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Herbs and nutrients for a healthy heart (cardiovascular)

 
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Prevention makes a lot of sense, and to use herbs and nutrition to that end is the wisest way to go, probably causes the least amount of potential side effects, and the avoidance of pharmaceuticals and surgery, not that those don't have their place.

I am not prescribing, merely making a list of herbs and nutrition that fortify, tonify and nourish the heart and the cardiovascular system. Do your research, educate yourself.

Please add on what you know has helped you.

To our good health!


THE LIST

Hawthorn

Garlic

Red rice yeast

Andrographis

Sea buckthorn

Darshen

Cacao

Motherwort

Omega 3 fatty acids

Gold thread

Celery

Hibiscus

Panax ginseng

Kudzu

Jiaogulan

Reishi

Snakeroot

Linden

Black cumin

Berberine

Blueberries

Avocado

Adaptogens

Cayenne

Astragalus

Olive leaf

These could be tinctures, decoctions, teas, dried and ground in a capsule, simmered in soups and sprinkled on food.


What can you add?


Blessings ....


edited to correct spelling :)

 
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Wow!  Good list.  I will add to it Yarrow, ginger, Tulsi and Spikenard.
 
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Great list!  I'm planning on growing Black Cumin this year.  I thought it was only Nigella seeds but now found it's also Bunium bulbocastanum.  Thus the problem with common names.  Anyone know which one is the medicinal one?  Any tips about growing either?
 
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I take Coenzyme Q-10 because it increases the ability of the mitochondria in your heart's muscle cells to produce energy. It's extremely effective if you have shortness of breath, swelling ankles, or other symptoms of CHF.

And in the order I started taking them, these are all supplements with controlled, double-blind studies that demonstrate their effectiveness in reversing atherosclerosis:
Grapefruit pectin
Pomegranate extract
SOD with Gliadin
Vitamin K2 mk7
Nattokinase
Gotu Kola and Pycnogenol

Do some Googling on your own and you can see this stuff is backed up by actual controlled studies.
 
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Dianne Justeen wrote:Great list!  I'm planning on growing Black Cumin this year.  I thought it was only Nigella seeds but now found it's also Bunium bulbocastanum.  Thus the problem with common names.  Anyone know which one is the medicinal one?  Any tips about growing either?



From my experience Nigella is medicinal "black cumin", but I know nothing about  Bunium bulbocastinum. It might be another good "heart herb".

As for growing it, Nigella, also called love in a mist is very easy to grow.  I used it for a substitute weed for many years.  I put lots of seeds in and on the ground, and in the spring, they germinated, made a very strong stand, which made it difficult for other seeds from the latent seed bank to germinate.

Nigella has a very shallow root system, so is very easy to pull up and out of the way when you want the space for something else.
 
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Kevin Carson wrote:
I take Coenzyme Q-10 because it increases the ability of the mitochondria in your heart's muscle cells to produce energy. It's extremely effective if you have shortness of breath, swelling ankles, or other symptoms of CHF.



Great list Kevin.

Do you know about ubiquinol?

CoQ10 turns into ubiquinol in the body. If you take 100 mg. CoQ10 you actually make and absorb a small percentage of ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the already converted form so you absorb much more. You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb (and integrate on a cellular level).
 
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Lee Gee wrote:Great list Kevin.

Do you know about ubiquinol?

CoQ10 turns into ubiquinol in the body. If you take 100 mg. CoQ10 you actually make and absorb a small percentage of ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the already converted form so you absorb much more. You are not what you eat, you are what you absorb (and integrate on a cellular level).



Thanks, Lee. I'm vaguely aware of the distinction -- is there a major difference in price? I take 400 mg a day of CoQ10.
 
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Hey Kevin,

There is a difference in price and in the end it is much more economical to get the ubiquinol. I can't say for certain how your body is at converting and absorbing, but you could probably take 100mg ubiquinol to the 400mg of CoQ10.

Let me know if you notice a differnce/how you like it.

Bee Well

Eta - Did you know that the vast majority of ubquinol is stored and used in the heart?
 
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Lee Gee wrote:There is a difference in price and in the end it is much more economical to get the ubiquinol. I can't say for certain how your body is at converting and absorbing, but you could probably take 100mg ubiquinol to the 400mg of CoQ10.

Let me know if you notice a differnce/how you like it.



Thanks! I'll check it out.
 
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