The heart is an amazing muscle, and there are a handful of herbs that can support it. However, instead of honing in on one individual organ, we should focus on the entire system. That system mainly consists of the heart, lungs, and circulatory system.

The body works in a harmonious way. Take calcium, for example. Calcium should always be consumed alongside Magnesium, because the combination helps the body properly absorb the two minerals. Vitamin K and D are similar examples.

Bone is composed of at least a dozen minerals, so if you focus exclusively on calcium consumption you will likely worsen your bone density, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. In fact, Dr. Thompson believes that attempting to prevent osteoporosis by means of overconsuming calcium actually creates other mineral deficiencies and imbalances that can increase the risk of heart disease, kidney stones, gallstones, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

Because the body functions harmoniously in many ways, it is necessary to support all organs, instead of focusing on just one. At Sacred Life, our approach nourishes the body, enabling all organs to work together in harmony.

Herbs for the Heart:

Hawthorn Berries and Leaves – This herb helps regulate heart rhythm and improve blood flow. The Hawthorn berry, leaf, and flowers can strengthen the heart and improve circulation. They are packed with heart-healthy compounds, such as flavonoids, rutin, epicatechin, vitexin, catechin, proanthocyanidins, quercetin and hyperoside. These compounds help to dilate blood vessels, improve blood flow, and prevent damage to blood vessels. They are even considered safe to use with conventional drugs.

Butcher’s Broom – Tones circulatory tissues throughout the body.

Ginkgo Leaf – Improves oxygenation and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

Gotu Kola Leaf – Improves blood circulation and acts as a heart tonic.

Motherwort Leaf – Improves cardiac function and circulation.

Turmeric and Ginger Root – Supports a healthy cholesterol level.

Herbs for Circulation:

Ginkgo Leaf – As mentioned above, the Ginkgo leaf improves oxygenation and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

Green Tea – Improves the function of cells that line the capillaries

Billberry – Has blood thinning qualities to help circulation

Willow Bark – Contains a chemical called salicin, which counters inflammation and has similar effects to aspirin.

Cayenne Pepper – Acts as a vasodilator and opens up passageways for blood to flow.

Ginger Root – Opens blood vessels, allowing more blood flow from the heart.

Herbs for the Lungs:

Eucalyptus –An expectorant that fights congestion, and is a powerful antioxidant.

Lungwort – Powerfully effective against harmful organisms that affect respiratory health.

Oregano – Contains vitamins and nutrients that support lung health.

Plantain Leaf – Sooths irritated mucous membranes.

Elecampane – Has relaxing effects on the smooth tracheal muscles.

Lobelia – Thins mucous and breaks down congestion.

Chaparral – A powerful antioxidant that helps resist irritation.

Peppermint – Smooths the muscles of the respiratory track.

Osha Root – Helps provide circulation to the lungs.

Always consult a health professional before consuming any of these herbs

Minerals also have plenty of positive effects on heart and organ health. However, the soil we use to grow our food is usually overworked, and cannot properly supply the minerals we need for a healthy body. Therefore, we must supplement our body in order to consume all the minerals we need. This is very important to keep in mind.