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Herbal remedies for heart problems and blood pressure

Here is a selection of herbs that can help with your heart and blood pressure. Make sure you speak to your health provider though before you start a course.

Each one comes with a brief description - click on 'More..' for more information about the medical uses, other uses and dosage!

Dong Quai

The 'female ginseng' has been used for more than 2000 years in the traditional medicine of China, Japan and Korea. Although studies on the effects of Dong Quai are few and far between, the anecdotal evidence of centuries of use is compelling. Dong Quai has been used as a cure for conditions ranging from the menopause and PMS, to heart disease and stomach ulcers.
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Garlic is not only useful for treating existing complaints; it is also a powerful preventative medicine. By lowering cholesterol levels, regulating blood sugar, lowering blood pressure and boosting the immune system, garlic helps to build up your body and restore its defences against both age and disease.
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Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola carries cholesterol from the blood, reducing blood pressure and the chance of heart disease. Some take it before a long flight to reduce the chance of blood clotting and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
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This mushroom really is a remedy for the future, with clinical studies showing extraordinary effects on Cancer and HIV. Although the use of Maitake in herbal remedies has actually been quite limited up until now, prepare to see its active ingredients in many more prescription drugs from now on.
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Similar in its effects to Maitake, the Reishi mushroom is a powerful immune system booster that has been used to treat cancer and relieve the symptoms of chemotherapy. Its Chinese name, ‘lingzhi’, literally translates to ‘herb of immortality’. Unlike Maitake however, it also has beneficial effects on blood pressure, cholesterol and respiratory conditions.
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