Improve Blood Circulation with Natural Remedies

July 29, 2019
Good blood circulation is key for your body to function properly. So, check out these five home remedies, they'll help improve yours. 

These days, it’s very easy to find and make home remedies since we have access to a world of information.  In this article, we’re about to tell you how to improve blood circulation using ingredients you may already have at home.

Even though there are medications and supplements to do so, natural solutions are great alternatives because they don’t require prescriptions and they’re also inexpensive.

So, would you like to know how to prepare them?

Symptoms of Poor Circulation

Poor blood circulation often triggers symptoms such as tingling sensation, pain, and inflammation.

In fact, in the most severe cases, it’s responsible for other serious cardiovascular diseases. This is why it’s very important to address any irregularities you may have, either with conventional remedies or with natural remedies like the ones below.

Home Remedies to Improve Circulation

When it comes to dealing with poor blood circulation, it’s first important to review your lifestyle.

Yes, many remedies can help control it. However, it’s also necessary that you follow a healthy and nutritious diet. In addition, you should avoid a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy habits such as smoking.

Many diseases compromise proper blood circulation and these should be addressed by a medical professional. Keep in mind that no natural remedies can replace the treatments recommended by a doctor. However, if your problem is mild, then you can surely try these remedies to improve it.

The following remedies are 100% natural. The properties of the ingredients used in them are capable of reactivating circulation, prevent clots and decrease inflammation.

However, be cautious with their consumption, especially if you have a serious condition or if you’re currently undergoing pharmacological treatment.

Be sure to read: Five Exercises to Reactivate Blood Circulation

1. Turmeric

A bowl of turmeric and rhizomes.
According to some studies, turmeric can reduce platelet aggregation and thus improves blood circulation.

A turmeric infusion can stimulate blood circulation and decrease swelling. In fact, some studies suggest that curcumin, the active compound of turmeric, prevents blood clots.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • 1 c. of water
  • 100% bee honey (optional)

Preparation

  • First, bring a cup of water to a boil.
  • While it’s still hot, add the turmeric and let it rest.
  • Finally, sweeten it with honey.

Mode of Consumption

  • Drink a cup of this turmeric infusion first thing in the morning and another one in the evening.
  • Repeat every day for at least two weeks in a row.

2. Improve Blood Circulation with Cinnamon

A good home remedy to improve blood circulation is a cinnamon infusion.

This drink has anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties that promote proper cardiovascular health. In fact, it’s often used for controlling high blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 c. of water
  • 1 tbsp honey

Preparation

  • First, pour the cinnamon powder into a cup of boiling water.
  • Then, let it stand for at least five minutes and then sweeten it with honey.

Mode of Consumption

  • Swallow a cup of cinnamon infusion two times a day.
  • Repeat for one week, take a whole week break from it, and then drink it again for another week.

Caution: Some studies suggest that excessive consumption of cinnamon could lead to liver damage. Avoid exceeding the recommended amount.

Also read: How to Maintain Good Blood Circulation

3. Cayenne Pepper

A little jar of cayenne pepper next to a pepper.
This kind of pepper improves circulation due to its antiplatelet effects.

Cayenne pepper has a significant amount of salicylates that improve blood circulation. Even though it’s available in capsules and supplements, you can use it in powder form and sprinkle it over meals or drinks.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 c. of water
  • 2 tbsp 100% bee honey

Preparation

  • First, heat the cup of water.
  • When it boils, add the cayenne pepper.
  • Finally, sweeten it with the honey.

Mode of Consumption

  • Drink the infusion in the middle of the morning, every day, for two weeks.
  • After this time, take a break for a whole week and then begin to drink it again the following week.

4. Ginger

Ginger is a rhizome just like turmeric. Therefore, it’s not strange that you can also use it as a home remedy to improve blood circulation.

This root also contains salicylate acid, a substance that thins the blood so it flows properly and thus prevents clots.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp grated ginger root
  • 1 c. of water
  • 100% bee honey (optional)

Preparation

  • First, pour the grated ginger into a cup of water.
  • Then, sweeten it with honey.

Mode of Consumption

  • Drink two to three cups of this ginger infusion every day.

5. Green Tea

An array of green tea in every form.
The antioxidant flavonoids contained in green tea favor vascular health.

Green tea is full of antioxidant compounds that benefit your health. Its regular consumption not only blocks the negative effects of free radicals, but it also stimulates the elimination of toxins.

Also, it improves blood circulation, therefore decreasing the risk of other serious heart conditions.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp of green tea
  • 1 c. of water

Preparation

  • Add the green tea to the water and boil it.
  • Then, let it steep for a few minutes and then filter it with a strainer.

Mode of Consumption

  • Drink a cup of green tea a day.
  • Repeat it at least three times a week.

Do you have circulation problems?

If so, try these home remedies. However, keep in mind that there may be other underlying causes, so consult your doctor as soon as you can.

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