Posted on Apr 22, 2019, 6 p.m.
Feet are an important part of the body, if not getting enough fresh blood they will become unfit for walking. There are a few natural remedies that can help to improve blood circulation in the feet.
Poor circulation can be the cause of a considerable amount of pain and make the extremities numb to feeling for long periods of time; these unpleasant sensations can make it difficult to stand let alone walk. Going to see a healthcare provider can help, these treatments can get costly and some of the effects may be temporary.
Natural remedies can help to promote treating poor blood circulation in the feet, these alternative options may be more effective than pharmaceuticals or be used in addition to for even better results. Talk to your healthcare provider to make sure they are right for you to ensure any complications.
Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest medicinal plants in nature that has been used in traditional medicines for thousands of years to promote better blood circulation. It contains a natural blood thinner that prevents blood platelets from clumping together which lowers the chances of a clot forming in a blood vessel; blood clots can block blood flow and cause a stroke. It is important not to take this powerful herb with other medications unless it has been given the okay by a medical healthcare provider.
Adding as much garlic to your diet as your palate can stand is another alternative way of supporting the circulatory system and ward off ailments and illnesses; several cloves a day can help to naturally manage blood pressure levels. Diabetics with poor blood circulation may be of particular benefit as its antiseptic properties can also help to eliminate microbial infections that may be causing swelling and inflammation. Garlic can also help to decrease the amount of glucose that thickens blood, and help to lower cholesterol levels that cause blood vessels to thicken and stiffen.
More than 1,000 tree and shrub species fall under the collective term hawthorn, edible berries from these plants have medicinal qualities that have been used in traditional medicines to treat circulatory problems. Hawthorn berries on a regular basis can help to improve blood flow throughout the entire body; for best results mix with cayenne pepper, garlic, and ginkgo biloba which will do wonders for circulation in the ankles and feet. Bilberry and huckleberry help to alleviate circulatory problems as well as support improved vision and eye health.
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