Ten Natural Heart Herbs That Can Help Lower Your Blood Pressure & Unclog Your Arteries

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This is my journey on being a participant in a clinical herbal trial and how a natural remedy helped lower my blood pressure...

===> My review... In the summer of 2008, I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of an ongoing clinical herbal trial in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where I qualified to participate because I was experiencing high blood pressure. My blood pressure can range anywhere from 145 points to as high as 175 points at times. When I first came into and began the trial, my blood pressure was taken and read at 160 over 95 plus.

I've learned from participating in this clinical trial and doing some further research of my own that specific herbs can help lower your blood pressure in a natural way.

At the start of the trial, I was asked and instructed by the participating naturopathic doctor to take every day, an organic liquid herbal extract that included ten specific herbs (see list below). I was directed to take 15 drops under my tongue three times a day for the time duration of the trial for 2 months. I was also asked to take note and journal any changes I may sense or be aware of during the time as well.

At first, the liquid herbal blend tasted absolutely horrible where I could hardly take it... but I persevered and took the required amount that I was asked to take. After a few days, it didn't seem to taste quite as bad, as I guess I started to get used to it. I had the sense that because it tasted so strong, it had to be maybe doing something and hopefully it was good!

After the two months time period, I was again seen by the naturopathic doctor who tested my blood pressure three times. I was quite pleasantly surprised to learn that my blood pressure had actually dropped 24 points.

I hadn't done anything differently with my life-style other than take this liquid herbal extract as asked and instructed. I had also noticed other benefits that I felt pretty soon after taking the herbal blend. I quickly felt an overall sense of well-being and later noticed that an ongoing problem I've had with heart-burn wasn't as prevalent and had almost disappeared. I was also sleeping better.

I've since learned that some of these ten herbs can also help to unclog the plaque in your arteries as well.

I find it exciting to know that these herbs can offer some alternative help to the many evasive drugs that are often prescribed to folks who have no other alternative. I am happy to share an alternative that may help others as they have helped me.

Here is the list of the ten herbs in the formula that I was asked to take on the trial:

Please note that many other benefits may be known for some of this list of herbs - I've pretty much listed the benefits specifically related to lowering high blood pressure and general cardiovascular heart health and helping with circulation naturally.

1 • Garlic (Allium sativum)

Can have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties, drains fluid congestion. Helps prevent and dissolve clots, lowers blood pressure and reduces cholesterol. Garlic can help protect against infectious organisms like viruses, bacteria and fungi and blocks the enzymes that enable organisms to enter the tissue. It can help increase the enzymes that can help detoxify cancer triggers. Garlic works as an anticoagulant to inhibit blood clotting and to lower blood pressure, by widening the blood vessels and encouraging good circulation. It is believed that Garlic may also facilitate less cholesterol being released into the blood. All of these factors make Garlic a good nutrient for helping prevention of heart disease and other heart-related issues. Has been used since ancient times.

2 • Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha)

Helps restores and stimulates the heart and arterial circulation Also can help regulate and balance the whole cardiovascular system. Hawthorn can help treat heart disease and related symptoms. Considered by herbalists to be the world's best cardiac natural tonic. Used for beginning heart disease, mild heart-muscle weakness, angina, and arrhythmia. Hawthorn can help to promote healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels by relaxing blood vessels, increasing metabolism in the heart muscle, and improving blood supply to the heart. Also used for sleeplessness, nervousness, poor digestion, and weight control.

3 • Coleus (Coleus Forskohlii)

Can assist to help lower high blood pressure, positive inotropic action on heart, increases force of contraction Ideally suited for treatment of mild congestive heart failure. Can work synergistically with other herbs, potent inhibitor of human platelet aggregation. Coleus has been traditionally used to help treat high blood pressure and other benefits include help in losing weight, helping to improve digestion and nutrient absorption, fighting cancer, and immune system support.

4 • Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)

Can be a circulatory stimulant, helping to lower blood pressure, is a sedative and nerve tonic. It can also help regulate blood pressure and rapid heartbeat and can help tone the heart. Tests show that it treats heart disease effectively by helping reduce cholesterol levels. It can also help menstrual irregularities and the symptoms of menopause.

5 • Bilberry (Vaccinium Myrtillus)

Can be very good for eyes (night vision) where it can help inhibit macular degeneration of the eye to help Inhibit growth of bacterial cells and dilates blood vessels. Bilberry can help keep the blood vessels healthy. The compounds contained in the bilberry, notably the anthocyanosides, have been shown to help fortify blood vessel walls, thereby aiding circulation and helping increase blood flow.

6 • Butchers Broom (Ruscus aculeatus)

Can help keep blood from forming clots, reduces vascular permeability, can assist with circulation. It narrows blood vessels and can help relieve the discomfort of circulatory conditions such as chronic venus insufficiency and varicose veins. It can also help relieve related symptoms such as cramping, itching, numbness and swelling. Check with your doctor if you're using blood thinner medications.

7 • Mistletoe (Viscumalbum)

For arterial hypertension, can help lower high blood pressure and has been shown to help affect blood pressure central arteries in the brain. It can be good for high blood pressure, cancer and a fast heart rate from feeling nervous. It may also be used to help improve the immune system. This system can help protect your body from infection.

8 • Kelp (Laminaria digitata)

Used mainly for the iodine and effect it has on the thyroid gland and can help as a sustainer to the nervous system and the brain. Kelp is also very rich in vitamins, nutrients and minerals that it works wonderfully as an all around every day nutritional vitamin.

