12 Herbs That will Really Get Your Blood Going

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4. Folic Acid

This is one of the most important B vitamins because it is needed for cell growth and replication. As you can imagine, this vitamin is especially important when you are pregnant to protect your baby’s developing cells. When adults lack folic acid, it can cause anemia, which means that the red blood cell count is low. A lack of red blood cells means your body is not getting sufficient amounts of oxygen. Ask your doctor if you could be low on folic acid, or take a B vitamin complex supplement.


5. Prickly Ash

The bark of this tree is often used as a way to stop toothaches, but it is also a very effective remedy for improving blood circulation. It provides relief from toothache or other types of mouth pain (such as from a pulled or abscessed tooth) by improving blood circulation to the mouth, encouraging quicker healing. Prickly ash bark will also improve the poor circulation that results in cold feet or hands. This treatment will stimulate the central nervous system and improve blood flow to the entire body. Speak to your doctor for the proper dosage for your situation and condition.


6. Hawthorn

This herb has been used for years as a traditional remedy to protect the body from heart disease, mild congestive heart failure and irregular heartbeats. Hawthorn dilates blood vessels, protects the them from free radical damage and improves circulation through the entire body. This is not a commonly used herb, but don’t let that stop you. Bioflavonoids found in hawthorn like quercetin and rutin improve blood flow throughout the body.

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