Natural remedies for health problems
Experts recognize that the stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic can influence the development of cardiovascular pathologies. The Covid-19 pandemic has indirectly affected the heart and blood vessels of the population, unfortunately, the death statistics prove it.
What will help support the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of disease?
A study by cardiologists in Cleveland, Ohio, showed that the incidence of Takocubo cardiomyopathy, otherwise known as "broken heart syndrome," increased four to five times during the pandemic.
Broken heart syndrome is usually associated with severe physical or emotional disturbances that cause the heart muscle to weaken. Doctors do not know exactly how the disease manifests itself. It is thought that due to emotional turmoil, the body releases stress hormones that temporarily block normal heart function.
To avoid heart problems, cardiologists recommend taking care of your health, seeing a doctor if you experience increased stress, and practicing exercise, meditation and more frequent contact with friends and family.
Don't forget that herbs can also support the cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of pathologies, many of which are part of the traditional medicines used to treat the body's main "engine".
A herbalist and owner of a medicinal herb garden, believes that the healing power of nature should not be forgotten in these difficult times.
People aged 50 to 70 suffer more from the effects of hard physical work - sore joints, a sore heart. And the younger generation mostly complains about stress and illnesses that develop in the context of stress. This has been going on for a long time, and today there are many reasons to experience stress, anxiety and worry, which has an extremely negative impact on the functioning of the heart.
There are different herbs that can be used in stressful situations.
But stress affects everyone in their own way and the body reacts differently: some people have digestive problems, others feel tense, others start to have heart problems. So before you go to the doctor, you should already understand exactly how stress affects you. This will help you to find the right plant.
"If you're under a lot of stress and can't relax," says Agnese Berzina, "you'll find it very beneficial to drink a healing tea made from lemon balm leaves - it relieves tension. It's a very pleasant, delicate tea with a slight lemon taste. Women find it very good to drink oregano tea in the evening - it also calms them down a bit. If you have heart problems, you can try valerian - it helps a lot. "
Valerian has long been known as a nerve calmer that relieves nervous tension.
About a hundred substances have been found in valerian roots, including essential oil, tannins, sugars, organic acids (formic, acetic, malic, stearic, palmitic, etc.), glycosides, polysaccharides, organic acids. Valerian tincture reduces the duration of sleep and the frequency of night wakings. The duration of sleep is increased and the overall quality of night rest is improved.
If the heart rate increases due to nervousness, motherwort is a very good choice.
Recently, there have been many publications in the medical press about motherwort. This herb contains healthy alkaloids and essential oils that reduce anxiety, improve sleep and even lower blood pressure.
High blood pressure is very common in people who, unable to cope with anxiety, suffer a sudden increase in blood pressure. Recurrent increases in blood pressure can be prevented by using herbal preparations containing motherwort.
Hawthorn is good for strengthening the heart muscles.
Both the fruits and the flowers of hawthorn can be used, just make a decoction. Hawthorn itself is quite tasty. Soon autumn will come and it can be eaten like candy to strengthen the heart.
Modern research has confirmed that the leaves, flowers and fruits of hawthorn contain a large number of useful substances that actively participate in the regulation of many physiological processes of the body. These include sorbitol, choline, fructose, essential oils, several acids, vitamins B and C and carotene. High concentrations of hawthorn are effective in hypertension, improve blood flow in the blood vessels of the brain, reduce central nervous irritability, increase blood flow in the coronary blood vessels and reduce mental and physical fatigue.
According to experts, hawthorn, motherwort and valerian, as well as their combinations, help to improve heart function and circulation, especially in cases of nervous tension.
They reveal their healing properties most effectively and profoundly when combined in an ethanol-based tincture. The main advantage of herbal tinctures over alcohol (ethanol) is that it is a good solvent, so that the tincture contains much more active ingredients than if water or dry extract were used. The body assimilates this form much better and faster, so that the person feels the positive effects almost immediately.
The three herbs complement each other perfectly. This synergy is proven by scientific studies. Ethanol preparations with hawthorn, motherwort and valerian not only provide a large amount of a substance useful to the body, but are also better absorbed.
- Hawthorn reduces stress, has a positive effect on blood pressure, arrhythmia, and relieves episodes of dizziness and shortness of breath. Mather regulates the heart, slows the heart rate and strengthens the heart rhythm.
- Valerian calms the nervous system, improves blood circulation in the heart and reduces discomfort in the heart area.
- Hawthorn extract works synergistically with motherwort to reduce the incidence of arrhythmias, and the addition of valerian to these herbs increases resistance to the stress and hypertension that cause heart disease.
Nature is always there to help us and we should be grateful for that, but we should remember that if we experience any unpleasant sensations or symptoms, especially at a difficult time like this, we should seek advice from our doctor or pharmacist.