List of Herbs To Stimulate Circulation

Improve Circulation With Herbs: Some people feel the cold so dreadfully, and they can do nothing to keep warm.  In extreme conditions, this is called ‘Raynaud’s Disease’.  Some medications can cause ‘Raynaud’s Disease’.  Remember that it  is essential that adequate exercise is taken, to stimulate the blood flow.  But here are some herbal suggestions, to add to your exercise regime,  which might help you to feel warmer.DSCO 1672

Cayenne Pepper: This is one of the best herbs for circulation problems. Just a little  Cayenne Pepper can be sprinkled into the socks, or into the shoes.  Believe me, this works very well to increase the warmth in the body.  Too much for too long can cause sweating and over-heating, so use it very moderately.  The over-heating effect of Cayenne  can be very useful if you are doing a detox, as this aids the removal of toxins through the pores of the skin, and stimulates the other organs to eliminate waste, and function as they should.

Other, similar herbs which have a similar effect to Cayenne pepper, and which can be sprinkled into the shoes to improve circulation are Black Pepper and Ginger.

Ginger Tea For Circulation:  Ginger tea is another easy and simple method to stimulate circulation and promote good general health.  You can use either powder ginger, or root ginger to make your tea.  Ginger tea is safe to drink, and four or five cups of ginger tea can be taken each day.  Use half a teaspoon of ginger powder to one cup of tea, or more if you like.  With fresh ginger, chop up a tablespoon of ginger roots, put into your cup, and pour boiling water over.  Infuse for several minutes, until it has cooled, then drink.  You can use these ginger roots later in the day, as there is still goodness left in them after making one tea.

The Ginger Foot Bath: This is another simple remedy for improving the circulation, and stimulating the digestion.  Put a tablespoon of powdered ginger into a couple of litres of hot water.  Cool until the ginger foot bath preparation is a comfortable temperature.  Soak the feet for 10 minutes in the foot-bath, topping up with more hot water if necessary.

Garlic is one of the best home remedies for improving the circulation.  Use garlic every day in your cooking.  Fresh garlic is really best, if you can handle it.  Chop up a teaspoon of garlic very finely and take as you would a medicine, with a glass of water or your favourite milk. Some people find garlic just too strong for their delicate digestive systems.  If you are one of these, then use another remedy instead of garlic.

The List of Herbs Which Aid Circulation Are:

Black Pepper

Cayenne Pepper


Clary Sage








Ginger Inhalation For Colds and Flu

The Aromatic Ginger Plant
Edible Species: Zingiber officinale; Zingiberaceae mioga; Zingiberaceae serumbet
Family: Zingiberaceae
Aromatic ginger is also known as Jiang in Chinese medicine.

THE AROMATIC GINGER RHIZOME, OR GINGER ROOT, has many culinary and medicinal uses. Ginger roots are well known for their healthful properties. Ginger has a world-wide reputation in medicine: Ginger is used in the ayurvedic medicine tradition, as well as in Chinese medicine and western herbal medicine..
Ginger roots can be used fresh, or in powdered form, or as crystallized ginger root.

ESSENTIAL OIL OF GINGER may be used in inhalations or as embrocation for arthritic and rheumatic pain, but this must be used conservatively: One drop only of essential oil, added to about a tablespoon of carrier oil such as olive oil, is all you need to make an embrocation oil for external use. Wash your hand carefully after using the essential oil: You don’t want to touch your eye area with any of this on your hands, as it will burn your eyes.

Powdered Ginger, or fresh ginger roots can be used for this inhalation. Ginger inhalation can be a useful complement to other treatments for helping colds, flu, and lung infections. It works as a decongestant to help relieve the sinuses and lungs. Simply put a heaped teaspoonful of ginger powder into a bowl. If you are using fresh ginger, then grate about two teaspoons of ginger roots.
Pour over a pint of boiling water. Let stand for a minute to cool slightly, then put a towel over your head, covering the bowl as well. Keep the head up about 18 inches away from the water. This is about the length of your lower arm from the fingertips to the elbow. It is important not to get too close to the boiling water, as this will burn the delicate membranes of the sinuses and lungs. 18 inches is fine. Keep the head over the bowl at this distance away from the hot water, for about five minutes, or until you feel you have had enough. The inhalation treatment can be repeated often during the day or night, which might be necessary for chronic infections. Do see your doctor or naturopath or similar if you or any of your family have a severe infection.
ALTERNATIVE INHALATION WITH ESSENTIAL OIL: If you have essential oil of ginger, then you can use ONE DROP ONLY OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL in the bowl for inhalation. Follow the instructions as for powdered ginger inhalation above.

GINGER TEA can help to relieve a fever and promote sweating, as well as promote circulation.
The roots, shoots and leaves can all be eaten either raw or cooked.
Because ginger root helps circulation, it is a good herb for people to use who have varicose veins, or sluggish circulation with cold hands and feet. Ginger can help to lower high blood pressure, prevent heart attacks, and lower cholesterol. Ginger, like garlic, is a natural blood thinner.
Ginger roots can be used to treat nausea: Note – Caution needs to be exercised during pregnancy. Only small amounts should be used for morning sickness, and it should be used for a limited time only.
It is used in cooking: Fresh ginger root is a much used spice in oriental cooking. It is used to flavour many sweets, biscuits and deserts, and is used in some beverages, such as ginger beer.