Our Heart Healthy Tea is specifically formulated to help promote a healthy cardiovascular system and help fight the symptoms of heart disease.
This package contains 10 premium tea bags.
Ingredients: Hawthorn Leaf & Flowers, Willow Bark, Alfalfa, Yarrow Leaf & Flowers and Ground Flax Seeds.
Hawthorn Leaf & Flowers - According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, hawthorn leaf and flower extracts may help treat and manage milder forms of heart failure, during which the muscles of the heart weaken, and the organ is unable to pump blood effectively. Hawthorn also improves the shortness of breath and fatigue associated with heart disease. University of Maryland Medical Center also states that hawthorn may also help reduce the number of medications required for heart disease patients. However, the herb may also interfere with certain heart medications and hence should not be taken without consulting a doctor.
Hawthorn may also help lower the blood pressure, especially in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes.
Willow Bark - In theory, willow bark may be a safe treatment for promoting heart health in people at risk of a heart attack or stroke. According to Mayo Clinic, daily aspirin therapy can be a useful intervention for serious cardiovascular diseases. Because willow bark acts as a natural precursor to aspirin-like compounds, it may be a safe, naturopathic alternative. Potential willow bark users should consult a health care provider about the relative benefits and risks of this form of the therapy.
Alfalfa - According to a 1987 study published by the National Institutes of Health, alfalfa seeds help lower cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol and triglycerides. The study found that patients given alfalfa seeds saw a drop in their total cholesterol levels as well as their low density lipoprotein levels. Tea made with both seeds and leaves may help lower cholesterol levels.
Antioxidants are substances that can protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, highly reactive chemicals that can change the structure of molecules, causing mutations. Antioxidants can slow, prevent or repair damage to cells. Cells that are damaged may mutate into precancerous or cancerous cells.
Yarrow Leaf & Flowers - May lower blood pressure slightly, and could make the effects of any prescription drugs you take to lower blood pressure stronger.
Ground Flax Seeds - Numerous studies have been done on the effect of flax on heart disease, yielding many positive findings. Flax has been found to help reduce total cholesterol, LDL levels (the bad cholesterol), triglycerides. Flax helps to reduce clotting time and thereby reduces the chance for heart attacks and strokes. Regular intake of flax protects against arrhythmias and helps keep the arteries clear and pliable!