerful herb when it comes to attaining overall body health.

Cayenne is known for fighting many diseases or conditions which may lead to disease like high blood pressure and blood clots.

This herb has an ingredient called capsaicin which is an antioxidant that helps with the prevention of all heart disease or heart related disease.

A study that was done revealed that cayenne herb can raise metabolic rates.

Hawthorn

herbs good for heart health

Hawthorn is a very powerful heart health herb and is known to reduce high blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.

According to Webmd this herb is mostly used for curing heart disease, blood vessels and atherosclerosis.

Hawthorn is also used to cure low blood pressure.

Although the main function of the hawthorn is to help cure heart related condition it also is used in the following conditions:

  • Curing sores.
  • Curing boils.
  • Curing indigestion,stomach aches and diarrhea.

 

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a very old herb that has been used by people over many years. Over the Centuries people have been using this herb as a medicine to help with different illnesses.

In the ancient times it used to be very hard to find this herb and it was quite expensive to even get it since it was regarded as an ingredient only for people who had power like kings.

The cinnamon normally comes in as a spice which is taken from the inner part of the tree branch. The stem of the cinnamon tree is cut off after which the bark of the tree is extracted.

The wood part of the bark is then disposed. When the extracted part has dried up this will create strips which will eventually turn into sticks.herbs good for heart health

When the sticks have fully formed they can be ground into cinnamon powder that we know.

The most important part of the cinnamon is a compound called cinnamaldehyde.

This is an oily substance which scientists have found is responsible for all the health benefits of cinnamon especially heart health.

Below is a list of heart illnesses this herb helps protect against:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease

This is done by the cinnamon reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body which is the main contributor of heart disease.

Studies also show that it reduces blood pressure levels even in animals….

Even though I am not comparing you to an animal but at the end of the day it will have the same effect to you as a human.

  • Reduces inflammation

For the most part inflammation can be a huge thing for our body.

We need our cells and tissue to be strong and healthy otherwise we may just say good bye to our sports activities that we love.

This is because any inflammation in your body tissue has a huge potential to cause you to loose your life so the better you find solutions to stop it you will be a happy man or women.

Cinnamon is the best when it comes to reducing inflammation in your body because of the presence of inflammatory properties.

  • Lowers blood sugar levels

High blood sugar levels are linked to diabetes which is linked to heart disease. So if you leave this condition it can cause too much damage to the body.

herbs good for heart health

You can read the link between diabetes and heart disease to see what risk you may be putting yourself in by not taking care of your high blood sugar levels.

This where cinnamon comes in as it works to lower your blood sugar levels after your meals.

This is what makes cinnamon special since it does this almost immediately.

Others disease

On top of helping deal with these above mentioned heart related conditions cinnamon also fights these illnesses:

  • Cancer
  • HIV virus
  • Fungal infections

Caution

You should be careful when you are consuming cinnamon because over eating or over dosing can cause the following side effects:

  • Mouth sores
  • Liver damage
  • risk of cancer

It is recommended you consume 0.1 mg per Kg per day to be safe.

 

Garlic

herbs good for heart health

Garlic is a very super herb as it is very versatile since it helps with other killing other illnesses.

I have written and article about garlic and hearth health and it goes in depth on why garlic is good for the heart and also it talks about many other illnesses that it cures or prevents.

According to healthline it states that garlic was used in the ancient by a world-famous physician called Hippocrates (father of Western medicine) who was known to recommend garlic to treat most of his illnesses. This has been confirmed by modern research.

The following are the benefits of the usage of garlic.

  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Fights of cold and flu.
  • Prevents Alzheimer’s diseaese
  • Longer life span

If you would like to check more of garlic then you can read my post about written garlic and heart health.

 

 

Rosemary

herbs good for heart health

Rosemary herb is also a herb that was used in the ancient times because of its medicine properties.

This herb is particularly good for improving the blood circulation and protecting the heart from damage due to the presence of antioxidants.

Rosemary has always been known for many other curing properties that is why it is also used to improve digestion and also enhance memory and concentration

So there you have it…..you can just have rosemary herb just before your major exam (wink)…this is why it fits the category of herbs good for heart health.

Fenugreek seeds

herbs good for your heart health

Fenugreek seeds herb is one of my favorite herbs….. and to not because it is the least known herb out of all the above mentioned herbs but the fact that it is a herb I wish I knew about in 2010 when I had clogged heart arteries.,,pwee

This is just about what you need to unclog heart arteries which is a condition that has the potential of causing heart disease.

