Healthy Heart is cardiovascular tonic balanced by stimulating, relaxing, and nutritive herbs. The formula can be used for almost every type of heart condition with out worrying that you will overstimulate their heart.
Hawthorne berry (Crataegus oxyacantha)
Modern research has validated the use of hawthorn as a highly beneficial herb for use in many different cardiac conditions including arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Several studies have reported its ability to not only strengthen the heart function but also stabilize heart beat thereby preventing arrhythmias. It has the ability to increase oxygen utilization of the heart and increases enzyme metabolism in the heart muscle. An amazing heart tonic.
Horsetail grass (Equisetum arvense)
This herb is primarily used to promote healing throughout the system through its ability to increase calcium levels in the blood integral to proper cardiac function. It also contains 15 different flavonoids and saponins which may account for its diuretic effect while the silica content exerts a connective tissue strengthening and antiarthritic effect.
Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis)
Valerian has been traditionally used to help insomnia but new research has indicated that it also may be helpful to combat stress and its effects on the body in general including cardiac function. It slows the action of the heart while increasing its general force.
Pine needles (Pinus sylvestris)
Rich in Proanthocyanidin, a type of bioflavonoids which are powerful antioxidants. Blood circulates through the body every two to four minutes; the more Proanthocyanidin that reaches every cell, the better the cells are able to do their life-saving and life-sustaining duty.
Balm of Gilead bud (Populus candicans)
Traditionally used as a tonic, this herb is useful for complaints of the chest.
Hops strobile (Humulus lupulus)
Hops has been used for centuries as a sedative and is especially effective when combined with other sedative herbs such as valerian for treatment of anxiety and sleep disturbance. In Germany, the official Compendium for herb use, Commission E, indicates that hops is effective for use as an anti-anxiety treatment. Hops are rich in Niacin.
Lobelia aerial parts (Lobelia inflata)
Early North American herbal Physicians from the turn-of-the-century considered lobelia to be one of the most important medicinal plants and it was used in many formulas for treating coughs and spasms in the respiratory and urinary systems. It is also used as an anodyne or pain reliever. Recent preliminary trials reported that it is useful in chronic lung conditions such as asthma because of its ability to dilate bronchial passages and thin mucous allowing it to be removed effectively through normal coughing.
Wood Betony aerial parts (Stachys officinalis)
Modern use of wood betony is primarily for relief from chronic anxiety or nervousness. It has also been traditionally used as a vascular dilator. The primary constituents are glycosides with one particular one potentially showing promise in lowering blood pressure.
Mistletoe branches (Viscum album)
Mistletoe has had a long history of medicinal use as far back as the Druids which regarded this plant in almost mystical awe. In fact it is thought that its name comes from the Celtic word for all-heal. Modern research has shown that preliminary trials using mistletoe extract orally reduces symptoms of high blood pressure particularly and serves as a heart tonic.
Motherwort aerial parts (Leonurus cardiaca)
Traditionally, Motherwort herb has been used for cardiac debility, simple tachycardia, effort syndrome, amenorrhoea and specifically for cardiac symptoms associated with neurosis.
Pulsatilla root (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
This herb contains sedative, analgesic, and antispasmodic properties.