Poor circulation is a common problem that does not understand age groups or gender. However, this is another case in which natural remedies such as infusions for circulation can help us improve by accompanying other healthy habits and always hand in hand with medical advice.
Discover below some of the numerous infusions that can help you improve your circulation.
Ginger is one of the main spices used in Ayurvedic medicine since time immemorial. It is used to relieve all kinds of symptoms, from nausea in the first months of pregnancy and vomiting to inflammatory diseases, diabetes or osteoarthritis.
Different animal studies have indicated that ginger has antihypertensive agents, that is, it would be recommended to lower blood pressure, one of the risk markers of poor circulation. In fact, those who regularly consume ginger have a lower risk of developing hypertension and coronary heart disease. This would make it an excellent circulation tea that is very easy to come by.
To prepare the ginger tea, cut a small piece of fresh ginger (we recommend starting with a small amount as its flavor is quite strong) for each desired cup. Bring the water to a boil, put the ginger inside and, turning off the heat source, let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink. You can add honey or/and lemon to improve the flavor.
The general recommendation is to drink this preparation about three times a day for two weeks to help improve circulation.
Willow bark infusion
This infusion has been used for a long time to relieve different ailments such as fever, myalgia, dysmenorrhea, arthritis and gout.
Willow bark is popularly referred to by some as “nature’s aspirin” due to its anticoagulant action. This effect is due to its salicylate content, a substance that also has antithrombotic and diuretic action. For this reason, natural medicine usually recommends its consumption in case of need to thin the blood to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
To prepare it, place 5 grams of willow bark for each cup of boiling water and let stand 15 minutes. Strain and drink three times a week.
The silicon present in horsetail helps strengthen bones, which is why it is usually indicated in osteoporosis treatments. In addition, it has a diuretic effect, being recommended for those patients with fluid retention.
This point is important since fluid retention can hinder blood circulation, triggering long-term cardiovascular problems.
On the other hand, although the data is not conclusive, it is believed that it would help prevent the accumulation of cholesterol and triglycerides in the arteries, as well as prevent the formation of varicose veins and thrombi, factors related to better blood circulation.
In this case, to prepare it, we infuse 5 g of horsetail per cup of boiling water. The recommended resting time is 8 minutes. Drink two cups a day to improve your blood circulation.
Rosemary infusion has different properties that make it very valuable for health. Among them, science supports that they have vasodilator and anti-inflammatory properties that would prevent the appearance of thrombi and make it an excellent infusion for circulation. On the other hand, it would also help protect stomach health.
In addition, its antioxidants would help in the fight against free radicals to prevent the onset of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s, among others.
Here we also propose infusing 5 grams of spice for each cup but, in this case, we recommend lowering the heat to a minimum once the water has reached a boil and cook for 5 minutes, and then let it rest for 10 more minutes with the heat off.
Dandelion in infusion is consumed mainly for its diuretic qualities that prevent and treat fluid retention which, as we have already mentioned, can cause circulatory complications. Its regular consumption reduces heart and vascular problems associated with poor blood circulation, thanks to its content of sesquiterpene lactones, phenylpropanoids, and polysaccharides, three components with anti-inflammatory properties.
To make the infusion, boil water and place 10 grams of fresh or dried dandelion per cup. Continue cooking over low heat for two minutes, strain and serve. You can drink it twice a day.
Used for its properties to eliminate toxins from the body, its diuretic action would be beneficial to avoid the dreaded edema that can complicate blood circulation.
Boil the leaves for 15 minutes, strain and add honey to sweeten (to taste, of course).
As you can see, there is a wide variety of infusions that can help you treat or prevent circulation problems. Of course, poor circulation can cause serious problems and you should consult your doctor to receive the appropriate treatment for your condition.