The fact that clogged heart arteries is a very hard to cure condition (or even to discover) it is vital to know that this herb can be a solution.

On top of that it can lower high blood sugar levels. If you have read my previous article you will know about the link between high blood sugar (diabetes) and heart disease. If you have not you can read it here.

Hibiscus

herbs good for your hear health

Hibiscus plant is very powerful herb and it is well-known for its medical properties.

According to medium the tea is made by boiling certain parts of the hibiscus tea.

The hibiscus tea is very popular in the world as it used as a medicine to cure many heart related illnesses as follows:

  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Relieves menstrual pain
  • Fights cancer
  • Protects the liver
  • Weight loss

Having said all the great benefits of the hibiscus herb it is vital to be wary of the side effects of using the hibiscus herb

Below I was highlight the side effects:

  • Blood pressure problems

Since the hibiscus tea already lowers blood pressure it is vital that people who have low blood pressure stay away from this herb or tea because it may take out all your energy leaving you dizzy.

 

  • Pregnancy problems

It is not advisable for pregnant women to take this herb as it may effect their flow of blood in the uterus causing menstrual pain.

 

  • Allergy

Some people can be allergic to this tea so it is good to first consult your doctor about your allergies.

 

  • Halucinations

Halucinations can happen if your body does not agree with this tea so make sure you drink it for a few days without doing anything that involves you needed to concentrate so you can see its effect on you.

 

Ginger

herbs good for heart health

Although must people use ginger to help with conditions like nausea it is vital to know that it has more to offer for people with heart related conditions like lowering cholesterol levels.

This is due to its blood thinning agent that is present in the ginger.herbs good for heart health

Ginger also has a substance called gingerol which serves to relax the blood vessels which also lowers blood pressure in the body.

Many people tend to use ginger tea to get all the heart health benefits they need.

This is done by taking two or three cups of ginger tea per day this will work wonders in giving you lower cholesterol levels.

 

Final thoughts

Using herbs as your tool to get to your heart healthy it is vital to know the right herbs to use and also to know which herbs have side effects that may effect you.

Focusing on all these herbs like ginger, hawthorn, hibiscus, fenugreek seeds, rosemary, cinnamon, cayenne and garlic will give you the best heart health benefits.

These are the best herbs you can get for helping cure your heart related conditions.

What if I do not like herbs?

If you are a person who does not perticularly like using herbs to cure high blood pressure of heart related condition do not fret….. there is another solution.

There is a program which lower blood pressure naturally which I have reviewed.

The good thing about this high blood pressure lowering program is risk-free which means you can try it for 60 days and if you don not like it or if it is showing no results you can return it back and get your money back.

To check it out you can read my thorough review over here.

I hope you enjoyed my article of the herbs good for your heart health. I would love to hear your thoughts on this matter or your questions that you would like me to answer for your. You can comment below.

 

 

 

 

9 Comments

  • Rob

    I’m always interested in herbs for my health. I look for natural ways to lower blood sugar as well. Right now I am currently taking cayenne pepper because it helps with blood glucose. I also am familiar with ginger and fenugreek seed as well for diabetes. Cinnamon is one of the best herbs for lowering blood sugar. I am not familiar with hibiscus though. I have to look more into it. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Doc

    You have given some great ideas to use in the kitchen. Even a couple ingredients I’ve never heard of before (Frenugreek seed) Can’t wait to see what benefits i will receive form those little beauties.

    • Thabo

      Hey Brandy thank you a lot.
      I am glad you enjoyed my article of herbs that are good for heart health. Yeah Hawthorn is very powerful once you know its benefits..just give it a try on your food you won’t regret it

  • Kate

    Very nice information in this article! You have a lot of content here. I learned a lot and will bookmark this page for future reference. I also really like how this site is layed out and how simplistic and informative everything is.

  • Brandon

    I’ve been hearing a lot about herbs lately and want to jump on the wagon asap. Especially because they have been around for such a long time. I want to try the Rosemary and Garlic since it’s so easy to access in this day and age. Thanks a lot for all your help and information my friend!

    • Thabo

      Thanx for your response Brandon

      Garlic is my go to daily and it prevents all colds and flu and more than that it gives me a healthy heart

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