9 • Ginger (Zingiber Oficinale)

Can help improve digestion, liver function, nervine, thins blood and lowers cholesterol Also helps stimulate circulation, especially to extremities. It can help to particularly inhibit cholesterol production in the liver, which makes up to 85% of the cholesterol in circulation in the blood stream. Ginger can also help to decrease the activity of plate-activating factor (PAF), a clotting agent that creates the clot that could result in heart attack of stroke.

10 • Cayenne Capsicum annuum)

Can help equalize the blood flow in the body, enhances the effect of other herbs Helps stimulate the body and organs properly so that they heal naturally, cleanse, and begin to function normally. It helps regulate the heart and blood pressure. It can improve blood circulation and normalize both high and low blood pressure. It apparently helps to increase heart action without increasing blood pressure.

So, there is the list of the ten herbs - the ingredients in the herbal remedy I was asked to take during the clinical herbal trial. I invite you to do your own research about natural herbs and foods that can help to keep you healthy in a natural way like I did... and if you would like more information on my own story and how I stay healthy, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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• weaver is a Reiki energy practitioner with a private practice in Canada - she can work remotely by appointment - she is also musician, artist and nutritional cleanse coach... and can be contacted through her websites at... www.carolweaver.com, or at www.howifeelbetter.com.

© copyright 2009-2015 - all rights reserved... do not copy without written permission of the author, carol weaver, thank you.

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NOTE: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and this information has been summarized for its educational value and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. It should not be used to replace the services of a qualified practitioner. Always check with your doctor if you are not sure - Do your own research.

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Cdejarnatt 7 years ago from NE Florida

I recently have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and right now they are trying different meds to get it fixed but to no avail.

A couple of weeks ago I tried garlic but it wasn't enough. I think the combination of the herbs you have listed may be something I want to give a try.

Thanks for the hub. Good information.


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Jisblessed 6 years ago

Great hub, very helpful, people need a better way than traditional meds. God bless you


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Thanks for sharing your experience. I am going to check this product out!


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bnsridhar 6 years ago from India

Very useful information on different herbs. It is a must read article for people with hypertension.


Darvocet Lawsuits 5 years ago

My mom's doctor also advised her to use Garlic as an alternative natural treatment. It works a lot for her.


britt 5 years ago

Are you still taking the herbal formula?


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drumweaver 5 years ago from our blessed earth mother - canada... Author

hi britt - yes i still am... more from a preventative aspect now - it really helped jump-start my road back to health in many ways... i have also found other ways to keep me healthy as well.. i find one has to find a balance with what works for them.. also getting some weight off really helped as well with also watching my diet and getting more excercize, etc... i talk more about that on my blog... the herbal remedy is a good one cuz it worked for me very well and i also take a couple other of their extracts as well including their liver and calcium extract... thanks for your question and wishing you the best... weaver (((o)))


jpyce 5 years ago

my uncle is 96 everyday he eats swiss chard, olvive oil vinegar, gallow wine.he had his gallbladder out at 95 and was chasing the nurses down the hall.


James 4 years ago

Hi....I don"t know about garlic"s effect on blood pressure....but if you can get your hands on "bitter gourd"...then it can really reduce your blood pressure very quickly....i usually just stir-fried it with shrimps or just make scrambled eggs with it...pressure is lowered almost instantly....take it 3 days in a row...a meal a day...should bring noticeable results....


Jerry Alexander 3 years ago

As soon as I can find the Herbs in a form I can plant in my garden I plan on mixing up a nice Wheatgrass /10 Herb Combo along with Organic Cranberry Juice...to help get it down..ha ha

Can someone tell me where I could find said Herbs in seed,or,transplant form?

Thank You

Jerry Alexander


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Chuck Bluestein 3 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

You said that these herbs helped your blood pressure to drop 24 points. But you did not say if the 24 points lower were in the systolic pressure or diastolic pressure, the higher and lower numbers. Or it could be a combination of the two. They usually describe the change with both numbers.


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drumweaver 3 years ago from our blessed earth mother - canada... Author

hi again chuck.... thanks for your reply... and question...

to answer for you... it was my higher number that saw the 24 points reduction over the 2 months during the trial....

it also helped my lower number as well - i just can't remember by how much...


Linda 2 years ago

Thanks for posting Ihave plaque in my carotid and was very interested on reading your hub I do alternative herbs and homeopathic for along time but am on 3 pills I'd want to get rid of so thanks again.


chez 2 years ago

once again excellent imformation, do u have any imformation to combat profound fatigue as in cfs


Oliver Trevett 2 years ago

Hi weaver, I have had a look at the organicheartdrops website and some of the formulas look really good.. I'm just wondering if you deliver to the uk ? Would be great if you did as your work sounds excellent

Thank you and hope everything is well


Tdwimo, Natural Healer 2 years ago

Folks, herbs are good, all of them, in medical treatments but the best thing

I have used to treat heart disease in general is Pauling Heart Therapy.

Look for it in internet.

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    sue 7 years ago

    very nice article.


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    bookcollector23 7 years ago

    very nice article.


    adenike tolofari 6 years ago

    Very useful and most helpful article. Thanks for creating this great awareness.


    natural high blood pressure treatment 5 years ago

    It is very useful to everyday thank you for sharing this very informative post really great. I'm always waiting for your next post.


    Darvon Lawsuit 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this hub. I have to admit, after hearing that the drug Darvon (a pain medication) could cause cardiac arrhythmias, I have been vigilant about the types of medication that I take. This includes natural, herbal medications. But thanks for sharing this article.


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    happyexplorer 4 years ago from Mostly USA, sometimes elsewhere

    I just happened across your hub on a day when I'd been thinking of this very topic. My blood pressure tested pretty high a couple of days ago, and I'd rather find a natural solution than get on some medication. Thanks for the tips!

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