March 30, 2016, 7:14 p.m
Phytotherapy will help maintain the health of the heart and blood vessels. Moreover, very often, especially in the initial stages of the disease, its role can be leading. Find out about the best friends of your heart!
1. Plaque cocktail
Remove cholesterol plaques in the vessels, which means taking care of heart health, will help garlic and lemon. 4 peeled garlic cloves, minced in a blender or food processor along with one lemon (with peel). Put the resulting mass in a three-liter jar, fill it to the very top with water and leave for 2–3 days at room temperature. Stir the contents 3–4 times a day, then strain and place in the refrigerator. Drink 100 ml of lemon-garlic shake 3 times a day before meals for 30–40 days.
2. Medicine for hypertensive patients
Motherwort is an excellent tool for the health of the heart and blood vessels: it helps relieve stress, which often provokes an increase in pressure. It is especially effective in the early stages of hypertension. 1 st. l. crushed plant pour 200 ml of boiling water, cover with a lid and insist until completely cooled, then strain. Take within a month for 1 tbsp. l. 3 times a day before meals. Refrain from taking motherwort if you are pregnant: it increases the tone of the uterus.
3. Infusion from angina pectoris
Peppermint helps to alleviate the aching pain in the heart with angina pectoris. 3 tsp dry leaves pour 300 ml of boiling water and let it brew for an hour. Take an infusion of 1 tsp. before meals 2 times a day for a week. Refrain from mint if you have low blood pressure and acidity of gastric juice, you suffer from varicose veins or are breastfeeding. An overdose of peppermint infusion can cause sleep disturbances.
4. Hawthorn against hypertension and atherosclerosis
Hawthorn indispensable for the health of the heart and blood vessels. It lowers blood pressure and normalizes blood circulation in the vessels of the heart. This allows the heart to contract more slowly, but at the same time fully provide the body with oxygen. This mode allows the heart to wear out less quickly and reduces the risk of angina and coronary heart disease. In addition, hawthorn improves cerebral circulation, lowers cholesterol and prevents the development of atherosclerosis.
To prepare an infusion of hawthorn, 1 tbsp. l. dry fruit pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes and let cool to room temperature. Drink 1 tbsp. l. before meals 3 times a day.
5. Low pressure
With hypotension, the main task of herbs is to increase pressure and tone the body. Plants native to the Far East help to cope with this. For example, aralia manchurian. It not only raises blood pressure, but also lowers blood sugar levels. So aralia will be doubly useful if you suffer from hypotension and diabetes at the same time. Aralia root tincture can be prepared independently. Pour the crushed roots with a 70% alcohol solution at the rate of 1:5 and infuse for a week in a dark place. For a month, dilute 30 drops of tincture in 100 ml of cold water and take 2–3 times a day before meals.
Helps with hypotension and ginseng tincture. They also drink it in courses — 15 drops 3 times a day before meals for two weeks — a month. Ginseng should not be drunk during pregnancy and hyperthyroidism. If you are taking ginseng or aralia, give up coffee, tea and alcohol for this time.
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