Headaches poor circulation is a medical state when blood circulation is insufficient or restricted to specific parts of the human body. Irrespective of gender or age and even during pregnancy, poor circulation is usually caused by the accumulation of excess fat also known as plaque, on the inner walls of blood cells and vessels, making them thinner, and reducing blood circulation through them.
Smoking of cigarettes, negligence to physical exercise, an unbalanced diet, sitting postures, all of these are factors which if unchecked will gradually lead to poor circulation.
In a mild form, poor circulation will only lead to a person feeling uncomfortable on a daily basis. In more severe cases, poor circulation can lead to several hazardous diseases, such as kidney problems, swelling of veins, cardiac issues, numbness in limbs, skin discolouration, high blood pressure, varicose pain and so on. Though there are several prescription drugs available it should be avoided for their side-effects. Some herbal remedies which assist in curing poor circulation includes:
Useful Herbal Remedies For Poor Circulation
Cayenne pepper also known by its’ Latin name-“Capsicum Annuum” has been used traditionally to curtail digestive issues, reduce pain in muscles and joints usually felt by people suffering from arthritis, and to increase blood circulation by stimulating the heart. It is recommended for external usage in the form of oils and creams to be massaged 2-3 times daily or as deemed necessary. For internal consumption, the cayenne powder can be mixed with water and taken in a liquid form, or can be consumed as a capsule preferably 2-3 times a day or as required.
Ginkgo Biloba Herb
Often debated as the most effective herb to increase blood circulation, ginkgo biloba strengthens vessels and facilitates blood circulation all throughout the body especially to the brain, gaining for itself the nick-name of a ‘memory booster.’ Medical research has shown that a consistent dosage of 120mg daily is sufficient to enhance blood circulation and increase retentive abilities.
Additionally it is anti-inflammatory, helps in increasing circulation to the lungs and heart hence being used in the treatment for any vascular diseases and asthma and varicose veins.
Commonly grouped as a ‘blood moving herb’ the prickly ash bark helps in improving lymph activity and lessen skin diseases. Its’ focus area for blood circulation is the hand and feet. It is beneficial to those who suffer especially from coldness in limbs and even aids in soothing those suffering from “Reynaud’s syndrome.” It cures problems like headaches, chronic inflammation, and poor memory and so on.
It is advised to be consumed along with other medicinal herbs such as the salvia root, bilberry and turmeric root. For internal consumption, two teaspoons should be mixed well with a cup of very hot water and allowed to settle for about fifteen minutes. This mixture should be then consumed thrice daily preferably prior to meals.
“Dang Gui” or Chinese Angelica
The roots of this herb are beneficial in balancing blood circulation and regulating menstruation. It also helps in digestion and increases the production of blood cells. It can be consumed in the form of tea or even a tablet though recommendation from medical practitioner is advisable. It can be had along with the prickly ash bark. In the form of bulk herbs, 5-10gms can be taken daily usually in the form of tea or soup.
Known to be a tonic for the heart the “Yimucao” or Chinese Motherwort enhances blood circulation throughout the body and regulates menstrual. It is readily available either in the form of leaf or powder and can be taken in the form of tea or simply as a capsule. Preferably the dosage should be roughly 10-30gms per day. It can be added to boiling water and consumed directly or in the form of tea. For children however, the dosage should be determined by their weight.
Arnica is one the expensive herbs but you can save it and use wisely to get the maximum advantage of it. When this herb is used for the treatment of bruises, soreness in muscles and sprains then the circulation of these muscles becomes better and it heals the wounds.
Lack of concentration and fatigue occurs when a person have a poor circulation in the body so taking this herb will increase the effectiveness of blood circulation in the body and you will be free from lack of concentration and problems of fatigue. A massage with arnica oil and taking arnica supplements are the best ways to take this herb for the relief from poor circulation.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.