Our Busy Hearts
Our most hard-working organ is our heart. It busily orchestrates the circulation of our blood (delivering oxygen and nutrients). This is no mean feat and keeping the entire cardiovascular system (to include the heart) healthy and robust takes considerable supportive measures as we age. For women, this need for support can start at the perimenopause in the mid to late 40s, as the lowering levels of oestrogen remove the safety net provided by oestrogen, which actively thins the blood and keeps it moving
The category of herbs that will be useful to know about is called Cardioprotective herbs. They aim to help regulate blood pressure, protect the heart in numerous ways and assist in clearing out (fatty or calcium type ) blockages in the bloodstream if they occur. Also to repair or strengthen the arteries and the heart so they can pump and flex better. Here are a few of them; hawthorn, rosemary, olive leaf, astragalus, Siberian ginseng, schizandra and motherwort. There are many more and too numerous to list. Each work at slightly different aspects of cardiovascular support but if I had to pick one that pretty much covers everything it would be hawthorn…the berries, leaves and flowers. It works like a natural beta – blocker meaning it can regulate heartbeat. It can assist in clearing vascular blockages and help calm the nerve/ heart/stress connection.
For a more comprehensive understanding of this herb look at my booklet online: https://tinyurl.com/2wd8ybr9
For those that are already on heart medication, then Hawthorn at high strength is not an option as it can overwhelm the action of the medication, but regular use of beetroot and the heart adaptogen Siberian ginseng would be useful to know about.
PumpBeet Capsules: https://tinyurl.com/ycktefrc
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