Healthy Heart Tea
The herbs used in this special blend have traditionally been used in Herbal Medicine to help maintain and/or support cardiovascular health. Naturally, your hardworking heart can use all the nurturing you can muster with a healthy diet. That’s where this vibrant, berry-rich herbal blend comes in. Antioxidants and bioflavonoids in the form of rooibos and hawthorn make this tea a heart-healthy dynamo.
Below are some of the traditional uses by herbalist’s of the herbs in this blend:
Hawthorn Berries: Hawthorn (Crataegus species) has been used to treat heart disease as far back as the 1st century. By the early 1800s, American doctors were using it to treat circulatory disorders and respiratory illnesses. Traditionally, the berries were used to treat heart problems ranging from irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, chest pain, hardening of the arteries, and heart failure. Hawthorn is used to help protect against heart disease and help control high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Human studies suggest hawthorn increases coronary artery blood flow, improves circulation, and lowers blood pressure.
Hibiscus: Historically, folk medicine has employed Hibiscus for the treatment of high blood pressure, liver diseases, and fevers. Hibiscus may both lower blood pressure and cholesterol and has the potential to be a great tool in protecting our heart health in general.
Motherwort: Motherwort does much to calm the excess of energy which courses through the heart and nervous system. It is a great healer that spreads joy and calm to those who seek it. While motherwort is often considered an herb for women, men can find benefit in using it as well for maladies of the nervous system and heart triggered by stress. Maude Greives tells us that there is “no better herb for strengthening and gladdening the heart.” Due to the presence of the chemical alkaloid leonurine, a mild vasodilator, motherwort acts as an anti-spasmodic to relax smooth muscles, one of those muscles being the heart. Chinese studies have also found motherwort to decrease clotting and the level of fat in the blood.
Green Tea: Lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease may be as easy as drinking green tea. Studies suggest this light, aromatic tea may lower LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, which may be responsible for the tea’s association with reduced risk of death from heart disease and stroke. The limited data available on green tea support a potential association between green tea and beneficial properties in relationship to risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Rooibos: Rooibos tea is a natural remedy to help relieve and prevent hypertension. It works by lowering the blood pressure. Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, occurs when too much blood is forced against the artery walls within the body. This may lead to health issues including heart disease. People may benefit from drinking rooibos tea to assist with their hypertension.
Ginger: Ginger has been used medically for decades to treat a variety of cardiovascular conditions, including blood clots and high cholesterol. In theory, this then helps to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Directions for use
• Use 1 teaspoon of herbs per cup of boiling water (approx. 2g) Always add the hot water to the herbs, never boil the herbs.
• Infuse for 5-15 min (The longer the brew the stronger the tea)
• Can be re-infuse up to 1 time (This brew will be a little weaker)
• Makes up to 25 standard cups of tea