Heart disease is a global health issue that affects millions of people each year. Unfortunately, as we age, our chances of developing heart disease and stroke increase making it crucial to prioritize heart health and take preventative measures.
Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent chronic heart disease and keep our hearts healthy. In addition to good nutrition, regular activity, medical check-ups, sleep, and stress reduction, incorporating certain teas and herbs into our daily routine can provide an accessible way to keep our hearts healthy.
Studies have found that consuming certain teas and herbs can help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and even help with weight management. In this article, we will explore some of the best teas and herbs for heart health and their potential benefits, providing you with a delicious and easy way to support your heart health. Read on to learn more!
Top Teas and Herbs for Heart Health
There are many teas and herbs that have been proven effective at improving cardiovascular health and reducing risk factors like high blood pressure and cholesterol levels in people with chronic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension.
Here are some of the best teas and herbs for heart health:
Hawthorn has been used historically as a remedy for heart disease. Hawthorn leaves and berries contain antioxidants that protect the heart from free radical damage. Additionally, hawthorn has been shown to improve blood flow to the heart, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol levels.
Hawthorn has a long history of not just being useful for physical heart conditions, but also for the emotional heart. It’s been used to ease fear, anxiety, and a heavy heart. Also, like other members of the Rose family, hawthorn has been used for a broken heart (emotionally and physically). As it relates to the physical heart, Broken Heart Syndrome, medically known as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, is a real phenomenon that causes sudden inflammation of the heart because of sudden or intense emotional or physical stress. The good news is that this syndrome is temporary and resolves with time.
Motherwort is a popular choice for those looking for natural ways to improve their heart health and overall well-being. It is well-known for reducing blood pressure and an effective remedy for calming stress and anxiety.
This herb has also been used for centuries as a natural remedy for women's health conditions. Incorporating motherwort into your daily routine may help to regulate the menstrual cycle, alleviate menopausal symptoms, and support uterine health.
3. Moringa ("Miracle Tree")
Are you looking for a healthy herb to boost your overall energy, heart health, manage diabetes, or even reduce the risk of cancer? Look no further than the Moringa! This superfood has been gaining popularity in recent years and is rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants, which protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Moringa is touted to have 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 17 times more calcium than milk, 9 times more protein than yogurt, 15 times more potassium than bananas, and 25 times more iron than spinach! That's a powerful plant!
Additionally, Moringa has been shown to help reduce inflammation, which can contribute to chronic heart diseases. It is also believed to help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar levels. So, if you want to take control of your health and well-being, add some Moringa to your diet today!
Pu-erh tea is in a class by itself. This tea may improve blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels, in addition to many other reported benefits. Moreover, Pu-erh is anti-inflammatory in nature and may reduce the risk of heart disease. Pu-erh may also aid in preventing heart disease because it produces a natural statin commonly used to treat high cholesterol. This tea also helps reduce stress levels due to the presence of phyto-chemicals GABA and theanine.
Cinnamon is not only a delicious flavoring, but it also contains antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation in the body, thus reducing the risk of chronic heart conditions.
Hibiscus is a beautiful flowering plant that makes a vibrant tea that is packed with benefits. Also used as a heart tonic, this herb has been used to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and is rich in antioxidants such as beta-carotene, vitamin C and anthocyanin.
Experience the Benefits of Hawthorn with Intimacy Organic Loose-Leaf Tea (VIP Wellness Tea Product Spotlight)
Intimacy Organic Loose-Leaf Tea contains hawthorn and other organic teas and herbs (Lemon Verbena, Rooibos (green), Lemon Balm, lemon peel, Lemongrass, lemon flavoring, and Hawthorn leaf) Hawthorn berries, Horny Goat Weed, Tribulus terrestris) which support heart health and contribute to overall wellness.
Some of the benefits of this custom-blended loose-leaf tea include:
1. Lowering blood pressure:
Hawthorn has been shown to lower blood pressure levels in people with hypertension. This can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
2. Improving blood flow:
Hawthorn may also improve blood flow to the heart and reduce chest pain (angina) caused by reduced blood flow.
3. Reducing inflammation:
Rooibos (green) tea contains antioxidants and may help lower bad cholesterol levels and increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
4. Supporting healthy cholesterol levels:
Some studies suggest that Horny Goat Weed and Tribulus terrestris may help lower cholesterol levels and increase blood flow.
5. Providing relaxation and stress relief:
Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena have natural calming properties that can help reduce stress and anxiety, contributing to heart health and overall wellbeing.
6. Boosting immune function:
Lemongrass contains antibacterial and antifungal compounds, which can help support a healthy immune system. A strong immune system can help protect against infections that may affect the heart.
Dr. T’s Tea Talk Tip:
Incorporating these teas and herbs into your daily routine could help to promote a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. Hawthorn, Motherwort, Moringa, Pu-erh, and Hibiscus are all excellent choices for those looking to improve their overall heart health with something that they may already enjoy: tea. However, it's worth noting that despite the possible health benefits of tea, it should not be substituted for medical treatment. If you have been diagnosed with any type of heart disease it is a serious condition and should NOT be self-treated. It’s important to know your numbers (blood pressure, weight/body mass index, cholesterol levels), get regular physical exams, and follow your health provider’s advice.
Forgiveness, love, and kindness is also good for the heart. For the love of your heart and for the hearts you love.
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